CREATIVE ARTS

Creative Arts is CG Community Development's instructional arts program. Our goal is to impart the arts, empower intellect, and train life-long musicians.
Currently, we offer private and group lessons at an affordable rate for piano, guitar, voice, bass, jazz guitar, ukulele, sax, violin, and drums.

Classes and lessons are available for all ages.

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PRIVATE LESSONS                  ANNUALLY                 MONTHLY.                             

30-min. lesson                           $1308                       $109

45-min. lesson                           $1788                       $149

60-min. lesson                           $2268                       $189

REGISTRATION FEE                        $35

One per Family 

 

Sibling or multiple discipline discount of 10%.                                                                

Creative Arts offers 48 lessons and two recital showcases annually. Lessons are once per week, excluding holidays. Most months during the year have four weeks, though some months may have five or three weeks. We calculate the cost for 48 lessons in the calendar year by 12 months and charge one flat rate every month regardless of how many weeks are in the month. Because of the four weeks off each calendar year are built into the monthly tuition, the lessons these weeks will not be credited or rescheduled.

Holidays observed are as followed:
- One week of March for Spring Break 
- Week of Thanksgiving
- Last two weeks of December

Automatic Debit: You may use the Automatic Debit Plan for all payment plans. This is the most convenient way to pay for lessons.  This authorizes us to charge your credit or debit card for each payment on the 1st of each month.  Please email Kelly@cglakeworth.org to get started with this option.


 

STUDENT ABSENCES/MISSED LESSONS

     When a student signs up for private lessons or classes, he/she is paying for a specific lesson time slot. Since this time slot is reserved for that particular student and no other student can be booked during that time, payment of a lesson is due even when the student is not able to attend. Due to the high volume of students each teaching artist has and, although, we make every effort to make up missed lessons, if cancelation notice is less than 24 hours, it is at the discretion of the teaching artist to offer a make-up lesson.   There are exceptions for extreme situations such as illness or heavy weather conditions.

     In the event that a teaching artist is absent for any reason, a make-up lessons will be offered to the student.  If a student absence is unavoidable, the student is requested to notify the instructor directly as a courtesy. 

     Please arrive on time for lessons. If a student arrives late, the instructor is unable to extend the lesson and lessons will end at the student's scheduled time. Arriving on time maximizes your investment into lessons.  If you are running late, please contact your teaching artist directly so that he/she knows to wait for you.  Otherwise, Instructors will wait for a student for one third of the lesson time before starting another lesson or leaving.

     Though this attendance policy may seem strict, it is quite standard among reputable music schools.  We find it to be the best way to student attendance and learning.

RULES OF CONDUCT
    Students enrolled in lessons are expected to behave in the same manner they would in any other educational setting. This includes respect for the facilities and the personal property of others and mutual respect for all students, faculty and personnel. 

SAFETY AND SUPERVISION of YOUNGER STUDENTS

     Supervision cannot be provided for younger students before or after their lessons. Parents should wait with their children and/or attend the lessons. 

TEACHING ARTISTS

Kelly Olive, Director 
Instruments:  Voice/Piano

Kelly Olive is the director of Creative Arts Academy.  She has taught  piano and voice lessons for over 18 years specializing in customizing lessons to each individual. She can teach the note method and by ear expanding the horizons of what it means to be a 'well-rounded musician'.  Kelly has a passion to train life-long musicians and an incredible ability to tap into the creativity of each individual student to help them become the best they can be. 

Alexi Bell

Instrument:  Guitar/Voice

Alexi comes to us with a fresh approach to teaching.  She is full of enthusiasm and energy that Is infectious and encourages the student to learn more.  

Geoff Leach

Instrument:  Advanced guitar/electric guitar

Geoff has been playing guitar since he was a young boy.   He has an amazing way to connect with students

to learn and grow.   When not teaching, you can find him gigging with his band, Stonehigh.   

Ryan Ketcherside

Instrument:  Drums/Percussion
Ryan is a master drummer with an incredible inner metronome.  He is meticulous about laying a firm foundation and having fun doing it.

Mark Beaupre
Instrument: Drums/Percussion

Mark has been playing drums for over 20 years.   He has a way of connecting with students to get them excited about drums and to keep them learning.   He is not only an instructor but he is also a performer.  He actively plays with his current band, his church, and anywhere else he can!

Leah Todd
Instrument: Piano/Voice

Mark has been playing drums for over 20 years.   He has a way of connecting with students to get them excited about drums and to keep them learning.   He is not only an instructor but he is also a performer.  He actively plays with his current band, his church, and anywhere else he can!