Fine Arts Connection School

Fine Arts Connection School

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4 hires on
37 years in business

About this pro

teachers at Fine Arts Connection School have degrees and many years teaching experience working with all ages from 3 years of age through adults.

We teach in person and virtually. We also have opportunities for students playing in groups or ensembles and normally have a monthly Band Jam experience where students (children - adult) get to perform and meet musicians, artists, dancers in the community.  (we are not doing monthly JAM NIGHTS or RECITALS during COVID but hope to continue in the near future when it is safe.). Any of our current group classes have small numbers and safe distancing.

Helping students discover and develop their own special gifts and talents and build their confidence to play for themselves or others. 

We can help students develop confidence by helping them adjust to playing either individually or in a group setting such as our monthly Jam Nights or occasional recitals.  

These are optional for the student.

 More information at: 865-207-5195, [email protected]

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Maryville, TN 37804
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  • Akemi Koga

    She is very good at teaching children. We Love she!!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We teach beginning through advanced students in music, art and dance and begin by exploring the student's current and former experience and training while discussing the direction the student is interested in persuing. We work with all genre's of music emphasizing in the basic rudiments and foundations of music as well as the art form the student is wanting to develop. This could include the classics as well as contemporary forms of music and the arts. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Our teachers have many years teaching experience as well as degrees in their fields of interest.  The instructors are devoted full-time to their professions and are continually growing in the latest developments within their area of study including participation in performances, workshops, professional organizations and courses of study.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Private instruction in piano, guitar/bass, ukelele, voice, drums/percussion, violin/viola & cello are $95 per month for a 30 minute lesson once a week for ages 13-adult. Ages 3 -12 are $75 per month.(Social Distancing & masks are a priority during COVID).

Art instruction including drawing, painting (all medias), portraiture, landscape, abstract, etc. is $75 per month for students ages 12 and under for individual (30 min. private) or (45min - 1 hour group); ages 13 - adult is $95-$120 per month for 30 min. private or (45 min-1 hour for group).(Social Distancing & Masks are a priority during COVID.)

Dance instruction (ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop) is $60 per month for 45 min - 1 hour classes depending on the number of students in the class.  (Social distancing & Masks is a priority during COVID)

Drama instruction classes are $75 per month for 1 hour per week which includes social distancing and mask wearing during COVID.

How did you get started teaching?

We started the school in 1985 due to a need for a community center for the arts and have grown to 13 instructors in music, art, drama and dance due to high demand from the community.  The students have shared with us that the school feels like their second home with the teachers going over and above in encouraging and developing the student's gifts and talents to become the best they can be.

What types of students have you worked with?

We have worked with children ages 3 through adult with all types of backgrounds from beginners through advanced in their field of interest. The areas include, music, art, drama and dance dealing with all styles of music and medias.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Up until COVID we have had monthly JAM NIGHTS in which students, faculty and community musicians, artists and dancers come together to connect and perform.  These experiences have helped many students get over their fear of performing in public. These JAM NIGHTS have also help strengthen and develop their interests in their chosen fields of study by connecting with other musicians, artists, actors and dancers in the school as well as the overall community.  We also have had recitals two times a year in the Spring and Fall prior to COVID.  However, we do teach virtually as well as in-person so, some of the teacher's have had virtual recitals this past semester. During the summer, we offer CAMPS such as:Rock Camp, Worship Camp, Art, Dance, Drama, Tae Kwon Do, Song Writing, etc.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

We have a policy that a student can try a lesson/class and if it is not what they are looking for, they don't have to pay for it. If they do decide to continue we would charge them for the first lesson and pro-rate the number of lessons if they started in the middle of the month. The student has nothing to lose by trying a lesson or class.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

The student should think about the reason they are wanting to learn an instrument, dance, art or drama and realize that their progress is going to be dependant on the amount of effort the student is willing to put into developing that special talent.

They should also think about the time involved in developing the gift they have and realize that it is important to set goals for oneself.  Accomplishing these goals happens over time through consistent and dedicated determination to practice, attend lessons, participate in programs and study their art form.  

It is also important to not let discouragement consume the student when plateaus occur in making progress. It happens to everyone over time but through consistent study, the student will succeed and make progress in developing their special gift.  Our instructors are prepared and always willing to discuss and help students work through these challenges.  

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