2024 FPC Directory Updates

The Fine Arts School at First Presbyterian Church began in 1994 and is dedicated to providing the finest arts instruction with caring, nurturing teachers in a Christian environment. Our current program includes two semesters and an art summer camp offering. Spring and Fall programs vary.

Semester Schedule

January 16: Registration Opens
February 5: Classes Begin
Week of Spring Break (March 11-15): No classes
May 8: Last Class 
May 9 Art Show and Recital (Recital at 4:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary; Art Show at 5:00-6:00 p.m.)


Registration opens January 16.

Current piano students must confirm lesson time with their current instructor prior to registering.

If you are a new student, piano lessons are nearly full. If you're interested in learning more about available time slots, please contact FAS Director Kathy Schorr ( )

FPC staff discounts and need-based scholarships are available on a limited basis. Contact ( ) for information and permission code to apply at registration.

A $20 deposit per student is required at the time of enrollment. This is nonrefundable and will be applied toward class fees. A completed enrollment form with deposit is necessary to reserve space in a particular class. Registration occurs online.

Class tuition is payable by the semester and is due at the time of registration. If you need alternative payment arrangements, please contact ( ).

 Register for Art   Register for Piano and Voice

Class Offerings

Art for Children

Preschoolers and kindergartners ages 4-6
Welcome your child to color, textures, shapes and variety of art experiences!

  • Wednesdays, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
  • 13 classes - $185
  • Room 218, Music and Fine Arts Wing

Art from A to Z
1st and 2nd grade and all-day kindergartners
Learn basic art principles and some art history using a variety of materials.

  • Mondays, 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. 
  • 13 classes - $185
  • Room 218, Music and Fine Arts Wing

Adventures in Art
3rd - 7th grade
Join us for a more advanced art and art history class using a variety of materials.

  • Mondays, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. 
  • 13 classes - $200
  • Room 218, Music and Fine Arts Wing

Piano and Voice Lessons

Individual Piano Lessons for Beginning Students
Ages 5-Adult
Weekly lessons of 30 minutes are given for all beginning students. This class is designed for students who wish to develop basic piano playing skills or expand on their existing skills. Students will develop effective practice techniques and learn music theory.

  • 13 individual lessons
  • End of semester recital 
  • $420 plus cost of music (30 minutes)

Individual Piano Lessons for Intermediate Students
Ages 7-Adult

  • 13 individual lessons
  • End of semester recital 
  • $630 plus cost of music (45 minutes)

Individual Voice Lessons 
Ages 13-Adult
Students will grow in their choice of music genre as well as vocal foundations, including breath support, intonation, vocal agility, phrasing and style.

  • 13 individual, 1-hour lessons, $685

Music Class Policies

  • Discuss teacher and lesson options with FAS director Kathy Schorr ( ) first, and then submit registration form and payment.
  • If it is necessary to cancel or reschedule a lesson, please let teacher know at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled lesson.
  • Students may not change music teachers during the semester.
For general questions about art classes, please contact Valerie Aldrin. General questions about music classes should be directed to instructor (for current students) or Kathy Schorr (for prospective students).

  • Kathy Schorr ( ), Director
  • Valerie Aldrin ( ), Art Instructor
  • Donna Bassham ( ), Piano Instructor
  • Jillian Pena ( ), Piano Instructor
  • Tabitha Jones ( ), Voice Instructor