info@carpeartista.com 615-984-4038 101 Front Street, Smyrna, TN 37167

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Building Students With the Arts!

For over seven years, Carpe Artista Academy for Creatives has provided students and adults with artistic training, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that help creatives reach their full potential in character, calling, craft and community. Many of our students have studied with us since our launch in 2010 and our graduates include an American Idol finalist, a Disney cast member, and several currently pursuing artistic higher education.

Our instructors have a passion for seeing students grow their talents so they can grow their world. This ensures the right blend of personalization – meeting each student where they are – and formal methods – to get them where they CAN be as a creative, and as a person. This focus on growth is what sets us apart.

Please take a moment to learn about what we offer children of all ages through our award nominated and winning programs by reading below and clicking the links to the left. Be sure to contact us with any and all questions.

Carpe Artista Academy – grow your talents, grow your world.


Why Carpe Artista Academy?

  1. Music, Drama, Visual Arts and more: We offer private instruction, classes and camps in multiple artistic genres for people of all ages and expertise. Why? Because we believe everyone should have an opportunity to explore and expand their artistic talents
  2. Our instructors are working artists: We believe that those who DO make the best teachers so we only employ working instructors to teach Carpe Artista lessons, classes and camps. Our team includes Grammy Award winners, writers of #1 hits, teachers of award winning drama troops and more
  3. We teach more than artistic skill: In addition to the core values mentioned above, our industry professionals share how to build successful careers and lives both in AND out of the arts
  4. Performance opportunities: We encourage our students to perform at our Carpe Cafe and display their art on the wall. We also frequently recommend our students to contribute to community events when we are asked for suggestions from the town and local businesses
  5. Community connections: We have strategically placed ourselves on Front Street and developed partnerships with local government, businesses, civic organizations and churches to ensure our students understand their roles as citizens and artistic contributors to culture
  6. Operating since 2011: We have long term relationships with our instructors and a track record of success that includes American Idol contestants and many local award winners
  7. An Artistic Community: Students and participants in our programs become part of a larger artistic community – just like in the real world!
  8. We’re more than an Arts Academy: Carpe Artista’s mission is to transform culture globally by developing local Arts Communities and Creatives to reach their full potential in character, calling, craft and community. Is that a big mission, yes and Carpe Artista Academy for Creatives is a key part of that mission. Check out our Carpe Artista page to learn more.
  9. We believe the world can be made better by art! Won’t you join us on that mission?


If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to learn and we will not commit you to a long term contract.

It’s easy to take the next step:

Lessons are first come first serve so use this form to arrange your first lesson or get more information today!


contactus@carpeartista. 101 Front Street, Smyrna, TN 37167 In the Historic Depot District

Offering quality arts lessons in piano/keys, voice, violin, viola, guitar, bass guitar, drums, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, drawing, painting, sculpting, photography and drama for kids of all ages in Smyrna, LaVergne, Murfreesboro and North Rutherford County, extended Rutherford County, Nolensville, Antioch and South Nashville.for Smyrna and North Rutherford County, TN.


Carpe Artista Academy – Grow your talents, grow your world!

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