Academy News

NatalyaMac Signs With Sound Chamber Records! 

Maryville, TN (April 7, 2023)

NatalyaMac Signs With Sound Chamber Records!


Natalya MacDonald-Risner AKA “NatalyaMac” has signed with Sound Chamber Records!

Up-and-coming alternative pop/rock artist NataylaMac is the latest act to join Maryville, Tennessee-based Sound Chamber Records.

NatalyaMac moved to East Tennessee from Ohio in 2012 and made her acting

and singing debut in Knoxville, TN in 2017 at the Clarence Brown Theatre. She has since gone on to star in several films and commercials, in addition to her musical theatre work. She began

writing original songs when she was just 10 years old and already showed tremendous talent at

such a young age. NatalyaMac began taking vocal instruction with world-renowned vocal coach and recording artist, Jerry Martin, at Maryville Music Academy in May 2022 and has found her true passion as a singer/songwriter. She is very excited to sign with Sound Chamber Records and release her debut single “All Day” and looks forward to recording her first album soon!

Jerry Martin - Maryville Music Academy CEO

It’s a pleasure getting to work with NatalyaMac! Her passion for her music is very exciting to see as she continues to work on her music career. NatalyaMac sings from her heart and everyone who hears her will get to experience that positive energy that she puts out through her music. I believe we are looking at a star in the making! She will be making a huge impact in our music industry. The future is very bright for this young lady.

We have recorded her first single and it will be available on all streaming platforms on May 1st, 2023 so stay tuned and keep your eyes on NatalyaMac!

The Malones Sign With Sound Chamber Records! 

Maryville, TN (February 1, 2023) 

The Malones signs with Sound Chamber Records! 

Southern Gospel artists, the Malones, have signed with Maryville, Tennessee-based Sound Chamber Records. Hailing from California, the Malones are artists on the rise!  Their latest album "With You" is out on Spotify, Apple Music, and many other streaming platforms worldwide. Along with their duet album, Jackie also released a solo album  'Turn Around", which is also gaining the attention of the gospel music industry.

Jerry Martin - Maryville Music Academy Owner 

It is a pleasure working with Robert and Jackie each week as they continue to grow their ministry and take it in a new and bigger direction.  Their desire to touch hearts and change lives is apparent in their concerts and recordings.

We are in the planning stages of recording their next album at Sound Chamber Records and it will be available on all streaming platforms, their website, and at a concert near you in the future.  Check them out on their website for all upcoming information and follow, like, and subscribe to their social media channels.

Laykin Tomlinson Signs With Sound Chamber Records!  

Maryville, TN (January 24, 2023) 

Laykin Tomlinson signs with Sound Chamber Records! 

Up-and-coming country artist Laykin Tomlinson is the latest act to join Maryville, Tennessee-based Sound Chamber Records. The East Tennessee native has amassed over 100k followers across several social media platforms and her following continues to grow. Her style is a throwback to some country music greats like Miranda Lambert, Steel Drivers, and Laine Wilson among others. She has a sound that you are sure to love! Be on the lookout for her debut single coming soon! 

Jerry Martin - Maryville Music Academy Owner 

It has been a pleasure working with Laykin from the very moment we met. Her drive and focus are very exciting to see as she continues to work on her music career. Laykin is passionate about her music and her fans. I believe we are looking at the next country music star and the future is very bright for this young lady who is destined for great things in our music industry. 

We are in the process of recording her first single and it will be available on all streaming platforms in the near future so stay tuned and keep your eyes on Laykin Tomlinson!

Anthony Belcher Releases Debut Album "I'm Not Ashamed" On Sound Chamber Records 

Official Press Release

Maryville, TN (August 19, 2022) 

Anthony Belcher and Sound Chamber Records Announced the debut album “I’m Not Ashamed”! 

Anthony Belcher - First of all I want to thank God for the opportunity He's given to me as I’m continuing to learn how to sing and become a recording artist. I'm also thankful that I get to learn from Jerry Martin, Gospel Music Hall of Fame Inductee and owner of Maryville Music Academy, every week on how to sing better and develop as an artist. 

These past few years have been rough with covid closing Stamps and The Steve Hurst school during the summer but God has made a way for me to keep singing and to learn more about music thanks to Jerry at Maryville Music Academy! I praise God for that and I'm very thankful to be a student at Maryville Music Academy and under the tutelage of Jerry Martin. Getting to record songs at the Sound Chamber Records studio was an amazing experience! 

At first, I just wanted to do some in-person lessons at the academy and then we started working on Artist Development. Jerry’s vast knowledge about the music industry, artist promotion, album promotion, branding, and many other behind-the-scenes mechanics that you must learn was not only exciting but very insightful on what I must do to succeed in the music industry. Eventually, we decided that it was time for me to record my first album and truly develop as an artist. It was so much fun recording some of my favorite songs at Sound Chamber Records! It was amazing seeing how the songs all came together and getting to hear the finished songs were awesome. I can't put into words how amazing that experience was but I'm very thankful to God that He has allowed me to come this far and that He's been with me every step of the way. 

I hope and pray that this new album, “I’m Not Ashamed”, will be a blessing to everyone and that it will be an encouragement for them whenever they're going through hard times or struggles. I hope it encourages them to stand up for Jesus and not be ashamed no matter what may come tomorrow. 

Jesus will love us still! 

Jerry Martin - Maryville Music Academy Owner 

It has always been a pleasure working with Anthony from the very first lesson to how far this young man has come. Anthony has a heart for God and for people. I have seen incredible progress with him and his willingness to learn and step out on faith is something to behold. I am very proud of Anthony and how he continues to work hard, continues learning, and gives 100% on everything he has done so far in his career. The future is bright for Anthony and I am honored to be a small part of what he is doing. This album is sure to bless and encourage anyone who hears it! 

The album will be released on September 24, 2022, at a special album release concert! The album will be available at the concert and available for purchase online that day! Find out more details about the concert as there will also be a LIVE streaming link provided on Anthonys' Facebook music events page as it develops.
Click the link below to find out more!

Make sure you pick up your copy and support Anthony’s ministry!

To learn more about Anthony Belcher's music, Go Here

Maryville Music Academy Is A Family Safety Plan Music Academy! 

We are an Official Safety Plan Music Academy! 

In order to keep our students, staff, and teachers safe, we have implemented the Family Safety Plan in our school! This includes glass windows on lesson rooms to foster transparency between teachers and parents, full-time office staff so that students and teachers are never left unsupervised, requiring extensive background checks of all of our teachers and staff, security cameras in all rooms, and an open-door policy for parents, which means that they’re always invited to sit in on their child’s lessons. Learn more at

Maryville Music Academy Proudly Sponsors Mary Poppins Jr! 

Maryville Music Academy Proudly Sponsors Mary Poppins Jr! 

We have two of our elite students, Ashley Blair and Millie Rochelle, who will be taking the stage in this wonderful production. 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Visit to purchase yours today! All show and ticket information are below. 

Primary Players, along with MMA and title sponsor, LeConte Wealth Management, proudly presents MARY POPPINS, JR! 

Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film. 

Mary Poppins JR. features songs by Richard and Robert Sherman. The Sherman Brothers wrote more motion-picture musical song scores than any other songwriting team in film history. 

The jack-of-all-trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it." 

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins JR. is an enchanting mixture of irresistible stories, unforgettable songs, and breathtaking dance numbers. 

Directed by John Cherry, Music Direction by Kristy Weekley Giles, and Choreography by Hilary Barrett. Mary Poppins JR. features 36 young actors between the ages of 8 and 18. 

This Primary Players production of Mary Poppins JR will be staged at Blount - Faith Promise Church at 539 North Foothills Plaza Drive, Maryville. 


Thursday, Apr. 22, 7 p.m. 

Friday, Apr. 23, 7 p.m. 

Saturday, Apr. 24, 2 p.m. 

Thursday, Apr. 29, 7 p.m. 

Friday, Apr. 30, 7 p.m. 

Saturday, May 1, 2 p.m. 

Ticket prices: 

Adults - $12 

Students -12 and under - $8 

Children under 5 – Free 

The Primary Players cast and crew have worked so hard for 6 months, and we believe the show will reflect their dedication! 

Again, visit to purchase tickets, t-shirts, and other Primary Players merchandise! 

We strongly encourage all our supporters to buy tickets at the above link, IN ADVANCE. Due to covid precautions and social distancing, our seating capacity is reduced, so early ticket sales are very important. 

Audience members will be required to wear masks (in the lobby & during all performances) and to be seated with household members.