PSCA (Peoples School of Creative Arts)

“Blessing our community through the provision of quality instruction and performance opportunities in a Christian environment.”

PSCA offers instruction for all ages in a variety of the arts. Private instruction in voice and several instruments, as well as group lessons in dance, sign language, handbells, and drumming (for kids and teens) are available for children, students, and adults.

PSCA also offers classes in a Christian environment in drumming, writing, choir, sign language, and handbells for home school students.

Private Lessons

  • Most lesson fees begin at $15.00 per 1/2 hour (depending on instructor).
  • All lessons are taught at the Peoples Church campus.

Strings

Violin: Elaine Ikemoto – 392-2855

Viola: Licia Clark – 298-8001, ext. 264


Piano

Susan Crabtree – 765-7835

Susan Harchenko – 298-4118

Ellen Holly – 940-1979

Christina Lumeya – 453-1165 clumeya@yahoo.com


Woodwind

Recorder: Christina Lumeya – 453-1165 clumeya@yahoo.com
Flute: Angelica Nuby – (940) 300-1953 angelicaflute@aol.com


Dance

More information available under Group Lessons Ally Tapley – allytapleydance@gmail.com


Guitar

Yolanda Montgomery – 577-4423


Voice

Christina Lumeya – 453-1165 clumeya@yahoo.com

Regina Teter - 559-259-0917 4tweeters@sbcglobal.net

Group Lessons


Adventures in Drumming

These fun and energetic groups begin a new session every 7 weeks. (For classes Homeschool specific classes please see the tab below marked Homeschool Classes)

Beginning Classes: Learn time keeping, conga playing, and drum set playing.

Intermediate and Advanced Classes: Learn songs like We Got The Beat plays. Learn a new song and how to drum for it, every 7 weeks.

Cost: $130.00 per 7-week session (50 minutes per week). New class sessions begin every August, October, January, and March.

Contact Brenda Myers: 930-1784 or wegotthebeat@comcast.net


We Got The Beat Drum Camp

Every June after school lets out for summer. Visitwww.wegotthebeat.org for more details about We Got The Beat Camp.

For more information download our flyer below or contact Brenda Myers: 930-1784 or wegotthebeat@comcast.net We Got The Beat Camp Flyer


Dance

Put feet to the expression of your heart in PSCA dance classes with:

• high quality professional instruction in a wholesome environment where performance is not the goal

• engaging the body, mind and soul in expressions of worship

• strides towards self-discipline for a higher purpose

• promotion of a healthy body image

• encouragement and mutual support from teachers and peers

Call for next session.

Ally Tapley – allytapleydance@gmail.com

Class tuition for all classes is $35.00 per month of instruction. Please make checks out to the teacher of the class. The first ten paid tuitions will be registered for that class.


PSCA Handbell Classes

Beginning and intermediate handbell classes are offered for home schoolers – see under PSCA Home School classes.

TOUCH OF BRONZE is PSCA’s advanced ensemble for ringers with some handbell experience or good music-reading skills, ages high school through adult. Ministry in our community is our purpose so faithful attendance at rehearsals and performances IS REQUIRED. Class meets Mondays at 7:00 – 8:40 p.m. Fall semester runs mid-Sept. to mid-Dec.; Spring semester runs mid-Jan. to mid-April. Performances include the PSCA concerts and 3-4 others, and are usually scheduled on our rehearsal evenings or weekends near the end of the semester. Tuition is $80 per semester. Audition/interview required. Deadline to register is 3 weeks prior to first class (to allow for music selection and preparation). Contact Patti for exact dates and details.

Director, Patti Cota is a credentialed music teacher with a BA from Bethany Bible College, Santa Cruz and a Master of Music Education from CSUF. She has taught handbells since 1980 and has taught instrumental and choral music in public and private schools, has accompanied (on piano) school and church choirs, and is a published arranger of handbell and choral music.

Contact Patti Cota: pacota@sbcglobal.net, or 261-1766

PSCA Daytime Choirs & Classes


Adventures in Drumming

Beginning Drumming: Classes designed to help you understand:

  1. Time Keeping – The essence of drumming;
  2. Conga Playing – The fun of hand drumming;

Drum Set Playing – The groove of drumming.

Brenda Myers, Director of We Got the Beat Youth Percussion Band, has 18 years of experience teaching percussion in the Fresno and Clovis school districts. She has played drums and percussion professionally for over 30 years and has played for: churches, symphonies, theatre, jazz, pop, rock and recordings. She holds a BA in Percussion Performance from CSU Fresno, and a Masters of West African/Caribbean Music And Culture from Fresno Pacific University.

Join the fun of banging on a drum for an hour! (Bring an empty soda can or empty aspirin-type plastic bottle to the first class. Please rinse and dry the can.)

Classes include a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 15 students. Classes are held in the Peoples Church Orchestra Room.

Classes are now forming to begin the second Tuesday of the month to coordinate with the home school choir semester. Contact Brenda Myers for times and tuitions: 930-1784 or wegotthebeat@comcast.net


Choirs

Enhance your child’s home school experience by extending his or her music education in a Christian environment. A love for music will be nurtured, leading to the fruit of excellence that produces equipped worshippers and worship leaders for generations to come. Education with a heart towards ministry – looking for opportunities to bless our community and ultimately glorify God.

Choirs available for grades K-12. More information is available in the following link.

PSCA Choir Registration Contact Shirin Schneider (Choir Assistant) at PSCAchoirs@gmail.com or Licia Clark (Director) at lclark@peopleschurch.org


Handbells Classes

Handbell ringing is fun, beautiful, challenging and the ultimate in musical teamwork. Beginning and intermediate classes offered fall/spring semesters for ages 8 to adult. Pre-registration required.

Beg. Class – Tues. 10:30 to 11:25 a.m. NO experience necessary. Learn basic handbell techniques and music reading skills. Perform at the fall/spring PSCA Choirs concert.

Int. Class – Tues. 11:50 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Continue with more advanced handbell techniques and music; 2-3 performances per semester.

Cost for the semester is $80, plus small outfit rental fee if you don’t already have outfit for choir. Class size limited – don’t wait to register! Registration forms available at Peopleschurch.org under PSCA Home School classes. Completed forms due NO LATER than one week before first class which usually starts mid-August. A $20 non-refundable deposit is due with form, and remainder of tuition is due at the first class. Deposit will be returned if we don’t have enough to offer a class. Contact Patti Cota for exact dates/more info:

For registration information click here.

Contact Patti Cota: Phone 261-1766 or Email pacota@sbcglobal.net