Fine Arts Academy

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Phone: 239-790-0304


Providing quality, weekly instruction in the arts for students ages five through adults.


The purpose of McGregor Baptist Fine Arts Academy is to extend the ministry of and help accomplish the mission statement of McGregor Baptist Church, which exists to do whatever it takes to develop fully devoted followers of Christ. The McGregor Fine Arts Academy functions under the umbrella of the Praise and Worship Department and serves the church by:

  • Providing excellent training in the fine arts
  • Assisting in meeting students’ spiritual needs
  • Developing future church leaders
  • Acting as an outreach platform for McGregor Baptist Church

2016 Fall Semester


STUDENTS — We encompass a variety of students of all skill levels and ages. Students under five years of age accepted on a case by case basis and instructor availability.

INSTRUCTORS — All of our instructors are qualified, backed by experience and education, to teach/train in their areas of expertise.


We offer private, weekly lessons in piano, voice, strings, guitar, drums and studio visual art & mixed media art classes.


Fall and Spring Semesters are 12 weeks and summer semester is 4, 6, or 8 weeks.  Start dates are listed above.

How Much

Students may take a 30 min. or 60 min. lesson each week. Each semester requires a $10 registration fee.  For additional tuition options, please refer to the parent/student handbook. Scholarship information is available. We also offer a 4 week, 30 min. trial session for $100 (trial sessions only apply to 30 min. sessions).


Fall/Spring  Registration Amt. Session Amt. TOTAL
Tuition Paid in Full 30 min. $10.00 $270.00 $280.00
Amount due by 1st lesson 1 hour $10.00 $540.00 $550.00


Summer Registration Amt. Session Amt. TOTAL
Tuition Paid in Full – 4 Weeks
Amount due by 1st lesson
30 min. $10.00 $90.00 $100.00
1 hour $10.00 $180.00 $190.00

Tuition Paid in Full – 6 Weeks
Amount due by 1st lesson
30 min. $10.00 $135.00 $145.00
1 hour $10.00 $270.00 $280.00

Tuition Paid in Full – 8 Weeks
Amount due by 1st lesson
30 min. $10.00 $180.00 $190.00
1 hour $10.00 $360.00 $370.00



All lessons are held on the McGregor Baptist Church campus.


We offer one recital, annually which is held at the end of the Spring semester.

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For all returning students please fill-in the information below. For scholarship information, please contact Terri Thomas for details – Phone: 239-790-0304

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Faculty and Staff

Ms. Terri Thomas

Administrative Assistant

Instructor Bios

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Terri received a Bachelor of Arts in Bible/Missions from The Free Will Baptist Bible College, Nashville, TN, now known as The Welch College, in 1985. Terri has been a student of the arts and music since childhood. In high school in Norfolk, VA she had the privilege to dance on stage as well as exhibit some of her artwork locally. Throughout high school and college years, she was integrally involved in drama and vocal music. Along with her major course of studies, Terri studied drama, speech, and choral conducting. She was a member one of one of the school’s choirs throughout her college career and traveled with the college drama team during her junior year. Terri has sung with church choirs, ensembles, praise teams, trios, duets and solos. While serving as a lay missionary in St. Croix Virgin Islands, she directed the church’s youth and adult choirs as well as drama and student choirs as their Christian school’s Performing Arts teacher.

Terri has been a member of the Florida Baptist Worship Choir, where she has been invited to sing with the praise team. Terri is currently an active church, choir, and ensemble member at McGregor Baptist Church. She has sung and danced in all of the Southwest Florida Christmas Pageants that she performed in since she joined the church in 2000.

Terri is currently one of the administrative assistants for the Praise & Worship Ministry here at McGregor Baptist Church, and loves her duties which encompass handling administrative duties for the church orchestra, the NexTgen student choir, as well as Administrator for the McGregor Fine Arts Academy. Terri enjoys all of her responsibilities and considers herself privileged, honored and humbled to work at something that offers her the opportunity to share the message of Christ and the Gospel through the avenue of the arts.

Thank you for allowing the McGregor Fine Arts Academy the amazing opportunity of pouring into the lives your most precious gifts, your children. We will handle them with prayer.


Chris received a Bachelor’s of Science in Music Education from Toccoa Falls College, Northeast Georgia in 1991. Right after college, Chris began teaching privately and became a Licensed Kindermusik Educator with Kindermusik International. Chris has taught at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater here in Ft. Myers, as well as playing keyboard for the Cape Coral Cultural Theater’s production of “Grease.” Several of her previous students have entered the Bach Ensemble Competition and one currently teaches music. Having been surrounded by music from a young age, Chris began piano lessons at age 7, and began playing in the school band at age 9. She went on to learn hymns and gospel style music during middle school and has been playing in church services since age 12. Along the way she learned classical music styles with a strong bent towards Mozart. Attending high school at ECS, she began accompanying voice lessons and playing for the school’s choir, and touring with as an ensemble pianist for 2 summers.

Chris was fulltime pianist at Christ Community Church, for 20 years and is a vibrant choir member here at McGregor and can be seen on the Worship Center stage playing the synthesizer. Chris would consider herself a huge Disney fan who adores her Yorkiepoo, Pip. Chris loves music and is so thankful to do what she loves each and every day.


Teaches: Strings – all levels; beginning and intermediate piano

Jackie has been with the Academy from its beginning and we are so blessed to have her as a part of our Fine Arts family. Jackie not only studied at University of the Philippines, but also with world-renowned violinists. She has over 20 years of experience teaching strings and piano and currently teaches these disciplines at St. Michael’s Episcopal School. Jackie has performed with the several Symphony Orchestras in the Fort Myers area.