Community Arts is a ministry of Christ Church, Sugar Land that seeks to provide opportunities for students of all ages to discover and unlock their potential as artists of varied abilities and persons of good character. Through intentional partnerships with music educators within our local schools, we are committed to working for the common good of both the individual student and the greater community by offering quality and affordable classes that aide in artistic development while also supporting the educational goals of the school system.

Dolce Music Academy at Christ Church

This non-profit provides a full range of music classes for children of all ages. Committed to the belief that every child can learn and the potential of every child is unlimited, the Dolce Music Academy (DMA) emphasizes the parent-teacher-child triangle as a means of fostering strong character as well as developing masterful musicianship. For more information and to register for any of our Dolce Music Academy lessons, contact Danette Warren at 713.542.5428 or visit dolcemusicacademy.org.

As we transition back to in-person lessons and classes, we will continue to offer online options for both private lesson and group class instruction.

Dolce Babies | Wednesdays • 9:30 am-10:30 am, currently online with Zoom.

For children 3 weeks – 4 years. Each class includes activities involving singing, playing instruments, creative movement, storybooks, parent education and written observations. All students will receive a CD of class songs to sing and listen to at home. Cost is $98/month or $258/quarter. One time registration fee of $39 required.

Dolce Private Lessons (violin/viola/cello/bass) | Tuesday-Thursday, as scheduled with instructor

For children 3 years-adults. DMA offers private lessons for violin, viola, cello and bass. Parents will attend weekly lessons and also Suzuki group classes with their child and assist with daily home practice. Parents will receive detailed instruction in each lesson on how to help their child practice at home. Monthly tuition begins at $211 (for 30 min. lessons). Yearly registration fee of $39 required.

Dolce Strings (violin/viola/cello/bass)

Suzuki Group Classes | Mondays 5:30-7:30pm

Open to Suzuki students of all ages and levels, from pre-twinkle through book 10. An ensemble experience for any student enrolled in private lessons with any Suzuki teacher. Includes many performance opportunities. Tuition is $275/semester or $495 for the school year and includes classes, concerts, snacks and t-shirt. All students must currently be enrolled in private lessons with a Suzuki teacher to be eligible for participation.

First Friday Fiddle Jam | First Friday of the Month • 6:30-8:30 pm

Western Swing fun for everyone! Bring your fiddle, violin, viola, cello, string bass, guitar etc. Players of any age and level of experience are welcome.

Houston Suzuki Institute, A specialized Summer Camp for Suzuki students and parents | June 2023

Suzuki students of all ages and levels, from pre-twinkle through book 10, attend this unique camp with a parent or parent. This Suzuki Association of the Americas approved event offers a 5-day intensive musical experience for everyone. All are invited to join us for our Thursday night Western Swing Dance and BBQ Dinner.

Cantate at Christ Church (Children & Youth Choirs)

Cantate Junior | TBD

For singers in 1st-5th grade, no auditions required. The Cantate Juniors sing throughout the year for special events both in the community and at Christ Church. Tuition is $25/semester. Contact Kirsten Jordon at kirstenj@christchurchsl.org with any questions.

Cantate | TBD

For singers in 3rd-7th grade with unchanged voices, placement auditions required. Performing a wide variety of choral literature for the young voice, the Cantate Choir sings for special events both throughout the community and at Christ Church. Tuition is $25/semester. Contact Kirsten Jordon at kirstenj@christchurchsl.org with any questions.

Koistinen Music & Arts Studio

Koistinen Music & Arts Studio is a growing studio of beginning piano students. Linda Koistinen is an experienced teacher who offers private and group lessons to beginners of all ages. For more information, visit koistinenmusicandarts.com.

First Colony Homeschool Ensembles

FCHE provides opportunity for homeschoolers to make music together. Handbell and Choir Ensembles meet on Fridays at Christ Church. For more information, visit fchemusic.org.

Private Lessons (Scheduled directly with the instructor)

Register for Private Lessons • 30 Minute Session – $32. 45 Minute Session – $48. 60 Minute Session – $60.

Dr. Hangfong Au (Piano, all ages) | Hangfong.au@hotmail.com |  713.560.5728

Molly Ness (Harp & Beginning Adult Piano Specialist) | mollyn@christchurchsl.org | 281.797.2276

Dayne Delahoussaye (Brass)ddelahoussaye@gmail.com

GT Mangum (Guitar)gtmangum@christchurchsl.org | 281.690.4756

Chance Moore (Guitar)cccm29@gmail.com

Brandon Martinez (Guitar)bcmartinez777@gmail.com

Those interested in private violin/viola lessons, please contact the Dolce Music Academy at Christ Church directly by visiting their website, dolcemusicacademy.org. Tuition rates vary.