Private Music Lessons

Private Music Lessons

We believe in the importance of family life, and we want to preserve as much time for family and other activities as possible after school hours. We know how busy families are and would like to take one thing off their plate, so we offer private lessons during the school day.

Importance of Music Education
Research shows learning a musical instrument enhances cognitive function, increases emotional awareness, and develops critical thinking and problem solving skills. It also develops life-long skills such as perseverance, focus, and confidence. Our instructors are more than just music teachers - they are mentors to their students and committed to their holistic education and well-being.

Nuts & Bolts

Students receive weekly 30-minute lessons according to the school calendar. Lessons take place during specials classes, study hall, electives, lunch, and recess. After-school lessons are also available upon request. Students participate in two recitals and have other performance opportunities through CCA. Billing occurs monthly through SmartTuition.

Summer Lessons
If you'd like to begin lessons over the summer, please contact Marybeth Wood at marybeth.wood@ccabulldogs.org

Registration begins May 1 for the 2018-2019 School Year!
Register here!

This fun, short video shows the amazing benefits that music has on the brain:

GoWeek: Greeley 2018

GoWeek: Greeley 2018

My name is Katelyn Meenach and I am a senior at CCA. To be completely transparent, I went to Greeley because I didn’t have the money for Uganda after I paid for a mission trip to the Philippines in January.

GoWeek: Costa Rica 2018

GoWeek: Costa Rica 2018

My name is Kylie Anderson, and I decided to go to Costa Rica for the 2018 GO Week. As soon as I decided to go, the nerves and fears began to sink in.

GoWeek: Uganda 2018

GoWeek: Uganda 2018

This year, for the first time, Cornerstone Christian Academy offered a high school mission trip to Uganda, Africa.

God's Story at Cornerstone Christian Academy

God's Story at Cornerstone Christian Academy

Twenty-one years ago Cornerstone Christian Academy was founded by a group of parents seeking a strong independent Christian school in a community that didn’t have one. From the very beginning the endeavor was a walk of faith. In this blog we’d like to share with you the amazing ways Jesus Christ began and has carried on this school. It’s here you’ll learn about our history as we share our story. Our story that is all His.

Faculty Spotlight: Liz Kramer

Faculty Spotlight: Liz Kramer

Passionate Christ follower, wife, teacher, cat lover, chinchilla owner, these are just some of the words to describe Liz Kramer, Cornerstone Christian Academy’s preschool teacher.

Faculty Spotlight: Beth Floyd

Faculty Spotlight: Beth Floyd

The path to teaching Second Grade at CCA was not a direct route for Beth Floyd.  Growing up in Kentucky, with a strong family, she can look back now and say that something in her always wanted to teach.

Faculty Spotlight: Cathleen Kellerman

Faculty Spotlight: Cathleen Kellerman

Best Job Ever. That’s how Cornerstone Christian Academy music teacher, Cathleen Kellerman, describes her job. For six years she’s found some solid evidence to back it up.

First, she has infinite creative possibilities. It starts with a wide range of students. Mrs. Kellerman teachers music to preschool through 12th grade. Then she mixes in a variety of instruments. She’s been known to incorporate ukulele, recorders and percussion of all types into songs. Additionally, Cathleen created and conducts the pep band. She’s fashioned a band that plays energetic, fun music making game days feel even more special.

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Cathleen also enjoys an atmosphere of growth at Cornerstone. Here she’s found an administration supportive of new ideas. Over the years those ideas have included the addition of an elementary band and pep band. Cathleen was integral in the creation of Arts Night, an evening showcasing student music, drama and art held each spring.

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At Cornerstone Christian Academy Cathleen has also found a place to make an investment as a family. Mrs. Kellerman has two children at at CCA,  Ariana in 7th grade and Evan in 4th grade. While Cathleen is pouring into her music students, other teachers and staff are building into the lives of her children.

Music is more than just a subject to teach, Mrs. Kellerman has built the music program on a foundation of worship. She’s fully aware of the special benefits of teaching music at a Christian school. Cathleen helps students notice God and demonstrates how having a relationship with Jesus Christ positions us to live joyfully and completely.

Mrs. Kellerman see performances as a chance to say something important, something that matters. For example, the elementary Christmas performance focused on three gifts: The gift of the present, the gift of the process and the gift of people. Cathleen doesn’t want her students to perform out of a place that’s self focused, but to perform out of a gifting. She believes when students perform out of their giftings they can forget themselves and give the gift as an offering to God.

The last reason Cathleen Kellerman sees teaching music at CCA as the best job ever is she gets to laugh everyday.  

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Faculty Spotlight: Peter Fetterly

Faculty Spotlight: Peter Fetterly

If you’ve ever wandered into Mr. Fetterly’s classroom in the high school wing of our building you’ve discovered that he’s a man of quotes.  World leaders, thinkers and famous poets words end up on the whiteboard behind Mr. Fetterly’s desk.