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Because singing is life!

Providing excellence in vocal technique, health, stamina, strength and confidence.


At CFTA Vocal Academy we strive to give each student the individual vocal tools and skills they need. We recognize that each student is unique and has different abilities, strengths and weaknesses. Our skilled and seasoned teachers will provide customized one on one lessons to reach the mutually agreed upon goals.


Voice Lesson Info


Ages 10 and up

Lessons are taught at Center for the Arts on a weekly basis.

Cost: $30/30-minutes $60/60-minutes

Payment will be made to the individual teacher per the teacher’s contract.

For more information, contact Royce,

To apply for voice lessons, click here now!


Royce Phillips is the CFTA Vocal Academy Director! Royce works directly with our voice teachers. He also focuses on administering educational programming for community members of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels by overseeing the curriculum design, instruction, vocal recitals, and community programs to aide in the elevation of vocal learning in our community.

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Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Miya Nicole Burt is a talented and ambitious individual with a strong aptitude in the vocal fine arts. She is currently located in Murfreesboro, TN, completing her Vocal Performance degree at Middle Tennessee State University. In accordance with an excellent grip over academics and social advocacy, Miya is keen to have further training and instruction during her collegiate career and eager to start her professional career as a musician. She has performed at Murfreesboro’s Center for the Arts in shows such as Masterclass (Sharan Graham), It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Mary Bailey), Tim Rice and Elton John’s Aida (Aida) and The Wiz (Winkie). At MTSU, Miya has been a soloist for MTSU’s Schola Cantorum, Women's Chorale, as well as a guest recitalist. There, she has also performed in Iolanthe, Die Fledermaus, and the titular role of Hanna Glawari in Die Lustige Witwe.

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Dexter Lowe is originally from White House, TN, and went to college at Tennessee Tech University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in music education (Vocal) ages K-12. In her time at Tennessee Tech, she spent a year in residency, half with Capshaw Elementary and the other half with Cookeville High School where they have an award-winning choral and musical theater department. She has also worked extensively with the choral and children’s programs at First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Cookeville. Dexter has been in five productions at the Center, RENT (Joanne) being the most recent. She has enjoyed her time at the Center and hopes to encourage musical expression under her direction.

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Josh Smith is an East Tennessee native and a recent MTSU graduate with a degree in Vocal Music Performance. While he has a passion for performing on stage and has been in several shows at the Center for the Arts and in surrounding areas, he also works as Children’s Choir leader and Worship leader at First United Methodist Church in Lebanon. In addition to music, Josh has also studied a variety of dance styles for five years, including Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Pas de Deux.

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