About the School

SHEPHERD’S MUSIC SCHOOL is an educational wing of the music ministry of The Shepherds Church (previously Colonial Baptist Church) located at 6051 Tryon Road in Cary, NC. Established in 2001, the Shepherd’s Music School (SMS) exists to raise up a generation of musicians who are “trained and skilled in music for the LORD.” (1 Chronicles 25:7, NIV) All of our instructors are qualified musicians and gifted teachers who use a variety of methods and musical styles in order to encourage the enjoyment of making music and to prepare students for live performance.


The school provides instruction in piano, guitar, vocals, percussion, strings, woodwinds and brass to students of all levels, from beginner to advanced, for an affordable price. Music theory and technique are included in each lesson and music is selected according to the ability and interests of the individual. Students are challenged to improve their musicianship in an encouraging environment which enables them to be an active participant in any musical venue.

Performances are encouraged and opportunities are provided in a variety of settings, such as recitals, “Music in the Cafe’” (an open mic venue), and mini-concerts in local retirement centers throughout the year.

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