Drawing on the rich musical heritage of Caldwell County and the surrounding area, the James C. Harper School of Performing Arts provides high quality musical and performing arts instruction that fosters the creative instincts of its students. Through individual and group classes, rehearsals, recitals, concerts and workshops, the school offers a nurturing environment for students of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and financial circumstances.



Enroll in the Experience

The Harper School offers “On Going Enrollment” for individual lessons. You can enroll at the Harper School any time of year. We offer lessons in voice, all musical instruments and dance. For more information and to enroll in lessons, call us or view the other pages of The Harper School site.

The Harper School offers year round private lessons and group classes for children and adults of all ages. We welcome you to start your private lessons at any time of year or month so there is no need to wait to get started. We offer 30 minute, 45 minute and 60 minute private lessons and we teach students from beginners to very advanced. Enroll online, download an enrollment form or call us for pricing… monthly payments are available.

For additional information and to register for classes at the Harper School, contact us at 828-754-2297 or karenburton@theharperschool.org.

Online Enrollment
Printable Enrollment Form

Upcoming Events

Tuckers Barn - Singer & Songwriter Series
Thu, May 07 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Singer & Songwriter Series at 1841 Cafe in downtown Lenoir.  Featuring Gwyn Call, Patrick Crouch and Jimmie Griffith.

Music Together Class
Mon, May 11 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:15pm

Music Together Class starts and runs each Monday through July 13th.  Music class for 0 to 5 year olds and the adults who love them. 

Annual Student Recitals
Mon, May 11 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Annual Student Recitals at 6:00 PM at College Avenue Baptist Church with refreshments served after recitals at the Harper School.

Harper Wind Ensemble
Mon, May 11 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Harper Wind Ensemble 3rd Semester at the Harper School conducted by Jim Shulstad.

Harper Concert Band Performance
Sun, May 17 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Harper Concert Band Spring Performance at the LHS Auditorium at 3:00PM.