FACS Class Schedule

A $25 non-refundable fee is due when registering for lessons and classes. Music lessons require one registration fee for ongoing lessons for the academic year. All dance, art, drama, and textile classes with more than one meeting require one registration fee per term (fall, spring). There will be one registration fee per student for these classes per term, regardless of the number of classes being taken. One day workshops do not require a registration fee.

Private music lessons are offered throughout the year, with frequency of meetings, dates, and times determined by the student and instructor. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students (including adults) are equally encouraged to register online.

Tuition is $110 for 5 lessons and $190 for 10 lessons. An additional $25 deposit (referenced above) is due before beginning lessons and applies to the full academic year.

Banjo Instruction

Instructor: Ron Mullennex
Banjo instruction will be in the old-time style (mainly the downstroke style often referred to as "clawhammer") and can be at any level, from beginning to advanced. The tune repertoire for intermediate and advanced players will include a generous helping of tunes that I learned from the generation which predates radio and recorded music, for the most part.

Mandolin Instruction

Instructor: Ron Mullennex
Focuses on oldtime tunes and style, and can also accommodate beginning to advanced levels. Instruction will be by ear and visually in the oral tradition, without written music or tablature. The use of a recording device is encouraged but not mandatory.

Private Piano Lessons

Instructors: Elizabeth Decker
Ages: 5+

Private Voice Lessons

Instructors: Elizabeth Decker
Ages: 5+

Private Trumpet Lessons

Instructor: Charles Priest
Ages: 10+

Private Flute Lessons

Instructor: Linda Flowers
Ages: 10+

Science Camp

Tuition: $110
Ages: 8-12yrs
Instructors: Dr. Joe Saunders and Dr. Emily Lambert

July 18-22, 9:00am-3:00pm
Join us for a week of adventures in science. Through games and projects, we will explore topics ranging from recycling, germs, and tide cycles to butterflies, electricity, and rockets. Students are asked to bring their own lunches, snacks and drinks.

Sauté into Summer Ballet Camp

Tuition; $65
Ages: 4-17yrs
Instructor: Peyton Bartley

July 18-22
Ages 4–8 9:00am–11:30am

Ages 9-17 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Join us for a fun filled dance camp. In this beginner ballet camp you will learn the joy and respect of fine arts while studying Ballet. Students will also be exploring other dance forms such as, Improvisation, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theatre, and more. Students will expand their creativity, make new friends, and learn the importance of team work, all while creating a passion for the art of dancing. At the end of the week, all parents and friends are invited to join us for a recital at Bluefield College's Harman Chapel to showcase their children’s progress and hard work. What better way to spend your summer? No prior dance experience required. Ballet shoes recommended, but not required. Students are asked to bring their own snacks and drinks.

Fine Arts Camp for Rising 2nd Graders Through Rising 8th Graders

Tuition: $150
Ages: Rising 2nd graders through rising 8th graders (must have completed 1st grade)

July 25-29, 9:00am-3:00pm
Students will rotate between music, art, theatre, videography and more each day!

Art: Travel the world through art! Experience the art and cultures of countries from around the world! During our week-long journey, we will take a virtual tour of art from the United States, China, Australia, Mexico and Ancient Egypt! Hands-on art activities will allow students to learn about and create pieces from each culture. No passports are required for this trip, join in the fun!

Music: Singing, one of the most natural things in the world, and everything is more fun in a group! Being part of our camp choir will give your child the opportunity to learn about music in an enjoyable, low-pressure environment. Prepare to be amazed when you hear this group perform at the end of the week!

Theatre/Improv: Theatre has a rich history that can be traced back to ancient times and yet it is still a dynamic part of our culture today. An important skill to have in theatre is improvisation, or improv for short. In this class, your child will not only have a blast, but will also learn how to be part of an acting ensemble. Whether you have a drama star or a book worm, improv is sure to be a favorite summer memory!

Videography: This class will introduce basic concepts in thinking how to film and edit short videos.