center for the arts

Due West Center for the Arts is a ministry of Due West United Methodist Church that strives to provide excellent instruction through private music lessons, art & theatre classes to church and community members alike.
Our teachers love what they do and are qualified and competent to teach in their individual areas of expertise.  They emphasize Christian principles, encouraging students to work hard and do their best in all things.

All of our teachers must complete Safe Sanctuaries training each year as directed by the United Methodist Church Conference.
Contact Mandy Kirkpatrick, Director of Center for the Arts at 770-427-3835, ext. 224

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PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS

Did you know that the study of MUSIC can help improve students’ grades, can develop skills necessary in the workplace, can give children a means of self-expression and can even help a child’s sense of empathy?  It’s never too late in the year to start private music lessons.  We have year-round registration.
Our professional, experienced teachers are all background checked and Safe Sanctuary certified annually. Lessons typically cost $22-25 per half hour and are done weekly. We also offer Group Lessons for Strings that cost $25 and are every other week for an hour.  Contact any of our teachers below to set up lessons today!

Susan Campbell - VOICE
(706) 676-4141

Amy Cowart - VOICE
(770) 331-1688

Ivy Belk Pirl - PIANO
(770) 354-5815

Hannah Fischer - VIOLIN, VIOLA, MANDOLIN, BANJO,  GUITAR, UKULELE
(404) 889-4076
Kathleen Jones - VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO, UKULELE & BEGINNER PIANO
(678) 674-6713

piano lessons for preschoolers

SPIRIT OF DANCE CLASSES

DUE WEST CHILDREN'S THEATRE

These classes are full.  If you are interested in our theatre programs, please check back with us during the summer.

*We follow the Cobb County school calendar for breaks/holidays.

Instructors: Mandy Kirkpatrick, Amy Cowart, Laurel Henson, Caroline Marshbanks

*We follow the Cobb County school calendar for breaks/holidays.
 Click Here for the Complete 2019-2020 Schedule
Instructors: Mandy Kirkpatrick, Amy Cowart, Laurel Henson, Caroline Marshbanks & Josh Waters

Musical Theatre Dance

This class will focus on different types of dance used in musical theatre. We will cover all the basics and help you get ready for that next audition and/or show. Performance Schedule TBD but to include performances at West Cobb Christmas Celebration and a recital at the end of April.


Tuesdays

6:30-7:30 pm - Musical Theatre Dance (6th-12th)

Instructors: Laurel Henson and others

We follow the Cobb County school calendar for breaks/holidays.

Cue West Players

This family-friendly group is open to all of those interested in performing, directing, helping out backstage, sponsoring and all the other things that go along with Community Theatre!  
We perform revues and musicals at different times of the year.

Previous shows include: Honk!, Will Rogers’ Follies, Godspell, Seussical the Musical, Children of Eden, Wherever You Go, Once Upon a Mattress and most recently The Addams Family!

ART CLASSES

Adult Watercolors
Teacher Annette Lewis will lead you through all the basics, as well as help you add more depth to your craft.
Classes on Thursdays: November 7 & December 19
10:30 am-12:00 pm in Building C, Room S243

PRICES:
$18 First Class
$13 Per Class after the first class
$50 FOUR-PACK Save a Little $$
Instructor:  Annette Lewis
Before coming to your first class, please contact Annette to get a list of supplies needed.