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About DAFA: Meet Our Instructors!

Sharon Knight

(Piano, Art, Drama)

Hello! I am Sharon Knight, owner and manager of DAFA, and the academy's piano, art, and drama instructor. My dream and vision is to offer quality instruction in all areas of the fine arts, instruction that is affordable and available to all.

My experience includes many years of teaching private piano lessons and instructing children from pre-school to high school in music, art, and drama. I have a degree in Music and Elementary Education, and I have held workshops on working with children throughout Roanoke and the New River Valley.  Other instructors here at DAFA have extensive backgrounds in music and art, both in theory and in practice.

Dr. Carter 

Dr. Carter is an accomplished violinist, violist, and cellist.  She has taught for many years in several notable studios in the New River Valley, but has now chosen DAFA as her home base for teaching.  

She is also a member of the Blacksburg Community Strings, the New River Valley Symphony, the Summer Musical Enterprises Orchestra, and the Radford University Nutcracker Orchestra.  


David "Hutch" Hutcheson started playing drums at age 11, and began taking lessons with a professional at age 12.  He has played with bands in Virginia and North Carolina doing both live shows and studio work.  He has been helping young drummers get the right start for many years.

We invite you and your family to come to DAFA, to learn more about our offerings, and to experience the joy of learning in all a
reas of the fine arts.  

Our studio is located at 3635 South Main Street in Blacksburg, on the east side of Route 460 Business, between Audiotronics and the Drysdale Eye Center.
It includes ample space for individual and group music lessons, art tables and displays, stages for performances, and a large rehearsal room.
We offer lessons at a variety of locations and times, so, if you would like to come visit, please contact us first so we can arrange to be available to greet you.
            Phone: 540-953-3232
            Email: alittleknightmusic@juno.com