School of Performing Arts

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The Bellevue SPA is growing. New ensembles, new group classes, new teachers — More Opportunity! New this year is the SPA’s “Center for Music in Worship” which trains and equips highly skilled musicians to serve as worship practitioners and commercial musicians in the evangelical community. 

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EXPERIENCED TEACHERS

93% of SPA teachers have a music degree and all are highly trained, and well equipped to teach your students.

ROBUST PROGRAMS

We offer a wide variety of lessons, ensembles, and group classes. These include lessons in all major instruments, homeschool choir and concert band, drama, composition, and music production classes, and more.

EXPANDED OPPORTUNITIES

The SPA offers students the chance to participate in All West and All State and offers numerous performance opportunities. Our students gain the instruction, and the experience to take them far.  

About Us

Bellevue’s School of Performing Arts (SPA) is a place where excellence in fine arts education and devotion to Christ are combined to provide families with a distinctly Christian artistic community of learning. At the SPA, students of all ages are taught, mentored, and encouraged to develop their skills as a musician and as an artist, and to use those gifts and talents for God’s glory.

New Students: Please contact the SPA office before registering for lessons. We will first match you with a teacher, and then you can return to this page to register. If you are registering for HiS Choir, Intro to Music Production, or Intro to Theatre, you may proceed without contacting the office as these classes are open and accepting new students. 

Returning Students: Assuming you are continuing with your current teacher, and have a lesson time secured, please proceed to register. 

Questions? Contact us at 901-347-5711 or spa@bellevue.org

Performing Arts

Click the icons below for more information and pricing on each of the studios.

Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion

Lessons for flute, clarinet, saxophone, and much more!

Guitar

Lessons for acoustic and electric guitar, electric bass, ukulele, and more!

Voice

Vocal training.

Piano/Harp

Lessons for piano and harp.

Strings

Lessons for all classical string instruments. Includes Suzuki instruction.

Kindermusik

Music classes for children through 7 years old.

THEATRE / Drama

Classes for drama productions.

Intro to Music Composition

Learn how to compose music.

Intro to Music Production

Learn how to produce music.

Concert Band

Be a part of a concert band.

Choir

Be a part of a choir.

Center for Music in Worship

These lessons are geared towards students who desire to play in a worship setting.
Click the icons below for more information on each of the studios.

Guitar

Lessons for electric and acoustic guitar and electric bass.

Drums

Lessons for drum set.

Contemporary Piano/Keyboard

Lessons for contemporary piano and keyboard in modern worship music.

Songwriting

Lessons for students interested in writing their own songs.

Music Production

Group classes for students interested in music production.
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What Our Families are Saying

We have two girls who have been students at the School of Performing Arts for several years. From the very beginning the teachers have been professional, talented, organized, encouraging and very exceptional in their fields of study. We are so very blessed to have such awesome teachers pouring into our kids! Our girls admire and respect their teachers and it is so exciting to see them excel in what they love!”   

– Tammy Martin

We absolutely LOVE the Bellevue School of Performing Arts!!  The teachers are amazing professionals – in everything they do, they model their love of music, and most importantly, their love for the Lord!!   Their encouragement has been a HUGE part of my violin player realizing the gift she’s been given and helping her use that gift to glorify the Giver of the gift!  SPA is MINISTRY EXCELLENCE in motion – everything they do – from ensembles to group to individual lessons – is done with a specific focus: Glorifying the Lord with their musical talents and using those gifts to serve others!

– Jessica Pyburn

We have had an excellent year of voice lessons through Bellevue’s SPA. Our son’s teacher, Sean Pan, paid great attention to the voice changes that occur with a thirteen year old boy and helped make it a smooth transition. We love his encouraging teaching style and his vast knowledge. It has been a great fit and a year of real growth. We look forward to continuing next semester.

– Gwen Heathcock

Meet our Director

The School of Performing Arts is directed by Rev. Andrew Smith. Andrew holds a bachelor of music in music theory from Union University and a Master of Music in choral conducting from Austin Peay State University.

Before working at Bellevue Andrew taught music at two different high schools where he taught choir, music appreciation, AP music theory, and contemporary band classes. Andrew and his family have been members of Bellevue since 2012. Over the years Andrew has been involved with SPA from all sides – as a student (taking guitar lessons), as an employee (teaching voice lessons), and as a parent (with two kids in the violin studio). In 2018 Andrew left his career in education to become the associate minister of music and the SPA director at Bellevue Baptist Church. In October of that year he was ordained as a minister of the gospel.

It is Andrew’s passion to raise up musicians that play and sing for God’s glory, to equip them for service in the church, and to prepare them to be champions for Christ out in the world. He has a wife, Calli, and four children, Caleb, Ruby, Abi Claire, and Evelyn.

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