Private Lessons

Welcome to Asheville Junior Theater School of Music. We are excited to provide a comprehensive music education to singers in Asheville, NC. Our instructors also serve as technical coaches for private lessons, helping individuals and groups to reach their full potential. Whether you’re interested in performing in musicals, choir, learning an instrument or just improving your technique as a soloist, our instructors are here to meet your musical needs. 


Payment is due at the time of service. Lessons will not be held for students with an unpaid balance for private lessons. Instructors have the right to discontinue lessons at any time. 

Refunds: If an instructor must cancel a lesson, you will not be charged. Lessons canceled by students are refundable as long as the cancelation is not within 24 hours of the lesson time. Lesson payment is due in full if the student is a no-show. 


Learn more about our skilled vocal and musical instructors before you book a lesson. But, you won’t be sorry! They are amazing musicians and teachers!

Melena Dillingham

Melena Dillingham

Voice and Piano

Melena began playing piano at the age of 8. She served as an accompanist for her school’s choirs in middle school and began studying voice at age 13. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre and Piano Performance from Mars Hill University, and her Master Degree from The Ohio State University in Community and Educational Leadership. She has spent the last 20 years as a lessons instructor and professional musician. Some of her favorite musical theater highlights include playing The Witch in Into The Woods, Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance, and Michaela in Carmen. However, after having the pleasure of being hired as the Musical Director for a high school production of Pippin, she discovered her true passion is helping the next generation of young artists come into their own and discover the magical world of musical theater.

Help Give the Gift of Theater

We’re honored to have donors who support our mission! Because of the generous support of people in our community, we’re able to offer financial aid to families in critical need.

There are two ways to give: a one-time donation or a monthly recurring gift.