United Teachers Of Music was founded in 1979 by Terry Bell. After graduation from North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota; he traveled seven years all over the United States giving concerts in classical and gospel music in schools and churches. He came to the Kansas City area to resume studies in music at the University Of Missouri. At that time his professor(Joan Cochran Sommers) encouraged him to start the music studio. United Teachers has encouraged literally hundreds of young people to enjoy playing music. They participate in competitions, concerts, in all types of venues, in front of hundreds and sometimes thousands of people. United Teachers Of Music offers lessons on accordion, piano, keyboard, saxophone, clarinet, and flute.
Our accordion orchestra program involves children six to adult. The accordion orchestra plays all types of music, literally from Bach to boogie. They have performed in every kind of venue such as rest homes, retirement centers, malls, zydeco, and ethnic festivals. They have performed at the Nelson Art Gallery in front of the mayor of Kansas City, Union Station, 25 local libraries, Worlds Of Fun, Starlight Theater, St. Mary's 176th anniversary, and many more. Some of our students are performing in eight weeks. Some have gone on to pursue music in college and as a career. Some have competed nationally and internationally There are currently six very caring teachers at the studio who are well qualified to give instruction in accordion, piano, woodwinds, as well as music theory. Our studio atmosphere is cordial and fun.
Terry's wife Linda is always by his side to help the children and parents.