Private Lessons

The Town of Mount Pleasant offers private music lessons for Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin, Viola,
and Cello.

Get to know our instructors!

Chuck Music Lessons Darby-14

Guitar lessons available at G.M. Darby Building and Park West Program Building.

Chuck Davis has been MPRD’s guitar instructor for over ten years. As a professional guitarist and vocalist for more than 25 years, he has been the lead vocalist for popular local band, Plane Jane, for four years and was the local coordinator for the Nashville Songwriters International for two years. Chuck has had songs played on the radio, has played in Las Vegas, Nashville, twice in the Virgin Islands, and throughout the southeast while touring with his bands. After 20 years of performing, Chuck discovered his gift for teaching and encouraging others to develop their confidence and knowledge in the instrument and themselves.

Click HERE to see Chuck playing.

jordan voice 2

Voice lessons available at G.M. Darby Building

Jordan Harness has been involved with music for the last 20 years. She started singing at 10 years old. Jordan started learning classical instruments like flute and piano, then added guitar, ukulele, and other instruments in her repertoire. Her main focus is as a singer songwriter. Jordan was worship leader at her church for 4 years, youth music leader for 2 years, and now a vocalist and keyboard player for the local band “Invisible from Inside”. Jordan works with multiple styles of contemporary music depending on the student’s goals with lessons.  Her lessons focus on improving vocal techniques while helping the student find their own unique sound. Jordan’s favorite part of teaching students is seeing the passion for self expression through singing and music. When she isn’t teaching lessons, Jordan works as a Biochemist for a medical laboratory and spends time with her golden retriever. 

 Click HERE to listen to Jordan singing.

Violin Lessons Available at G.M. Darby Building 

Marlena started playing violin in Charleston SC at the age of 9. She earned her music education degree at Furman University. After graduation, Marlena taught string music in Dekalb County, Georgia and played with Dekalb Community orchestra. Since returning to Charleston Marlena has taught string music around the area and plays with various orchestra and chamber groups. She is currently the principal second violin with the Mount Pleasant Symphony. Marlena enjoys teaching students young and old! 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I set up a private lesson?

  1. Call the Darby Building during business hours at (843) 849-2061 for the contact information for the instructor.
  2. Contact the instructor to coordinate a date and time for scheduled lessons.
  3. Payment is due on the first lesson of every month.

How much do private lessons cost?

Monthly payments of $120 per resident are based on four, 30-minute lessons. If there are five weeks in a month, an additional $30 is required. There will be no pro-rating for lessons missed unless the lesson is canceled by the instructor.

Questions? Call (843) 849-2061.