Welcome to Bellevue’s School of Performing Arts–a place where adults and children can learn and develop musical skills in a nurturing environment. Our desire here at Bellevue is to provide opportunities to develop and use the talents that God has given to tell His wonderful story and give Him glory!
Beginning and Advanced Bands are offered through the SPA. The 2017 Spring Semester will start on January 9 and go through May 5. This will be a 15 week semester. All new students must pay a $25 registration fee ($50 family maximum) as well as their tuition. See rates below for your specific fees*. All classes are taught here at Bellevue Baptist Church.
The SPA is also a member of the West TN School Band & Orchestra Association (WTSBOA) which allows our students who do not attend a public or private school to participate with the SPA in their regional, state and national events. All-State, All-West Bands & Orchestras, Band/Orchestra Festival, Solo & Ensemble Festival, to name a few. They also have opportunities to serve in and outside of the church at various nursing homes, special and community events. *Students taking brass, woodwind or percussion private lessons may add any of the Bands at 50% off.
- Wednesday and Thursday 2:15 – 3:15 pm
- $200 + Registration Fee
- Wednesday and Thursday 3:30 – 4:30 pm
- $250 + Registration Fee
*INSTALLMENT PLAN: Students have the option of a 4 part installment plan. Tuition will be due on January 9, February 6, March 6, and April 3. A service charge of $3.50 will be added for each installment payment.
**FAMILY PLAN: any family with more than one student registering or more than one kind of lesson will receive a 10% discount starting on their second occurrence, excludes registration fee. You must register in the SPA office to receive this special discount.
The School of Performing Arts is blessed to have a variety of teachers proficient in their specific instrument. All of our teachers hold at least a Bachelor’s degree and many have completed Master’s & Doctorate degrees. At the SPA we value the importance of ministry excellence. Our teachers not only are skilled musicians and teachers, but are also incredible Christian men and women who strive to equip your students with right tools to help them excel in their music careers and everyday life.
Kevin Price – Band Director
Born and raised in Jackson, TN. Graduated with a Bachelor’s in Music Education degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin and received his Master’s in Music Performance degree from Illinois State University. He studied two years towards his Doctorate in Music Performance at the University of Memphis. His main instrument of expertise is Trumpet. He was a band director in public schools for 4 years and has spent 15 years teaching private lessons to Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Saxophone, and Clarinet students; this is his 6th year teaching with the School of Performing Arts. Kevin will be teaching the beginning and intermediate/advanced bands at the SPA for 2016. He has performed with groups such as: Jackson Community Band, Brass Band of Central Illinois, Corinth Symphony Orchestra, Jackson Symphony Orchestra, and Jackson Community Brass Quintet. Kevin spent a week in Kalavrita, Greece at a trumpet workshop that was taught by trumpet performers such as: John Hagstrom, trumpet with the Chicago Symphony; Vincent DiMartino, professional trumpet soloist; Matthias Kamps, trumpeter with the Berlin Comic Opera; and Gerassimos Ioannidis, Trumpet Professor at the “Orfeo” Conservatoire of Athens, Greece. He recently performed at Carnegie Hall and as part of Sandi Patty’s “Forever Grateful” tour with the Bellevue Sanctuary orchestra. He also recently took the position as Director of Bellevue’s School of Performing Arts. He still performs around the area as a guest soloist. He and his wife, Kayla, are currently members of the Bellevue Sanctuary Orchestra. They have a 3 year old boy, Brighton, and a baby girl, Riley.