Central Fine Arts Academy

A Fine Arts Academy that serves the community and encourages growth through artistic expression within a faith-based environment.

Ignite your child׳s creativity through music, visual arts, and dance

Allow your child to explore their interests in a caring and safe environment.

Central Fine Arts Academy is a new resource for the Steele Creek and area community for quality music, art and dance instruction for elementary age students. The academy opened Fall 2019 and provides chorus and group instruction to allow students in Grades 2, 3, 4 & 5 to explore their creative interests in a safe and supportive environment.

The Central Fine Arts Academy is an outreach to the community by Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church.

The Academy is under the direction of Ms. Lori Cauley.  Ms. Cauley comes to the CFAA by combining her 28-year background in elementary music and administration experience.

Our Approach:  

Six-week sessions will allow students to be introduced to musical instruments, an art focus or technique, and/or a dance style.   Through this introduction in a small group setting, students can determine if the musical instrument or dance/art technique is one that they want to pursue further.   

Initially, introductory music classes will be offered in violin, guitar, and chimes.  Higher levels and additional instruments will be added as students grow in their interests.   Five 6-week sessions will be offered throughout the school year.   Private lessons will be offered in the future.

Students will have the opportunity to try a range of visual and 3-D art techniques.    Dance classes will emphasize expressive movement.

The Steele Creek Children׳s Choir will provide students the training and enjoyment of a chorale experience.  They will be placed in the chorus based on auditions.

All students will be expected to participate in a performance or exhibition for family and friends at the end of each session.

All classes will be taught by qualified instructors in their field.   All instructors will be evaluated for their expertise and teaching excellence to encourage elementary students.  They must pass a background check. 

Caring and Safe Environment

The Central Fine Arts Academy will be a caring environment for elementary students, encouraging creativity and growth in a faith-based community.    The safety of students will be of utmost concern.   All instructors and volunteers will undergo background checks and child safety training.   We will follow the guidelines of the Presbyterian Church, USA which requires a second adult in each classroom.   Careful drop-off and pick-up procedures for the students will be followed.

 Parent Hospitality Room

Parents will be encouraged to stay during the classes and chorus.   A lounge area will be set-up for parents with Wi-Fi access. 

2019 – 2020 Calendar

First Session: September 17th – October 22nd

Second Session:  November 12th – December 16th

Third Session:  January  7th – February 11th

Fourth Session:  February 25th – March 31st

Fifth Session:  April 21st – May 26th

The academy will not hold classes if CMS has canceled school for that day. 


Contact Us for More Information

If you would like more information, please contact the Academy Director, Lori Cauley,  by email at   or leave a message at 704-274-1878.