The Willingham Performing Arts Academy - Summer Private Lesson Intensive 2023

Monday May 8th – Friday July 7th 2023

(lessons offered once a week for 9 weeks)

Time slots between 1-5pm Mon-Fri

Private lesson subjects include: Voice, Piano, Acting, Song Writing, and Scenic Paint / Design. Students are welcome to mix and match the subjects they cover in lessons, for example: Learning how to sing a song in May and learning how to play that song on the piano in June. The Summer Intensive will last approximately 2 months and will end with a group presentation for family and friends at WPAA.

Private lessons are offered as either 30min, 45min, or 1-hour time slots and the associated lesson fees are listed below:

30mins – 45mins: $25

1 hour: $30

All private lessons take place at the Willingham Performing Arts Academy (221 E Main St. Yadkinville, NC) and are taught by our primary private lesson instructor, Edward Charles (Charlie) Kluttz III.

For additional information, or If you are interested in signing up for the WPAA Summer Private Lesson Intensive, email Charlie at:

A Little Bit About Charlie:

Charlie Kluttz was born and raised in Concord, NC and moved to Winston-Salem, NC in 2010 to study voice at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He obtained his Bachelors in Music (Classical Vocal Performance) and worked extensively with community theaters in the area while at UNCSA. Kluttz currently serves as a Music Director, Scenic Painter, and Scenic Designer for the Yadkin Arts Council in Yadkinville, NC. Kluttz also serves as the primary group and private lesson instructor for the Willingham Performing Arts Academy. Additionally, he is the current Music Theatre instructor for the Acting Out! program which operates under the UNCSA School of Drama.

Join us this summer and hone your skills, or try something completely new! We can’t wait to work with you!

Costume Rentals!

Our Spark Costume Shop if an offshoot of the academy and offers a wide variety of rental options for all types of performances and events.

If you are interested in signing up for a class, renting a costume, or would like more information about auditioning for a show please email