The Academy

The CFCArts Academy offers affordable performing arts lessons and classes to artists of all ages and experience levels! Opportunities for children and adults to learn voice, piano, guitar, and strings are available in private studio spaces. Classes & Workshops are offered to teach students of varying levels to love and perform music. All classes and lessons are offered by experienced, professional teaching artists in a supportive environment that is conducive to learning.

CFCArts At Home Offerings

Virtual Workshops & Classes

CFCArts is offering virtual classes for free through support from the Universal Orlando Foundation for all different disciplines of the performing arts.

If you have any questions, email school@cfcarts.com.

For a list of all upcoming classes, click here.

Artist Toolbox – These classes taught by professionals in their field and are for teens, adults, and seniors who want to grow as artists.
Family Arts – These classes are designed to be enjoyed together as a family! They can be taken as an individual, but these activities, including painting, song creation, learning about world music, and so much more are designed for children and their families to come together and create art and memories together. Only one registration is required per family, and families do not have to reside in the same household. Using the option for break-out rooms in Zoom, families can connect through the class virtually.
Explore Multicultural Arts –These workshops are created to expose our CFCArts community to cultural diversity in the arts.

Classes & Workshops – January 10-16

This one-hour workshop will introduce you to the tools you need to submit your play to theatres and self-produce your own work. Local theatre artist Bethany Dickens will share what she’s learned in her years as a playwright and literary manager: from tips for submissions to navigating a production contract, and everything in between.

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Join CFCArts’ Teaching Artist and Musical Minds Director, Scott Kinkead, as he sings selections from our Musical Minds Book. Now that the virtual experience is also live we hope you can join us, sing along, and put in your requests as well!

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Classes & Workshops – January 17-23

Join CFCArts’ Teaching Artist and Musical Minds Director, Scott Kinkead, as he sings selections from our Musical Minds Book. Now that the virtual experience is also live we hope you can join us, sing along, and put in your requests as well!

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Classes & Workshops – January 24-30

Join CFCArts’ Teaching Artist and Musical Minds Director, Scott Kinkead, as he sings selections from our Musical Minds Book. Now that the virtual experience is also live we hope you can join us, sing along, and put in your requests as well!

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In Celebration of Black History Month

The Blues is a unique style of music with a rich history originating from the polyrhythmic music of West Africa. Over a period of 50 years, it transformed into a new genre of music and has since influenced ALL American music that has succeeded it. Learn the history of the Blues & how to write your own Blues style song.

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UpBeat! Musical Theater Troupe:

Beauty & the Beast

People with varying abilities share their talents through acting, dance, and song in a virtually filmed production. This season, we will perform the classic story of Beauty & the Beast. Join us for this unique virtual theater offering in partnership with the Down Syndrome Association! New students are always welcome and do not need to be located in Central Florida. Currently, we have students involved from three states! All new students will be invited to attend a brief one on one meeting with the director to access communication style, preferences, and best placement. All scripts are written in house and are tailored to the students who register.

  • Virtual Rehearsals: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm. (Schedule based on role and performer availability)
  • Virtual Platform: Zoom
  • Rehearsal Time Frame: March  4th – May 13th Thursdays (off for Spring Break)
  • Filming Time Frame: Students will be filmed individually by appointment via Zoom May 14th  – May 27th.
  • Premiere: Beauty & the Beast! will premiere via Zoom party and immediately launch on YouTube on June 18th 
  • Tuition: $125 for Season (registration closes on February 18th)
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Narrators!

Acting Troupe for Adults Ages 55+

February 22 – May 28th


A group of older adults (55+) who have a desire and a mission to give back to the community by performing and to have a lot of fun doing it.  Acting experience is certainly not required, but each participant should have the confidence to speak in front of a group.  Each class session is 90 minutes long and features vocal warm-ups, and senior-friendly theatre games designed to get participants laughing and imaginations active.  The group spends the bulk of the class working on scripts which can be presented without memorization and with as much or as little movement as the participants are comfortable with.  With respect to health and safety, this semester’s class will be held online, with the performances largely voice-over projects set to student-designed slideshows.

These video performances will be sent out to local nursing homes and to other CFCArts Partners to help increase access to arts for Central Florida populations that may not currently have access.

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Virtual Private Lessons

CFCArts Academy is offering affordable* virtual private lessons for artists (and aspiring artists) of all ages. One-on-one acting, piano, voice, guitar, violin, and other instrumental lessons are happening from the comfort and safety of home through the use of video communication technology.

New in Fall 2020:

Tuition for CFCArts Academy lessons varies according to the level of the Teaching Artist with whom you or your student studies. CFCArts Academy Teaching Artists range from Level One to Level Three, depending on their experience, education, and skill.

*Scholarships are available for students with a demonstrated financial need. Please email Academy@cfcarts.com to begin the scholarship application process.
**Trial Lessons for new students are 30 minutes long, and will be charged at the level of the Teaching Artist conducting the trial lesson. Trial lessons help to assess the best fit between a new student and Teaching Artist.
***Flex Lessons are lessons for students who cannot commit to a weekly lesson for any reason. Flex lessons are available on a first come, first serve basis and can be scheduled according to the both the student’s and teacher’s availability. Students can schedule flex lessons one at a time or multiple lessons for the month.

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Current Students – Make a Payment

Have you already registered for lessons? Make a payment for Flex Lessons, Semester Tuition, or Classes.

Questions about the program or how to get involved? Just ask! Contact our Academy Staff at (407) 937-1800 xt. 703, or email school@cfcarts.com.