The Academy of Creative Arts


The Academy of Creative Arts is an all-arts academy established at Church on The Rock in St. Peters, Missouri. We express our love for God through music, film, photography, audio engineering, and live production. We believe that every person is creative and has God-given gifts and abilities that should be explored and be developed to expand God's Kingdom. We do everything in excellence, simplicity, integrity and we are driven by purpose. For us, we build God's kingdom through the arts.

The Academy of Creative Arts operates and is based on an academic year. To get the full experience of the program every student must commit to at least, but not limited to, one academic semester. For our Spring semester, we will be featuring music and dance classes.

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The Training

The training that we offer is first class! It is designed to prepare each student to perform at a live concert/performance level. No matter the level of your expertise our instructors will help accelerate you to an even greater level from what each student starts in.

Training Levels

  • Beginner: No knowledge of how to read music or play the instrument.
  • Intermediate: Familiar or able to read some chords, able to play basic chords, familiar or know how to play basic rhythms, able to keep time and play with a metronome or click track.
  • Professional: Able to read rhythm and chord charts, know major and minor scales, know the basics of improvisations.

Training Level Details

  • How to play the desired instrument
  • Proper vocal technique and training
  • How to read charts and play chords
  • Keeping rhythm by playing with a song, click, and metronome
  • Reading music, lead sheets, and rhythm charts
  • Basics of improvisations
  • Basic music theory
  • Style
  • Music theory
  • Improvisation

By the end of the semester, all students will be tested and will perform in our student recital.

Spring 2024 Classes

Learn theory, chords, and how to perform.

Learn from basic chords to improvisation for all levels.

Learn the basics through professional, including playing with click tracks, concepts, and rhythms.

Learn elements of vocal technique including breathing management and performing. We will work with your vocal range.

Hip-hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.

Students will learn to proficiently play any of the three orchestra strings: Violin, Viola, Cello. A wide variety of music is explored, as well as music theory and ear training.

Why ACA?

At Church On The Rock, we believe that every Christian is a steward of the portion of what God has given. It is then the duty to use that portion (gifts/talents) for God's glory to win souls for Christ. We believe that our worship is also expressed in creative arts. He has blessed all of us with creative desires and talents. Let us help you develop those gifts in the arts so that you can reach more souls through excellence.

Classes are offered on Saturdays from 8am - 12pm.
Each class is 30 minutes.

Start Date: Saturday, August 31, 2024
End Date: Saturday, December 7, 2024

Recital will be on December 9, 2024.

No classes on September 7 and November 30.

Hip Hop Dance Class Details:
Classes for Ages 3-17 Years Old | Saturdays at 11:15am
$80 per month



Pre-registration is required. A $20 registration fee per class must be paid at the time of registration to secure your class time. Click here to register.
For more information, you can send an email to or call Jill Jacobsen at (636) 294-7824.