CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Since 2000, the Sagemont Centre for the Arts has had hundreds of students just like you develop their skills in the arts. Our students are privileged to learn from some of the best teachers in the area. All of our teachers are committed Christians who live out their faith at home and at work, and each one strives to motivate and encourage our students in the arts education.

The Centre for the Arts teaches the arts so that students can become better worshipers.

  • Music lessons taught in 30-minute private lessons.
  • Other lessons taught in class settings.
  • Students participate in year-end recital/art exhibit.
  • Other performance opportunities available during the year.

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Lessons & Classes

Lessons or classes are generally scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays from 3:00 - 9:00 pm. In 2018-2019, the following options are available:

Musikgarten - For ages 15 months through 3-1/2 years. In Musikgarten, parents/caregivers and children will experience the joy of making music together. Class meets on Thursday from 2:00 - 2:30 pm.

Suzuki Violin Lessons - For ages 4-1/2 through 10 years. The Suzuki method of teaching a string instrument involved child, parent and teacher. This is an excellent opportunity for preschool and young elementary school children to begin learning an instrument and all the benefits this type of music education can provide. Lessons scheduled per teacher/student availability.

Private Music Lessons - For children through adults. Currently lessons are offered on violin, piano, guitar, and voice. Weekly lessons are 30 minutes each. Lessons are scheduled per teacher/student availability.

2018-2019 Schedule

  • August 27 - Fall Semester Begins
  • September 3 - Labor Day Holiday
  • November 19-23 - Thanksgiving Break
  • December 20 - Last Day of Lessons for Fall Semester
  • January 7 - Spring Semester Begins
  • March 11-15 - Spring Break
  • April 28 - Spring Recitals
  • May 23 - Last Day of Lessons for Spring Semester
  • June 3 - Summer Lessons Begin
  • August 15 - Last Day of Lessons for Summer

Registration

Online registration is available at the beginning of the Fall Semester only. If you are registering at a time other than fall, please obtain a Centre for the Arts brochure from Sagemont Church, complete the attached registration form, and return with payment to the Centre for the Arts office. Please make checks payable to Sagemont Church. No telephone registrations will be accepted. All students must pay a non-refundable registration fee at the time of registration.

Teachers

Rachel Carlton, Suzuki Violin, taught orchestra in the LaPorte, Pasadena, Clear Creek and other school districts  for 32 years, during which time her orchestras consistently won high-performance awards. Since retiring from the public schools, Rachel has focused on teaching young students with the Suzuki method and is excited about building a successful Suzuki program at Sagemont.

Joseph Mills, Violin, is a music marketing major with an emphasis in violin.  He plays in the Clear Lake Symphony and in the Baytown Symphony and also is serving our country as a member of the Texas Air National Guard. (A)

Phyllis Carr received her music degree in piano from Oklahoma University and has since played and taught in churches and schools.  She has served Sagemont as a pianist for 30 years and formerly directed and coordinated the children’s choir program. (A)

Chris Delany earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition from Houston Baptist University in 2012.  Since then, he has taught guitar and piano to students in the Houston area and helped start the Warehouse School of Music based at RiverPointe Community Church on the west side of town.  Chris plays guitar regularly in the Worship Band at Sagemont Church. (A)

Alyssa Fitch holds a degree in piano from Houston Baptist University.  An elementary school teacher, she has been on the Centre for the Arts staff for over five years and has many successful students.  (A)

Erika Gonzalez is a former student of Phyllis Carr. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from the University of St. Thomas and has been teaching piano and voice in the area for several years. She is also very active int he arts in her church. Bi-lingual. (A)

Chris Delany earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition from Houston Baptist University in 2012.  Since then, he has taught guitar and piano to students in the Houston area and helped start the Warehouse School of Music based at RiverPointe Community Church on the west side of town.  Chris plays guitar regularly in the Worship Band at Sagemont Church. (A)

Staff

Jason Ryan
Music / Communications Director

office: 281.481.7116

Jan Hart
Worship & Praise Ministry Secretary

office: 281.481.7124