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.
We offer private instruction to all ages in piano, guitar, voice, bass, 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. Piano students should have a full size keyboard or piano available to them for practicing. Students taking guitar 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. Students are responsible for purchasing books and/or music for lessons. Teachers will communicate what is needed and where to purchase it.
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. 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.
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.
- Private Music Lessons: $310
- 4 Payments of $77 each month of the Semester
- 2 Payments of $155 made 1st and last month of Semester
- 1 payment of $310
Summer Semester Fees: (Payments are due up front)
- Group Art: $360
- 4 Payments of $90 each month of the Semester
- 2 Payments of $180 made 1st and last month of Semester
- 1 Payment of $360
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.
Kaitlyn Jennings, Piano and Clarinet
Teacher Kaitlyn grew up in Duncan, Oklahoma and has played piano and clarinet for over 18 years and guitar and other woodwinds for 10 years. She is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a BME in Instrumental Music Education and has a double MA from Wheaton College in Formations in Minis-try and History of Christianity. During high school and college, Kaitlyn was involved in the Women’s Chorus, Instrumental Ensembles, and vocal ensembles. Kaitlyn has partic-ipated in church worship as a vocal and instrumental soloist, and as a band member of a local community band. Kaitlyn is currently a full time teacher for Epic Charter schools.