At School of the Arts, we value teaching faith expression through the arts. Private lessons are available in piano, guitar (acoustic, electric and bass), strings, voice and percussion. We’re adding new classes every session. School of the Arts is for all ages—ages almost 8 to 80! We’ve seen multiple students from middle school age to adults consistently serve in our worship services. Some will even go on to pursue careers in music. We are committed to serving not only St. John families, but the surrounding community as well. Private lessons with Christian professionals starts here.
Private Music Lessons
Fall 2017 Session
August 21-December 15, 2017 (14 lessons over 17 weeks)
Recital: November 18 at 10:00am and 1:00pm
Priority Registration: July 24-28 (returning students)
Open Registration: July 31-August 18
Closed on: Nov. 22 and 23 (Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving)
We are accepting registrations for the fall 2017 session. Contact Laura for more information.
Spring 2018 Session
January 8-May 11 (14 lessons over 17 weeks)
Recital: May 12 at 9:00, 11:00am and 1:00pm
Priority Registration: November 27-December 1 (Returning Students)
Open Registration: December 4- December 22
Closed on: March 12-16 (Spring Break)
Summer 2018 Session
May 28th- August 6th (8 lessons over 10 weeks)
Priority Registration: May 1- May 5 (Returning Students)
Open Registration: May 8- May 19
Closed on: July 4
To inquire about taking lessons through School of the Arts,
To register, contact Laura or call her at 636.779.2386.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do the lessons work?
We currently offer private lessons in voice, piano, guitar, drums and strings. School of the Arts runs on a trimester basis, with fall,spring and summer sessions. Each semester provides the student with a weekly, 30-minute lesson.
What is the cost of the lessons?
Instrumental lessons are $24.00 per half hour lesson. Voice lessons are $27.00 a lesson. The total tuition may vary depending on how many lessons are in a given session. Every student will be contracted for a specific number of lessons per session.
How is payment made for the lessons?
Payment can be made through one lump sum due on or before the first lesson or through monthly ACH payments.
What time commitment is required from the student?
Students register for each session. Each session will provide the student with a specific number of lessons within a specifc time frame. For example, a session may have 14 lessons over a 17 week period. The extra weeks provide a small measure of flexibility for the student or instructor in case of sickness or emergency.
Who are our instructors?
Our instructors are Christian, professional musicians, each providing years of performance experience. They teach from a performance perspective, training the student to their interest, balancing that with the required skills to produce the best performance.
What types of music does School of the Arts teach?
Our instructors cover all genres, from classical to jazz to popular music and of course, worship. The student and instructor will choose the best course of study based on the student's musical ability, needs and goals.
Where do the lessons take place?
Lessons take place at the St. John Ministry Center on the 2nd floor. We teach in a variety of rooms. If you drive to the St. John Campus and turn onto the west parking lot (between the church and Einstein's), look for the Ministry Center about 2/3 of the way down the campus. Enter through the Ministry Center door and take the elevator to the second floor. Exit the elevator and a receptionist or instructor will be there to greet you and help you find your room.
What times and days are available?
We have instructors available Monday through Thursday from 3:00pm to 7:30pm, with the last lesson beginning at 7:00pm. Time slots vary depending on the instructor's current student roster. There are also a limited number of daytime piano lessons offered during the week. To find specific time slots available, please email Laura Cook, Director of School of the Arts, or call her at 636.779.2386.
How do I register?
Please email Laura Cook, Director of School of the Arts, or call her at 636.779.2386.
School of the Arts is a self-supporting ministry of St. John Church.