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Welcome to

Black Hills Studios of the Arts: A Nonprofit Corporation



Established in 2019, we offer traditional
and contemporary teaching methods in our quest to provide students of all ages the finest music and art education.
Piano Lesson

Our History


Established in 2019, a dream of many became a reality.

The only one of its kind, Black Hills Studios of the Arts is designed to bring many acclaimed music and art education teachers together with one goal in mind - 



Our Expertise


Every one of our teachers has a music or art education history

Our teachers strive to keep learning to bring you the best quality of teacher to your lessons.



Our Commitment


We are here for you and your children - your legacy.

Music nor art education ever ends, it is a life-long sport to be enjoyed until your final day on Earth. We are here to make sure you fulfill your dream of performing or composing, whether you play at Carnegie Hall, or in your own Living Room.

Our Mission


We are community focused.

Focused on bringing inspiring music and art education to the community of the Black Hills of South Dakota and beyond.

Our Vision


Helping people become better people.

One day, children and adults alike will have the opportunity to have a quality music and art education.

Board of Directors


Karen Kierstead, President

Tanya Harrod, Vice President

Libby Oney, Treasurer

Jennifer Nelson, Secretary


Christopher Bochmann

Mallory Dekker, ex officio

Tanya Harrod

Carlie Herrick

Karen Kierstead

Jennifer Nelson

Libby Oney

Purushotham Tukkaraja

Lois Wuestewald

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