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Providing excellent instruction in Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Art for international and local children, youth and adults from a biblical worldview and for the glory of God. 

Registrations for our 2024 Fall Semester are NOW OPEN! 

We can't wait to see our returning students back in the classrooms and to meet our new students as well.

Classes Offered

Tuesdays & Wednesdays


Drawing & Painting

Instructors & Other Info.


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.

Lindsay Beckwith - Piano Instructor


Armed with over a decade of keyboard experience and college training, Lindsay Beckwith is excited to share her knowledge with the students of Columbus, Georgia. Recently moved from Cheyenne, Wyoming, Lindsay loves horses, big skies, and, of course, music. Lindsay has performed with the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra as well as the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra. She also enjoyed traveling and performing with her colleges’ select, auditioned choirs.
Currently, Lindsay works as an assistant piano instructor teaching for The Church Music Academy- a non-profit, Christian music studio. Recognizing the importance of God’s guidance in every part of human life, Lindsay’s lesson plans incorporate the skills she learned during her piano performance major with sacred piano literature. Whether tackling basic note-naming or perfecting Beethoven’s Sonatas, Lindsay seeks to provide her students with the musical tools to thrive.

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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. Class tuition 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:
Parents are asked to help support our efforts to keep everyone healthy by keeping students at home if they are coughing, have a temperature, or other symptoms of illness.

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.

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

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