IFM Arts Academy

Arts Camp 2015

We'll be having drawing, painting, dance, singing & drama on June 1-4, 2015 from 9:00am-2:30pm at Northside Worship Center 1901 Whittlesey Road. Ages 5-18. $75 per child or $110 per family. 706-653-0097 if you have any questions! Can't wait to see you! *PLEASE SAVE & PRINT YOUR ONLINE RECEIPT*
Family Attending IFM Arts Camp 2015
One Child Attending IFM Arts Camp 2015

Providing Excellent Instruction in the Arts

The goal of the IFM Arts Academy is to provide an extra-curricular environment conducive to learning with a standard of excellence for students of all ages and skill sets. Enrollment is now open for private lessons in violin, piano and cello as well as for any of our group classes. Come join us as we grow and build excellence in the arts!

Piano & Voice

Dr. Tracy
Dr. Tracy Xian
Private lessons are available for all ages & levels. Rates vary per hour. Wed. 2-5pm & Sat. 1-6pmPiano
Dr. Xian is one of the leading pianists, church musicians, and piano teachers in Columbus and LaGrange areas in Georgia. She creates energy and excitement wherever she performs.Dr. Xian was born in Shanghai, China and began playing the piano at the age of four. She was accepted into the pre-college division of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and debuted as a pianist at the age of six. Following graduation, she came to the U.S. to pursue work in advanced piano performance and her studies culminated in the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Throughout her music career, Dr. Xian has presented many solo recitals and performances and has also been a prizewinner in both national and international piano competitions.Dr. Xian is currently Professor of Piano at LaGrange College, Lagrange, Georgia. She is an enthusiastic and effective communicator who is in great demand as a teacher, with over 20 years of teaching experience. Yuliya Ugay

Yuliya UgayPrivate lessons are available for all ages & levels. Rates vary per hour.
Thurs. 9am-7pm & Sat. 9am-12pmClassical & Jazz Piano and Classical Voice
Yuliya is a talented pianist, vocalist, and teacher. She graduated from the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan in piano performance with her bachelor’s and Columbus State University in classical voice with her master’s degree. She won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes in international competitions in both classical piano and voice programs. In 2012, she was awarded a scholarship from the Jazz Department of Schwob School of Music.In Uzbekistan, Yuliya was a member of Jazz Society and continues performance in jazz circles in Columbus. Yuliya enjoys instructing students in classical piano, jazz piano, and classical voice-teaching them to play Bach and Mozart to Sing and Be-bop; and to sing classical arias or art songs in English, French, German, Italian, and Russian.

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Violin, Cello, & Guitar

Ruth Holliday
Ruth Holliday
Private lessons are available for all ages & levels. Rates vary per hour. Schedule lesson times with teacher.ViolinRuth is an excellent violinist, studying at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. She has studied violin privately for 16 years and has taught for 5 years. Ruth is a delightful and accomplished teacher who is loved by her students.
Joel Wilkinson
Joel Wilkinson
Private lessons are available for all ages & levels. Rates vary per hour.
Weekdays 4-8pmViolin
Joel is a talented violinist of 11 years. He is currently a senior violin student in Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music. He has been teaching for 2 years and enjoys sharing his passion for violin with his students.
Esther Holliday
Esther Holliday
Private lessons are available for all ages & levels. Rates vary per hour. Schedule lesson times with teacher.Cello
Esther is an accomplished cellist studying at the Schwob School of Music at CSU. She has studied privately for over 10 years and has also previously taught cello. She has an excellent manner with students.

Douglas Mickey
Douglas Mickey
“Beginning Group Guitar Class”
Ages 7-12, $15 an hour
Sat. 10-11amGuitar
Douglas Mickey is a skilled musician having studied and played guitar for over 30 years. He has taught guitar for over 20 years, for both group and private lessons. Douglas has played with music teams and led music both here in the U.S. and in China.

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Drawing & Painting

Carole Hall Collins
Thursday Classes
Adults: 1-2:30pm
Ages 15-18: 4-5pm
$40/monthCarole has taught art in public and private schools for 10 years and served as art consultant for the Louisville School System for 3 years. She received her BFA and her Masters and Specialist Degree in Art Education at the University of Georgia. She enjoys working in a variety of medium and styles as well as helping others fulfill their potential in art.
David 2
David Knapp
Monday classes
Ages 6-14: 4-5pm
$36/month for 4 weekly sessionsDavid has his BFA from Columbus State University (Summa Cum Laude) in Painting where he has work in the Dean of the Art Department’s private collection. He has traveled around the world and enjoys creating beauty in response to his experiences. David has done private tutoring in art, as well as utilized art to teach English in Africa. He has shown work in numerous galleries and locations in Columbus and Atlanta, GA.

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Stephanie 2
Stephanie CurrieClasses meet Thursdays–$28 a month for 4 weekly lessons.
+ Pre-Ballet (ages 3-5) 2-3pm
+ Ballet I (ages 6-9) 3-4pm
+ Interpretive Movement I Contemporary Worship (ages 6-10): 4-5pm
+ Interpretive Movement II Contemporary Worship (ages 11-17): 5-6pm
+ Interpretive Movement III Contemporary Worship (ages 18 & up): 6-7pm
Stephanie is a gifted, passionate and experienced dance teacher of five years. She loves children and teaches dance multiple classes in Auburn, Alabama, as well as here in Columbus with IFM. On top of that, she is currently involved in two local dance groups.

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Music & Movement


Laura Harris
Monday classes
3-5 year olds 4-4:30pm
$28/month for 4 weekly lessonsLaura hosted Kinder Konzerts for the Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra for seven years. She taught music and movement classes at Montessori and private schools in Maine. She has been a featured artist with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, North Shore Philharmonic, Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, Best of Broadway, and the Portland Museum of Art.

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