Decatur Fine Arts Academy

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The Decatur Fine Arts Academy is launched in the fall of 2015. The academy is an integral part of First Baptist Church Decatur, serving the church family and the Decatur community.

The Academy is located on the campus of First Baptist Church Decatur at 308 Clairemont Avenue in Decatur, Georgia.

Music together of Decatur

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age 5 . . . and the grownups who love them. For more information on this program for kids and grownups taught by Wendy Snell, go here.

Private Instruction

Are you beginning your musical study or looking to hone your skills? The Decatur Fine Arts Academy offers quality music instruction by professional teachers. We provide a friendly, supportive environment for all ages and levels.

Group Instruction

If you are excited to meet and learn with others as you begin your journey of musicianship, or if you have a group of friends and loved ones with whom you wish to study, small group instruction may be the perfect fit for you! Small and large group instruction for beginning musicians is often an effective means of exposure to foundational techniques and the joys of community music making and corporate worship.

Group lessons will require two students for a half hour and four students for an hour lesson. Please contact us with requests for group/pair lessons and we will do our best to accommodate!  Group lessons can be accommodated on guitar, voice, and violin.

Registration and Scheduling

All registrations must be accompanied with an annual $25 registration fee and a signed student agreement.  Anyone under the age of 18 requires a parent agreement in order to be processed. Lessons are scheduled with instructors on a first-come first-serve basis and based on mutual availability of teacher and student.  Returning students must confirm the continuation of lessons with a completed registration card to keep preferred lesson times.

Tuition and Fees

In addition to a signed student/parent agreement, an annual registration fee of $25 must accompany each registration.
Monthly payments are due on the 5th of every month in advance of the lessons. Thirty days notice to the Academy Director is required in writing to withdraw from lessons and cancel payment with the Decatur Fine Arts Academy. Payment for the final month of lessons is required.

Private Lessons
One half-hour lesson per week     $100/month per student
One full hour lesson per week     $200/month per student
Master Teacher
One full hour lesson per week     $300/month per student

Group Music Lessons
2 students=one half-hour lesson per week     $70/month per student
4+ students=one hour lesson per week     $65 /month per student

Faculty subject to change.


The Decatur Fine Arts Academy is open and operating for 43 weeks of the calendar year.  Summer schedules will occur based on need.

Recitals and Worship Events

We strongly believe that all students should take opportunity to showcase their talents in an effort to broaden their experience and share their gifts. Opportunities to share talents as a service to the community will be presented in Fall Term and coordinated through each studio teacher. Recitals will be held at the end of the Spring Term. Dates and times for recitals will be scheduled by studio.


All faculty have consented to and passed thorough background checks as part of their application process.  A host from the Decatur Fine Arts Academy will be present in the classroom hallways when lessons are in session.  Students under the age of 16 must be accompanied to the building by a parent or guardian and must be picked up on time by an authorized adult.

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