The McGregor Fine Arts Academy functions as an atmosphere for individuals to experience, learn, cultivate, and express the creativity given to them by the Creator, God. Providing training in the arts, is our avenue to draw our church and community to Christ; and, to equip future worshipers already in relationship with Christ. The Fine Arts Academy functions under the umbrella of the Worship Ministry of McGregor Baptist Church and serves by:
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 with instructor availability and approval.
INSTRUCTORS — Each of our instructors are qualified, and backed by experience and education, to teach/train in their areas of expertise.
We offer private, weekly lessons in piano, voice, strings, trumpet, and guitar. Students may take a 30-minute, 45-minute, or 60-minute lesson each week. We also offer a 4-week, 30-minute trial session for $110 (trial sessions only apply to 30-minute lessons).
Fall and Spring Semesters are 12 weeks. Summer semesters are subject to instructor availability and are 4 or 6 weeks, only.
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.
ALL amounts shown below include the $10.00 registration fee.
As previously stated, each semester requires a $10 registration fee. For additional tuition options, please refer to the parent/student handbook. Please note that are scholarships are not offered for 4-week trial or summer semester classes.
Tuition in FULL or 1st payment is due on or before the first lesson unless paying with the Bank Withdrawal payment plan.
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.
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.
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.
April currently attends Florida South Western College where she will graduate, in the Spring of 2021, with an Associate of Arts degree, emphasis in music. After graduation, she will attend Florida Gulf Coast University where she intends to continue her education working towards her bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy.
April began playing guitar at age 12. She served 13 years as acoustic rhythm with the worship band for Calvary Baptist Church in California under the leadership of Gary Casucci, an accomplished musician who plays and composes professionally. After moving to Florida in 2014, she began serving on the worship team at Calvary Chapel Cape Coral, where she served as worship leader. In 2017, April began attending McGregor Baptist Church where she became a member and began serving in the Worship Ministry here. April currently volunteers playing either acoustic or electric bass guitar for both the choir and orchestra led services as well as the band led services.
“Being a part of the McGregor Baptist Worship Ministry is such a joy and delight. God has blessed me with being a part of a ministry that encourages me and challenges me both spiritually and musically. I am so appreciative that I can use music to glorify God and uplift my brothers and sisters in Christ.”
The McGregor Fine Arts Academy welcomes, Mrs. Allison Wright! Allison holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Piano Performance with a Minor in Bassoon Performance and Minor in Biblical Studies from University of Northwestern St. Paul, MN. She has already proven to be a tremendous asset to our Academy as she has already begun teaching over the summer. Allison is a joy and delight to have in our Fine Arts family! Her zeal for the Lord and for music coupled with her love of and desire to pour into the lives of those around her makes her a very dynamic blessings for this ministry. Allison comes with over 20 years of experience. She has served in part-time roles as a private teacher, an accompanist, a church musician, a worship leader, and a substitute band and choir instructor. Allison is currently involved in our church choir and has already accompanied some rehearsals and Women’s Ministry activities. I can hardly wait to see just how God will continue to use her here. Allison, welcome aboard, we are so blessed to have you!
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