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
















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Here are the group photos.  Click the picture to download a larger version.
Week 1

Week 2


Here is the week 2 closing video

Here is the week 1 closing video

Who won the Memorial Trophy?
Click HERE to find out


The New Virtual Class will be made available after this years session as well as private piano lessons.  Email us for information.

All the daily lessons will be videos you can watch anytime during the day.  Then there will be a daily zoom meeting with Sam Hagler to review and discuss the material.  You can go back and rewatch anything you need more help with.  This will be a self paced class so you can go at your own speed and on your own schedule.  Email us with any questions.  We will be available to help everyone get connected.

§  Daily theory lessons for three skill levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced)

§  Daily sectional videos

§  Daily “history” lessons from Poppa Key

§  Daily lessons in directing/conducting

§  Daily recordings of academy assemblies

§  Daily Zoom meetings to interact with the teacher.


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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.


Here is the 2019 closing.  Thank you Sam Hagler.


Click the photo below to see pictures from the 2019 Academy.  If you have any to add send them to us.  For a printable version on the group photo click HERE.




The Do Re Mi River Retreat


275 Cedar Bluff Road
Hartsville, TN 37074

Plan your next event at the Retreat.  Click HERE for details.


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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 God’s 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 Sol 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.