Heavenly Places Music

Heavenly Places Music believes in the importance of teaching and training..

Some favorite scriptures concerning music education are ...

  • It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High. (Psalm 92:1)
  • Sing to Him a new song play skillfully, and shout for joy. (Psalm 33:3)
  • The students studied and practiced their music faithfully ... all who were skilled in playing musical instruments ..." (II Chronicles 34:12,MYV - Mrs. Young's Version!)
  • But King David replied ... "No, I insist on paying the full price. I will not ... sacrifice an offering that costs me nothing. (I Chronicles 21:24)
Offer your best! Becoming a skilled musician will require much sacrifice and commitment. In order to be a trained and accomplished musician, vocally or instrumentally, you must be prepared to invest time, money, effort, energy, mind, soul, body, and spirit! Self discipline and self denial are necessary. And regularly scheduled practice, practice, practice is essential!


Denise Young has taught private piano, voice, and guitar since 1982. She has also taught both public and private classroom general music, chorus, theory, piano, and guitar at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels.

Denise has introduced contemporary worship in many traditional churches, and has been the guest worship leader at numerous conferences and retreats. She has also directed church choirs and productions in various churches and denominations.

Her educational background includes the following:

  • Trevecca Nazarene University, Church Music, B.S.
  • University of Missouri in K.C., Music Education K-12, B.S.
  • UMKC Graduate School of Music, 24 hours towards M.M.E.
  • University of South Florida, Graduate course work
  • Fresno Pacific University, CA, Graduate course work
  • St. Petersburg College, English Certification
  • Florida Teaching Certificate, Music Education and English K-12

Teaching Methods

Students are expected to learn and develop musical skills from a classical background and foundation, and then transfer and expand that knowledge to other musical genres. Other styles include, but are not limited to, pop, rock, easy listening, country, contemporary Christian, praise and worship, hymns, jazz, rags, and blues. Music theory is a required and vitally important part of each student's lesson - as theory is the blueprint that unlocks the mysteries of music!

Performance Opportunities

Students are expected to perform in a recitals and special events as they arise. Students are also encouraged to perform in school and community programs, school chapels, church services, and group lessons.


Level 1 - Beginning Students - 30 minute lesson - $25.00

Level II - Intermediate I Students - 45 minute lesson - $35.00

Level III - Intermediate II Students - 60 minute lesson - $50.00

Level IV - Advanced I Students - 90 minute lesson - $70.00 (May opt to do only two lessons/month.)

Level V - Advanced II Students - 120 minute lesson - $85.00 (May opt to do only two lessons/month.)

Tuition is due at the first lesson of each month or following each lesson.

Allowances made for vacations and schedule conflicts. Advance notice required.

Cancellation Policy

A missed lesson(s) will be made up by EXTENDING THE LESSON TIME of two or more lessons over the next 4-6 weeks. Or, if you prefer a different time slot for the makeup lesson(s), you will be given a list of times from which to choose. (Advanced notice required)

If you are interested in studying private piano, voice, guitar (acoustic, electric, or bass), mandolin, ukulele, or music theory & songwriting, feel free to contact us directly for more information.

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