Lutz Campus

18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548

Idlewild at The Springs

8209 N 19th St
Tampa, FL 33604

Iglesia Bautista Idlewild

Main Campus, Student Building, Hall 2

The Centre

The Centre for Music, Worship and the Arts is a branch of the Music & Worship Ministry of Exciting Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, Florida. Our mission is to equip students with quality, Christian instruction for the expressed purpose of exalting the Savior through their God-given talents and abilities.


Are you looking for an environment where Christ is honored and you’re challenged to develop your God-given, artistic talents for the glory and service of God? The Centre is staffed by Christian instructors who are qualified and competent in their individual areas of expertise.

The Centre for Music


The Centre for Music provides opportunities for private and/or group lessons during the day, after school, or early evening (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday). While The Centre is Christ-based, types of music sung or played, as well as works performed, will not be limited to styles such as religious themes and sacred music. We do, however, strive for our Christian teachers to teach from a Christian perspective and lifestyle, which shows them to be servants of the Lord.

The Centre for Arts


The Centre for the Arts includes visual, dramatic and literary presentations, which honor the Lord. Drama is used in support of Idlewild’s ministries throughout the year. There are currently three divisions of drama: High School, Middle School, and Adult. High School and Middle School Second Generation Drama meets weekly throughout the year. For rehearsal schedules, please contact The Centre office at 813-264-8714. Students are selected from their class to participate in dramatic sketches for student worship services. Art classes are offered for beginners to advanced (young and no so young) in acrylic and watercolor on various surfaces. Tools, techniques and theories are taught through the various projects. You will come to a greater appreciation for the Creator and His creation.


The Centre for Music is proud to announce the offering of classroom instruction for band instruments – Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion. All classes will be held in the Orchestra rehearsal room here at Idlewild Baptist Church.

Days and Times:

Monday and Thursday afternoons. Students are to attend both practice days during the week.

  • The 4:00pm Band is for beginning instrumentalists.
  • The 5:00 band is for those with some or more experience on their instrument and will require passing an audition.

Audition requirements will be posted here on the website by July 1st. Those who do not pass the audition are encouraged to join the 4:00 band until their skill level has improved.


There will be three terms that will follow the Centre’s private lesson schedule.

  • Fall Term – (12 weeks) beginning the week of August 25, 2024
  • Winter Term – (9 weeks) beginning the week of January 6, 2025
  • Spring Term – (7 weeks) beginning the week of March 24, 2025

What next?

We will have a parent/student meeting on Thursday, August 15th, 2024 at 7:00pm in the choir room at Idlewild. This will be a question/answer session concerning everything from curriculum, instrument rental/purchase, meet the instructors, etc.


The instruction is adapted to the successful development and progress of the individual student. It will be offered in 30-minute, 45-minute, and one-hour time slots.


Private lessons are scheduled daily Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday during the school year. They begin no earlier than 9:00 a.m. and conclude no later than 9:00 p.m. Students are assigned to the instructors based on: 1) the date of paid registration; 2) whether or not the student is a returning student; 3) the student’s preference of time, availability of instructors, education and experience of the instructors, and areas of interest.


There is an annual, non-refundable fee of $25 per family. Tuition is payable by the semester. Half of the semester fee is due prior to the first lesson, with the balance due in 30 days. Call The Centre office for fee schedule. A 20% discount will be offered to the second (and subsequent) family members registered in the Centre. Notice: Only family members, who are considered immediate family, living under the same roof, are eligible for the discount.


Classes Offered















Our Team


Steve Kirby

Instrumental Worship Pastor (813-264-8714)

Margie Smith

Ministry Assistant (813-264-8714)
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