THE BUILDING BLOCK SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS STAFF
Hi, my name is Kim Campbell and I am SALT tutor at Building Block School for the Arts. I am a Columbia State graduate, have a love for the arts,and live in Columbia. Thanks to my 2 grown sons, I have 18 years of home school experience. In 2011, my friends Jamie Moon, Sherry Johnson, and I created SALT. We wanted to offer a tutorial that was focused on the arts and chose the name SALT (School of Arts Learning Tutorial) because we, as Christians, are the salt of the earth. Our first couple of years we averaged about 10 students and studied everything from painting and sculpting to drama to chemistry experiments to devotionals where we learned a few words in Hebrew and Latin. It has been a joy to see how SALT has grown and become the excellent tutorial that it is today. The '17 - '18 school year might have been my messiest but one of the most fun because we have really gotten into our work. We have made play dough that we could eat, created buildings on jello to study earthquakes, made and sculpted Krispie cereal treats, and made bubble snakes to study air pressure and soap!
Carolyn Binkley: Teaching Voice for the Adolescent and Adults furthering and maintaining their voice. Carolyn is Currently operating the renowned vocal studio first established by her parents, Robert E. Binkley (1934-2012) and Phoebe K. Binkley (1937-2016). Their students have won Grammy, Emmy, Dove and CMA Awards. They have sung solos with the Boston Pops, the New York Philharmonic, the Nashville Symphony and the Atlanta Symphony. Others have performed with opera companies around the country. Clients have received voice scholarships to the Juilliard School of Music, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Boston Conservatory, and Indiana University, among others, and have had number one records on Country, Adult Contemporary, Christian and Soul charts. Currently, in addition to their signed recording artists, their clients are performing leads on the Broadway stage, singing cabaret, and doing studio work. Some are songwriters. Others are producers. Some are on television, some in movies. Still others are teaching, running workshops, and directing choirs.
Vicki Tucker Courtney’s classical piano background began at the age of four. Her extensive studies and choral accompanying while at North Texas State University led to a career that now includes composition and arranging for choirs, piano, handbells, and solo voice.
A multiple recipient of the annual ASCAP Plus Awards, Vicki currently writes full time, plays weekly traditional and contemporary church services, and tutors students of all ages in the study of the piano. She was mentored by Dove Award winning Mark Hayes in 2002 and published her first piece in 2004. Vicki currently has over 250 works in publication. Visit her website at www.vickituckercourtney.com.
Sherry is a graduate of the Governor's School for the Arts in Norfolk Virginia. She studied piano for eight years. She also studied voice at Christopher Newport University and is a graduate of Tidewater Community College. She has performed professionally with Paramount Kings Dominion, Dominion Theatre and the place where it all began for her, Commonwealth Musical Stage Company. Sherry moved to Nashville to work at the Opryland theme park, which closed only months after her move. She continued performing at the Opryland Hotel and theatres around Nashville. Sherry has made numerous television appearances and is currently signed with Talent Trek Nashville. Sherry created the Children's Music Theatre Workshop in 2013 when she realized that the kids needed more than just experience on the stage. They needed character and they needed excellence in knowing how to use their gift to the utmost of their ability.
Brenham Hughes Teaches KATS tv (kids around the square) I am a senior and Broadcasting student at Columbia Central High School. I’ve been a dancer and Columbia Dance Academy since I was 3 years old. After high school I plan to go to MTSU and major in Communications.