The Academy of Creative Arts

Church on the Rock believes every Christian is a steward of the gifts God has given. Let our Academy of Creative Arts help you develop your artistic gifts.

About
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 Fall semester, we will be featuring music and dance classes. The music program is open to all ages. Students ages 6-9 years old must complete an audition before enrollment. To set up a day and time for enrollment auditions for students ages 6-9 email us at aca@cotr.org or pre-register online here.
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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

What will be covered for each level?

Beginner:
  • 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
Intermediate:
  • Reading music, lead sheets, and rhythm charts
  • Basics of improvisations
  • Basic music theory
Professional:
  • Style
  • Music theory
  • Improvisation
By the end of the semester, all students will be tested and will perform in our student recital.

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Fall 2022 Classes Piano:
  • Learn theory, chords, and how to perform.
Guitar:
  • Learn from basic chords to improvisation for all levels.
Drums:
  • Learn the basics through professional, including playing with click tracks, concepts, and rhythms.
Vocals:
  • Learn elements of vocal technique including breathing management and performing. We will work with your vocal range.
Hip Hop Dance:
  • 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.




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.

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


Start Date: August 20, 2022
End Date: December 3, 2022

No classes on September 3 (Labor Day weekend) or November 26 (Thanksgiving Break).

Hip Hop Dance Class Details:
Kids Classes - 3-10 Years Old | Saturdays at 10am
Youth Classes - 11+ | Saturdays at 11am
$80 per month


Rates:

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Pre-registration is required. No payment will be required at this time. Click here to register.
For more information, you can send an email to aca@cotr.org or call (636) 240-7775.