Buckman is committed to offering the greater community as many opportunities to experience the arts as possible. Join one of these exciting classes.

Private Piano and Vocal Lessons with Diane Carden
Celebrated music instructor, Diane Carden, offers private lessons in vocal technique, traditional piano and music theory. Classes meet for an hour on Mondays and Thursdays. Students age six and up are welcome. Call (901) 240-1081 for more information and to schedule a session.

Musical Theatre College Prep with John Carden
Internationally recognized vocalist, voice teacher, and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Faculty Instructor John Carden, in coordination with Diane Carden, is proud to launch the Memphis Musical Theatre Forum. In residence at the Buckman Arts Center, this exclusive training will be limited to six select singers with an interest in pursuing a career on Broadway as a vocal artist. Students receive 14 individual voice lessons, two in-depth vocal coaching sessions, and two masterclasses. Other discussions include areas of study, audition prep, vocal technique and stylings, and stage presence. Auditions will be accepted via video submission beginning July 1, 2021. For more information, please email John Carden at

Suzuki Piano with Sandy D'Amato
Memphis Symphony Orchestra Oboist and Education Coordinator Sandy D'Amato offers Suzuki piano lessons. Classes meet Tuesdays. Students age five and up are welcome. Call (901) 272-7873 for more information and to schedule a session.