Musicianship Class

Musicianship classes offer students a unique opportunity to be immersed in the language and history of music. Classes cover a range of subjects such as music theory, music history, ear training, and performance techniques. It is a fun, laid-back learning atmosphere where students can further their music education beyond their weekly music lessons.

It is our belief that music lessons are more effective if Musicianship classes are taken to supplement private lessons. We offer our students the opportunity to become totally immersed in the language and literature of music through participation in weekly musicianship classes along with their private lessons.  Musicianship classes are held in the Fall and Spring semesters only.

Three Weekly Classes

  • BEGINNER – Thursdays 3:30 – 4:15
    For students in about grades K-3, or who have just started their music studies.
  • ADVANCED – Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:00 
    For students in  about grades 6-12  or who have had 4-8  years of musical study.   
  • INTERMEDIATE Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:15
    For students in  about grades 3-6, or who have had  2 – 4  years of musical study.

These classes are held on the 3rd floor of building C, in room 313.


  • Class Tuition with lessons: FREE
  • Class Tuition without lessons: $140 per semester


Musicianship Classes are taught by Elizabeth McGinnis. Mrs. McGinnis studied at Converse College and is a graduate of Furman University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Music with a concentration in Music Theory.

Mrs. McGinnis loves students and has a passion to see them grow in their musicianship and learn to use their gifts and talents in worship through the local church. She loves to worship through playing the cello—regularly playing at Community Presbyterian Church in Moody, AL as well as other churches in the Birmingham area as needed. She has also played with the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra. Additionally, She teaches cello privately in the Moody area.

She can be reached at