“People who received more exposure to art and music before the age of 14 are more likely to steer themselves to become successful business owners, inventors and entrepreneurs.” – Rex LaMore, Director, 2013 Research Study, Michigan State University’s Center for Community & Economic Development.


Table of contents :

– Arts After School (Monday-Thursday class options). 4:30-6pm. See below.

– Home Schooler Art &/or Music (Wednesdays) : Ongoing – May. Class options between Noon – 3pm. See below.

– NEW Private Piano and Voice Lessons – 6 weeks. Wednesdays. See below.

– COMING 2016: 

  • Watercolor Class, taught by Susan Brandt
  • Observational / Perceptual Drawing Class, taught by Claire Hampton.
  • Don’t Be Afraid of the White Canvas, presented by Olga Alexeeva from O’Gallery.

– Photography class : Call or email us for info

Call 615-822-0789 or email us with any questions.


Arts After School, September – May (Monday – Grades 4-6, Wednesday – Grades 7+,  Thursday – Grades 1-3 (Note – Kindergardeners considered with trial class), 4:30-6pm)

Classes once a week throughout the school year, 9 month program, following Sumner County public school calendars, with us in historic Monthaven. This program sells out so immediate registrations are stingily encouraged.

Each class is limited in size in order to give more individualized instruction so sign ups are encouraged ASAP.

Programs for children ages 6 – 15. This is a 9 month program that students attend once a week. It teaches the basics in color theory, drawing, painting, clay, sculpture and printmaking. Grades 1 -3 are taught by Tracy Givens (note – Kindergarden considered with trial class) and grades 4 -9 by Sandra Kandros both of whom are teachers in the Sumner County school district (Hendersonville High School & Shafer Middle). Sandra’s students accumulated over $100,000 in Art scholarships in 2015. 
Costs per month is $45 dollars per student or discounted to $385  for the entire 9 months. 
Supplies : A non refundable fee of $42.50 made payable to the art teacher is due with registration to pay for supplies throughout the year.
Classes fill up fast, so sign up today!

4:30-6pm – Mondays (grades 4-6),  Tuesdays, Wednesdays (grades 7+), and Thursdays (grades 1-3)

Click HERE to fill out an online registration

or download a PDF to mail in with payments

Anime/Cosplay After School, January – May, Tuesdays 4:30-6pm)

Tuesday Class (Anime/Cosplay/Manga concentration)

Children will learn complete components of developing animation characters and will also develop character masks (COSPLAY).

Taught by Holly Errigo who teaches full-time at V.G. Hawkins Middle School, and conducts workshops / camps at The Frist, and Cheekwood.

Class limited to 12 children, ages 9+.

Click here to be taken to our online registration page. 

For a downloadable / printable PDF registration, click here: download (pdf file).

Home School Art & Music Classes –


Wednesdays: Class options between Noon – 3pm.

Art Class :

Kids will learn to implement and identify the Elements of Art and Principals of Design from Bettye Zettergren.  The use of multi media and art techniques will be explored in our classes. Students will be introduced to art history.  Multicultural art projects will enrich learning from cultures around the world. Look forward to Fun with hands on experiences. Paint shirts will be provided.

Music Class (CLOSED) : The National Standards for Music Education will serve as the framework for this class.  Students will gain an understanding of how music is interrelated with other disciplines taught in school. Students will study the different genres or styles of music throughout history which will include the music of famous composers.  Students will learn to sing a varied repertoire of music and perform on instruments, as well as, learn how to read and notate music, compose, and improvise simple melodies and rhythms.
Music Teacher : Kathy Lehman – has her Bachelors of Music from Belmont University and Master of Curriculum and Instruction from Trevecca University. She taught for 34 years in Sumner County at various schools such as Merrol Hyde Magnet, where she was also Choral Director and voted “Teacher of the Year”, Nanny Berry, Indian Lake, and Hawkins Middle (“Teacher of the Year”). Her husband is a multi-Grammy Award winning producer and they have been married for 43 years with two grown daughters and two grandchildren.

Art Teacher : Bettye Zettergren – received her BA in art education from the University of Mississippi. Bettye attended O’ More College of Design and has worked as an interior designer for 35 yrs.  She owned her own business and work room for 25 years and is now employed part time for Dandelion Interiors.  For several years Bettye taught at T.W. Hunter Middle school, Beech High School, and Merrol Hyde Magnet.  She has been married to Al Zettergren for 34 years. They have two grown children Zack and Liz and three grandchildren- Carlee(who attends MHMS elementary) Grant and Luke.

Click here to register online (check can be mailed in. credit card payments only made in person).

DATE TBA:  friends and family will be invited to attend a simple art show at the Arts Council.  Come and be proud of your student’s accomplishments in the fall semester.


Private Piano &/or Voice Lessons (Wednesdays):

H.Arts Music Lessons – Vocal and / or piano private lessons – learn to read and perform music in a safe, centrally located venue (historic Monthaven). Home Schoolers welcome.

All skills levels, all age levels, including adults, 9+


Available class options Monday’s 1pm – 6pm. or Thursdays 2-6pm

Class Duration : 25 or 50 minute class options, 6 weeks.

Cost $25 / $50 per class, 6 weeks.

Music Teacher : Kathy Lehman – has her Bachelors of Music from Belmont University and Master of Curriculum and Instruction from Trevecca University. She taught for 34 years in Sumner County at various schools such as Merrol Hyde Magnet, where she was also Choral Director and voted “Teacher of the Year”, Nanny Berry, Indian Lake, and Hawkins Middle (“Teacher of the Year”). Her husband is a multi-Grammy Award winning producer and they have been married for 43 years with two grown daughters and two grandchildren.

EMAIL or call 615-822-0789 for more info.


Middle Tennessee Community Choir & Music Academy – CLOSED

Show Choirs (or Glee Club) for Kindergarten-8th Graders

Classes are Mondays or Thursdays (TBD) from 4-6:30pm

All classes taught by mtcc founder and director, Alyson Haley (B.A.) 

This is an 8 month program, with 2 x 13 week semesters, with strong emphasis on healthy signing and development of each singer’s voice. The program includes group voice lessons, basic choreography, movement games; performance coaching; singing in unison and in parts; sight-singing and ear-training; and private lessons for 3rd-8th graders. Mtcc will also have multiple performance opportunities in some of the following : art exhibits, humanitarian fund raising events, festivals, concerts, sporting events, and a group photo shoot by a professional photographer. 

     MTCC founder and director, Alyson Haley, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, Advanced Certificate in Music Education, and Masters of Music degree (Dec. 2014) at Belmont University in Vocal Performance, where she has served as one of two merit scholarship 2012-2014 artist Fellows with the Nashville Opera.  Ms. Haley has been a professional performer and teacher for over 20 years and favorite experiences include performing with the Nashville Opera, Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theater, and being one of eight original cast member of the Imagination Playhouse Children’s Theater at Dollywood.

Receive : mtcc 2015 REGISTRATION by calling 615-822-0789

or emailing us: arts council at monthaven dot org 


Thursday Theatre Class-CLOSED 

Class options between 3pm-6pm

Theatre Class : This class will explore acting technique, stage voice, movement, mime, stage combat as well as a major emphasis on scene and monologue study and presentation. Students will be expected to rehearse and memorize short scenes and monologues outside of the class time to make their time in class the most productive it could possibly be. This class is 8 weeks and will culminate in a recital/performance of work from the class sessions.
Click HERE to download registration forms. Class sizes are limited so sign up today to secure your child’s seats.

Greg Wilson (Theatre) Greg Wilson has been a Hendersonville resident for 16 years.He is the Founding Artistic Director of Actor’s Point Theatre Company. Greg has been acting and directing professionally and semi-professionally for over 30 years. Greg has been seen locally in many theatrical productions as well as in TV commercials and has appeared in 5 feature films to date. He is the host of two online talk radio podcast programs for ShowcaseView found on both I-Tunes and Stitcher. In addition Greg is the Producing Director of The Tennessee Shakespeare Festival. He is also a founding board member of Carpe Artista – an organization whose mission is to develop local arts communities through the nurturing of young creatives to reach their full potential in character, calling, craft and community. In addition, Wilson is a respected acting teacher and acting coach in the greater Nashville area coaching many area actors for commercial, television, and theatrical roles. In fall of 2012, Greg was named the Artist in Residence for the theatre department of Martin Methodist University.

Studio Painting Classes : – CLOSED

- brief lectures on technique and procedures in developing technique
- demonstrations of still life
- individualized instruction and guidance to completing works
- beautiful historic venue

Beginning Tuesday Sept. 2. 6-8pm.

Conducted by Jerry Grubbs :

Jerry Grubbs is a native Tennessean who currently lives in Hendersonville.  He started painting after retirement in 2008, fulfilling a long held dream.  Although primarily self-taught, Jerry has studied with several local artist as well as taking classes with Igor Babailov, Mary Miller Veazey, Annie Tagg, Roger Dale Brown and Rebecca Neef.

Jerry’s work is in private collections in Middle Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, and Texas.  He has had works in The Gallery on Fifth, Second Floor Gallery at Tennessee Art League, Art and Invention Gallery and Gallery on the Square in Franklin, Kentucky.  He has also sold works in local art shows.  In the spring of 2012 his work was featured in a one person show at Towne Centre Gallery in Brentwood.

His work has been exhibited in various businesses in Hendersonville and Nashville.  A piece was sold in support of charitable activities of the Nashville Corvette Club.  His work was shown and sold in the Earl Swensson and Associates, AIA, show and sale in support of the American Heart Association.

Jerry has taught beginning oil painting at Studio G in Hendersonville and is now teaching a weekly class at Monthaven Mansion for the Hendersonville Arts Council.

Registrations HERE