South Metro Fine Arts Academy


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Mission & Purpose

The South Metro Fine Arts Academy is a ministry of Capitol Hill Baptist Church that exists to promote the gifts of the arts, as well as a response to the Giver of these gifts. We seek to provide a teaching environment of encouragement and care. 


Music Instruction

We offer private instruction to all ages in piano, guitar, voice, bass, drums, and violin.  Students receive one-on-one attention for 30 minutes each week.  Students are expected to practice a little bit each day to ensure what they learn is retained week-to-week.  Music is part of the fee you pay and the teacher will provide it at the lesson.  Piano students should have a full size keyboard or piano available to them for practicing.  Students taking guitar, drums or violin should wait until after the first lesson before purchasing an instrument.  We encourage all students to participate in a yearly recital offered in May.  This is a great opportunity for them to showcase all they have been learning and it is a great source to build confidence. 


Art Instruction

Group Art Instruction Instructors touch on painting, drawing, sculpting, ceramics or a combination based on the interest and skill level of each class.  Students will earn basic principles including texture, color, and value.  Class size is 3 students max.  Lessons are one hour each week.  All art supplies are part of the private-art fee and the instructor will have them for your student at the lesson.  Families are encouraged to attend one of the recitals in May and check out the artwork that will be displayed.  

SMFAA Schedule

Classes are offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 2:00-8:00 p.m. during the spring and fall semesters, depending on teacher availability.  Classes are offered Monday and Tuesday 2:00-8:00 p.m. during the summer semester, depending on teacher availability.

Fall Schedule 2021 Schedule:
Begins the week of August 16 and ends the week of December 8th, but closed for Labor Day, Fall Break, and for Thanksgiving.

Spring 2022 Schedule:
Begins the week of January 17 and ends the week of May 5, but closed for Spring Break.  Recitals will be held May 12-14. 

Summer 2022 Schedule:
Begins the week of May 30 and ends the week of July 26.


Music & Art Fees

Spring & Fall Semester Fees:  (Payments may be spread out)  

Private Music Lessons $310    

Group Art Lessons $400


Summer Semester Fees:  (Payments are due up front)  

Private Music Lessons $200




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Academy Staff

Ginny Pass, Voice and Violin
Ginny has a MA in Christian Worship from the Institute for Worship Studies and is the Music Director at Moore 1st UMC.  She enjoys playing the violin for various venues in the community and has been with the academy since 2016.

Ken James, Guitar
Ken has played the guitar for more than 50 years and has taught for over 20 years.  He is able to teach at all levels. He also plays bass, drums, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, and keyboard.  He's played in a number of bands, playing a variety of instruments and performing a variety of musical styles.  He is proficient at recording and has a home studio. He taylors each lesson to the particular student, recognizing where the student is in their ability and what knowledge and skills will benefit them most at the time. 


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