How are we different?

We live in a culture that values music as a way to express, feel, etc. etc… We want every student to have the opportunity to explore music in a personalized way, through a community that offers so much more beyond the lesson time. Students have the unique opportunity to integrate with the greater community at Pathfinder Church, leading and performing in worship bands across all ministries. We believe in the next generation, so we create an environment that allows them to learn, apply, and succeed, in community with one another.

Connected Community

School of the Arts is a self-supporting outreach ministry that is part of the greater Pathfinder Church and St. John School community. This intersection of faith and educational circles provides the opportunity for students and families to learn, connect, and grow in community with one another, all on one campus.

Personal & Musical Growth

At School of the Arts, we believe in using music as a way to promote personal growth and encourage expression through the arts. (Our instructors are passionate about having a strong foundation of trust and personal relationship with their students.) Lessons are intentionally structured to meet the needs of every student, allowing instructor’s to tailor the lesson experience around the student’s interests, goals, and learning styles.

Cultivating Creativity

We believe that performing is a way for students to build confidence, feel empowered, and experience community support for their hard work.  We offer a variety of recitals and workshops throughout the year that allow students to collaborate with other musicians, apply creativity through musical theater and other avenues, duet with their instructors, and showcase their personal progress from lessons onstage.

Private Lessons

School of the Arts offers private lessons in:

– Piano
– Guitar
– Voice
– Percussion
– Art

Spring 2023 Session
January 9 – May 1, 2023

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We’re looking for instructors to teach music and art of all kinds! Instructors are independent contractors for School of the Arts, a self-supporting ministry of Pathfinder Church.
If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact SOTA director, Eva Robinson.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do the lessons work?

We currently offer private lessons in voice, piano, guitar, percussion, and art. 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?

Lessons are $28 per 30-minute lesson. Fall and spring sessions are 14 lessons over 17 weeks ($392 total tuition). Our summer session is 8 lessons over 10 weeks ($224 total tuition). Those extra weeks are built in to allow for student or instructor absence or cancellation. For example, if there are 14 lessons over 17 weeks and no lessons have been missed during the session then you would finish up the session 3 weeks early.

How is payment made for the lessons?

Payment is completed on a monthly basis through auto-pay enrollment. When you register for lessons, you will provide credit card information which will be saved to your portal account and set up on a monthly auto-pay schedule once lessons begin. All transactions are completed through the secured Paypal Pro platform.

How do you register for a lesson?

When you complete the registration form, your information will auto-populate into an account on our online portal. You will receive an automated email with login information that will grant you access to your account. Once you are logged in, you can navigate to the “Calendar” in the menu options, and you will see open lesson slots. Once you find a time that works best for your schedule, you will click on that lesson slot, “Register,” and “Select all” to ensure you are enrolled for all lessons in that session. Questions about who to take lessons with? Read more about our instructors here: Learn about OUR INSTRUCTORS

You can only register for a lesson when registration is open 6 weeks before the session start date. If you submit a form outside of the registration period, you will automatically be submitted to our waitlist.

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 specific 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. Students are also expected to practice on their own in between lessons. The instructor and student will work together to determine the appropriate amount of practice time.

Who are our instructors?

Our instructors are professional musicians, and artists 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.

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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 Pathfinder Ministry Center on the 2nd floor. We teach in a variety of rooms. If you drive to the Pathfinder 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 an 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 8:00pm. Time slots vary, depending on the instructor’s current student roster. To find specific time slots available, please email Rachel Hinz, Interim-Director of School of the Arts at [email protected] or call the SOTA direct line at (636) 779-2366.

School of the Arts is a self-supporting ministry of Pathfinder Church.

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Still have questions about the School of the Arts?

Please email Eva Robinson, Director of School of the Arts, at [email protected] or call the SOTA direct line at (636) 779-2366.