Calvary Bible Church

Lima Christian Fine Arts Academy

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge.” Proverbs 1:7

What best suits your needs?

Enroll in one or more classes.

Academic credit available.

Accepting all ages.

College Credit Plus

Earn High School and College credit at the same time. The LCFAA is offering Music and English college courses in Fall, 2021.


Is your child advanced? Or need to go a little slower than average? Or too young to enroll elsewhere? Something else? LCFAA may be the place for you. Meet Mrs. Kirkpatrick!

Violin Lessons

Professor Emerita of Music from Ohio Northern University, Dr. MJ Sunny Zank, taught Music Theory, Music History and Ethnomusicology while retaining her roots in piano and violin. As a violinist she performed with numerous orchestras in Germany, Canada and the US — most recently the Lima Symphony and the ONU Symphony. Dr. Zank holds degrees in Music History, and Music Theory/Composition from the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Oregon. Currently Dr. Sunny teaches strings/piano to a wide variety of students and continues to give presentations of her research.

Piano Lessons

Our piano teacher, Dawn Stratton, has taught piano for 30+ years. Her instruction began in her youth with Mr. Richard Hire, graduate of American Conservatory of Music, and continued as an adult with Mrs. Mary Jane Hamblen, graduate of The Ohio State University in Music Education. Mrs. Stratton’s fine work is evidenced in her students’ music theory knowledge and good technical form. She comes highly recommended and is currently accepting students.


Join a production under the direction of The Academy of Arts to receive academic credit.

Auditions by appointment
Please call 419-204-8927 to schedule.

Also enroll in speech class for academic credit.


With teacher Lauren Reneau, this program brings a flexible approach to art class, accommodating the newest student to the more experienced artist. Enrollment is open.

Organ Lessons

Stephen Whited is joining LCFAA to teach beginner organ lessons. Meet him here. Visit Calvary Bible Church at 10:30 am on Sundays to hear some spectacular organ. This, for example.

Physical Fitness

Under the instruction of Stephen Whited

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Experienced class teacher

“The Runner” by Hamed Saber is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Text or call for more information and to be notified of class startup.

Whitney Hamblen