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 information about out instructors, please visit our website at Private lessons are offered throughout the week based on student and instructor availability.

Fee Structure:
Half Hour
Member Cost:                    $30.00
Non Member Cost:            $40.00

Full Hour
Member Cost:                    $50.00
Non Member Cost:            $60.00


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.



Justin Tarver: Piano
Justin Tarver is a recent graduate from the University of West Georgia with a degree in Music Composition  and a Piano Performance major with emphasis in Piano Pedagogy. He has been playing piano/keyboard for 8 years. He currently plays for local middle school choirs and Stripling Chapel Methodist Church.