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Dr. Lynette Browne

Welcome to Terre Haute Music School! We are pleased that you are considering music lessons!  Research has shown that we are all born with an aptitude for music, and we are here to nurture it!

I just know you will love our program as soon as you give it a try. Our 5200 square-foot building is centrally located in Terre Haute, and spacious enough to provide many high-quality music lessons. Our goal is to help your child reach their potential on their instrument, and develop a life long love of music!

To accomplish our goal, we offer piano lessons for students of all ages and abilities, as well as piano classes for young beginners.  Piano students learn to both read music and play by ear.  Music theory and musicianship are emphasized with every student to help them reach their full potential.  Many performance opportunities exist – monthly musicales, semester recitals, piano festivals, and competitions.  In addition, there are spring theory classes that are free to all enrolled piano students.

The preschool music classes offered at Browne Music School are designed to nurture the child’s music aptitude by engaging children and their families in singing and movement activities which help attune the ear, refine the voice, and develop a rhythmic body through which music can be expressed. Additionally, instrumental activities are part of the program, ranging from playing simple rhythm instruments such as sticks and drums for babies and toddlers to playing keyboards for older children.

As a parent, I understand how much better it feels to know a teacher’s background before putting your child in their care. I invite you to read my professional introduction below.

Dr. Lynette Browne has been teaching piano and early childhood music classes since 1991.   She holds a doctor of musical arts degree from University of Miami in Miami, Florida.  Her other degrees are from the University of North Texas and Texas Christian University.  She has resided in Terre Haute since 2004 where she has been on the faculty of Indiana State University teaching music and running the Community Music Center.  She has given presentations on the importance of early childhood music at local, state, and national venues.  She is a member of the Wabash Valley Music Teaches Association (part of the Music Teachers National Association), Sigma Alpha Iota Terre Haute Alumnae chapter, the College Music Society, and the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (certified level 3).  She and her husband, Ed, are also active with the Community Theater of Terre Haute.  Lynette has a 8-year-old daughter and enjoys being a busy mom!

As you familiarize yourself with our class offerings, we look forward to answering your questions and welcoming your family into our music studio.

Lynette Browne
Doctor of Musical Arts

Dana Williamson

Dana Williamson has been a musician for most of her life, having played string instruments for nearly 30 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Indiana State University in 2005. She began teaching violin and viola privately to students of all ages while still studying at ISU, then taught middle school strings and general music for 9 years in Vigo County.

Dana has performed and done recording session work with several ensembles and bands and is the current Concertmistress of the Terre Haute Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra. Dana also has a strong background in alternative styles and electric strings and has performed several times with the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra.

Tim Bennett

Hello! My name is Tim Bennett and I am very excited to be teaching at Terre Haute Music School. I went to Ball State University, where I was involved in different ensembles and music classes. I have been a Music Director at churches for over 8 years where I taught groups as well as individuals. During this time I worked with not only adults, but teens and children as well. I have been playing guitar and other instruments for over 15 years. I really enjoy helping students learn and grow in their skills and music understanding.