About Us

The Jackson Studio of Music officially organized on September 3, 1987, in a building at the corner of Lamar and Airways™. The space was rented by Memphis restaurant owner John Grisanti. Students were attracted to the studio due to the style of teaching that was being offered by the instructors Derrick Jackson and Barbara Jackson Sago.

Beginnings of the Studio

Derrick and Barbara were instrumental in instructions in classical piano, jazz, and mostly traditional and contemporary gospel. Immediately the studio became known for its ability to produce great church musicians. Subsequently, many pastors began sending their young, up-and-coming musicians to be trained by Derrick and Barbara.

Their father, Pastor Andrew Jackson, Sr., allowed them to rent space in the church, Faith Temple Ministries Church, at 5191 Elvis Presley Boulevard for a few years, as the church was blessed to have numerous classrooms and space available for music instructions.

Continuing to Grow

As the studio continued to grow, it was moved to its present location, 1114 E Holmes Road, where the space was renovated for music instruction and offices. Many of the students, who are now skilled musicians, are using their gifts locally and abroad. Some are prolific church musicians, functioning at churches like Temple of Deliverance, Brown Baptist, Mississippi Blvd, and New Direction. Some are even traveling with renowned recording artists such as Kurt Carr, Donald Lawrence, and The Williams Brothers.

Barbara, Music Services | Memphis, TN

Barbara Today

Barbara Jackson Sago is presently serving as Vice President of The International Music Department of the Church of God In Christ, where Dr. Judith McAllister serves as President of the IMD and Bishop Charles Blake serves as Presiding Bishop.

Derrick, Music Services | Memphis, TN

Derrick Today

Derrick Jackson served the late Bishop G. E. Patterson for several years as his personal organist. Presently, he is the Chief Organist for the Church of God In Christ and Minister of Music for Faith Temple Ministries Church under the leadership of Pastor Andrew

Jackson leadership of Pastor Andrew Jackson Sr. Both Derrick and Barbara have accompanied great musical artists such as Donnie McClurkin, Yolanda Adams, Kim Burrell, Karen Clark Sheard, and Edwin Hawkins.

Call (901) 345-7732 to learn more about our wonderful music services in Memphis, Tennessee.