Trinity Music Academy (TMA) strives for excellence in musical training by providing students with private lessons and opportunities for performance. As a ministry of Trinity Baptist Church, TMA exists to advance the Church’s mission by fostering mentorship between teachers and students, investing in the students’ intellectual and spiritual growth, and enriching the community with high-quality music and musicians.
We aim to uphold a Christian vision for flourishing, emphasizing particularly the aesthetic dimension of such flourishing, including the benefits it brings to the students’ personal enrichment, sense of achievement, and service to Christ.
We believe in a music program that . . .
- Provides a positive and supportive introduction to music for beginning students.
- Promotes excellence in instruction, performance and practice.
- Engages students with the fun and joy of music while guiding them toward a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the art of music-making.
- Prepares high achieving students for the advanced study of music.
- Is staffed by musically qualified, relationally-oriented teachers.
- Sees musical expression and beauty as a dimension of the Christian worldview.
- Advocates for the value of music in the church and community.
Our 2022-2023 Monthly Tuition Rates
Registration fee is $100
Re-enrollment fee is $100
30 lessons guaranteed through the academic year
TMA offers individual music lessons for the following instruments:
flute, guitar (individual & group), piano (individual & group), trumpet, ukelele, viola, violin, voice, and orchestra.
Each TMA instructor has a Bachelor’s Degree in music or the equivalent musical experience.
Mrs. Berquist's Bio
Mrs. Kopp's Bio
Kaytlynn (Wood) Kopp has been studying both violin and piano since the
age of four and has had the privilege of studying under several
world-renown teachers. Her first violin teacher was Mr. Hui Wang, a
graduate of the Suzuki Institute in Japan. At the age of thirteen
Kaytlynn transitioned to study with Ann Montzka-Smelser, international
performer and Suzuki method teacher, at Northern Illinois University
in DeKalb, Illinois. Kaytlynn’s first piano teacher was her mother,
Lori Wood, followed by her grandmother, Pauline Wood, and then Dr.
Kenneth Drake, Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois. At
the age of ten, Kaytlynn became a teacher-apprentice under the
tutelage of a master piano teacher and taught both piano and strings
for eight years before high school graduation.
Kaytlynn completed her bachelor’s degree in Orchestral Instrument
Performance, Violin Proficiency with honors from Bob Jones University
in 2010 while concurrently studying piano on the collegiate level.
After taking a few years away from teaching while her husband pursued
a graduate degree, Kaytlynn started a music studio in Utah. During her
five years there she taught over twenty different students. With a
recent transition to New Hampshire, Kaytlynn is excited to be teaching
at Trinity Music Academy. Kaytlynn’s greatest joy in teaching is
helping her students to feel successful and to love what they play.
Mr. Dukeshier's Bio
We are excited to welcome Dr. Brian Dukeshier to the music faculty of Trinity Music Academy.
He comes to us with over 20 years of private, elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels of
piano, theory, choral, orchestral, and vocal instruction. Some students of his have competed
and placed in piano and voice competitions nationally. He has also coached vocal soloist
preparations for major works. Dr. Dukeshier comes to us from the University of Denver’s
Lamont School of Music where he has been conducting choirs, overseeing graduate students,
teaching choral pedagogy and private conducting, while working as a collaborative pianist. He
has been an active pianist and vocalist with the Colorado Symphony for a number of years. He
has advanced degrees from Bob Jones University, Messiah University, and the University of
Northern Colorado in classical piano performance, choral conducting, and orchestral conducting
as well as extensive study in music theory. Dr. Dukeshier is excited to help young people grow
in their talents and love for music at TMA.
Mrs. Merisotis' Bio
Mrs. Hall's Bio
Mrs. Rush's Bio
Miss Jones' Bio
Hannah started taking piano lessons at the age of eight, and began teaching in high school. In college she minored in music and continued studying piano under Roger VanMaasdam. She enjoyed accompanying the college choir, orchestra, and several traveling music teams during their many concerts and tours across the country. Now she teaches children of all ages and helps them develop a love of music which they can carry with them throughout their lives.