SCCC Worship Academy

WE EQUIP Artists to serve the church

Vision - (What we see): The worship arts academy exists to see artists equipped to present the truth of the Gospel through the worship and technical arts.

Mission - (What we do): We teach, equip, and multiply artists and "techies" to serve the church.

Strategy - (How we do it): We mentor students to serve the church by equipping them with a mindset (Romans 12:1) of worship and a skillset of excellence (Psalm 33:3).



Our mission is to use dance and the arts to glorify the Lord by encouraging a humble heart in worship and upholding a standard of giving our best or most excellent gifts back to Him.

Summer is quickly approaching!

Our Instructors are ready to come alongside your family to cultivate and propel students from Beginners to Worship Artists. We are excited to offer Guitar, Drums, and Piano lessons for the Summer Semester.
Please take a few minutes to read through some of the details below.

Here are some important reminders about the SCCC Worship Academy: 

  • We ask that all NEW students register (add link for new student registration)
  • RETURNING students send an email to reserve your lesson time - no registration required. 
  • The Summer Semester for lessons is: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - Wednesday, June 27.
  • All lesson times are on a first come, first served basis.
  • Guitar, Drums, and Piano students need to come to the Worship Suite area before their lesson. 
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Parent FAQs:

  • Payment plans and Academy policies can be found below.
  • Scheduling conflicts, cancellations, and communications should be handled directly with the instructors.
  • Please remember if you cannot come to a lesson, you are still responsible for payment as we have our instructors present and ready and they have to be paid for their time. 
  • There are 2 payment options: Pay in full at the beginning of the semester, or pay half of the balance at the first lesson and the remaining balance at the 7th lesson.
  • If your student wishes to continue with the academy but you have an outstanding balance, you may email us to get balance and payment information.  We will be able to schedule your student as soon as balances are paid.  

Dance FAQs:

  • SCCC Dance has group classes offered on Saturdays in the Fall at the following times:

  • 8:00am-9:00am - Adult | $10 per class

  • 9:15am-10:45am - Middle/High School | $15 per class

  • 11:00am-12:00pm - Elementary | $10 per class

  • All Dance classes will be in Room 104

Please email if you have any questions or concerns.

You may begin signing up for the 2018 SUMMER SEMESTER at the following:

For new students, CLICK HERE
For returning students, CLICK HERE 

Thanks so much for investing in the Art of Worship!  

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Who can join the academy?

  • We welcome students of all ages and skill levels. Our focus is on students because our mission is to train students to serve the church. However, we offer music lessons to everyone, giving priority to students and covenant members of our church.

How are the music/voice lessons offered?

  • Each Music/Voice lesson is 30 minutes long.

  • The cost for each lesson is $25. The instructors are employees of the church so checks will be made payable to Steele Creek Church of Charlotte, subject line Worship Academy.  

  • The Academy offers lessons in semesters. Each semester is made up of weekly lessons on Wednesdays, with holiday breaks to align with local academic calendars. 

  • There are two options for payment:

    • Option 1 - Pay in full at the beginning of the semester

    • Option 2 - Pay half of the balance at the first lesson and the remaining balance at the 7th lesson

                      *Please note that students will not be able to participate in their lesson until their account is current

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What is the time commitment for my student to be successful?

  • Daily practice: Each student should be prepared to practice their instrument as often as possible, ideally 30 minutes, 4-5 days per week.

  • Weekly lesson with instructor

Do I need to have an instrument at home?

  • Yes. The academy does not provide instruments to students.

How are instructors chosen?

  • Each instructor is an employee of the church and has been through our screening and hiring process.

  • Instructors are vetted by our worship arts pastor and the worship arts ministry team.

  • Instructors must demonstrate:

    • Excellence on their instrument.

    • Skillset to teach students the foundational elements of music.

    • Mindset to mentor students to serve the church with their musical gifts.

What will the lesson experience be like for the student?

  • Teachers will utilize two main components for curriculum, one that focuses on musical technique, and one that focuses on worship technique.

  • Musical Technique: Each instructor will choose the material they feel best equips the student musically.

  • Worship Technique: Teachers will use an online teaching resource called The Worship Initiative to teach students the skills necessary play with other praise band musicians. This resource will provide:

  • Individual instrument studies of popular worship songs. For example, a guitar/piano/drum/bass student studying the song “Good Good Father” will find a video demonstrating the song being played on their particular instrument.

  • Each song includes a chord chart listed both as chords and Nashville numbers.

  • Each song includes a devotion that will be reviewed at every lesson.

  • The website has a wealth of other resources to equip students.

What happens if my student misses a lesson?

  • Missed lessons without a 24-hour notice are non-refundable and are not rescheduled.

  • Students are responsible for contacting the instructors directly.

  • The academy instructors are employees of the church and are paid to be at the church during your time slot every week.

  • We require students to prepay for lessons to prevent the academy from being a financial liability to the church.

What happens if the instructor misses a lesson?

  • The student can choose one of three options:

    • The instructor will make up the lesson

    • The student will be issued a lesson credit

    • The student will be issued a refund for the missed lesson

  • The instructor will be responsible to contact the student before the lesson through email or text message.

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