Fine Arts Academy
Providing music lessons in Opelika/Auburn where Christ is honored and students are challenged and inspired to develop their God-given talents for the glory and service of God.
The Fine Arts Academy provides opportunities for private and/or group lessons. Lessons are offered in the areas of piano, voice, guitar, brass, woodwinds, strings, and percussion. Our experienced instructors are highly qualified in their individual areas. A comfortable waiting area is provided for parents with closed-circuit TV of all lesson rooms, free Wi-Fi, coffee and bottled water. We encourage parents to stay during lessons in this room in case of emergencies, and because there is no supervision of students before or after lessons.
Private Music Instruction
Music instruction is adapted to the development and progress of each student. Lessons are offered for 30, 45 and 60 minutes. An annual non-refundable registration fee of $25 must accompany the application/enrollment form or online registration and is good for three semesters. Tuition is payable by the semester or by the month. Please choose one of the following on your registration form.
30 minute: $400/semester OR
$133.33 due by 1st lesson
$133.33 due by March 1st/September 5th
$133.33 due by April 1st/October 3rd
45 minute: $600/semester OR
$200 due by 1st lesson
$200 due by March 1st/September 5th
$200 due by April 1st/October 3rd
60 minute: $800/semester OR
$266.67 due by 1st lesson
$266.67 due by March 1st/September 5th
$266.67 due by April 1st/October 3rd
Student may start mid-semester if there are openings.
Tuition will be pro-rated. Students are expected to buy
instruction books as needed.
A family that has multiple children can pay $375 per
child starting with the second child taking 30 minute
lessons. Call the Academy for 45 and 60 minute prices.
Come to the church office to pay if you are paying any amount other than the full amount for tuition.
Lessons are scheduled Monday - Friday. Students are assigned to instructors and classes based on 1) paid registration date 2) new or returning student 3) time preference, instructor availability, etc.
• Fall Semester – Open Registration begins mid-July. During Priority Registration, current summer students, then past spring students have preference for their same lesson time/day. No lessons on Labor Day.
• Spring Semester - Online registration begins in early December. Semester is late January through early May.
• Summer Semester - Registration opens in early May. Instruction starts the day after Memorial Day for 10 weeks. Begin anytime and enjoy flexible scheduling of lessons by communicating directly with instructors for days off. Students must commit to a total of 4, 6, or 8 hours of lesson time during the semester. Summer semester is $235 for eight 30-minute lessons, $345 for eight 45-minute lessons, and $455 for eight 60-minute lessons. Prorated tuition is available for late starts.
There are two annual recitals held on a Sunday at the end of the Spring and Fall semesters.
Students are responsible for contacting the instructor if a lesson will be missed. Instructors must be notified a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the lesson time for make-up eligibility. Please notify the Academy office if you are unable to contact him/ her. Lessons missed due to the instructor are his/ her responsibility. Excused absences are: a) student illness b) extreme emergency c) death in the family. Each teacher will handle scheduling make-up lessons with their students.
Please talk to the Academy Director if a student wishes to withdraw from the Academy before the end of the semester. Refunds can be given for the balance of the semester in most situations.
Week 1: January 24
Week 2: January 31
Week 3: February 7
Week 4: February 14
Week 5: February 21
Week 6: February 28
Week 7: March 7
Week 8: March 14
Week 9: March 21
Week 10: March 28
Week 11: April 4
Week 12: April 11
Week 13: April 18
Make-Up Week: April 25 (Make-up)
End of Semester Recital: Sunday, May 1
Semester starts the day after Memorial Day for 10 weeks. Begin anytime and enjoy flexible scheduling of lessons by communicating directly with instructors for days off.
Week 1: August 8
Week 2: August 15
Week 3: August 22
Week 4: August 29
Week 5: September 5
Week 6: September 12
Week 7: September 19
Week 8: September 26
Week 9: October 3
Week 10: October 10
Week 11: October 17
Week 12: October 24
Week 13: October 31
Make-Up Week: November 7
End of Semester Recital: Sunday, November 13