“The Southern Hills Baptist Church Fine Arts Academy provides excellent Fine Arts instruction to those in the Metro-Oklahoma City area.  We hope to offer our church and community a safe, positive environment, where talented musicians and artists, who are also believers, can help students develop their musical and theatrical gifts as well as be encouraged in their walk with the Lord. It is our desire that God will use the gifts of music and theatre to reach the hearts of the students and families that we connect with daily at Southern Hills Fine Arts Academy.  “

Music Instruction
We offer private instruction from age 5 and up in piano, guitar, voice, violin, drums and drama.  

Lessons are one-on-one for 30 minutes each once a week.

Piano students should have a full size keyboard or piano available to them for practicing.  

Violin students should wait until after the first lesson before purchasing an instrument.  We encourage all students to participate in a yearly recital offered in May.  This is a great opportunity for them to showcase all they have been learning and it is a great source to build confidence.  Students are responsible for purchasing books and/or music for lessons.  Teachers will communicate what is needed and where to purchase it.


 $20 yearly registration/enrollment fee (2 enrollment fees max per family)

$85/month per student for SHBC members (this is a monthly payment plan)

$90/month per student for Non-SHBC members (this is a monthly payment plan)

$15 off a month for families with 3 or more students enrolled

Academy Hours

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 4-8pm

Academy Staff

Ginny Pass-Violin and Voice

Ginny has a MA in Christian Worship from the Institute for Worship Studies and is the Music Director at Moore 1st UMC.  She enjoys playing the violin for various venues in the community and has been with the academy since 2016.

Summer Hilburn-Piano and Voice

Summer Hilburn graduated from Mid-America Christian University with a degree in Vocal Performance. Raised in a family of musicians, she has been singing and playing instruments since before she can remember. She has won multiple awards for voice, piano, and flute and has had numerous opportunities to perform across America and Europe. Summer is also active in the theatre scene across the metro. She is very excited to share her passion for music with her students! Let us know if you would like to have her as your teacher! She is available to teach piano and voice!

Sarah Gee-Acadmey Director and Piano

Sarah is our Academy Director. She has her BMA in Vocal Performance from Oklahoma Baptist University and is alternatively certified in Music Education. Sarah is a member of Southern Hills and has loved growing this ministry with her husband Jon, since 2015. In addition to her administrative role, she also teaches piano for the academy.

Dr. Paulette Jones-Drama & Theater

Dr. Jones has a BFA from OU and has written and produced numerous theatrical productions for churches.
Her background includes several years of broadcast news in television and radio. She also has numerous
years of experience as a college professor in Government Management where she instructed
graduate students in thesis writing and oral presentations. She has an MA from UCO in Political Science, and
an EdD in Curriculum & Instruction from Oklahoma State University.

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