School of Music

“To praise the Lord with music is a gift but to share this gift with others is a blessing.”

Oak View Baptist Church School of Music offers the opportunity to study a variety of musical instruments in private and group lessons, to both children and adults, by devoted Christian teachers who are certified music educators.

The Oakview School of Music began in January of 2020 and continues to grow, offering more opportunities to learn more about music to members of the church and the community.

Areas of Study

(Dr. Skidmore)
Violin and Viola

(Mr. Taylor)
Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Bassoon
(Mr. Taylor)
Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba
(Mr. Taylor, Mrs. Taylor)
(Mrs. Taylor, Mr. Taylor)

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Dr. Dan Skidmore (violin and strings)
Dr. Skidmore performs regularly in NC as Concertmaster of the Salisbury Symphony, Associate Concertmaster of the Winston-Salem Symphony and in the SHU strings-piano trio. He is the violin instructor at Elon University, Catawba University and Piedmont University. Dr. Skidmore has also served on the faculties of UNC Greensboro and Appalachian State University. He holds a Bachelor of Music from West Virginia University and a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree from UNC Greensboro.
Mr. Kevin D. Taylor (clarinet and all woodwinds, brass, percussion and piano)
Clarinetist, composer and conductor, Kevin D. Taylor is a retired high school band director having taught beginning, intermediate and advanced wind and percussion students for over 35 years. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Henderson State University, a Master of Education and an Education Specialist Degree from Arkansas State University. Mr. Taylor served as president and board member of the AR School Band Association and was awarded the Arkansas Band Master of the Year in 2015.
Mrs. Lisa Hinds Taylor (voice and piano)
Mrs. Taylor joins the faculty of Oak View School of Music after retiring from teaching elementary music in the GCS School District. She has a combined 38 years of teaching experience in Arkansas and North Carolina in elementary, middle school and high school general, vocal, and choral music. Mrs. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Henderson State University and has been a National Board Professional Certified Teacher for over 20 years.