Parkview Baptist School of Music
Goals and Philosophy
The Parkview Baptist School of Music is an entity of Parkview Baptist School and serves students in our community by providing excellent private training in the musical arts. We are dedicated to creating an atmosphere where students can develop musical skills, grow spiritually, and use their talents to glorify God.
Lessons are offered on a weekly basis for students in kindergarten through adults. Enrollment is open to PBS students, homeschoolers, students attending other area schools, and adults.
School of Music tuition covers all lessons, administrative expenses, salaries, and recital expenses.
A $50 registration fee per year is required for all who wish to enroll.
Tuition for private study is $900 per school year. This may be paid in full at the beginning of the year or in ten payments of $90 due by the 15th of each month from August through May. There is a slight discount for families and/or individuals taking lessons for more than one instrument. Contact director for details.
Lesson books or materials are not covered by tuition. Your instructor will give you a list of any literature required for each semester.
How To Pay
PBS students will be billed electronically through their school FACTS accounts.
All other students will be billed electronically through EZ Care. Payment via auto draft is available and will require submission of a voided check to the School of Music director.
End of the Year Recital
It is important for students to observe other students play/sing. There is also great value in students performing in public. Therefore, each student will be expected to attend and play/sing at the end of the semester recital and should plan to remain for the entire time. Adult students are not required to perform on recitals but are always welcome to do so.
A student should practice on an instrument that facilitates progress. Stringed instruments, like guitars and violins, should be fitted to the individual and may need upgrading as the child grows. Piano students may begin on a keyboard for one year only. After that time, having an acoustic piano is imperative, or the student’s technique may suffer, and precious instructional time may be lost. The director and teachers will be happy to recommend dealers for new, used, or rental instruments.
Make Up Lessons
We consider your private lesson time as a standing appointment. If the teacher misses a lesson, it will be made up. If the student misses a lesson, PRIOR NOTICE IS REQUIRED. 24-hour notice is preferable. However, if a student wakes up ill on a lesson morning, please call the instructor before 9 a.m.
Lessons and Scheduling
To provide consistency and an atmosphere conducive to learning, all School of Music lessons are taught on the Parkview campus. No exceptions. During the enrollment process, each student will be assigned an instructor. The student or parent of the student will then be contacted to confirm a lesson time.
Registration and Commitment
Register online at www.parkviewbaptist.com under Parent Links. When a student is enrolled, he/she is committing to an entire school year of study. The $50 registration fee will be due and payable online at the time of registration.
School of Music Director – April Mayes
225-293-2820 ext. 157