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  Learning to Play

 Playing to Learn 


BCMS believes students should showcase what they are learning. Our students not only participate in recitals, but regularly participate in music festival adjudications and master classes. Students can be seen around town sharing their music.


Bull City Music School focuses instruction on being student centered. Our teachers plan instruction based on the student's method of learning and pace.



Being able to play an instrument is one thing but how you use your craft to affect social change is a great responsibility. Bull City Music School students learn how to make a positive impact on their community thru music.

About the Founder 
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Jeanetta Powell has always had music play a major role in her life. A life long learner of music and humanity, she created Bull City Music School to further spread a message of love, respect, and self-confidence. 

Love was instilled by her parents and supportive environment. Jeanetta first felt the love of classical music with her uncle, famed jazz pianist, Rozelle Claxton . Knowing that love can spread around she discovered Gospel music with Linda Herring and viola music with Mary Ann Snyder.


Respect for her craft was honed at Overton High School for the Creative and Performing Arts .  

She participated in County Wide, Regional and State Orchestras. Playing in these competitive orchestras taught Jeanetta there is no substitute for hard work and dedication. Self- Confidence matured with her as she matriculated to Jackson State University.


There in Mississippi, a teacher and performer were made. Jeanetta played in the Jackson State University Symphony Orchestra and accompanied the University Choir. At the close of her tenure, she confidently walked away with a degree in Music Education. 

Today, Jeanetta instills love, respect, and self-confidence in all of her students.

We’d love to hear from you!

3329 Chapel Hill Boulevard  Durham, NC| 27707|

Tel: 919-423-5701

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