Registering online is a convenient way to secure your spot this semester. However, if you have questions or would prefer to discuss your registration, please call us at (615) 324-6285.
Also, tuition payments can be made in a number of ways, so you are not required to pay any fees while registering online. For your convenience, however, we do offer online payment of tuition or other fees.
Both adults and children are welcome to enroll. Many adults are already enrolled in the program. Also, both beginners and more advanced students will find dedicated instruction to help them develop as an artist.
Private music lessons are $30 per half-hour lesson and taught by qualified musicians from within our congregation. In a study of several other fine art schools, most were charging $30 per half-hour lesson. While you may be able to find an occasional teacher or studio that charges less, there are definitely advantages to enrolling. Just a few of which are: convenient locations, safety of children, Christian instructors, great variety of performance opportunities, multiple areas of study and getting connected to a larger community of musicians and artists.
The tuition at the Worship & Arts Academy has changed only twice since we began in January of 2005. Our current tuition amounts to $30 per half-hour lesson.
What does change each semester is the number of lessons/classes in a semester, due to the number of weeks involved. Typically, spring and fall semesters will last 14 weeks and summer semesters will last 6 weeks.
If paying in full for the semester, payment is due by the first lesson. If paying in monthly payments, the first payment is due by the first lesson and subsequesnt payments are due on the 1st of each month.
After a student is registered, an instructor will contact you to determine a mutually acceptable day and time for your lesson. Please note: Students that register after the deadline may find an instructor’s schedule already full or that there are no openings at the student’s preferred times.
The recommended ages are general guidelines. If the student is younger than those recommendations, but very interested in learning, a conversation or meeting with the Instructor may be needed to assess the student’s maturity.
A small number of scholarships are now available. The number and dollar amount of scholarships may vary from one semester to another. Scholarships will not carry over from one semester to another. Scholarships are granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Scholarship donations or general donations are always welcome.
Scholarship Donations: Each semester there are students who would like to have music lessons, but can’t due to financial constraints. YOU could help one of these students to develop their skills and allow a new generation to be trained in the worshiping arts. This is also an excellent way to honor a loved one (living or deceased) by starting a scholarship in their name. (for example, the “John W. Doe” Music Scholarship).
General Donations: The Worship & Arts Academy is always in need of additional music equipment, advertising, computers, and administration resources. If you would like to contribute to this ministry to ensure that a new generation of worshippers is trained in the arts, we would love to help you with that.
They must consent to background checks. (Criminal, credit, and driving records are checked.)
They must be active in the Brentwood Baptist Worship Ministry (choir, orchestra, dance team, etc.)
They must agree to obey the policies.
Instructors are all qualified artists from within our own congregation. While there is presently no requirement for a degree in a particular area, Instructors are compensated based on their education and prior teaching experience.