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Providing excellent instruction in dance, art, music and drama for international and local children, youth and adults who desire to develop their skills for the glory of God.

Upcoming Classes

Piano

Wednesdays (August 24 - November 16)
Private Lessons
Private Lessons

Wednesdays 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Group Lessons 1 / Ages 6 - 7
Group Lessons 1 / Ages 6 - 7

Wednesdays 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

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Groups Lessons 2 / Ages 8 - 12
Groups Lessons 2 / Ages 8 - 12

Wednesdays 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

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Private Lessons
Private Lessons

Wednesdays 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Drawing & Painting

Wednesdays (August 24 - November 16)
Class 1 / Ages 5 - 18
Class 1 / Ages 5 - 18

Wednesdays 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

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Class 2 / Ages 5 - 18
Class 2 / Ages 5 - 18

Wednesdays 5:20 PM - 6:20 PM

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Class 1 / Ages 5 - 18
Class 1 / Ages 5 - 18

Wednesdays 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

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Dance 

Thursdays (August 25 - November 17)
Pre Ballet / Ages 5 - 6
Pre Ballet / Ages 5 - 6

Thursdays 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

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Ballet 1 / Ages 7 - 9
Ballet 1 / Ages 7 - 9

Thursdays 5:30 PM - 6:20 PM

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Contemporary Worship Class / Ages 18 - Adults
Contemporary Worship Class / Ages 18 - Adults

Thursdays 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Pre Ballet / Ages 5 - 6
Pre Ballet / Ages 5 - 6

Thursdays 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

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Instructors & Other Info.

Instructors

Carole Collins, Director

Carole received her BFA with an emphasis in drawing and painting at the University of Georgia. She also received her Masters and Specialist Degree in Art Education there also. She studied with Lamar Dodd, Howard Thomas and several prominent artists from the Art Student League in New York. She has taught art in public and private schools an also served as Art Consultant for over 100 art teachers in Louisville, Kentucky.

Joyce Greeley, Drawing & Painting Instructor

Joyce has previously been a school teacher and excels in the skills of teaching art. She puts her whole heart into helping her students learn new skills and concepts. She is a very talented artist personally and has taught art classes previously with Home School Connection.

Stephanie Eason, Ballet Instructor

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My name is Stephanie Eason.  God gave me the desire to dance at a very young age. I remember watching an old VHS tape of a Russian ballet and thinking it would never be possible to use dance in a church setting. In my early teens, God prepared the way for my dream to become a reality as a small group of girls from my church began taking dance classes in the basement of Rose Hill Baptist Church.

We formed a dance team centered around the material we learned in those weeks, which mostly consisted of contemporary worship with flags. Not long after my very first lessons, I volunteered to teach ballet and contemporary worship dance to the little girls at my church. I taught them for eight wonderful years.  During that time, I continued to cultivate my passion by taking classes at Grace School of Dance in Opelika. I learned various styles of dance including lyrical, ballet, and some hip hop technique. I joined the school’s dance company and ministered with the group “Vision” for three years. Since then, I have taught for various retreats, dance schools, and summer camps (including IFM's Arts Camp.) Altogether, I have over a decade of both teaching and learning experience in the world of dance. I love my students and am thankful to God for giving me the opportunity to share my passion for Christ through the expression of dance!

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Kathy Morris, Piano Instructor

 Director and Founder at The Church Music Academy.

 Kathy is a native of Columbus, GA began piano lessons at the age of 6 and began accompanying for church in the 7th grade.  In 1981, Kathy received a music scholarship to Columbus College where she studied piano for 2 years.  In 1983, Kathy transferred to Shorter College in Rome, Georgia where she completed a Church Music Degree in 1986. 

Kathy was listed in "Who's Who" among American Colleges & Universities, elected to Phi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society, and active in the Baptist Student Union.  In the fall of 1986, Kathy opened a private music studio and has been an active member of the Columbus Music Teachers Association. Kathy has been an active church musician in the Columbus area while serving Grace Presbyterian Church.  Music interests include church orchestra, youth praise band, hand-chimes, children's choir, hymn improvisation, and composition.  The studio performs hymn festivals, sacred music concerts, and community events to allow students the opportunity to perform sacred music.  Rhythm, technique, accompanying, improvisation, arranging, & theory are examples of the curriculum offered within The Church Music Academy, founded in 2003.

Registration, tuition, and payment​:

To register, please choose a course and fill out the registration form. Classes starts at $56/month and payment can be made in full or on a monthly basis (automatic payments). Payments also can be made in person, at the IFM office, or by calling us at (706) 653-0097.

If you choose to make in person monthly payment, please make payment on the first day
of class and before the first class of each month thereafter. 

 

Class policies​:

Because our classes meet only once a week, it is important for the student to be at each class to stay up to date with projects and their own personal growth! In order to maintain a balance between creativity and order, we ask that you/your children do your best to arrive on time to each class.

Please wear appropriate clothing for classes (will be communicated in email after registration and in class). Safety Information:
Face masks and other safety precautions will be optional. We trust each family to make the best
decision for their children. Students will be asked to stay home if they are coughing, have a
temperature, or other symptoms of illness determined on an individual basis.

We believe communication between parent, instructor, and student is important for a fun, safe, and successful classroom environment. Please feel free to contact the Instructor or IFM Arts Academy Coordinator Dallas Sims if questions or concerns arise at any time!

 

End of semester Studio Arts Show/Recital:

Every student who registers for a full semester (Fall/Spring) with the IFM Arts Academy will be encouraged to showcase their specific area of the arts in the end-of-semester Studio Art Show/Recital.

Registrations

Piano Keys

Piano Lessons

Ages 6 - 12

Wednesdays 

8/24-11/16

$90-$120/month

Palette

Drawing & Painting

Ages 5 -18

Wednesdays

8/24-11/16

$56/month

Ballerinas Stretching

Dance Classes

Ages 5 - Adults

Thursdays

4/11-5/12

$40-$56/month

We are excited to see your student’s growth and look forward to a wonderful time together!