Music Classes, Workshops, and Private Lessons

Winnsboro Center for the Arts has an ongoing program of private music lessons, classes, and workshops for children, teens, and adults. All classes, lessons, and workshops are held in our Annex Building at 212 Market Street.

Call (903)342-0686 to schedule your free consultation with an instructor for private music lessons.


Private Music Lessons Available

$25 – &30 per half hour
Scheduled through WCA
Call (903) 342-0686 to schedule your free consultation 

Beginning and Intermediate Guitar, Beginning Piano, Beginning Voice with Aaron Zook
**Lessons will Resume in August**
Availability: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:00 – 9:00 PM
$25/half hour, family discounts available
One free 30 minute consultation available for new students

Intermediate and Advanced Guitar with Fritz Schultz
Availability: Thursday 3:00 – 6:00
$30/half hour

Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Beginning Piano, Beginning Voice with Dr. Matthew Mahaffey
Availability: Tuesday 4-6 PM, Wednesday 4-6 PM
$25/half hour
One free 30 minute consultation available for new students

Percussion/Drum Set with Justin Mahaffey
**Lessons will Resume in August**
Availability: Wednesdays 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
$25/half hour
One free 30 minute consultation available for new students

Advanced Piano with Mary White
Availability Upon Request
$25/half hour


Dr. Matthew Mahaffey

Director of Education

Beginning to Intermediate Piano, Beginner Voice, Beginning to Advanced Woodwinds

Dr. Mahaffey is currently the Professor of Saxophone at Southern Arkansas University as well as Director of Education for Winnsboro Center for the Arts. He has been an active performer both domestically and abroad, presenting world premieres of repertoire for saxophone in the United States, France, Scotland, and even China. Dr. Mahaffey received his doctorate in Saxophone Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa in 2018 under the instruction of Dr. Kenneth Tse, one of the world’s premiere classical saxophonists. He and his students have garnered numerous awards in both state and national competitions.

Aaron Zook

Beginning and Intermediate Guitar, Beginning Piano, Beginning Voice

Aaron M. Zook, Jr., a retired U.S. Army Colonel, is an accomplished musician with a Music Education degree from The Pennsylvania State University. His primary emphasis was vocal performance with the Penn State Choir and the Penn State Singers which included performances with the Philadelphia Philharmonic  and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He’s taught elementary music, guitar classes, private guitar lessons, and has also been a choir director.

Fritz Schultz

Intermediate and Advanced Guitar

Fritz Schultz is a singer/songwriter, lead guitarist, and an instructor in most styles from rock, country, blues and  roots music. He is proficient in styles including fingerpicking and flat picking as well. Fritz is happy to work with students from beginners to professionals who are just trying to improve their skills and abilities.

Fritz taught at Brook Mays Music in the Dallas area for over 26 years as well as in his home studio for several years.

Mary White

Advanced Piano

Mary White, Ph.D. is a classically trained pianist who began her studies at the age of 5 with her grandmother. Upon moving to Winnsboro, she studied piano with Willa Wilfong (and later with Lucille Wilson of Sulphur Springs) and organ with Sally Lucy Old. She continued her classical training with John Price at SMU and Ludmilla Lifson at Longy School of Music (Cambridge, MA). She served as church organist during her graduate studies and substitute organist throughout her career.

Justin Mahaffey

Beginning to Advanced Percussion/Drum Set

Justin Mahaffey has been playing drums since he was seven. Starting from a young age, he gained experience alongside some of the best studio drummers in Nashville, TN. Justin continued playing drums and percussion throughout his high school years and studied music at Northwestern State University, earning accolades in both solo and ensemble competitions. After college, Justin was invited to play in the Brazos Chamber Orchestra in Ft. Worth, Tx, where he was a regular performer for eight years. Justin is looking forward to bringing his years of experience back to his East Texas roots.