The Carrollton Center for the Arts offers private lessons in piano and voice. To set up an appointment with one of our instructors, please contact Program/Facilities Supervisor Israel Shasanmi at 770-838-1083 or by email at To learn more about our instructors, please visit our website at Private lessons are offered through the week, based on student and instructor availability.

Fee Structure:
Half Hour
Member Cost:           $30
Non-Member Cost:  $40

Full Hour
Member Cost:           $50
Non-Member Cost:  $60

Ciara Hart                   Voice
Friedemann Stihler  Piano
Greer Lyle                   Voice & Piano

Private Lesson Cancellations
Students must cancel lessons by phone or email with at least 24 hours notice.  Cancellations are considered excused for illness, family emergency, or severe weather (public school closures).  Excused cancellations with sufficient notification will be given a make-up lesson within the month or lesson credit towards the following month. No-shows, or cancellations without sufficient notification is considered a forfeited lesson, no refund will be granted.    

The instructor may need to reschedule or cancel a lesson due to illness, family emergency, or holidays.  In this case, the instructor will provide a make-up lesson within the month or lesson credit towards the following month.


Friedemann Stihler: Piano and Voice
Friedemann Stihler has recently immigrated to the United States from Germany after an illustrious career as a concert organist and conductor.  Over a 40 year career, he has presented over 1000 organ recitals all over the world and his choirs have received top honors at festivals and competitions across Europe and North America. Friedemann’s love of music began at the age of five when he first started playing the piano. Since this time music has been a strong and constant pillar throughout his life. Just as music provided him a sanctuary from which he has developed his craft he in turn utilizes the same to impart his musical knowledge through piano, organ and vocal training. Friedemann focuses on providing his students with both a fun and challenging environment that keeps children of all ages engaged all the while helping them develop the life skills to achieve their goals both as musicians and individuals. Friedemann has recently moved to Carroll County with his wife Silvia, and is looking forward to many years of sharing his love of music with students young and old.

Ciara Hart: Voice
Ciara Hart graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2015 with a B.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies and a B.M. in Choral Music Education. She is the music teacher at Carrollton Middle School where she teaches general music and runs the after school performing arts program that focuses on chorus and musical theatre. During her time at CMS, Ciara has directed several concerts and musical theatre productions. Ciara teaches private voice to students ages 8-18. Voice lessons can focus on a variety of different musical styles/singing techniques depending on the needs and goals of the student.

Greer Lyle: Voice and Piano
Greer Lyle is currently a senior vocal performance major at Georgia State University. She has spent her college career performing with Georgia State University Opera Theater. Her past roles include Mimi from La boheme, Donna Anna from Don’t Giovanni, Berta from Il barbiere di Siviglia, Mother from Hansel and Gretel, Zweiste Dame from Die Zauberföte, and Rebecca Nurse from The Crucible. Greer recently won second place at the 2017 Southeast Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition and recently received an Encouragement award at the 2016 Georgia Metropolitan Opera Council auditions, and the 2016 Mobile Opera Madame Rose Competition. She has placed first in undergraduate voice in the 2015 Atlanta Music Clubs scholarship competition, and has also placed first in her respective voice divisions in the 2014 and 2013 Georgia NATS Competition. Greer is a current staff vocalist at All Saints Episcopal Church in Downtown Atlanta, where she has served for three years. Greer is thrilled to be able to come home and share her talents by teaching students voice and piano lessons at the Carrollton Center for the Arts.