School of Performing Arts

Music Production


What time will the class meet?
Thursdays 5:00–6:10 pm. The class will meet 15 weeks in the Fall semester and 15 weeks in the Spring semester.

Who can participate in the music production class?
The production class is open to students and adults alike.  Younger students will be interviewed to determine if they are capable of handling the material. No prior music education or experience is required.

Where does the class meet?
In Bellevue’s Orchestra Room. (enter through the West Lobby, walk to the left of the large staircase, and go straight through the hallways in front of you)

What is my student required to have?
Music Production students will find it helpful (though not required) to have an apple device (such as an iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer) with which they can use GarageBand. Students without their own device will have access to garage band at Bellevue.  

Will my student perform?
No. A student will have their work heard, but they will not be required to give any live performances.

Are private lessons in music production available?
Yes. Contact the SPA office for pricing and details.  

Cost: $430 (Two 15-week semesters)

Registration for this class is during the Fall Semester.

For more information or to join the Intro to Music Production Class, call the School of Performing Arts at (901) 347-5711.


Julian Henderson

Julian Henderson is a native Memphian who has been playing drums since he was three years old. He grew up in our School of Performing Arts and has participated and led our Trash Can Ensemble in performances around the city. He was homeschooled and then earned a degree in music education in 2014 from Wheaton College, located in the suburbs of Chicago. While at Wheaton, Julian gained experience playing various musical styles in many venues around Chicago and the surrounding area as well as the use of a wide variety of percussions instruments. His primary instruments are drum set and mallets. Since graduating, Julian has returned to Memphis share the knowledge and experience he gained and even more importantly his passion for the percussive arts with students and fellow musicians. He has taught in schools, worked with the Memphis Music Initiative, and currently plays at Bellevue Baptist Church and various gigs around the city. Julian’s educational philosophy is to train not just the hands and feet, but to engage the brain, heart, soul, and mind as well.