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.

Always wanted to write a song or write better songs, but not sure how?

We have the class you need!

“Anyone Can Write A Song”

With Instructor Randy Lewis Brown

Every Other Tuesday (7 Sessions)

January 9th - April 2nd

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

212 Market St.

Class Cost $100

Always wanted to write a song, but don’t know how?

In this series of classes, Randy Lewis Brown, renowned songwriter and poetic lyricist, will introduce you to the tools and techniques you need to write your first song. You will learn the fundamentals of creating a song and discover how writing songs is an enjoyable and creative way to express yourself. You will be building your knowledge and skills as you progress and feel confident to write future songs on your own.

Aside from learning how to set words to a rhythm, you’ll examine what an effective melody looks like, and how to structure and even perform your piece.

If you’re struggling with how to write song lyrics or what to write about in your song, we’ve got you covered. Randy will be using assigned ideas called prompts. He will build up a song from each prompt and encourage you to do the same. 

Some of the topics to be covered are:

  • Writing lyrics
  • Song forms and structure
  • Setting your lyrics to music
  • Arrangement ideas
  • Performance tips 

Working with lyrics, rhyme, pitch, melody, chord progressions and more; by the time you’re done, you’ll have gone through the process of writing your own song!  

“Be A Better Songwriter”

With Instructor Randy Lewis Brown

Every Second Saturday of the Month

January 13th - March 9th

212 Market St.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Session Cost: Donation

Do you want to improve your songwriting, but not sure how?

Join Randy Lewis Brown for this unique experience. Each session will introduce you to tools and techniques that will help improve your songwriting skills no matter what your level in writing may be.

Using his vast experience and talent, Randy will discuss new ideas to help you advance in your songwriting journey in an organized and logical way. After a short presentation and detailed explanation of the session’s topic you will work together to make sure you understand how to use your new skills in songwriting and the session will end with a prompt to put into practice what you have learned.     

By the end of this series of classes your ability to write songs will be amazingly improved!

Some of the topics to be covered in these sessions are:

  • Lyric writing tips and tricks.
  • Melody writing tips and tricks.
  • How to get past writer’s block.


Randy Lewis Brown is a lifetime songwriter whose songs have received multiple accolades. He has recently released his 8th album of original songs “Wind of Change”. To know more about your teacher, visit

Private Music Lessons Available

$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
Availability: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:00 – 9:00 PM
$30/half hour, family discounts available
One free 30 minute consultation available for new students

Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Guitar with Fritz Schultz
Availability: Tuesday 3:00 – 7:00
$30/half hour | $60/hour

Advanced Piano with Mary White
Availability Upon Request
$30/half hour



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.