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When my daughter started the process of selecting a college, I realized I would have to take on a weekend part-time job to pay for college tuition. I considered all the local little shops, and had settled on possibly a job at a local department store, but there was another idea brewing for additional income.

I had been singing and performing for almost 30 years, and thought maybe someone would be interested in voice lessons. So, I asked a close personal friend about my idea, and she thought it was a great idea.

Thus began the foundation for Dencie Lee School of Performing Arts, LLC., and I started teaching voice lessons in my home with four vocal students. I quickly realized people wanted piano, so I moved forward in the next session with seven students.

After about four years, we had outgrown my home, and decided to move to one of the buildings at Maranatha Church. My enrollment had grown, requiring me to add an additional instructor.

Today, we have a staff of 11, and have a beautiful 5000 square foot facility on Interstate 10. We teach all ages, beginning at  2 and up. We offer art, drawing, dance, drums, guitar, piano, movement, music, pageant prep, theater art, voice, video editing and academic tutoring. We also offer after school tutoring in our IRock Continuum program, and a home school support program, OnTrack Academics. Our mission is to not only offer fine arts instruction and academic tutoring, but also provide an atmosphere that is conducive to learning, growing, and being creative. We do so much more than teach; we inspire.

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