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Meet Gianne and Dominic Cosentino of Honor Creation School of Music

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gianne and Dominic Cosentino. 

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Dominic and I (Gianne) started Honor Creation School of Music in 2019. I played music all my life and wanted to be a music teacher since high school. In 2015, I graduated from Messiah University with a Music Education degree. Dominic, who was also always very musical, graduated from Belmont University the same year with a degree in Music Business and a minor in Audio Production. Music was a common thread that drew us into friendship with each other, which eventually lead to our marriage in 2018. We soon after bought a house north of the Nashville and discovered the adorable little city of Springfield. 

Opening a music school was a big dream that we carried in our hearts, but we did not expect it to happen in the near future. 

One day, while walking around Main Street Springfield, we serendipitously connected with the owner of a dance studio in town, Shalom Movement. We shared our stories and immediately hit it off (as we realized how much our values and passions aligned), and she told us that they constantly get asked by their students if they provided music lessons. Their building had an entire floor of unused space in the upstairs that needed renovated, and they had been waiting for the right renters to come along. One thing led to another, and they offered us the unused upstairs to turn into a music school! The build was going to be very expensive, as we needed multiple sound-proof rooms among other features to customize it. At the time, we didn’t have enough the money to complete the build-out, but a local building company graciously offered to do the entire project for us (honestly, it was a miracle!). Thus, Honor Creation was born, and we still operate in the same space today. We are still blown away and so thankful by how our story began, and it truly helped to bring us through the coming difficult year. 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
We opened our doors in October of 2019. We steadily received new students and hired more teachers, and we put on our first recital in December. After students returned from winter break, we had one more normal month of lessons before we caught wind of the coming pandemic. By March 2020, we closed our doors and had to move our lessons completely online, something we never would have expected in our first year of business. Our families were so supportive and flexible, and we were able to maintain a large portion of our students during the following months of online lessons. However, some did not have internet connection at home, and many were facing threats of financial stability and had to temporarily stop lessons. We were not sure if we would be able to continue our business, but each month proved to be another miracle as we were able to stay afloat. Today we are back in person and growing! 

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
We provide lessons for piano, drums, violin, guitar, recording/production, ukulele, voice, and many other instruments. We are known for providing a loving atmosphere for students to thrive and find their unique expression. We thoughtfully personalize our lessons towards each individual’s interests and strengths, helping students to cultivate a life-long love for music, while also leading them to become well-rounded in their musicianship. We are faith-based and bring attention to the connections between music and faith. To “Honor Creation” is to honor how each student was created and to help them unlock their unique creativity. 

What’s next?
This year we are planning to finally start offering group classes and ensembles for students to join and play and perform together – adding a vital “community” aspect to learning music. We are also releasing our new branding in the new year, and hopefully, some facility updates to come with it! 

Pricing:

  • $30 per 30-minute lesson
  • $40 per 45-minute lesson
  • $50 per 60-minute lesson

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Image Credits
Sutton Wisener Photography
Amanda Tallon Photography

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