Eagles’ Wings School of Music
Eagles’ Wings School of Music exists to encourage excellence in music and life. We want not only to enrich the lives of our students, but to motivate them to enrich the lives of others for the glory of God, especially through service in the local church.
Students and Instructors
The School of Music exists to equip students who have the personal desire and family support to diligently pursue music education in a Christ-centered atmosphere. Our faculty are skilled musicians and teachers who are well-grounded in their faith, active in their churches, and intentional in their witness.
We provide a minimum of 28 lessons for the year, averaging 12 in the fall and 16 in the spring. Lessons are 30 minutes per week, and cover performance technique, music literacy, interpretation, and theory. We are currently offering piano, guitar, trumpet, and voice. A 6-week summer session may also be offered.
We offer up to four opportunities each year for students to perform for an audience.
Fall: 1.) After-school recital for advanced students
2.) Off-campus ministry performance TBD
Spring: 1.) Grandparents Day (6th grade)
2.) Fine Arts Fanfare (6th-12th grade)
Lesson Materials & Practice
Students secure their own materials as directed by instructors. Practice expectations may vary by teacher, but students should be willing to practice at least 20 minutes per day.
6th-12th grade RVCS students are scheduled during elective periods or before or after school. Other students are scheduled throughout the school day or before or after school. The Director of the School of Music will work with the student, teacher, and school to find a mutually agreeable time. The School of Music follows the RVCS calendar, and does not hold lessons when school is not in session. If RVCS is closed due to inclement weather, the School of Music will also be closed. Lessons will be rescheduled as needed.
Attendance and Make-Ups
Up to two lessons per semester will be rescheduled for student absences due to scheduling conflicts or illness. For scheduling conflicts, 24 hours notice must be given to the teacher. For illness, notice should be given at the first opportunity. Student “no shows” will not be rescheduled or refunded. Should an instructor miss a lesson unexpectedly, the student should immediately return to his or her classroom. For Summer Session, one make-up lesson may be given to accommodate an emergency or illness.
Tuitions and Fees
Piano, Voice, and Trumpet Tuition: $290 per semester ($580 per year)
Guitar Tuition: $300 per semester ($600 per year)
School of Music Administration Fee: $20 added to first billing
Optional 6-week Summer Session Tuition: $120
Mid-semester refunds are granted when a student cannot physically continue lessons due to illness or relocation. Summer Sessions are non-refundable, though one make-up lesson may be given to accommodate an emergency or illness.
All payments will be made through the FACTS Family Portal on the RVCS homepage.
RVCS students already have a FACTS account for school tuition. Your payment schedule for music lessons can differ from other FACTS payments. You will choose your lesson payment schedule when you register below.
You will need to create a FACTS account by clicking on the FACTS Family Portal on the RVCS homepage. There you will choose one of three payment options: Annual (Year In Full), Semi-annual (Semester In Full), or Monthly. A FACTS enrollment fee (a separate fee charged by FACTS) will be added to the first billing in the amount of $20 for the annual or semi-annual option or $50 for the monthly option. Please also indicate which payment option you chose when registering for lessons below.
Lesson charges will be posted on the 25th of each billing month, and payments are due by the 5th of the following month. Summer Sessions will be charged in full at the beginning of June and are due on June 20th.
Registration is for the entire school year. If you will not be continuing in the spring semester, please notify your lesson teacher and Mrs. Hardin (email@example.com) before January 1st.
PROSPECTIVE NEW PIANO STUDENTS, please email Mrs. Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on a waiting list. You will be contacted when there is an opening.
FACTS Payment Questions: Contact Telesa Kessler at email@example.com
School of Music Questions: Contact Michelle Hardin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-312-9164