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Fine Arts


Because of Lakeview’s commitment to academic and personal growth of our students music is a priority in our program. Studies show that music education yields students with improved skills in other academic areas. Our music program teaches cultural history and appreciation while students learn vocal and instrumental music in a studio setting. Through all divisions, the music program develops our students’ abilities as well as their appreciation of music and gives them performance opportunities. Each year, music students of all divisions participate in various school-wide performances including Grandparents Day, Candlelight, and May Day.


Choral Music at Lakeview offers many opportunities for students who love to sing and for those who are interested in improving their own singing abilities. Students in grades 6 – 8 may participate in the Lakeview MS Choir – no audition required! This group meets twice a week and works on music for Lakeview events such as Grandparents’ Day, Candlelight and more. 
Students in grades 9 – 12 may be a part of the Lakeview Upper School Chorale. This group meets on a daily basis and works on music for Lakeview events such as Grandparents’ Day, Candlelight, May Day and more. 
Choral students in grades 7 – 12 may audition for All State Chorus and have other opportunities for solo singing. Both choirs perform throughout the year. 

Lakeview Band

This ensemble plays both traditional wind band repertoire and arrangements of music representing important historical periods from the Renaissance to the present. Students learn the inner workings of music while they develop and refine ensemble and performance skills. Lakeview Band is a cross-divisional group, and all band students are required to first sign up for private lessons on their instrument of choice. A beginning band will open in Fall 2022 for new members.

Lakeview Samba School

This unique program is the only one of its kind in Northeast Georgia. The core of a Brazilian Samba School is a large drumming group, called the Bateria, which plays engaging Afro-Brazilian musical genres. It creates energy and excitement akin to a marching band drum line which is effective for sporting and spirit events as well as parades. Lakeview Samba involves students from lower, middle, and upper schools (inside and outside of fine arts programs), parents, faculty, and staff, making it a unique community building activity. Participation in Lakeview Samba offers an accessible, hands-on introduction to world music for students at Lakeview Academy.

Lakeview Strings

The Lakeview Orchestra 
The orchestra program at Lakeview Academy offers instruction in violin, viola, cello and contra bass with a focus on the skills necessary for long-term success and enjoyment. The orchestra program is a brain-friendly environment fostering solitude, creativity, and mastery. Instruction concentrates on technical and expressive skills in an ensemble-focused setting, encompassing a broad range of musical styles. Students’ enjoyment of music becomes strengthened while attaining musical achievement. All orchestra members are encouraged to enroll in private lessons on their instrument. The Lakeview Orchestra will perform several times throughout the year and meets twice a week during the school day.

Mozart String Club 
Lower School students can play in the Mozart String Club. This club serves as an introduction to Lakeview’s orchestra program and meets after school weekly. Instruction is offered in violin and cello with an emphasis on fundamental skills, including proper posture and playing position, development and production of appropriate tone quality, technique, aural skills, and music literacy. The Mozart String Club provides an opportunity for entry-level placement, and instruments may be rented for a nominal fee through a local vendor.

Private Music Lessons

Private lessons in piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion can be scheduled at Lakeview on a first come, first served basis. Scheduling is done through the cooperative efforts of parents, classroom teachers, and Fine Arts Coordinators.
Instruments offered:
Strings (violin and cello)
Woodwinds (flute and clarinet)
Brass (trumpet, trombone, and euphonium)
Percussion (concert percussion and drum set)
Contact for scheduling:
For general Information on Lakeview Academy’s Music Program Contact Joe Harris, Fine Arts Director, via email at joe.harris@lakeviewacademy.org or call 770-531-2645.

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Gretchen Plummer

    Gretchen Plummer 

    Teacher, MS & US Choral Music
    East Carolina University - MM
    Shorter College - BME
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  • Photo of Hyeseon Suen

    Hyeseon Suen 

    Strings Coordinator
    Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea - BM
    Director of KCPC Youth Orchestra
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  • Photo of Heather Beverly

    Heather Beverly 

    Teacher, LS Drama and Music
    Shorter College - BFA
  • Photo of Justin Baker

    Justin Baker 

    Band Coordinator
    Middle Tennessee State University - MM
    University of North Georgia - BA
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  • Michael Brown 

    Music Lessons, Brass
  • Photo of David Lawson

    David Lawson 

    Music Lessons, Wood Winds
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Lakeview Academy is a private, coeducational day school for students in preschool through 12th grade, located in Gainesville, GA. 
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796 Lakeview Drive
Gainesville, GA  30501

Phone: 770.532.4383
Admissions: 770.531.2602
Email: info@lakeviewacademy.org
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