North Metro Music Education was established to assist students from all educational backgrounds in the North Metro Atlanta area of Georgia in music education. We support opportunities for children in public school, private school, and homeschool to participate in music education and performance programs and to develop musical talents and appreciation.

As a Christian organization, NMME promotes the social, cognitive, and emotional development of these students by providing organizational, logistical and financial assistance.

In 2019, North Metro Music Education began a weekly, after-school music program offering concert band, orchestra, chorus, jazz, and marching band classes that include professional instruction, musical development, and performance opportunities.

Mission Statement

To Encourage, Educate and Inspire students to achieve their full musical potential in a Christ-focused community.

Meet Our Board Members

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Christy Cannon

Board President


Christy graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech, where she also met Jason, her husband of 21 years. For several years, Christy and Jason served with The Navigators, a college ministry that focuses on evangelism and discipleship. Christy and Jason are the parents of 5 wonderful kids ages 19 to 5 years old.  Her children enjoy playing in band, marching band, and orchestra. Christy is active in her church, teaches a women’s Bible study and sings in the choir. If she doesn’t have something claiming her time, she loves to read classics, historical fiction and listens to book podcasts. On free weekends, you can find the Cannon family hiking and camping together.

Christy’s own education included piano and chorus. She sang in the Georgia Allstate Chorus, the Georgia Tech Chorale, and the choral ensemble, The Vocalities. She was also a part of the First Baptist Atlanta college ensemble, Sonlight. A highlight for Christy was singing Carmina Burana with the Atlanta Ballet.

Christy is grateful to be a part of North Metro Music Education. Music education opportunities for homeschoolers and private school students are often challenging or inaccessible, and Christy feels strongly that this program will impact, prepare and enrich kids for the rest of their lives.

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Theresa Dodd


Theresa graduated with a degree in Computer Science and worked for 12 years as a Systems Engineer.  She was involved in music at an early age playing in the school band and later in a community band.  Knowing the benefits of a music education, she has intertwined music into the homeschooling education of her children.  


Theresa is currently a consultant for an accredited distance-learning program that assist families in homeschooling their children.  She is also a tutor at a local homeschool co-op, and enjoys working with children, guiding them in reaching their educational goals.


She has been involved with North Metro Music Education, Inc. since its inception and is happy to be part of this organization to spread the benefits of music to students in the community.

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Tori Fish

Communications Coordinator

Tori graduated with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology from Covenant College, where she met her husband, Paul. She and Paul are the blessed parents of 10 children, ages 9-28, all of whom have been homeschooled. They currently have 4 grandchildren and are anticipating the arrival of 4 more over the next 9 months! Tori enjoys reading, cooking, interior decorating and watching her grandchildren grow.


As a student, Tori played the piano and flute. She participated in several bands, orchestras, and choirs during high school and played in Covenant College's Wind Symphony. Tori still enjoys playing her flute and has stayed musically active with her children, who play many instruments including piano, flute, violin, cello, trumpet, guitar, banjo, mandolin and double bass. She believes that music is part of a well-rounded education and helps to develop life-long skills that can be used to edify the church and glorify God.

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Ming Ligman


Ming graduated with a degree in nursing, became an RN, and then pursued a second degree in accounting and is an active CPA.  She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 31 years and has thoroughly enjoyed raising two children who are now in their 20s.  Her family enjoys traveling, being at the lake and trying new foods!


She has played the violin and piano since she was a young child and continues to enjoy playing for fun, therapy, and community.  She also fondly recalls the excellent music education that her own children have enjoyed over the years and wants to make those opportunities available to all students. 

Ming became involved with North Metro Music Education in response to the need for a non profit that promotes music education for our community.  She is excited to be part of this vibrant organization that has dedicated, supportive and positive people who continue to give generously of their time and resources.  

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Ashley Mullins

Website and Social Media Administrator

Public Relations and Donations

Ashley and her husband, Brian, are raising and homeschooling their 4 daughters in Acworth, GA. A graduate of Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in education, Ashley has taught in public school, private school, homeschool coops, and at church. She has taught preschoolers through high school in general music and voice instruction, as well as English and History and general middle school subjects. She is currently involved with music at her church through choir, solos, ensembles, and the student praise band. She has actively supported her daughters in marching band over the past 7 years.


Ashley has a passion for nurturing and promoting growth in children. Music is a beautiful vehicle for growth and development. She is excited and grateful to be able to serve with North Metro Music Education to help young men and women grow to their full potential through music education.

In Grateful Memory


Trish Fletcher

President at the founding of the North Metro Music School

Trish taught in the public school system for over ten years, but said she learned more about education through homeschooling her 3 children than she ever did in the classroom.  Currently, two of her children are attending college, and her youngest is in high school. 


Trish was blessed to journey through life beside her soul-mate and best friend, Eddie.  She enjoyed spending time with her family; whether playing games around the family table, long walks in the woods, attending church, or travelling.  

Watching her children blossom through music education made her passionate about providing an opportunity for all students and their families to develop their musical abilities to their fullest potential.

Trish had a vision for a music school that would serve the students in the North Metro Atlanta area who do not have quality music education available to them in their own school environments. She worked hard along with the other board members to see this vision come to life. In October of 2019, Trish was called to her Heavenly home after a tough battle with cancer. All of us at North Metro miss her terribly and are committed to carrying out the vision she had for making music education available and affordable for students in our area.