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 at affordable prices for all different disciplines of the performing arts.

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

For classes that require registration:

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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.
Senior Classes – Similar to CFCArts Arts in Action, classes for seniors are specifically designed to provide creative opportunities for older adults of all experience levels in the arts.

Classes & Workshops – August 3 – 8, 2020 

“Get On Your Feet!” Join dancer Dion DiDonna in these FREE and fun 15-minute dance stretching and movement classes. Guaranteed to get you off the couch and moving!

This dance class will be a Facebook Live video on the CFCArts Facebook Page: Facebook.com/CentralFloridaCommunityArts

This class offers a unique blend of classic dance warm-ups and Pilates-based stretch/strength exercises; warm-ups transition into short dance combinations, pulling inspiration from jazz to Broadway, even tango and flapper moves! All are modified to progress at a pace comfortable for each individual. Whether you danced as a child and want to rekindle your passion, or you’re discovering dance for the first time, it’s never too late to start dancing!

Registration Required – Email School@CFCArts.com to register for this FREE class!

Join CFCArts’ ukulele expert, Rick Lucchesi, for a senior-focused ukulele class! This course will teach the fundamentals of the uke including tuning, hand positions, chord fingerings, strumming patterns, and the fundamentals of reading music. Best of all, students will learn to play and sing songs quickly in a relaxed atmosphere. This course is for Seniors, ages 55 and older! Email School@CFCArts.com to register for this free class!

Registration Required – Email School@CFCArts.com to register for this FREE class!

Caregiving is inherently demanding and stressful, and this year has brought unprecedented feelings of threat and unpredictability into all aspects of our lives.  The secret to stress management lies not in trying to eliminate or avoid challenges, but in dealing with stress in a positive, proactive manner. In this series, we will explore our stress reaction system, stress moderators, helpful ways of perceiving and behaving in response to stressful situations and learn specific music therapy techniques to help us manage our stress in a way that renews us.

To register, click here fill and out this interest form or email School@CFCArts.com for inquiries.

Join local professional musician and performer Charlie Stevens for an introductory course in music video creation! This four week class will teach students the tricks of the trade including the best practices for audio and video recording. Students will be given performance assignments and at the end will produce several short class made music videos. Recommended for current or aspiring performers (Teens, Adults & Seniors.) This 4 week course is offered for FREE through the Universal Foundation. 

Registration Required – Email School@CFCArts.com to register for this FREE class

Join us for a music therapy relaxation exercise to help you wind down every Wednesday evening on the CFCArts Facebook Page, led by CFCArts’ Board Certified Music Therapist, Ashley Lewis. No instruments or music experience necessary to participate – all people, all ages, all abilities welcome.

No registration required. Just visit the CFCArts Facebook Page on Wednesdays at 7pm or any time to enjoy this relaxation exercise.

Join CFCArts’ ukulele expert, Rick Lucchesi, for a senior-focused ukulele jam session! This sing & play style class will feature news songs each week as well as a recurring repertoire of past class favorites! This course is intended for an intermediate level ukuleleist with an understanding of basic chords and strumming patterns. This course is for Seniors, ages 55 and older!

Registration Required – Email School@CFCArts.com to register for this FREE class!

Modern life abounds in stressors, and this year has brought unprecedented feelings of threat and unpredictability into all aspects of our lives.  The secret to stress management lies not in trying to eliminate or avoid challenges, but in dealing with stress in a positive, proactive manner. In this 4-week series we will explore our stress reaction system, stress moderators, helpful ways of perceiving and behaving in response to stressful situations and learn specific music therapy techniques to help us manage our stress in a way that renews us.

To register, click here fill and out this interest for or email School@CFCArts.com for inquiries.

Artists endure many stressors specific to their profession that plague their mental health and wellbeing. The secret to stress management lies not in trying to eliminate or avoid challenges, but in dealing with stress in a positive, proactive manner. In this 4-week series we will explore our stress reaction system, stress moderators, helpful ways of perceiving and behaving in response to stressful situations and learn specific music therapy techniques to help us manage our stress in a way that renews us.

To register, click here fill and out this interest form or email School@CFCArts.com for inquiries.

Want to learn how to play songs on the piano quickly? Join CFCArts’ own Scott Kinkead as he teaches the tips and tricks of chord reading for piano. Recommended for Teens, Adults & Seniors. This 4-week class is offered for FREE through the Universal Foundation. 

Registration Required – Email School@CFCArts.com to register for this FREE class

Classes & Workshops – August 10 – 15, 2020 

Join local performer, Charlie Stevens, for this fun family arts offering! Come learn the basics of the acting style known as “Improvisation!” Bring the whole family to learn some fun games and laugh together! Recommended for kids, teens, adults and seniors to take TOGETHER! One registration per family.

Use the Paypal payment box to register for this workshop. We are offering a “Pay What You Can” price with a $5.50 minimum.

“Get On Your Feet!” Join dancer Dion DiDonna in these FREE and fun 15-minute dance stretching and movement classes. Guaranteed to get you off the couch and moving!

This dance class will be a Facebook Live video on the CFCArts Facebook Page: Facebook.com/CentralFloridaCommunityArts

This class offers a unique blend of classic dance warm-ups and Pilates-based stretch/strength exercises; warm-ups transition into short dance combinations, pulling inspiration from jazz to Broadway, even tango and flapper moves! All are modified to progress at a pace comfortable for each individual. Whether you danced as a child and want to rekindle your passion, or you’re discovering dance for the first time, it’s never too late to start dancing!

Registration Required – Email School@CFCArts.com to register for this FREE class!

Join CFCArts’ ukulele expert, Rick Lucchesi, for a senior-focused ukulele class! This course will teach the fundamentals of the uke including tuning, hand positions, chord fingerings, strumming patterns, and the fundamentals of reading music. Best of all, students will learn to play and sing songs quickly in a relaxed atmosphere. This course is for Seniors, ages 55 and older! Email School@CFCArts.com to register for this free class!

Registration Required – Email School@CFCArts.com to register for this FREE class!

Caregiving is inherently demanding and stressful, and this year has brought unprecedented feelings of threat and unpredictability into all aspects of our lives.  The secret to stress management lies not in trying to eliminate or avoid challenges, but in dealing with stress in a positive, proactive manner. In this series, we will explore our stress reaction system, stress moderators, helpful ways of perceiving and behaving in response to stressful situations and learn specific music therapy techniques to help us manage our stress in a way that renews us.

To register, click here fill and out this interest form or email School@CFCArts.com for inquiries.

Join local professional musician and performer Charlie Stevens for an introductory course in music video creation! This four week class will teach students the tricks of the trade including the best practices for audio and video recording. Students will be given performance assignments and at the end will produce several short class made music videos. Recommended for current or aspiring performers (Teens, Adults & Seniors.) This 4 week course is offered for FREE through the Universal Foundation. 

Registration Required – Email School@CFCArts.com to register for this FREE class

Join us for a music therapy relaxation exercise to help you wind down every Wednesday evening on the CFCArts Facebook Page, led by CFCArts’ Board Certified Music Therapist, Ashley Lewis. No instruments or music experience necessary to participate – all people, all ages, all abilities welcome.

No registration required. Just visit the CFCArts Facebook Page on Wednesdays at 7pm or any time to enjoy this relaxation exercise.

Join CFCArts’ ukulele expert, Rick Lucchesi, for a senior-focused ukulele jam session! This sing & play style class will feature news songs each week as well as a recurring repertoire of past class favorites! This course is intended for an intermediate level ukuleleist with an understanding of basic chords and strumming patterns. This course is for Seniors, ages 55 and older!

Registration Required – Email School@CFCArts.com to register for this FREE class!

Modern life abounds in stressors, and this year has brought unprecedented feelings of threat and unpredictability into all aspects of our lives.  The secret to stress management lies not in trying to eliminate or avoid challenges, but in dealing with stress in a positive, proactive manner. In this 4-week series we will explore our stress reaction system, stress moderators, helpful ways of perceiving and behaving in response to stressful situations and learn specific music therapy techniques to help us manage our stress in a way that renews us.

To register, click here fill and out this interest for or email School@CFCArts.com for inquiries.

Artists endure many stressors specific to their profession that plague their mental health and wellbeing. The secret to stress management lies not in trying to eliminate or avoid challenges, but in dealing with stress in a positive, proactive manner. In this 4-week series we will explore our stress reaction system, stress moderators, helpful ways of perceiving and behaving in response to stressful situations and learn specific music therapy techniques to help us manage our stress in a way that renews us.

To register, click here fill and out this interest form or email School@CFCArts.com for inquiries.

Want to learn how to play songs on the piano quickly? Join CFCArts’ own Scott Kinkead as he teaches the tips and tricks of chord reading for piano. Recommended for Teens, Adults & Seniors. This 4-week class is offered for FREE through the Universal Foundation. 

Registration Required – Email School@CFCArts.com to register for this FREE class

Classes & Workshops – August 17 – 22, 2020 

Join CFCArts Teaching Artist & Local Performer, Erin Stillson, for this fun family arts offering! Come learn the dance to the iconic show tune “ONE” from A Chorus Line! Bring the whole family to learn some new moves and laugh together! Recommended for kids, teens, adults and seniors to take TOGETHER! One registration per family.

Use the Paypal payment box to register for this workshop. We are offering a “Pay What You Can” price with a $5.50 minimum.

“Get On Your Feet!” Join dancer Dion DiDonna in these FREE and fun 15-minute dance stretching and movement classes. Guaranteed to get you off the couch and moving!

This dance class will be a Facebook Live video on the CFCArts Facebook Page: Facebook.com/CentralFloridaCommunityArts

This class offers a unique blend of classic dance warm-ups and Pilates-based stretch/strength exercises; warm-ups transition into short dance combinations, pulling inspiration from jazz to Broadway, even tango and flapper moves! All are modified to progress at a pace comfortable for each individual. Whether you danced as a child and want to rekindle your passion, or you’re discovering dance for the first time, it’s never too late to start dancing!

Registration Required – Email School@CFCArts.com to register for this FREE class!

Join CFCArts’ ukulele expert, Rick Lucchesi, for a senior-focused ukulele class! This course will teach the fundamentals of the uke including tuning, hand positions, chord fingerings, strumming patterns, and the fundamentals of reading music. Best of all, students will learn to play and sing songs quickly in a relaxed atmosphere. This course is for Seniors, ages 55 and older! Email School@CFCArts.com to register for this free class!

Registration Required – Email School@CFCArts.com to register for this FREE class!

Caregiving is inherently demanding and stressful, and this year has brought unprecedented feelings of threat and unpredictability into all aspects of our lives.  The secret to stress management lies not in trying to eliminate or avoid challenges, but in dealing with stress in a positive, proactive manner. In this series, we will explore our stress reaction system, stress moderators, helpful ways of perceiving and behaving in response to stressful situations and learn specific music therapy techniques to help us manage our stress in a way that renews us.

To register, click here fill and out this interest form or email School@CFCArts.com for inquiries.

Join local professional musician and performer Charlie Stevens for an introductory course in music video creation! This four week class will teach students the tricks of the trade including the best practices for audio and video recording. Students will be given performance assignments and at the end will produce several short class made music videos. Recommended for current or aspiring performers (Teens, Adults & Seniors.) This 4 week course is offered for FREE through the Universal Foundation. 

Registration Required – Email School@CFCArts.com to register for this FREE class

Join us for a music therapy relaxation exercise to help you wind down every Wednesday evening on the CFCArts Facebook Page, led by CFCArts’ Board Certified Music Therapist, Ashley Lewis. No instruments or music experience necessary to participate – all people, all ages, all abilities welcome.

No registration required. Just visit the CFCArts Facebook Page on Wednesdays at 7pm or any time to enjoy this relaxation exercise.

Join CFCArts’ ukulele expert, Rick Lucchesi, for a senior-focused ukulele jam session! This sing & play style class will feature news songs each week as well as a recurring repertoire of past class favorites! This course is intended for an intermediate level ukuleleist with an understanding of basic chords and strumming patterns. This course is for Seniors, ages 55 and older!

Registration Required – Email School@CFCArts.com to register for this FREE class!

Modern life abounds in stressors, and this year has brought unprecedented feelings of threat and unpredictability into all aspects of our lives.  The secret to stress management lies not in trying to eliminate or avoid challenges, but in dealing with stress in a positive, proactive manner. In this 4-week series we will explore our stress reaction system, stress moderators, helpful ways of perceiving and behaving in response to stressful situations and learn specific music therapy techniques to help us manage our stress in a way that renews us.

To register, click here fill and out this interest for or email School@CFCArts.com for inquiries.

Artists endure many stressors specific to their profession that plague their mental health and wellbeing. The secret to stress management lies not in trying to eliminate or avoid challenges, but in dealing with stress in a positive, proactive manner. In this 4-week series we will explore our stress reaction system, stress moderators, helpful ways of perceiving and behaving in response to stressful situations and learn specific music therapy techniques to help us manage our stress in a way that renews us.

To register, click here fill and out this interest form or email School@CFCArts.com for inquiries.

Want to learn how to play songs on the piano quickly? Join CFCArts’ own Scott Kinkead as he teaches the tips and tricks of chord reading for piano. Recommended for Teens, Adults & Seniors. This 4-week class is offered for FREE through the Universal Foundation. 

Registration Required – Email School@CFCArts.com to register for this FREE class

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Summer Arts Sampler

August 17 – August 21

Description: 

Reignite your summer with CFCArts Summer Arts Sampler! This workshop extravaganza is created exclusively for adults (18+) who are interested in the arts! Join us nightly for a smattering of introductory level courses on a variety of topics. Sign up today! Email School@CFCArts.com with any questions.

Pricing:

  • $10 per class
  • $45 for 5 workshops of your choice
    Discount Code SAS$45
  • $90 for the week
    Discount Code SAS$90

Schedule: 

6-7pm: Sketching 101

Click Here to Register for Sketching 101

  • Learn the basics of sketching through use of simple art techniques and observing the world around you.
  • Materials Needed: #2 pencil, eraser, and blank paper.

7-8pm: Painting with Acrylics 101

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  • Create a beautiful work of art through step by step instruction using acrylic paint. Feel free to have some wine and make it a date or a virtual girls paint night!
  • Materials Needed: Watercolor paper OR canvas (1 per person), acrylic paints in primary colors and white (quinacridone magenta, cadmium yellow, cerulean blue and titanium white are recommended), palette or paper plate, paint brushes, cup of water, paper towels and garbage bag (to cover your workspace).

6-7pm: Voice Over 101 with Patsy Gilbert

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  • Learn what it takes to be a freelance voice over artist including tips on how to get started, what tools you need, and how to prepare a reel.

7-8pm: Sight Singing 101 with Michelle Mailhot

6-7pm: Improv 101 with Charlie Stevens

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  • Be prepared to play games and laugh in a fun virtual classroom atmosphere while learning the fundamentals of Improvisation!

7-8pm: Career Acting with Rob Lott

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  • A bit of workshop & a lot of conversation for beginning actors who want to turn pro.

6-7pm: Musical Theater 101

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  • Take center stage in your own home! Learn choreography for all experience levels from favorite Broadway hits!

7-8pm: Jazz 101

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  • Get out your leg-warmers (or yoga pants) and learn basic steps and combinations from the dance style known as Jazz!

6-7pm: Composition 101 with Julian Bond

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  • A behind the scenes look at composing music. Learn the tools of the trade and how to communicate your piece to an orchestra as a conductor.

7-8pm: Songwriting 101 with David Bernard

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  • Songwriting is an accessible artform! Learn the components that outline the basic structure of a song and how to set lyrics to a melody by using chord charts.

Interested in Music Therapy?

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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 Google Hangouts.

Call (407) 937-1800 (ext. 719) or email school@cfcarts.com to register for lessons today!
Current students, you can view your lesson schedule on the new student portal.

Coming in Fall 2020

Narrators!

A group of older adults (55+) who have a desire to perform for the community and 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.

  • Virtual Rehearsals occur Fridays from 10:00am-11:30am

  • Fall Semester: August 21 – Dec 11th

  • Tuition: $75 for the semester

  • Note: Scholarships are available, email school@cfcarts.com for application.

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Not sure? Check out some of the videos the Narrators have created this Spring and Summer!

Click here to see some of their work!

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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.