Fine Arts Academy

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About

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

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 — Each 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, and guitar.

Fall and Spring Semesters are 12 weeks. Summer semesters are subject to instructor availability and is 4 or 6 weeks, only.

All lessons are held on the McGregor Baptist Church campus.

All lessons are held on the McGregor Baptist Church campus.

Recitals

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

Students may take a 30-minute, 45-minute, or 60-minute 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-minute trial session for $110 (trial sessions only apply to 30-minute lessons).

Pricing

Fall or Spring Semesters30 min lesson45 min lesson60 min lesson
12 weeks tuition paid in full (including $10 registration fee).$310.00$460.00$610.00
Summer30 Min Lesson45 MIN Lesson60 Min Lesson
4-weeks tuition paid in full (including the $10 registration fee).$110.00​$160.00$210.00 ​
6-weeks tuition paid in full (including the $10 registration fee).$160.00$235.00$310.00
Group LessonsLesson TimePricePrerequisites
4-weeks tuition paid in full (including the $10 registration fee).1 hour$180.00Requires Private Lesson
6-weeks tuition paid in full (including the $10 registration fee).1 hour$190.00None

4-WEEKS Trial Lessons (30 minutes only) $110.00

Auto Bank Withdrawal Plan

ALL amounts shown above include the $10.00 registration fee (if needed) Tuition in FULL or 1st payment is due on or before the first lesson unless paying with the Bank Withdrawal payment plan – see below Scholarships are not offered for 4-week trials or summer semesters

For bank draft plan, add $5 service charge to $10 registration

Fall And/Or Spring Semester

Group NumberTotal Amount DueMonthly Payment
Group 1$185.00$61.67
Group 2$195.00$65.00

Group Classes 1&2

ALL payments are drawn on the 10th day of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, months of each semester, unless otherwise negotiated with the FAA Administrator.

Group NumberTotal Amount DueMonthly Payment
Group 1$185.00$61.67
Group 2$195.00$65.00

Our Staff

Terri Thomas
Administrator of the McGregor Baptist Church Fine Arts Academy
Administrative Assistant to Ryan Flint, Minister of Music at McGregor Baptist Church.

Terri received the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bible and Missions (extended studies in music) from The Free Will Baptist Bible College, now known as The Welch College, in Nashville, TN, 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 worship choir, and ensemble member at McGregor Baptist Church. She has sung and danced in all of the Southwest Florida Christmas Pageants since she joined the church in 2000.

Terri is currently Administrative Assistant to Ryan Flint, Worship Minister here at McGregor Baptist Church, and loves her duties which encompass handling administrative duties for the church’s Worship and Technical Arts Ministries, 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 Gospel message of our Creator, God through the avenue of the creative 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.

Brian Keating
Guitar and Beginning Piano
Teaches: Guitar – acoustic and Beginning Piano, Worship style

Brian Keating – Currently leads our 11:00am the band-led worship service of McGregor Baptist Church.  He is also the lead vocalist and plays acoustic and keys for the Christian Band FOR A SEASON.  Among many accomplishments, one of Brian’s most memorable highlights was when the band was the featured as part of the preshow when FOR KING AND COUNTRY was in concert here in Fort Myers with Southwest Florida’s WAY-FM. To quote the band “Tonight was a night we’ll never forget! What an honor it was to get to share the stage with the gentlemen of FOR KING & COUNTRY! Thank you for believing in us.”  Brian has recently returned from a mission trip to Zambia Africa where he had the opportunity to lead worship for the team as well as for the local Zambian church.

Jackie Jarvis
Strings and Piano
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.

Heidi Lucas
Piano, Violin and Beginning Voice
Teaches: Piano, Violin and Beginning Voice

Heidi has been with our Fine Arts Academy for over 2 years as an instructor and we are so blessed to have her.  Among her many other accomplishments, Heidi is the weekly worship pianist for a local church and uses her many gifts to pour into the lives of young students.  Recently Heidi was able to see one of her young students through an audition for a job playing piano for another local church!

Heidi’s dedication to her calling and her students is a tremendous asset to the Academy!

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information on scholarship, please contact Terri Thomas.