Hometown Music offers instruction for every kind of musical interest, including band instruments, percussion instruments, piano, guitar, ukulele, and violin. Lessons are available for all ages and ability levels, with students proceeding at their own pace. Our private studio practice rooms ensure a quality learning experience. All students receive personalized attention each week to help them get the most out of their lessons.

Lesson Policy

Private lessons are 30 minutes a week, at a cost of $100 per month (subject to change) for a total of 48 pro-rated lessons per year. Private lesson fees are due and payable during the first week of each month; a $2.00 late fee will be assessed for lesson payments made after the tenth of the month. There is a $3.00 fee for paying for lessons with a credit or debit card. Payments in cash or check will not be subject to the $3.00 fee. 

Private lessons may be made up if the student notifies Hometown Music in advance.

 Beth Vance- Piano

 As co-owner of Hometown music, Beth has been teaching music for over 30 years. In that time, she has prepared students of all ages and abilities for many performance opportunities. Beth strives to instill the fundamentals required to improve her student's abilities and help them enjoy their new skills for a lifetime! 


Paul Vance- Guitar, fretted instruments, percussion, band instruments

 Paul has been teaching music since 1978. In 1989, he and his wife, Beth, founded Hometown Music. As an accomplished musician, Paul performs professionally in jazz, gospel, and country bands. Paul operates the recording studio and arranges music for recording artists. Paul eagerly and successfully works with students of all ages and backgrounds. 


Kim McConnel- Piano

Kim graduated from DePauw University in 1989 with a Bachelor's degree in Music/Business with a piano major. Kim taught piano while attending DePauw and she enjoys her returning to teaching. Kim remains a member of the Huntingburg Music Club, Salem Church Senior Choir, Bell Choir, and the Celebration Singers

Current Availability 


Harleeray Toepfer- Guitar and Ukulele

HarleeRay has been playing guitar for 20 years. She has been involved in both band and musical performances since middle school. HarleeRay was also a member of the OCU pep band. She has played everything from coffee shops to weddings and worship bands.



Molly weasner- Violin holds a minor in Violin performance.  She is accepting students of Wednesday afternoons

Emma Oliver is our newest guirat teacher.  She is a very talented young lady who is able to teach guitar, bass, uke and mandolin. She is accepting studetnts on Thursdays.