Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.
Education, Preservation and Promotion of Shape Note Gospel Music
Est. 2002
















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Make plans now to be a part of the 20th Anniversary Session of the
Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy.  June 5-18, 2022. 

Week 1 - SHAPE (Singing in Harmony And Pursuing Excellence) Week is back June 5-11 for ages 13 and over.  Classroom instruction is tailored to the needs of older students as we reinforce leadership qualities which students are expected to display by mentoring younger students during week two. In addition to the regular curriculum, SHAPE week participants also receive ear training and songwriting classes each day. 

Week 2 - Academy Week runs from June 12-18 for ages 3 and up.  On campus students must be at least 8 years old. Day commuter classes are offered for all ages. Preschoolers are placed in the Sparrows classroom to attend a half day program. Early elementary aged children can choose to attend as Songbirds for a half day program or as day commuters from 8:30-3:30.

There will be a lot of special events to celebrate our 20th session.
June 11 at 2 PM a big 20th Anniversary singing.  We want all former and current students to attend.  This singing will replace the closing singing we usually have, and be at Church of God Worship and Ministry Center 1007 Hartsville Pike Lebanon, TN.
  Register HERE today and save your spot. 

We have a waiting list for on campus students Academy week, June 12-18.  We are full on campus but still have space for commuter students.  You can still register for this week but there will be a waiting list.  There are spots available for SHAPE week, June 5-11, for ages 13 and older.  If it is too far to drive we will offer the virtual classes again. 

A historical old school house has been donated to Do Re Mi to house the museum.  We have a GoFundMe set up to help with the cost of moving the building to campus.  Click HERE to help.

We continue to develop the Do Re Mi Shape Note Museum.  Contact us to schedule a visit.  If you have items to lend or donate please email us.



Who wants to take piano?  Do Re Mi will teach piano year round no matter where you live.  We use phone or internet to teach piano no matter where you are.  E-mail us for details.


The Do Re Mi River Retreat


275 Cedar Bluff Road
Hartsville, TN 37074

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The Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc. operates for the glory and honor of God. The mission is to teach students of all ages to sing Godís music and  play various musical instruments to the best of their ability.  Passed on to the present generation from our forefathers, the shape note method of music reading is used.  The name Do Re Mi represents the seven note syllables of the scale:  Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do.

The purpose of Do Re Mi is to educate, promote and preserve the rich heritage of shape note gospel music utilizing  our theme, "Doing our best for God." Our emphasis is improvement of church music.  We strive to daily follow the spirit of God.  Individuals, special groups (quartets, trios, etc.), as well as entire Church choirs, can improve their performance of gospel  music through the educational offerings of the Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.  Private lessons assist the beginner and improve performances of the most advanced musician.  Acoustical instrument training is offered, and Bluegrass Gospel is featured.

The core values of the Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc. include education, promotion and preservation of shape note gospel music.  We highly value honoring and glorifying God, seeking and following the leadership of the Holy Spirit, encouraging while never discouraging,  winning the lost to Christ, developing and  maintaining Christian family values while developing new friendships and maintaining old ones.

Browse through our website.   If you need additional assistance, send us an e-mail. If you cannot attend the sessions, please pray for our efforts.