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LMA About Us

About us

A different approach to music education


Originally located within Liberty UMC in Brentwood, TN, Liberty Music Academy was founded in 2019 by musicians and Belmont alums Cassidy Gephart and Arianna Hume with the intention of creating a different type of lesson experience for students. With an emphasis on musicality, self-confidence, creativity, and collaboration, today LMA teachers use each lesson, group class, performance opportunity, and ensemble to help their students reach their true potential in whatever musical avenue they choose to pursue - as performers, songwriters, composers, arrangers, etc.

Lessons at Liberty Music Academy are the total package for the aspiring young musician, no matter what age or skill level. Regardless of what instrument path you choose, LMA lessons encompass all of the fundamentals of music, including but not limited to rhythm reading, ear training, music theory, sight reading, and much, much more. 


Liberty Music Academy is committed to providing students with ample opportunities to play in front of their peers. At monthly performance classes, students explore stage presence techniques, realize how to give and receive constructive criticism, and begin to build their own musical community. Students at LMA are not simply individuals taking private lessons, they are musicians growing alongside other music makers, partaking in collaboration and creativity together.


Cassidy gephart
CO-OWNER & Founder

Cassidy Gephart holds a Bachelor of Music from Belmont University in Commercial Music with an emphasis in piano performance. Along with her most recent instruction in jazz and other popular styles, she has a background and extensive training in classical music. She is dedicated to providing an enjoyable, formative experience and instilling a love for music in all of her students.

Cassidy Gephart - Piano Teacher

CO-OWNER & founder

Arianna Hume earned her degree in Commercial Voice & Music Technology from Belmont University. Thanks to her extensive private lesson history, her experiences as a freelance singer and session vocalist, and her teaching background, Arianna now has a very well-rounded approach to teaching voice. In her studio, she strives to create a unique environment where each student is given the freedom to realize their potential and explore their own instrument, building the foundation needed to become a competent musician.

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