Classes Start Monday February  19

Join us for an engaging musical experience with your little one! This ten-week program includes one class per week that supports musical growth while also fostering strong mother-child relationships. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to build lasting friendships with other moms.

Central Arts Academy Lesson Policies


Rates are posted on our on line booking page found here. However, please note that no prospective client should make any bookings without first communicating with an instructor or the director about an agreed upon scheduled time.
In addition to tuition, a $20 registration fee is collected per student upon initial enrollment and at the beginning of each track thereafter.

Make Up Lessons

In the event that an instructor has to miss a lesson, that instructor will work with the student or student's parent to provide a make up lesson. In the event that a student has to miss a lesson and notifies the instructor within 24 hours prior to the scheduled lesson, the student will be given the opportunity to make the lesson up within the same or the following calendar month. If nothing can be scheduled by the following month, the make up will no longer be available. Missing a make up lesson except in the case of serious emergency will forfeit the lesson. We provide make ups or online learning options for emergency closings due to inclement weather or emergency situations.

Cancellation of Lessons

Should you choose to terminate lessons, a 30 day written (letter or email to director) notice is required to avoid tuition being due for an additional month. (i.e. not having lessons in May requires a notice no later than April 1).

Our Calendar

Central Academy of the Arts (CAA) offers year around lessons and follows the scheduling found below. CAA is not an “a la carte” lesson program but instead collects registration and tuition payments as rolling enrollment fees that reserve student time slots as a part of our ongoing program. Listed below for your reference are weeks in the year in which we are closed for lessons. Central Academy of the Arts guarantees 15 scheduled lessons per track for all students enrolled for that entire track.

CAA Academy Calendar 2024

Three “Tracks” (15 Week Terms)
  • January 1-April 26 (Winter/Spring)
  • April 29 - August 30 (Spring/Summer)
  • September 2 - December 20 (Fall/Holiday)


  • Director's Choice Week - January 14-20, 2024
  • Easter Week - March 31-April 6, 2024
  • Band Camp Week - TBD
  • 4th of July Holiday Week - July 1-5, 2024
  • Thanksgiving Break - November 25-29, 2024
  • Christmas Break - December 23-27, 2024
  • 2 Director’s Choice Closings
    (To be announced by Director via email with 30 days notice)

Please note after careful consideration we have decided to adjust our calendar and make a change from closing for New Year’s week annually to closing for a Director's Choice Week instead.

Meet the Team

Jeff Germain

Director Of Central Arts Academy 
John 15:4-5 says, Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
 It is Jeff’s deep conviction and belief that worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth(John 4:23) is only possible through a genuine intimate relationship with God built on abiding in Him by reading His Word, and open, honest communication with Him through prayer.  The desire and calling to encourage his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ in this is often reflected in the songs he writes, the conversations he has in spontaneous discipleship opportunities, teaching (“His Word in the words”) in the ensembles he directs and in his beloved small group that he leads weekly. In 2016 Jeff  joined the Central staff as Minister of Worship and Creative Arts bringing with him over 25 years of music experience including worship leading, ensemble directing, teaching and professional songwriting and production experience.  In January 2020 he transitioned to serve as full time Director of Central Arts Academy. Jeff earned his Mus.B. in Music Education from Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY. He and his wife Corinne have two sons, David and Ben.  Jeff enjoys time with God, family, playing various instruments, basketball and “Ben & Jerry’s” Chunky Monkey.

David Loftis

Worship & Groups Pastor, Executive Director
David has lived and shared music as a passion since he began singing alto with his family at 4 years old.  He has served as worship pastor in five churches in the past four decades, and  joined the Central team as Worship and Groups pastor in June of 2020.  He has taught music, directed choirs and orchestras, built worship teams and bands and arranged and composed for each church where he has served, in addition to leading cross-cultural worship seminars and training conferences in 18 countries.  
David received his Bachelors degree in Bible and Music from Tennessee Temple University and then finished Masters degree in Christian Education at Temple Baptist Seminary.  His wife Carol sings, speaks and serves by his side, while also loving on their five grandchildren who live in the Raleigh/Winston area.  David is also a certified Level III Somatic Voiceworks master vocal coach, and also teaches guitar on a limited basis.  He is the founder of the Starting Point Worship Band Camps, and co-founder of Building Your Band.  
919-365-6547. Ext. 32

Elizabeth Heeren

Elizabeth Heeren is excited to join the team of teachers here at Central Academy of the Arts! Elizabeth has been teaching music to students of all ages (5-85) for over 30
years. She received a bachelor's degree in music from San Francisco State University, and a
Master's of music from USC. Elizabeth believe’s music is a way for us to connect to the heart of God. God created music to show His beauty, and when we make or listen to music, we have a little taste of heaven! She believes that since He was gracious enough to give her gifts in this area, she is thrilled to be able to pass on knowledge and encouragement to her piano and flute students. Additionally, she has spent many years performing music. This includes eleven years as principal flute for Symphony Pro Musica outside of Boston, second flute for Temple Symphony in Texas for eighteen years, and a current position as principal flute for Raleigh Community Orchestra. Elizabeth has been privileged to share her gifts in numerous churches with orchestra, choir, by leading praise teams and working with children and teens. Her philosophy of teaching is based on instilling the joy of music into each student. She is able to be flexible and gear the lessons to the needs and wishes of the student. Elizabeth makes sure everyone works on the basics, but always includes time spent on music that inspires the student. She is patient with those who have difficulty, but challenges those who can handle it. And a fun fact about her is: She loves being creative with fabric. At any moment you might see her making a little dress for her 2 year old grandchild, making a quilt for a new baby, or making a couture dress for her oldest daughter for a performance.

Kristin Frazier

As we announce our next session of “Mommy & Me” we are delighted to welcome aboard our newest staff member, Doctoral candidate, Kristin Frazier. Kristin has been teaching music for over 20 years with special focus on Vocal Music. As she completes her doctorate and serves as worship leader at Swift Creek Baptist Church, we are grateful she has also been lead here to serve as instructor of Mommy & Me, voice, piano and trumpet. Through Mommy and Me, Kristin is looking forward to strengthening bonds between parents and their children by facilitating interactive musical moments for them to share together through singing, clapping, dancing, and playing instruments. Kristin is also excited through private lessons to join our mission to engage our community with quality, Christ centered music education and equipping worship leaders. 

Eli Erikson 

Eli Erikson has been immersed in the world of music for 13 years. Over the past three, he's had the privilege of sharing his passion as a music instructor. Eli's mission is to spread the joy of Jesus through music education and to help others embrace and cultivate the God-given gift of music within them.
When Eli's not teaching or playing, you'll find him on the NC State campus, where he's pursuing an engineering degree. In those rare moments of leisure, you'll catch him playing volleyball with friends, on a roadtrip with his family, or devouring the worlds’ best Orange Chicken from Golden Dragon

Payments & Rates

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