School of Performing Arts
Pricing and Policies


Highly qualified Christian teachers seek to instruct vocal students to use healthy technique as they develop the unique voice God has given them. Students are taught to understand and read music and use their voice with expression and passion. Teachers give each student a weekly lesson that is 30, 45, or 60 minutes long. Lessons are held one day a week for the designated lesson length. Private lesson students will perform in two recitals each year—one in the fall and one in the spring.

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Melanie King
Melanie has taught with Bellevue’s School of Performing Arts (SPA) since 2016. Before she arrived at SPA, she attended the University of Tennessee at Martin (UT Martin), where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music in the fall of 2014. During her time at UT Martin, she sang with the Jackson Symphony, the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, and the Memphis Festival Singers. Melanie also was an active member of the choral program at her alma mater, Cordova High School, from 2005–2009. She now sings at least twice a year with the Memphis Symphony Chorus, which collaborates with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. She has been a member of the Memphis Symphony since 2015. Melanie is a singer devoted to the art of music and desiring to bless and encourage others through the gift and craft of singing.
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.
Sean Pan
Sean was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. After finishing his master’s degree in opera performance at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City, he pursued a brief singing career in Taiwan and taught music full time at the National Taiwan University of Arts and Chungyu Institute of Technology in Keelung, Taiwan.
Kari Sanders
Kari’s love for singing began at a young age while singing in church, and it continued to grow as she participated in choirs and musicals throughout high school and college. Kari attended Cedarville University and earned her bachelor’s degree in vocal music performance. She desires to train vocalists to sharpen their God-given abilities through proper technique and help them build confidence to use their gifts for God’s glory in various genres. Kari and her husband, John, are members of Bellevue, where she sings in the Choir and on the Worship Team. She is a homeschooling mom to her four boys and participates in activities with children and students at Bellevue.

School of Performing Arts

Bellevue’s School of Performing Arts (SPA) is a place where excellence in fine arts education and devotion to Christ are combined to provide families with a distinctly Christian artistic community of learning.