Arts Academy Information
What We Teach
We currently offer private lessons in each of the following:
Bagpipes and Irish Penny Whistle
The Worship Arts Academy is located in the KidQuest Building on the campus of Hunter Street Baptist Church and operates as part of the Worship Arts Ministry. All students will enter through the Home Front to check in before going to their classroom.
What We Believe
The Hunter Street Worship Arts Academy exists to develop worshipers and worship leaders, fostering their God-given artistic abilities to the glory of God. We do this by offering private and group music lessons by qualified Christian instructors. Students pay a fee for lessons. Our instructors teach individuals of all ages in order to help them develop their artistic abilities to more fully magnify God.
Theology into Doxology
Theology is, simply, the study of the nature of God. As we learn more of who God is and what He is like, it will inevitably lead us — as Christians — to worship. Theology, then, finds its fulfillment in doxology.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be gloryin the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. — Ephesians 3:20-21
Tuition and fees
Lessons are taught in 30 or 45 minute blocks, and each semester is 15 weeks long.
Tuition is due to your teacher on or before your first lesson.
30-minute lessons are $325 per semester.
45-minute lessons are $487.50 per semester.
A non-refundable $25 registration fee is due to the Arts Academy when you complete your registration online. This fee is due each semester upon registering.
Bond with your child as you play, giggle, sing and dance together (no talent required). Kindermusik family classes are for babies and toddlers. For more information about Kindermusik, please click the link here.
Ballet with Mrs. Peyton:
This 12 week program will begin February 5 and is $150 per semester. Classes will be held on Tuesdays or Thursdays (Thursday Fall Preschool class full) from 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm for children ages 3-5 (must be potty trained)*. A class for Kindergarten - 2nd grade is offered on Thursday from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. To register for ballet, please click here.
Attire: Black leotards, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes
*If your child is part of our Weekday program, please let their teacher know. We will pick them up a few minutes before 1:00 and you may pick them up at 2:00 at Tadpole Park.
Registration begins December 2 - click here to register
Spring Classes begin the week of January 14. The semester is 15 weeks and concludes with a Spring Recital. Your teacher will provide recital information as the time nears.
To ensure the integrity of a student's experience in learning an instrument, students must commit to a full semester. Students should arrive early to each lesson.
Late students will only be taught for the remainder of their allotted lesson time.
In the unlikely circumstance in which a student decides to unenroll from lessons within the first 7 weeks, the student must communicate this to their teacher and/or the Arts Academy office. Upon communication of this decision, our 30 day cancelation policy will go into effect. The student will be required to pay for the 4 lessons occurring during this 30 day notice period, and has the option to take these lessons or forfeit them. A refund for the prorated tuition will be reimbursed to the student, excluding the 4 lessons of the 30 day notice period. This refund check will be mailed to the student within 30 days of cancelation.
Upon the completion of the 7th lesson in any semester, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR CANCELATION.
Make Up Lesson Policy
It is the student's responsibility to contact the teacher if a lesson is to be missed. Make up lessons will be granted for excused absences, such as illness, extreme emergency, or death in the family. Only one make up lesson per semester will be granted. Unexcused absences include homework, athletic events, or school activities. Teachers are not required make up unexcused absences.
Teachers will make up all lessons they miss before the beginning of the next semester unless extenuating circumstances occur.
Please note, the Arts Academy will be closed for Spring Break (March 25-29). Any other school holiday will not affect our schedule.
In the event of inclement weather, Hunter Street Arts Academy will follow Hoover City School's cancelations.
Frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are the classes group or individual classes?
A: All of our classes are 30 minute or 45 minute individual lessons, with the exceptions of Kindermusik and ballet, which are both group classes.
Q: At what age do you take students?
A: In general, we ask that piano students are able to read before they begin lessons. Drums can start as young as 4. Kindermusik is for children newborn - 7 years. Ballet has three classes. Two for 3 - 5 year olds and one for Kindergarten - 2nd grade.
Q: What if my child is sick and has to miss a lesson? Or there is bad weather?
Please refer to our Arts Academy Student/Teacher Handbook for our make-up policy. Note – we follow the Hoover City Schools inclement weather schedule. If Hoover City Schools closes for weather, so does HSBC Arts Academy.
Q: Do I have to stay in the building during my child’s lesson?
A: Parents do not have to stay in the building during lessons. However, please be prompt when picking up your student. Since the teachers have back to back lessons, they cannot monitor students after their lesson is over.
Q: I have never been to Hunter Street. Where do we come in?
A: All Arts Academy students enter at the Homefront entrance (near the front fountain). There will be a large flag marking the entrance. The Homefront will be opened for those parents and sibling that wish to stay, work on homework, or purchase a cup of coffee. We also offer free guest wifi.
Q: Will there be a recital at the end of the year?
A: Yes – all recitals are held in May. Teachers will communicate recital dates and details to their students. Some teachers will have a Christmas concert.
Q: Can I pay the lesson fee in installments?
A: Installments will have to be arranged with your teacher.
Q: Is the $25 Registration fee per semester?
A: Yes, each student pays the $25 registration fee each semester.