Private music lessons are offered on the Shannon Forest Christian School (SFCS) campus for the convenience of our families. Instruction is available in piano, voice and guitar.  Students interested in private or small group music lessons should contact the instructor to register and secure their appointment time. 

Piano Lessons with Bonnie Heiser

Music is a beautiful language.  It is a means of expressing thoughts and feelings and plays an important part in each of our lives.  I will be happy to schedule a “Get Acquainted” meeting with you and your child to answer any questions you may have concerning piano lessons; to go over my goals as a piano teacher; and to explain my studio policy (including the music calendar for the fall-winter-spring semesters, financial responsibilities, lesson attendance, and practice suggestions).  My music program will consist of a parent/student/teacher orientation, private lessons, group lessons, performance opportunities, Piano Skills Festival, SCFMC Jr Festival, Spring Recital and Award Ceremony and a parent/student/teacher evaluation at the end of the year.   For further information or to schedule a "Get Acquainted" meeting please contact: or 864.243.5578

Heiser Music Makers Excel in Festival

The “music makers” of Bonnie Heiser’s piano classes recently entered the Greenville Music Teachers Association (GMTA) Piano Skills Festival and achieved impressive results.  The ten students participating included: Conner Breazeale, Lauren Doughty, Ben Garrison, Faith Gilmore, Katlyn Goad, Julia Harris, Paige Harris, Brooke Tattershall, Morgan Weiner, Harrison Wile.  The students received skill scores of Mastery, Outstanding and Advancing. Congratulations to Conner Breazeale, Morgan Weiner and Paige Harris for receiving an overall Mastery in their level.  Paige Harris earned the highest score possible in all five events!

Piano, Accordion, and Kinder Beat Music with Rossi Kennedy

Mrs. Kennedy earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Music Education from Bulgaria and a Master of Music from Sydney Australia.  She is an experienced, enthusiastic teacher for beginner to advanced students.  Enjoy fun pieces, awards, recitals, and music festival preparation! She is a former Music Examiner and Accredited Accompanist for the Australian Music Examination Board in Sydney. An Adjudicator of Music for the National Federation of Music Clubs in Anderson, Rossi is a winner of piano competitions. She loves teaching students of all ages how to play the piano and the accordion. Mrs Kennedy strives to develop in her students a genuine love of music while helping them achieve their musical dreams. The Kinder Beat is an outstanding introduction to music for children aged 2-6 years. This award winning program features activities that children of the 21st century need for brain development and acceleration. Monday – Friday in the Lower School LD Room 2nd floor across from the MPR.  For more information and registration contact: or visit her website at

Violin Lessons with Sara Beth Vogt Bennett

Sarah Beth Bennett has a master's degree in violin performance from Bob Jones University. She attended Brevard Summer Music Festival in 2008 where she played under conductor Keith Lockhardt, conductor of the Boston Pops.  She now performs with many professional orchestras including Greenville Symphony, Hendersonville Symphony, Spartanburg Philharmonic and Asheville Lyric Opera. She has also performed with several theater groups including Greenville Children's Theater, Asheville Lyric Opera, and GLOW Lyric Theatre. Sarah held the position of concertmaster for Anderson Symphony Orchestra from 2010-2013 and soloed with the orchestra in 2011. Sarah has had the privilege of performing with many well-known artists including Yo Yo Ma, Lara St. John, The Four Tops, The Three Irish Tenors, Celtic Woman, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. In her free time, Sarah enjoys sewing and spending time with her husband and her black lab Lilly.  For more information contact:

Parent Information

The Shannon Forest Christian School Private Music Lesson program is offered as a service to students of Shannon Forest Christian School and exists to make music lessons more convenient for our families.
• All lessons will be given on campus, Monday through Friday unless otherwise approved by school/church personnel.
• After School Music Program instructors are private contractors, not school employees, and have agreed to a background check as part of their qualifications for the program.
• All lesson fees are set by the instructors and are paid directly to each individual instructor.
• Piano students should have access to an instrument for practice between lessons.  Students of other instruments should purchase or rent an instrument from a reputable dealer.
• Lesson books are determined by the teacher.