The DuFresne School of Music was founded in 2006 as a way to develop the love of music and the arts in the children and adults who are associated with Christian Heritage Academy, University Boulevard Church of the Nazarene and the Southside community.
The School of Music was named in honor of Gordon and Joyce DuFresne. This musical couple was very involved in the life of the church and the music department, with Gordon playing the trombone in the orchestra and Joyce playing the piano for many years. They have inspired many young musicians throughout their years of service.
Throughout the year, the School of Music provides opportunities for students to perform in recitals and competitions as well as giving their talents to the Lord in worship services and chapels. Performing is an important aspect of the students’ musical education. High standards are maintained in all aspects of the learning process. By requiring high standards and dedication, teachers give students a firm foundation for playing and enjoying music for the rest of their lives.
For information on enrolling in the DuFresne School of Music, contact the DuFresne School of Music Faculty:
Lisa began playing piano at the age of 8 and flute at the age of 11. She participated in the school band in middle school and high school as well as various city-wide honor bands. She has participated in several competitions and festivals, including Solo and Ensemble Festival in flute and the Florida Federation of Music Clubs Festival in piano.
Miss Barwell graduated in 2001 from Providence School and in 2005 from Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, TN) with a Bachelor of Science in Music. She has been teaching since 2004.
She is a member of the National Flute Association and the National Federation of Music Clubs which enables her students to participate in festivals and competitions throughout the year.