Music Academy of Eastern Carolina's mission is to open the door to your personal creative journey, inspire people of all ages and abilities, and nurture a lifelong love of music and the arts.
Provides a fun place

Creates shared experiences

Offers intergenerational activities

Ensures longevity of arts programs in our community

Music Academy of Eastern Carolina envisions a community where people of all ages and abilities come together to enjoy the arts. MAEC nurtures a sense of belonging and brings people of all socio-economic, educational and cultural backgrounds together for a shared purpose.

Music Instruction
Private Lessons (woodwinds, piano, voice, guitar, strings, brass, musical theatre, music theory).
Summer Music camps and programs Musical Theatre, Guitar, Piano, Choral, Instrumental, Composition, Music therapy and more.
Home School Bands beginner and experienced performance levels.
Music for Little Mozarts, Kindermusik Classes and other programs for young children.
New Horizons Bands, Celebration Singers, New Horizons Strings, Piano Class, Guitar Class, Ukulele Class, Reading Music, Music Theory, Drum Circles, Stage Fright, Managing Stress, Relaxation with Music and more. Adult programs provided in partnership with Pitt Community College's Department of Continuing Education.
Audition Preparation & Coaching

Music Therapy
Bringing music to the lives of individuals with disabilities and medical needs; children, teens and adults.
Music Lessons for individuals with special needs; adaptive lessons tailored to individual needs.
Sing for Joy (Music & Recreation program provided in partnership with Greenville Recreation & Parks and ECU School of Music's Music Therapy Program).
Individual or Group Sessions, working to achieve customized non-musical goals using musical means, at the Music Academy or within the community.
Pain Management, Stress Management, Surviving Abuse, Personal Empowerment.
Music Performance and Anxiety Clinic.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Music Lessons
  • Music Therapy
  • Music for Special Learners

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • National Guild of Arts Education

Serviced Areas

  • Eastern North Carolina

Payment Options

  • MasterCard, Money Orders, Personal Checks, VISA

Contact Details

  Person Cheryl Stephenson
  City Greenville, NC
  Zip Code 27858
  Address 811 S Evans Street
  Phone Number (252) 353-6232
  Fax 252-353-2696

Business Representative

Cheryl Stephenson


From Our Website

You can enroll for lessons or music therapy services at any time, we prorate the weeks for the remaining of any term! Do you have a music instrument needing to be loved by an eager student? Music Academy is in need of instruments for students who cannot otherwise afford to start with their musical journey. We welcome your assistance. Feel free to bring them to the Music Academy, call or email and we will be glad to help place them in hands eager to learn. Thank you to our business patrons: The Hair Gallery, Animal Care Hospitals, Holistic Health Practitioners of Eastern North Carolina, Saltwood Products, Steve Creech, Children Worlds Learning Center, Auburn AV, ECU HGMT 4040 & Dr. Alleah Crawford, The Music House, Full Service Flooring, Firetower Veterinary Services, Greenville Museum of Art, Financial Service & Prestige Auto Body, Youngs Physical Therapy, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, Mario's Boots, Emerald City Flowers, Greenville Pitt County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Piggly Wiggly, Morgan Printers, Down South Accounting & Tax, Valerie Dixon, Heather Stepp, realtor, AirMania, Bayer Photography, Chef James Enos-Edu, Greenville TV & Appliance, Betsy Lehman, Lisa Jordan, artist, S. Rudolph Alexander Concert Series, Gawlik Violins, Robinson Jewelers, Starlight Cafe, Sam's Club, Maleku Jewelry Designs, Painted Peacock, Barbara Lamothe scarves, Uptown Greenville, Academy Sports & Outdoors, and Walmart.

Alison joined the Music Academy faulty as it opened in 1997. She grew up in Plattsburgh, NY, but moved to CT for her undergraduate studies at the Hartt School of Music and then to Greenville for her graduate degree in Music from ECU. Her most influential teachers were John Wion and Christine Gustafson. When she's not at the Academy, you can find her teaching at The Oakwood School, Pitt Community College or performing thorughout eastern and central NC. Recently, she has been selected to perform at the National Flute Conference in 2016 and 2017!

Our faculty enjoy performing and working as freelance musicians. They are available to serve you for weddings, parties, religious services, concerts, and other special events! Please contact us and let us know about your event, the date and time, and what kind of music you would like. We will be happy to discuss what we can arrange for you! Our students and student ensembles also love opportunities to perform for special events. For example, perhaps you would like music for senior living centers, ot the National Anthem for sporting and business events, our ensembles may be available for this!

Lori received her Master in Music and Bachelor of Music-Music Education from East Carolina University and additional graduate studies in Choral Conducting from Appalachian State University. She specializes in classical, broadway, jazz, pop, rock, sacred, and contemporary Christian. Lori has 20 years experience in public and private school teaching, community music and theatre groups, and church music programs across North Carolina. She is an accompanist, music and theatre director, producer, choreographer across North Carolina.