This is how we plan to do it!

Studio3 will offer professional, affordable music lessons to children in our classrooms, teaching voice in the Studio3 Children's Community Chorus, and group instruction in a variety of instruments, especially strings and piano, from top notch, experienced children's teachers.

We find the group format to be the motivating and fun. Students will study the reading and composition of music and rhythms, and always be working towards frequent performances in our auditorium and in other Studio3 events.

We know that the study of music has been proven to profit children academically, as they learn persistence and focus; the same skills needed to suceed in life. Working towards creating our own Studio3 orchestra and chorus, we also know that creating music with others and giving it out as a gift is a very soul satisfying and rewarding experience. Bringing our children together with great music, seasoned musicians, mentors, and guest artists will be inspiring for the audience, but life changing for the young musicians. Consider this for your children and grandchildren.

Watch for exciting and fresh Studio3 sponsored events throughout the year in Alexander County. You may see us at local festivals and community events, or come and participate yourself in our free and open to the public music workshops, lunchtime concerts, or stellar guest artist performances in our auditorium.

Kathy's Estes,
Music Director

A native of Elgin, IL, Kathy studied music at the University of Illinois and received her Bachelor of Music Education from Jacksonville University in Florida. She played Viola with the restigious Jacksonville Symphony for thirteen years as well as

several string quartets, opera orchestras, pop concerts, years of numerous private engagements, and the church music ministry.

In Jacksonville Beach, Kathy taught at Beaches Chapel School, developing a music program for grades 1-12. She produced a musical, "That I May Know Him" to great acclaim. Kathy played in Jerusalem, Israel during the Feast of Tabernacles by invitation.

Furthering her music education in Winston Salem at the NC School of Fine Arts, she has played as a violist in the Western Piedmont Symphony in Hickory for 25 years, with the Hickory Choral Society, as well as numerous string ensembles, private events, a jazz and vintage pops trio, and the Worship Team at New Life Church in Taylorsville. She taught Statesville Christin School, and has operated Stony Point Strings for 15 years, which maintains an average of 25 students.

Kathy recently released a CD titled "The Prince of Colors". It is a musical that she composed and recorded and is available on Amazon.

She created the Celtic Christmas Concert a few years ago, which has now grown to be one of the largest and most popular events in Alexander County.

Other musicians always admire Kathy's great desire to worship God in her music, and marvel at her ability to bring all styles of music and all kinds of people together to create spectacular music. It is often said tha she can hear something in the music that is not yet there.


Melody Morrison Beaty, Music Teacher
Melody Morrison Beaty, soprano and flute, earned a BS in Instrumental Music Education and a Masters of Music in Voice. In the course of her career she has performed singing leading roles with Opera Companies in the US along the east coast from NY to Florida.

Melody Morrison Beaty, soprano and flute, earned a BS in Instrumental Music Education and a Masters of Music in Voice. In the course of her career she has performed singing leading roles with Opera Companies in the US along the east coast from New York to Florida. She continues to perform in concert regularly, while maintaining a private music studio (voice, piano, and flute) where she resides in Statesville with her husband and two teenage daughters.

Along with a career in vocal performance, Mrs. Beaty is Director of Music for First Presbyterian Church in Statesville, NC where she conducts Adult, Youth, Junior, Cherub, and Handbell Choirs.

Mrs. Beaty began directing children’s chorus while studying at Winthrop and has worked with children throughout her career. She understands the needs of a child’s growing voice and directs with confidence and attention to developing proper vocal technique and health.

Mrs. Beaty is engaging and helps children learn the artistry of singing coupled with a balance of serious education and spirited fun. Children’s Chorus repertoire will be varied in style with selections from the masters to the more contemporary genre, with utmost attention to the needs of the children.


Proudly introducing
Studio 3 Music in Taylorsville!

Our new home base is the Mission Campus Building at 54 East Main Avenue, (formerly the Methodist Church) in downtown Taylorsville. The combination of classrooms and a performance auditorium under one roof is the ideal facility, for which we are most grateful.

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Linda Hagen, School Administrator
PO Box 383
Taylorsville, NC 28681-0383

Kathy Estes, Music Director
PO Box 383
Taylorsville, NC 28681-0383


Play Skillfully and Sing with Joy!
Psalm 33:3

Would you consider making this music with us by donating to our school? Any questions about our operations, funding, teachers, lessons, or events are welcome. Donations may be sent to the address above. Put an instrument in a child's hands and change a life!

As a nonprofit corporation, events, performances, and operating expenses such as rent, insurance, etc. will be funded by private donations and grants.

Your civic group, church, or family may want to sponsor an event, or contribute towards instruments, musical and office equipment, or ongoing operating expenses.

While students will pay a fee for their group lesson, we also feel that no child should be denied this experience due to financial lack.



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