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    Musical Arts School (MAS)

    The Musical Arts School provides private music instruction for students of all ages at affordable rates with skilled teachers in a safe Christian environment.

    In addition, the Musical Arts School partners with Calvary Christian High School by offering lessons to students during the school day for credit toward graduation.

    General Information

    Registration Fee
    New and returning students pay an annual $30 registration fee which is in addition to tuition. This fee is due at the first semester of enrollment and annually thereafter.

    Tuition
    Must be paid at least one week before lessons begin to confirm placement on the teacher’s schedule. Payment may be paid by check, in the Worship Ministry office, or online using a credit card. Lessons are offered in 30 or 45 minute increments. Payment options include: Payment in full or Two-Payments (balance due by Oct 1—Fall semester or March 1—Spring semester)

    To Schedule a Lesson
    Returning students contact your teacher for your preferred time/day. New students contact Frankie Rogers, MAS Director at (727)441-1581 x125 or frogers@calvary.us

    Make-up Lessons
    Each student receives one make up lesson per semester for an excused absence. Absences are excused if the school or teacher is notified at least 3 hours in advance.

    Recitals
    Recitals and special events will be scheduled throughout the year and students will be notified well in advance giving time for preparation.

    CCHS Students
    Students may earn credit toward graduation by scheduling a music lesson during the school day with one of our outstanding teachers. To arrange, see Mrs. Cindy Peabody at CCHS

    Piano

    http://www.calvarybaptist.org/uploads/MAS_Beth.jpgBeth Kendall
    Graduate of USF with emphasis on Music Education - Professional Church organist and Choral Director since 1972 - Private piano teacher.

    What can I learn by studying with this teacher?
  • Course of study based on student’s age, ability and desire to learn
  • Emphasis on basic music reading, rhythm, melody, scales & expression
  • Beginning students will learn familiar songs quickly
  • Intermediate and advanced students go deeper into music theory and more challenging music


  • http://www.calvarybaptist.org/uploads/MAS_Robert.jpgRobert Shone
    Professional Organist and Choirmaster - Distinguished Career serving churches in Washington DC -Piano and Organ Teacher.

    What can I learn by studying with this teacher?
  • Intermediate and advanced students will learn accurate recognition of musical notation & steady rhythmic control
  • Develop a piano technique through the study of appropriate piano literature
  • Acquire stage decorum through recital participation
  • Learn efficient practicing techniques
  • Develop a skill of lasting personal and social value


  • http://www.calvarybaptist.org/uploads/MAS_X.jpgWinnifred Petrescue
    Multi-layered teaching background including a successful private piano studio of beginning, intermediate and advanced students - Accompanist for worship teams, festivals and special events - Specializing at the MAS in early childhood musicianship and piano.

    What can I learn by studying with this teacher?
  • Customized piano lessons to suit each student’s abilities and desires
  • Young beginners will learn basic musicianship including technique, rhythm, note reading, chords, chord charts, and even improvisation
  • Students will build a repertoire of pieces they can maintain to play for themselves and others
  • Opportunities to perform for family and friends at recitals throughout the year
  • Guitar & Bass

    http://www.calvarybaptist.org/uploads/MAS_Paul.jpgPaul Miller
    Professional Bassist and Guitarist in the Tampa Bay region - Song Writer/Arranger - Teacher - Member at large of Calvary’s Worship Band.

    What can I learn by studying with this teacher?
  • Introduction to the guitar for young beginners with colorful, user-friendly study book
  • Intermediate and advanced students are challenged using the Carcassi method
  • Emphasis on basic music reading skills utilizing the classical finger-picking style
  • Study of chords, harmony and scales enabling the student to become a well-rounded guitarist
  • Flute

    http://www.calvarybaptist.org/uploads/MAS_Marilyn.jpgMarilyn Scott
    Professional Flutist for Community and Church Events - Member of Calvary’s Orchestra - Private Flute Teacher.

    What can I learn by studying with this teacher?
  • Students will initially learn sound development and breath control
  • As the student is able, music reading, theory and ear training will be introduced
  • Folk melodies, hymns, worship songs and classical music are introduced as the student progresses
  • Harp

    http://www.calvarybaptist.org/uploads/MAS_Vicki.jpgVicki Garcia
    Professional harpist specializing in music for weddings, corporate events, parties, and worship services. Member of Calvary's orchestra - Private teaching studio.

    What can I learn by studying with this teacher?
  • Students will learn to read music using theory, games, flash cards and rhythm exercises
  • Lessons are tailored to suit the age and ability of the student with positive re-enforcement and encouragement
  • Standard harp repertoire is introduced along with various genres of music
  • Performance poise and how to deal with stage fright
  • Violin

    http://www.calvarybaptist.org/uploads/MAS_Lauren.jpgLauren J. Van Dyke
    Violinist & Music Educator - B.S. with Emphasis in Child Development - Teaching career in the traditional and Suzuki methods for 25 years - Former Co-Owner of The Suzuki Music School of Franklin, TN.

    What can I learn by studying with this teacher?
    The Suzuki approach creates a positive learning environment involving the teacher, student and parent, where “Every child can Learn”
    Beginners as young as 4 yrs will learn:
  • Motor control and memory skills
  • String names and pitches, rhythm, stance, focus and endurance
  • Bow hold and control
  • The familiar “Twinkle” song with variations
  • Care of instrument and positive interaction with other students at group lessons
  • Older, more experienced students will learn to read or improve their music reading skills and will be introduced to violin literature including folk songs, hymns, and classical music

    Drums

    http://www.calvarybaptist.org/uploads/MAS_Michael.jpgMike Chilton
    Professional drummer in the Tampa Bay area - Private teaching studio since 1998 - Leader of the band Four Star Riot opening for groups such as Bon Jovi and Def Leppard.

    What can I learn by studying with this teacher?
  • Drum students will learn overall drum set techniques including rudiments, reading, and four way coordination
  • Musical styles will include jazz, rock, latin and funk
  • Lessons available for older elementary students through adults
  • Brass

    http://www.calvarybaptist.org/uploads/MAS_Roger.jpgRoger Green
    BA degree in Music Ed - Stetson Univ., M.M. Ed - USF, School Counseling Certification - Univ. of Sarasota. Retired Director of Bands and School Counselor. FBA Adjudicator, guest conductor/clinician, private lesson Instructor. Member of ASBDA, NBA, FBA, FMEA, NAfME. Currently serves as Associate Director and trumpet player for The Greater St Petersburg 2nd Tim Arounders and The St Petersburg Community Band.