Dedicated to providing quality fine arts instruction to the community since 1993, Bluefield College’s Fine Arts Community School (FACS) is a community service outreach program that enables local families and students of all ages and interests, including home-schoolers, to explore and study the arts with the guidance of mentors and professionals who have appropriate training and experience.

FACS offers courses, lessons, programs, and workshops each semester during the academic year, along with week-long camps during the summer. View the FACS calendar to see upcoming programs for all ages!

Private Music Lessons


  • Banjo – Ron Mullinnex
  • Flute – Linda Flowers
  • Guitar – James Lilly
  • Harp – Laurel Thompson
  • Mandolin - Ron Mullinnex
  • Piano/voice – Alandra Blume Hinkle
  • Piano/voice – Dr. Alexa Schlimmer
  • Strings/voice – Dr. John Moir
  • Trumpet – Dr. Charles Priest
  • Woodwinds – Teresa Hedrick

All Ages

Tuition: $110.00 for 5 lessons or $190.00 for 10 lessons, plus a $25.00 registration fee (registration fee only charged once per academic year for Private Music Lessons).

Private Writing Lessons

  • 30 minute lessons
  • Dates and times determined by the student and instructor
  • All ages
  • Cost: $65 for 3 lessons, $100 for 5 lessons, and $175 for 10 lessons, plus a $25 registration fee
  • Instructor: Crystal Kieloch

Learn academic or expressive writing. Learn poetry writing or memoir writing. Private writing lessons are now available for all ages and all levels of skill. From help with standard grammar to writing a research paper to a great letter to the editor to a short story or novel and anything else in between. Private lessons are available with an experienced writing coach and English Instructor. Goals for the lessons will be determined before lessons begin. Lessons may include handouts provided by the instructor depending on the type of lesson desired. If books are needed for the lessons, the student must purchase them.

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Registration Fee

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, summer). 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.

Family Discount

When registering more than one person per family, the registration fee is discounted to $15 per student.


Mail registration fee and tuition fee to:

Bluefield College FACS
3000 College Avenue
Bluefield, VA 24605

These fees must be received before the start of the class, lesson, or workshop. Checks are to be made payable to Bluefield College/FACS. Major credit cards are accepted. Call 276.326.4215 to pay by credit card.

To REgister

Register online or by phone at 276.326.4215. Questions may be addressed to Burma McChesney, FACS Coordinator, at or 276.326.4248.

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