Fine Arts Academy
At the First United Methodist Church Fine Arts Academy we believe the arts are a gift from God that gives us, those who bear His image, a means to worship and glorify the Creator. We also believe the arts help us to explore God and His creation, its inherent beauty and its current brokenness.
Our teaching perspective is unique in that we purposefully and deliberately infuse our teaching with the Christian faith. This does not necessarily mean that you will learn your chosen arts discipline any better or any differently. What it does mean is that, as you learn, you will come to understand what it means to glorify God through the arts. Our hope and prayer are that from this perspective, we can enable our students to use their creativity to bring healing, justice and restoration to a beautiful but broken world.
Private lessons are taught Monday through Thursday of each week and can be scheduled anytime during the day or evening through 8:00 pm, based upon open time slots and teacher availability. Annual tuition for weekly, 30-minute lessons is $810 for a 31 lessons taught from mid-August to mid-May and is payable in equal monthly installments of $90. Additional family members receive a discounted rate. Please contact the Academy Director (include email link) for more information. If you are ready to get started, click here (https://app.jackrabbitclass.com/jr3.0/Openings/OpeningsDirect?OrgID=514748) to choose a lesson time and enroll.
“Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship. Music therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individuals. -American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). Both individual and group sessions are offered: Monday- Thursday, from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Click here for more information.
Youth Symphony of Denton
Denton’s newest opportunity for Orchestral students who desire to perform beyond their current experience is now a reality. With three performing groups, Youth Symphony of Denton (YSD) offers an opportunity for students at all levels of ability. Membership in the YSD is by audition. Click here (https://www.fumc-denton.com/youth-symphony) for more information.
All teachers and staff at the Academy are highly trained and capable instructors, having demonstrated mastery of their individual instrument/discipline through one or more of the following criteria: higher education (bachelors degree or higher), past teaching experience (proven private studio), ability on their instrument (regular public performance).
In addition to fully embracing the mission of the Academy, all teachers have undergone extensive background checks and MinistrySafe training
Lessons are taught at FUMC-Denton. This safe and neutral environment provides a space that eliminates distractions and allows for a focused and productive lesson.
Scholarships are available to select students who demonstrate financial need, artistic ability and dedication to instruction. The amount of scholarship will be determined on an individual basis and will require some level of financial commitment from the student.
Academy students have opportunities to demonstrate their progress through recitals, special events and participation in worship. We encourage our students to share their talent with others as a way to bring joy and healing to the world around us. Our recitals are free and open to the public. Please check the calendar to the right for recital dates.
Student parent’s portal: click here to log in and view your account.