Music Instruction

Private lessons are an important way to grow as a musician! At Peacock’s Performing Arts Center we offer music lessons for students age 6 and up. We encourage our students to explore the world of music and express themselves through music. Whether your goal is to go perform in front of a sell out crowd or just to sing for the joy of singing Peacock’s has a place for you.

We offer:

  • Voice Lessons
  • Piano Lessons
  • Guitar Lessons

Monthly Investment
4 half hour sessions of private instruction: $80

Additional Information

One on one session with our trained instructor on a day and time that works best for you and your family. A onetime registration fee of $30 will be required at the time of enrollment. There is a $40 production fee if your student participates in one of our showcases (Winter and/or end of the year).

Meet Your Instructors:


Sara Dejournett

Private Voice and Piano Instructor

saraSara DeJournett found her love for music when she was in elementary school.  At the age of 6 she began singing in school, churches and community functions.  When she was 9 she began taking private lessons for piano and at the age of 11 she began voice lessons.  Throughout her high school and college years she received many awards for her vocal ability, receiving one of the highest vocal honors the “National Vocal Award.”  When she graduated high school she attended North Central University to pursue a degree in Music Worship.  Her love for music led her to start giving both vocal and piano lessons privately. As she got married and her family grew she took a break from giving lessons to focus on raising her children.  Even though she loved being with her family there was still a part of her that was missing.  She was thrilled when the opportunity to teach again was presented to her through PPAC.  She loves to engage with kids of all ages as well as adults who are wanting to pursue their love for music.  She would love to work with you and help you develop your musical abilities. When Sara is not at PPAC working with her students she volunteers as the Choral Director at Feagin Mill Middle School and also sings with her church worship team. Sara is thankful her supportive husband, Charles, and five children, Tyler, Marian, Emma, Jacob and Lillian. She feels she would not be able to do what she does without their love and support.

Joy Mote

Private Voice and Piano Instructor

Having loved and experienced the power of music nearly her entire life, Joy Mote is currently beginning her third year of study toward her Bachelors of Music in vocal performance at Mercer University. Her primary focus of performing is in the operatic genre, however, she enjoys a variety of musical styles. Joy has also received eight years of ballet training and seven years classical piano training.

In her time of collegiate level productions, she has performed in Alcina, Muskrat Lullaby, and various opera scenes. She has also had the privilege of choreographing and performing in Pirates of Penzance and Oklahoma!. Her vocal training thus far has been primarily under of Dr. Richard Kosowski and Elizabeth Colson.

Joy is excited to complete her last year-and-a-half at Mercer University but is also looking forward to perusing her education to a graduate level and eventually a doctoral level. While Joy spends most of her time in the practice rooms, she also enjoys time on the volleyball court with Mercer’s traveling club volleyball team. Joy Mote is dedicated and motivated to reach her highest musical, spiritual, and physical potential with her God-given talents.

Sam Potts

Private Voice and Piano Instructor

Music has always been an integral portion of Sam Potts’ life since he was a young child. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s in Music Education and studies piano with Dr. Ian Altman and voice with Dr. Richard Kosowski. Now a junior at Mercer University Townsend School of Music, he is refining his skills and talents into becoming an exceptional music educator for the children of today and tomorrow.

Growing up in Covington, Georgia, Sam attended Eastside High School and performed in the Advanced Mixed Choir with Joel Singleton. It was through this program he attended the Georgia Music Educator Association’s (GMEA) All-State Chorus from 2009-2014 and the GMEA All-State Sightreading Chorus from 2011-2014. In the summer of 2013, Sam had the honor to attend the Governor’s Honor Program in Vocal Performance.


Christy Pinto

Music Therapist & Vocal/Piano Instructor

Christy PintoFor Christy, singing and dancing came right along with walking and talking. Growing up, she was actively involved in choir, dance, and theater programs both in school and within the community. She continued to study music, dance, and theater as she earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Valdosta State University. Music made such a profound difference in her life, she decided that she wanted to use music to help others as well. Christy earned a Master of Arts degree in music therapy from Texas Women’s University, and the credential MT-BC (Board Certified Music Therapist). She also holds a license to practice music therapy in the state of Georgia. In her professional career as a music therapist, Christy has worked with persons of all ages, ranging from newborns in the NICU to older adults in nursing homes and hospice. As a music therapist, she uses music to accomplish non musical goals, such as cognitive development, communication, emotional and self expression, social skills, pain management, relaxation, and motor skills.  She also is thrilled to be a part of the PPAC team as a vocal coach. She is honored to help train and shape the students at PPAC as they cultivate their love for the arts. Christy is excited to share in this adventure with her husband, Chris Pinto. Christy enjoys chasing after their two little boys, walking their dog Zoe, and spending time with family and friends.

Joel Terning

Private Guitar, Voice and Piano Instructor

Bio coming soon