Instructors will make individual decisions on when to resume their private music lessons. Please Stay Tuned!

Instructors are Experience affordable one-on-one music lessons for all ages and levels, taught by professionally trained instructors, in the fun and energetic atmosphere of the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts in the heart of Downtown Suffolk.

Please contact our instructor below to inquire about availability, schedule lessons, or for further questions.


Ms. Betty Lea Piland tailors all piano lessons to accommodate the individual student. Lessons are for any age and any skill level. Betty works with the students interest and makes lessons fun! She currently teaches over 40 students a week; she is well-known and well-loved in the area. Betty is trained and has performed in all areas of music including: Jazz, Pop, Classical, Contemporary Christian, Liturgical Church, Musicals, & Theatrical Stage Shows. Contact Betty today to set up a lesson!

For inquiries on availability or to schedule lessons, please contact Ms. Betty Lea Piland directly at 757-803-2206.


Acoustic, Electric, Bass, 7-string Bass, & Ukulele

Ross Dixon Ellis is a Virginia born guitarist. After hearing the likes of Eddie Van Halen , Steve Vai, and Yngwie Malmsteen, he knew that he wanted to become a rock star. Ross has played in various theme parks and theaters across the country and around the world. At Busch Gardens he has played in the 80’s throwback musical “Rock of Ages.” Ross has played on Carnival Cruise Lines in their show bands and has a wide variety of styles he covered from Rock, Jazz, Motown, Blues, Disco, and Country. He is a flashy performer that will add style to substance. A big fan of super Nintendo music and will incorporate neoclassical and hard rock melodies into his improvisation. Play loud!”

For inquiries on availability or to schedule lessons, please contact Ross directly at 757-816-1952 or email at ross.dixon.ellis@gmail.com

Ross Dixon Ellis is equipped to teach:

  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric Guitar
  • 7 string electric
  • Electric bass

Michael Creech is a seasoned professional singer/songwriter and musician who has recently released a self-titled EP which is available on Apple Music, Spotify, and other streaming services! He currently performs at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA. You can catch him in Celtic Fyre, which was voted #1 Amusement Park Entertainment for 2015, 2018, and 2019 by USA Today and 10Best readers! He has been performing at colleges (e.g., VCU, College of the Albemarle), festivals (e.g., Old Towne Portsmouth Holiday Festival, Suffolk Peanut Festival), and well-known venues (e.g., Virginia Beach Amphitheater, The Norva) for several years on the East Coast. He has also shared the stage with several national recording artists including Hal Ketchum and Rascal Flatts. Michael writes jingles and performs voice- over work as well. “With faith, creativity, and knowledge, you hold the key to success.”

Check out his website: http://www.michaelcreech.net/

For inquiries on availability or to schedule lessons, please contact Michael directly at 757-338-1880 or email at michael@michaelcreech.net

Michael is equipped to teach:

  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric Guitar
  • Electric bass
  • Ukulele