School of Music

To praise the Lord with music is a gift but to share this gift with others is a blessing.

Oak View Baptist Church is now offering children and adults the opportunity to study a variety of musical instruments in private and group lesson settings taught by devoted Christian teachers who are certified, degreed music educators.

We offer this beginning in January of 2020. Lesson schedules are now forming with time slots designed to meet the needs of each individual.

faculty

Violinist Dan Skidmore performs regularly in NC as Concertmaster of the Salisbury Symphony, Associate Concertmaster of the Winston-Salem Symphony and in the SHU strings piano trio. His the violin instructor at Elon University, Catawba University and Piedmont International University and has served on the string faculties of UNC Greensboro and Appalachian State University. He holds a Bachelor of Music from West Virginia University, a Masters of Music degree from Northwestern University and a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree from UNC Greensboro.

Pianist and organist Pat Gabriel holds a Bachelor of Music Education with emphasis in piano and organ as well as a Master’s Degree in Education. She served as a middle school music educator and choral instructor for the Guilford County Public School for over 34 years. She has also served as Church Pianist/Organist at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church and currently serves in that capacity at Oak View Baptist Church in High Point.

Clarinetist, conductor and composer Kevin Taylor is a retired high school band director having taught beginning, middle and advanced wind and percussion students for over 35 years. He holds a Bachelors of Music Education degree from Henderson State University, a Masters of Education from Arkansas State University and an Education Specialists Degree also from ASU. He holds his National Board Certification in Music and was one of the first to achieve this award nationally. Mr. Taylor has served as president and board member of the Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association and was awarded the Arkansas Band Master of the Year in 2015.

Pianist Lois Freeman has dedicated her life to the Lord through church music in the capacity of teacher, singer and choral director but primarily as a church pianist. She has taught students her entire life with outstanding levels of success and her dedication to musical excellence is unsurpassed.

Caleb Zeigler is a seasoned and versatile guitarist, with almost 20 years of musical training and over a decade of teaching experience. He is classically trained from Penn-Griffin School for the Arts and Liberty University. Growing up and serving in church for most of his life, he also has a vast amount of experience playing in church bands and ensembles, classical and contemporary. His love and passion for genres such as rock, blues, jazz, and pop among others, has given him performance and teaching experience with many different music styles besides classical and sacred. In addition to guitar, Caleb teaches ukulele lessons. Caleb is also looking to professionally release music very soon.

instruments availalbe 

Strings
Violin, Viola, Guitar, Ukulele
Woodwinds
Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon
Brasses
Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba
Keyboards
Piano, Organ