Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion

School of Performing Arts
Pricing and Policies


Available lessons:

  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • French Horn
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium/Baritone
  • Tuba
  • Percussion

Lesson pricing (one 15-week semester):

  • 30-minute lessons | $449
  • 45-minute lessons | $649
  • 60-minute lessons | $859


Audrey Davis
Audrey started taking piano lessons at age 6 and went on to learn trumpet (which she played through college in marching band, concert band, and orchestra), violin, and French horn. She has been playing in the Bellevue Orchestra along with her husband since 1986. Before coming to Bellevue, Audrey enjoyed playing in the orchestra in various other churches where her husband served on staff. She also loves singing and enjoys participating in Bellevue Women’s worship team. She has been married to Steve for more than 25 years, and they have two children, Gloria and Philip, who are also part of the Bellevue Orchestra. Audrey earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. She home educated her two children for 12 years and has taught piano, trumpet, and violin over the years. Her desire is to teach students to become more skilled on their instruments and use their abilities to bring glory to God. “Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.” Psalm 33:3 (NIV)
Dan Davis
Dan is a Memphis native and a product of the Bellevue Music program. He participated in graded choirs, handbell ensembles, and the Bellevue Choir and Orchestra. He started piano at the age of 6 and went on to participate in high school band, orchestra, choir, and jazz band on both piano and drum set, making All-State in band, jazz band (on piano), and voice. For more than 30 years, he has been teaching private lessons in percussion, piano, and voice for Bellevue’s School of Performing Arts (SPA), for the Germantown Baptist Church Conservatory of Music, and privately. After some time in college, Dan joined the United States Marine Corps to participate in their Field Band program. He served for eight years and was stationed in New Orleans, Louisiana, for four years with the 3rd Marine Airwing Band, now known as the Marine Forces Reserve Band. Dan went on to earn a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of Memphis after leaving the military. Since then, Dan has performed with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra as well as in various musical theatre productions and private engagements across the Mid-South. He taught elementary music for seven years with the former Memphis City Schools, specializing in Orff Schulwerk. Dan also earned a Master of Education from Union University during that time. Dan has been a life-long Bellevue member and is humbled and honored to continue to serve with SPA as well as in the Bellevue Orchestra and as a Life Group teacher.
James R. Holcomb
Jim spent 24 years in the classroom as an instrumental and vocal music teacher. In the early ’90s, Jim was asked to serve as the supervisor of music programs for Memphis City Schools, and he served in that role for 21 years. Following his time in public school music education, Jim served for approximately five years as the administrator of Bellevue’s School of Performing Arts, where he continues to serve as a brass teacher, marking almost college years in service to music/arts education in Tennessee and Mississippi. Additionally, Jim teaches French horn at Christian Brothers High School. During his tenure as a classroom music teacher, Jim’s performing ensembles were well known for the comprehensive nature of a music program and experienced consistent success at local, regional, and national festivals. In service to the Tennessee Music Education Association (TMEA) and affiliated regional associations, Jim received an Outstanding Administrator Award in 2006. Jim has also served on grant panels for the Tennessee Arts Commission and Memphis City Center Commission, has served on the Board of the Governor’s School of the Arts (1992–1996), and is currently serving on the Board of the Tennessee Arts Academy Foundation and the Cultural Connections by Design Technologies National Board of Directors. He is a recipient of the Tennessee Arts Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, the Amro Music Educator’s Walk of Fame Award, the TMEA Music Educator’s Hall of Fame, the American Legion Americanism Award, and countless other awards.‍
Julian Henderson
Julian is a native Memphian who has been playing drums since he was 3 years old. He grew up in Bellevue’s School of Performing Arts and has participated in 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 areas, as well as gaining experience in the use of a wide variety of percussion instruments. His primary instruments are drum set and mallets. Since graduating college, Julian has returned to Memphis to share with students and fellow musicians the knowledge and experience he gained and, even more importantly, his passion for the percussive arts. He has taught in schools, worked with the Memphis Music Initiative, and currently plays at Bellevue and various gigs around the city. Julian’s educational philosophy is to not only train the hands and feet but also to engage the brain, heart, soul, and mind.
Leigh Neria
Leigh was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, and moved to Memphis upon completion of a Bachelor of Science in Education (Certification in Instrumental Music) from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. She studied clarinet under Dr. Scott Bridges, performed in the Alabama Wind Ensemble under the direction of Kenneth Ozzello and the late Dr. Gerald Welker, and was a member of the Million Dollar Band. Mr. Jim Holcomb recruited her to move to Memphis, and she began teaching music and band in Memphis City Schools in August of 2000. She received her Master of Education in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University in the spring of 2010 and has served in administration in Memphis/Shelby County Schools and as a middle school band director. Currently, Leigh is an Orff music specialist at Shady Grove Elementary School. She has served as a private woodwind teacher in the Memphis area for more than 19 years and has been an educator in the Memphis/Shelby County School District. Leigh is a member of Bellevue and the Bellevue Orchestra.‍
Mollie Tatum
Mollie holds a master’s degree in vocal performance as well as a bachelor’s degree in music education (emphases in both flute and voice) from the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music (2010, 2008). She holds a Tennessee state teaching license in K–12 music education (both choral and instrumental emphases). Mollie studied voice with Dr. Pamela Gaston (University of Memphis, 2004–2010), voice and piano with Mrs. Rose Mary Anderson, flute with Mr. Bruce Erskine (University of Memphis, 2004–2008) and Mrs. Valerie Bachelor, and choral conducting with Dr. Lawrence Edwards (University of Memphis, 2007–2010). Mollie has taught private voice and flute at Bellevue’s School of Performing Arts for more than 14 years and has served as choral and flute ensemble director for various choirs and ensembles in the Memphis area. Mollie regularly performs as a soloist for various choirs and ensembles in the Memphis area as well. She especially enjoyed her role as Maria in the Harrell Theatre’s production of “The Sound of Music,” for which she received an Ostrander Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. Through recitals, competitions, and ministry venues, Mollie aims for her students to grow in their love of music and the Lord, find their “core sound,” sharpen their individual skills to the very best of their abilities, and become comfortable in using their gifts to bless others and glorify the Lord. Mollie enjoys spending time with her husband, Ben, her two precious boys, Daniel and Samuel, and her adorable little girl, Emily.
Steve Davis
Steve, a Memphis native, has been ministering in instrumental music for more than 30 years, starting with the Bellevue Orchestra in 1984. His main instrument of expertise is the trombone. He received both his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Education from the University of Memphis in 1990 and 1996, respectively. Steve started teaching private lessons in brass and piano through Bellevue’s Performing Arts Center in 1986. He has served at Leawood Baptist Church, Metro Baptist Church (just outside Nashville), Germantown Baptist Church, Bellevue Baptist Church, and Collierville First Baptist Church in their music ministries over the years. Also, he has played with the River City Community Band, the Germantown Symphony Orchestra, and the Central Church Orchestra. He, his wife, Audrey, his daughter, Gloria, and his son, Philip, are all members of the Bellevue Orchestra.
Daryl Moore
Daryl, a native Californian, grew up in a musical family—his father a pastor/worship leader, and his mother the church pianist. He has been performing professionally for 39 years, teaching private lessons, and running band clinics and sectionals for school bands for more than 30 years, along with performing, repairing, buying, and selling band instruments. Daryl studied music education and music performance at Riverside City College and performance and leadership at the United States Armed Forces School of Music. Additionally, he has many years of on-the-job training with the musical organizations of the United States Marine Corps, the United States Air Force, the Air National Guard, and the United States Navy during his 27-year career as a military musician. For four years, Daryl performed aboard Carnival, Princess, and Royal Caribbean cruise lines as a member of their main production show orchestras based out of California, Florida, Puerto Rico, and Vancouver, British Columbia. Daryl has a wide variety of musical experience, having performed professionally or on a volunteer basis through community bands, serving in the music ministries of several churches, and transferring around the country with military bands, wind ensembles, jazz combos, big bands, musical theatre pit orchestras, R&B/soul groups, a Southern gospel ensemble, and even some country bands, in which he sang backup vocals and played woodwind instruments. Daryl is a member of the Bellevue Orchestra and is an active independent performing artist around Memphis and the Mid-South region.

School of Performing Arts

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