Welcome

The NewArt School of Music is comprised of individual studios that  emphasize the art of piano, guitar, flute, voice, violin, ukulele, viola, and cello. Each instructor comes to the NewArt School of Music with solid  backgrounds in their instrument and provides a customized private lesson  to suit the needs of each individual student. The NewArt School cultivates  creativity and enriches the community by offering quality visual,  performing, and cultural arts education for all ages and abilities.


Our Mission

  • Develop imaginative programming in response to the needs and desires of the community;
  • Contracts top quality artisans and instructors for its faculty, and supports them in their creative endeavors;
  • Pursues the goal of offering scholarships and grants for a need-blind admissions policy;
  • And provides an outreach programs to reach the underserved areas of the Catawba Valley.



We are looking for instructors in guitar, flute, voice, violin, viola, and cello. If you teach one of these or another not listed please contact our Executive Director, we would love to speak with you about teaching at NewArt Music & Art School!  

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Learn about our Art Workshops & Pottery Classes

Instructors

Cheryl Weldon - Piano, Voice, Flute, Ukulele

Mrs. Weldon received her Bachelor of Music degree from East Carolina  University with concentrations in Music Education and Piano Pedagogy,  and her Master of Music Degree from Western Carolina University. While  at Western, she completed Orff Schulwerk Levels I and II. As an adjunct  faculty member of Catawba Valley Community College, Mrs. Weldon teaches  piano, voice, woodwinds, and music appreciation. She also directs the  renaissance recorder ensemble. Mrs. Weldon has taught band, chorus and  elementary music in the public schools. Her sacred music experience  includes directing church choirs, handbells, and serving as a guest  clinician for workshops. She has written materials for use with young  children using Orff techniques.

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Virginia Hurley - Pottery

Currently lives in her home town of Bethlehem, North Carolina. Raised in a small town she was always attracted to art and creation. She had a strong interest in architecture and engineering from a young age wishing to make things that would endure for future generations. In high school she had an introduction to ceramics that led her to seek out more knowledge about the medium. With help from her family she she was running a public casting studio and ceramic shop at the age of 16. She learned much about firing and casting in this time along with a strong understanding of small business ownership. 

She was accepted into the UNC Charlotte College of Architecture though changed her major after finding her love was in creating more than designing for others. She focused on Ceramics with a close interest in glaze and throwing in her program and completed her studies with a BA in Ceramics in 2008. 

Prior to Graduation she was invited to teach ceramics at the local YMCA working often with underprivileged and special needs youth and the Deaf Community. This passion for working with those that may otherwise have missed out on art followed her to Salt Lake City Utah while she worked in the Public School System as an Art instructor for extended education programs and with special needs work aacilities. 

Once she returned to North Carolina she was able to take the experiences she had gathered to assist in opening a small studio with a family member along with building her own personal studio, and offering classes through the Hickory Museum of Art. She was able to receive a grant to assist and educate local middle and high school teachers on safe and effective firing method and the use of their kilns for the betterment of students. 

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