Welcome to Bethany Fine Arts Academy!

Our Mission:

To provide quality tuition-based instruction in music and other arts for students of all ages in a faith-based community and a professional and safe atmosphere.

Bethany Fine Arts Academy’s commitment is to provide excellent fine arts private, classroom, workshop and group education in a professional and safe atmosphere.  Students may enroll at anytime during the year for private on-campus lessons offered in a variety of disciplines.

To Enroll:

Print and complete a registration form (found under Forms & Documents) and mail to:
Bethany Fine Arts Academy
c/o Mary Len Stanton
Bethany United Methodist Church
11010 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, TX  78750

Private Lessons
Private lessons are offered for all ages in the following areas:

Music Therapy

Group/Classroom Instruction

GROUP LESSONS require a minimum of 3 students to be considered at the Group Lesson fee rate. Students indicate preference for day and time though we cannot guarantee your 1st preference can be honored.

Year Around Group Classes

Suzuki Baby/Toddler Class
Weekly - Thursdays, year around

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Register to begin attending at any time.

Research has proven that the first years of your child’s life are the most important developmentally.  This class is designed to give your child opportunities to learn both musical and non-musical skills.  Each child attends with a parent/caregiver.  The parent/caregiver will learn fun, educational activities to do with their child in class and at home.  Activities include circle songs, rhymes, creative movement to music, playing various percussion instruments, counting, and stories.
For more information, contact:  Lisa Lamb

Summer 2019

Group Piano Class
Tuesdays, Jul 9 - Aug 13
12:00 - 12:30 PM (4-6 years old)
12:30 - 1:00 PM (7-8 years old)
Recital: Aug 13

$100 + $10 Registration Fee per family

Instructor: Susanna Silvestro*
"Piano Made FUN for the Young” is an early childhood piano curriculum designed to teach and reinforce the basics of piano study, in a spirit of FUN, PLAYFULNESS, and SUCCESS. The curriculum consists of Sing-Along Activity Books with CD's and leveled Piano Books with CD's. Notes and concepts are taught at a careful and steady pace, giving students a solid foundation without moving too quickly.

For more information or to register, contact: Mary Len Stanton

Voice Performance Class

Tuesdays, July 9 - Aug 13
1:00 - 2:00 PM (6-11 years old)
2:00 - 3:00 PM (12-14 years old)
Recital: Aug 13

$120 + $10 Registration Fee per family

Instructor: Susanna Silvestro*
Bring in your favorite songs and let’s learn them! Our vocal director uses the keyboard to lead vocal exercises, harmonies, and recorded accompaniment for solos and ensemble work. Whether you like pop, country, blues, or rock and roll this class prepares you for the spot light!

For more information or to register, contact: Mary Len Stanton

*Susanna Silvestro is an experienced music educator who instructs in piano and voice.

Forms & Documents
Interest Survey
WANTED: Your Artistic Interest!

Bethany Fine Arts Academy is committed to high quality instruction in the arts. So, what would YOU like to study? What artistic expression captures your heart? Do you wish you could sing better? Play an instrument? Paint that image that's in your mind's eye? Do you know a child, youth or adult who needs the encouragement of a wonderful teacher and mentor?

We want to help you pursue the passion that God has put in your heart for artistic expression! Let us know what you're looking for!

Here are some ideas to get you started, but please feel free to add your own!

BFAA Interest Survey

(check all that apply):


Stringed Instruments

Keyboard Instruments

Brass Instruments

Wind Instruments

Visual Arts

Needle Arts

Music Production

Preferred Method of Contact*

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Mary Len Stanton

Director of Bethany Fine Arts Academy