About Us

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This academy, which will offer courses in arts, languages, and other cultural subjects, is for persons of all ages interested in learning about, experiencing, and/or influencing arts and culture in our society. More than just a school enrichment program, the academy is designed to help young people as well as adults climb to the next level of cultural engagement so as not to merely be spectators or instruments of culture, but to be the instruments of influence; to use arts and culture to lift the human spirit, build up human dignity, give glory to God, and use truth and beauty to bring about the Good in the shaping of our world.

~ Father John Valencheck

Our Instructors

  • Mr. Adam Keeler, Guitar

    Adam Keeler has been playing guitar for 25 years and teaching for over 12. In 1999,…

  • Lynn Frey

    Lynn Frey –Steward, CAGO, MM has been the Director of Music/Choirmaster/Organist of St. Sebastian Parish since Aug.…

  • Marian Neugebauer

    Marian Neugebauer. Immersion in the Spanish language during our time as missionaries in Mexico; and again in our…

  • Jeremey Poparad, Guitar

    Jeremey Poparad is an Akron area guitarist and bassist who performs regularly with jazz and rock…

  • Kim Lucas

    Kim began her dance training at a young age, under the direction of Pointe West Studio,…

  • Adam & Karen Boyer

    The story of Victory Defense Systems begins when Karen and Adam met one another at The…

  • Tricia Thomson

    Tricia is the Founder and Director of The Ohio Conservatory, and has studied with Brazilian pianist,…

  • Alicia Incorvia

    Alicia graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.…

  • Sarah Husak

    Sarah is a native of Annapolis, Maryland and began her violin studies at a young age.…

  • Merissa Coleman

    Merissa Coleman holds a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance and a Master's Degree in Choral Conducting.…

  • Mr. Jeff Beshore

    Mr. Jeff Beshore is one of the founding instructors of the Academy of Culture and Arts…

  • George Bachmann

    CLASSICAL GUITARIST, George Bachmann is a lifelong member of St. Sebastian Parish and an alum of…