Worship: Performing Arts Academy

It is our passion to provide quallity instruction in the arts with a Christian faculty, teaching in a Christ-centered environment. Our formal instruction prepares the student for academic excellence, offers performance opportunities and instills discipline through a personal mentorship with a qualified, educated instructor.

The Performing Arts Academy is a private lesson environment, offering instruction in a multitude of instruments. Our instructors hold degrees from various universities, specializing in composing, directing, instrumental performing, music theory, and voice. 

The Academy is proud to have served the community for over 20 years. It is our desire and determination to continue serving students with high caliber instruction at a competitve cost and with apt facilities.

"Praise Him with trumpet blast; praise Him harp and lyre. Praise Him with tambourine and dane; praise Him with flute and strings. Praise Him with resounding cymbals; praise Him with clashing cymbals. Let everything that breathes praise the Lord. Halleljah!" Psalm 150:3-6, HCSB




Lessons are given in weekly 30-minute sessions via
private instruction and are available to all ages. Lessons are scheduled through the instructor and are based on their schedule. In additon to lessons, students will have an opportunity to participate in an annual joint recital highlighting various levels of skill.  

Child Protection
All lessons will take place within the church facility and in rooms equipped with video surveillance for the protection of all parties.  In addition, background checks are acquired for all instructors prior to their hire.

If a student needs to miss a lesson for any reason, a 24 notice must be given to the instructor.  Failure to do so will result in forfeiting a make-up lesson.  Each student has a maximum of two excused absences per semester and anything further will forfeit a make-up.

Weather Policy
In the event of inclement weather, lesson cancellation will be determined by each instructor.  Students will be informed directly by their instructor whether or not the lesson will need to cancelled and rescheduled.

Tuition is due in advance and is non-refundable. (emergency situations considered) 
There are two payment options: 
      1.) Pay in full at the beginning of each semester via cash/check/credit or
      2.) Pay monthly via automatic withdrawal. 
In addition, an annual registration fee of $25.00 per family is due prior to beginning lessons.
*All accounts must be current prior to beginning a new semester and fees are subject to change annually.


To register, click on "register"near the bottom of this page. You may also emal thomas.gonzales@fbca.us. You may register at any point during semesters prior to mid-semester enrollment deadline.



You are committing to the full semester.  Should you discontinue attendance at any point during the semester, you understand that tuition will still be charged for remainder of semester. (emergency situations considered)

You are committing to make every effort to attend each lesson and if the need to miss a lesson arises, you agree to follow the absence policy.  You understand payment will still be collected with the option to make-up the lesson pending proper notice.

You are committing to practice at home.  Lessons will not be effective if you do not put time and effort into learning your instrument.

You are committing to the instruction rate of $18.00 for a 30 min. lesson.  Monthly and Semester rates are listed relative to each semester length.

Registration Fee
You are committing to pay the annual registration fee of $25.00 per family that must be submitted prior to beginning instruction. (The annual year reflects the academy year – Fall, Spring, Summer)


You are committing to pay your tuition in advance via the two options provided and understand it is non-refundable. (emergency situations considered)


Fall Semester 2014
Sept. 2 – Dec. 12 (13 weeks)
Semester - $234
4 Monthly Payments - $58.50

Spring Semester 2015
Jan. 5 – May 15 (18 weeks)
Semester - $324
5 Monthly Payments - $64.80

Summer Semester 2015
June 1 – August 7 (8 weeks)
Semester - $144
3 Monthly Payments - $48.00

2014-2015 CALENDAR

September 8 Fall Semester Begins
October 17 Mid-Semester Reg. Deadline
November 24-28 Fall Break
December 4 Recital 1
December 12 Fall Semester Ends
December 15-19 Make-Up Week
January 5 Spring Semester Begins
March 6 Mid-Semester Reg. Deadline
March 30-April 3 Spring Break
May 7 Recital 2
May 15 Spring Semester Ends
May 18-22 Make-Up Week
June 1 Summer Semester Begins
June 26 Mid-Semester Reg. Deadline
August 7 Summer Semester Ends
August 10-14 Make-Up Week

Thomas Gonzales, PAA Director
636.296.7729 x-126

First Baptist Church Arnold
2012 Missouri State Rd.
Arnold, MO 63010
click here for map  


To Pay Re-Enrollment Tuition with credit card, click here 

To pay with direct debit, click here

To pay registration fee, click here

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