Classes

Arts and Crafts

Foothills Gymnasics Wednesday Art Classes (Maryville)

For more information or to register, email Jennifer McIntyre or call 865-977-5498

The Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga

The Hunter Museum presents its Home school Workshop series, specifically designed for home school learners. This series of six workshops provides unique topical museum experiences. Each session includes the following:

Museum tour
Studio art experience
Take-home packet with resources to extend your families museum experience

Workshops are limited to 30 participants between the ages of 5 to 13 years old. Register today to reserve your space.

JoAnn Fabrics

Location: Cedar Bluff
Contact: 865-694-8552
Call for information.

Lighthouse Ceramics

Kids classes, parents' night-out classes drop-off classes, adult classes, work-space, birthday parties. Homeschoolers also receive discount on supplies. Call for reservations for classes or large groups.
Call: 865-882-1336
Location: 3085 Hwy. 70, Harriman, TN.

Liza Moz Pottery Studio

In 2008 we began offering four-week classes exclusively to homeschoolers. We offer acrylic painting on canvas. Teaching painting techniques like shading and blending paint colors. We offer Hand Building with Clay, four weeks of different techniques. Pouring Molds, starting with liquid clay going all the way through to a finished piece. Glass Fusing and Mosaics, working with glass to explore creative design. We welcome any Home School students and parents who wish to take the classes.

Please contact us with any questions and to secure your spot today. Studio phone # 865-531-7329, or come in and check out our studio at West Town Mall Suite 1456.

Please contact us with any questions or to secure your spot today. Liza Moz 865-531-7329 or check out our website.

Private Lessons with Michelle Ettlinger

Senior at UTK majoring in Studio Art and Psychology is willing to tutor or teach art lessons to students. Adept in drawing, ceramics, and various crafts as well as Art History. $15 for 1 hour lessons. Weekly/Biweekly/ etc. Ages 6 and up. Call Michelle Ettlinger 423-902-8307

Private Lessons with Paula S.

New Visual Art Class for Middle and High School

Does your student that want to investigate their creative side? Do you have a high school student who needs a fine art credit?

Students will enjoy using various types of media, techniques, and processes to solve visual art problems and communicate specific ideas through works of art. Engaging assignments will help develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Exploring design concepts and art history will help students gain an appreciation for art.

High School Level
This class exceeds Tennessee State Standards for Visual Art and Art History. After course completion, students will receive a certificate and 1 Fine Arts Credit. Classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1-2:30pm at West Hills Presbyterian Church.

Payment Options: Full $540/Semester $275/10 Months $56

 Other costs will include supplies and Lifepac Art curriculum.

Middle School Level
With a more relaxed pace, students will enjoy 1 ½ hour weekly sessions with the High School students on Mondays at West Hills Presbyterian Church.

Payment Options: Full $340/Semester $175/10 Months $36

A non-refundable deposit of $40 is due June 9th. First Payment is due August 1st. Other costs will include supplies and Lifepac Art curricuFor more information or to sign-up, please email Heather Reynolds.

Terina Gillette Fine Arts

Classes 2013
Enrolling in August Classes start Monday Sept

Classes will be held at my personal art studio
Which is located at 1001 S. Chilhowee Drive
Knoxville, TN 37914

Group Drawing Class Mondays @ 12:00 p.m.
General art concepts on spiral curriculum
Limited students
$5 per student due upon each class or paid in full each month. Must commit to one semester upon enrollment
Students will need art supplies

Group Art Classes Mondays @ 1:00 p.m. middle and high school visual arts II class
General art concepts $10 each class paid monthly in advance. Must commit for one semester. Credit is not signed unless you commit for one full year. No half credits will be given only full semester credits.
Limited number will be accepted to this class.
No refunds for missed classes
Classes will be held in the art studio located on Chilhowee Drive in Holston Hills Subdivision
You will need art supplies for this class

Group acrylic painting 2:30 to 4:00 every other Monday. Start date is Sept 16th. Sign up the week before. Lessons will be on the facebook page each month. Bring your own supplies cost is $35 each class
Private lessons are available but there are limited time slots for students. Pay is $2o each 50 minute session. Students must have own supplies.
Must prepay each month in advance for lessons and commit to semester time slots. No refunds given on missed lessons. If emergency miss or sick then we will reschedule lesson.

Please email Terina or Terina

Ballroom Dancing Lessons

Call Mr. Tom Ellison at 691-6150 for more info and to sign-up.

Join the fun of Ballroom Dance. This is great exercise. The classes are offered on Tuesdays @ Deane Hill Community Center (690-0781) located at the corner of Morrell and Deane Hill Dr.

The cost for these terrific classes is ONLY $8.00 per class. Parents are welcome to join in at the same low price. You pay as you go. No registration fee. NO special shoes or clothing are required. Old slick sole tennis shoes or similar shoes are recommended by the teacher. Of course if you have dance shoes you may wear them, but you can get by very well in the tennis shoes.

This is a grand opportunity to receive lessons at a GREAT price. Mr. George T. Ellison is the instructor. He is trying to hold the prices down so more can become involved in this wonderful exercise. The more students the more fun it would be, so bring a friend and come join the fun...(FYI This is not like Dances with the Stars...this is real Ballroom.)

There are places for parents to sit and observe. There is also a nice outdoor playground & soccer field in the back. Snack and drink machines are available. You do not have to stay in the building. You are very close to Target/West Town/Kmart if you want to run a quick errand.

Computers

Computer Application Classes offered in my West Knoxville home. These classes are most suited for students ages 12 and up, although exceptions can be made for certain classes.

Classes currently offered: 
• Computer Basics – 4 week class 
• Basic HTML/webpage class – 6 week class 
• Claymation (Clay animation) – 6 week class 
• Digital Scrapbooking – 3 week class 
• Microsoft Excel – 4 week class 
• Microsoft PowerPoint Class – 4 week class 
• Microsoft Word – 4 week class

For more information on classes visit: http://crystalscomputers.wordpress.com/ or email: Crystal at cissle100306@gmail.com.

Cooking

Young Chef's Academy

Kindercooks and Jr Chefs Rates 
6 month agreement $69/month 
3 month agreement $79/month 
1 month agreement $99/month

For new students there is a one-time registration fee of $35

Young Chefs Academy of Knoxville-West, TN 
120 Jack Dance Street 
Knoxville, TN 37919 
865-776-9000

Dance

Christian Dance Lessons

Located in Jefferson City Classes begin August 19th, 2009 Tuition is $30/month (family discounts available) There will be a Christmas performance in early December that all students can participate in. Ballet for all ages, Jewish dance, and a new Dance Fitness class for those who want to be in "dancer" shape without the dancing part of it. Email for more information and a class schedule.

Ashney Gaut 
jubilantadoration@charter.net
  
865-755-3263

Smoky Mountain Music, Art, and Dance

Classes for piano keyboard, organ, guitar, bass, classical guitar, violin, viola, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, flute, clarinet, saxophone, voice, art/fine arts, Kindermusik, preschool keyboard, preschool art, preschool ballet, preschool clogging, ballet, tap, jazz, modern dance, hip hop, swing dance, contemporary clogging, show choir, performing arts, drama/theater arts, and creative folk dance.
Contact: Diane Miller, 865-977-7284

Etiquette

Flora Mainord School of Etiquette - Dining Skills and Etiquette for Today's Youth

Classes designed to develop lifetime leadership skills, and to increase self-esteem and confidence in a positive and effective manner. A dining tutorial will include a four-course dinner. Program includes: confidence building, conversation and listening skills, introducing yourself and others, telephone etiquette, handshaking, extending and receiving invitations, thank you notes, giving and receiving compliments, posture and presence, setting the table, host/hostess and guest duties, being served and serving yourself, ABC's of table manners, difficult to eat foods, tipping, and name badge protocol.

Classes limited to 12 students. Students will receive all instructional materials. Classes meet once per week for 1.5 hours for 3 weeks. Contact: Flora Mainard, 865-675-4784 or via email Visit the website for additional information.

Foreign Language

Spanish/French teacher available for Homeschooling coops; Experienced teacher from Christian Academy of Knoxville, as well as Thursday Connection Coop, can help with small groups who need either of these languages. Please contact Anna Garlington (born in Spain, fluent in both languages) at agarlington@mailxpress.net if interested.

Yafa Klarich, a native of Jerusalem and Modern Hebrew teacher at UT, is offering Hebrew lessons for high schoolers and adults. She uses a fun and creative way to learn Hebrew by immersion and is truly dedicated to helping others learn about Israel's language and culture. The standard rate is $20/hour, but discounts are available for group sessions. For questions, e-mail Yafa

General Classes

Lisa Haskell's Homeschool Enrichment Classes: 
Registration begins now!!

Instructor- Lisa Haskell B.S. in Elementary Education Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction Teacher's license in the state of TN. Taught Homeschool Enrichment Classes in my home for 3 years. Taught at Sequoyah Elementary, Alcoa Elementary, Berean Christian School, Thursday Connection Homeschool Coop (for the past 8 years), and Webb School Taught Hands-On Science Camps in the Knoxville area for 3 years

Location: The home of Lisa Haskell, 9245 Arlington Ridge Way, Powell, TN. 37849

Contact: Lisa Haskell at lisahaskell@tds.net 

Directions: From Maynardville Hwy: Turn onto Norris Freeway by Walmart. Turn right onto Miller Rd. Go @ 1/4 mile and then stay straight. Turn right onto Pleasant Gap Rd. Go 1/4 mile into Arlington Ridge subdivision. Turn into 2nd driveway on left (gravel road).

From interstate: Take I-75 North from Knoxville. Take the Raccoon Valley exit #117. Turn right onto Raccoon Valley. When it ends, turn right onto Norris Freeway. Turn left onto Miller Rd. Go @ 1/4 mile and then stay straight. Turn right onto Pleasant Gap Rd. Go 1/4 mile into Arlington Ridge subdivision. Turn into 2nd driveway on left (gravel road).

Penelope Whaley's Classes
I am pleased to announce registration is open at Blackwood Academy, the classes I teach at my house in the Cedar Bluff area. You may pick and choose the classes you wish to participate in. To register send me an email with information about the student and the classes you wish to participate in. I will check the class list to confirm there is room. You will then need to make a payment toward your material fee to hold the spots. All material fees are then due paid in full by June 1st, this allows time to make payments if needed. When materials fees are paid, that confirms your spot in the class. These fees are non-refundable. If the fees are not paid on time you will loose your spot. This is a drop off and pick up program, no parent working is required. There are 15 classes per semester. Monthly fees are due by the the 15th of each month, starting with August's payment and ending with May's payment. Below is a schedule, you will find a detailed description of each class below the schedule. I am offering classes this year for 2nd - High School.

Wednesday
3rd-6th 8:00-9:00 Character First
3rd-6th 9:00-10:00 Elementary Science
3rd-6th 10:00-11:00 Ancient Past
4th-8th 11:00-12:00 World Geography
12:00-12:30 Lunch
4th-8th 12:30-1:00 Arts and Crafts
6th-8th 1:00-2:00 Ancient History
6th-8th 2:00-3:00 Health and Life Skills
6th-8th 3:00-4:00 Science Challenges and Experiments
6th-8th 4:00-5:00 Writing with Great Books

Friday
8:00-9:00 HS ACT Math Review, Chalkdust / Family and Consumer Science (One semester Each, Accelerated we will finishing both programs)
9:00-10:00 HS Government / Economics (one semester each)
10:00-11:00 HS World Literature
11:00-12:30 HS Anatomy and Physiology

1:00-2:00 K-3 History Unit Studies
2:00-3:00 K-3 Science Unit Studies
3:00-4:00 K-3 Arts and Crafts

Detailed listing Anatomy and Physiology (HS) Video based in class instruction from Answers In Genesis 16 part set "Body of Evidence", homework reading assignments from text "Body By Design", in class dissection labs of organs (eye, heart, brain, kidney), and lectures covering supplemental information. The material fee is large because the cost of dissection tools, organs ($28) and fetal pig ($25). In addition, we will be doing several of the experiments in the Apologia text and others as they apply to the body system we are studying. Material fee $45. Monthly fee $30 for this 1 and half hour class.
ACT Math (HS) Video program from Chalkdust. Each topic is reviewed in detail. The first semester is spent with the first 4 DVD's which review basic math, algebra and geometry. The second semester is spent with the last 3 DVDs covering Advanced Math topics such as probability, exponents, absolute value, radicals, line equations, slope, sequence and basic trig. In class we will watch the videos, work group problems and take 3 practice ACT math tests a semester. I am adding 4 days of survival math to each semester covering; food cost, transportation and vacation cost, savings and checking accounts, household budgets, buying on credit, job benefits, income, and taxes. No text to buy. This is not a complete math course but would be an awesome add on to any program. I am going to try to keep homework to 4 handouts a week. Material fee $20. Monthly fee $18.
Arts and Crafts (4th-8th) - We will alternate between drawing lessons and art projects. The drawing lessons are video instructions but teach amazing skills. Some of the projects will work with different mediums clay, fabric, etc. Other projects include treasure chest, stain glass, mosaics, bead crafts, etc. Material fee $18. Monthly fee $10.
Ancient History (6th-8th) - Stream of Civilization, Volume One is the text. Covering from the beginning from a Biblical perspective to 1620 giving insight into cultures and religions. It is a comprehensive view of ancient history covering Western, African and Asian history from this time period. Homework will consist of reading assignments, one project a unit and studying for test. Material fee $12. Monthly fee $18.
Ancient Past (2nd-5th) This is a very hands on way to learn History. We will look at one civilization at a time while exploring its history and culture. We will often look at the civilization from the life of a child. We will be having so much fun they won't even realize they are learning history as we go. Material fee $12. Monthly fee $18.
Apologetics (HS) The goal of this class is to work on becoming more effective in an ever doubting world. We will view a lot of the videos from Answers In Genesis website; including the "Foundations Set" , "How Do We Know the Bible is True" set and "Apologetics in the Classroom" set. We will discuss issues as they come up. No homework except personal study and reflection. Material fee $20. Monthly fee $18.
Character First (2nd-5th) This awesome program introduces 9 character traits a semester, spending approximately two weeks on each trait. Each trait highlights an animal in nature and a person from history that exhibits that trait. There are also crafts/activities for each trait. Bible stories/verses are given. The students will receive a 4 page student guide for each trait and trading cards upon trait completion. Series One would be first semester: Attentiveness, Obedience, Truthfulness, Gratefulness, Generosity, Orderliness, Forgiveness, Sincerity, and Virtue. Second Semester would be series two; Responsibility, Initiative, Self-Control, Punctuality, Resourcefulness, Tolerance, Creativity and Discretion. WWW.characterfirst.com choice student tab and scroll down the page to 36 traits for complete details. Material fee $20. Monthly fee $18.
Economics (HS 2nd Semester) - Text Abeka's "American Government" and Uncle Eric Series "What Happened to Penny Candy?". In class we will have lectures and quizzes. Homework will consist of reading assignments, selected vocabulary and comprehension questions. We will spend 5 chapters on basic prinicipals, 3 chapters on competition and monopolies, and 3 chapters on relationship between the civil government and the economy. It is a very well written text. Material fee $10. Monthly fee $18.
Elementary Science (2nd-5th) We are going to alternate between complete experiment days, science challenges, some of the Moody video series and some of the animals that defy evolution series. At the close of each class we will discuss the scientific principals behind our experiments. This is a very hands on learning environment. Material fee $16. Monthly fee $18.
Family and Consumer Science (HS) This is an awesome, life preparing, easy elective credit. We will be completing 8 Lifepacs (Alpha Omega); 1. Personal Hygiene and appearance. 3. Lets Eat - Nutrition and meal planning. 4. Clothes - fashion, design, fabrics and care. 6. Interior Decorating - history, elements, and treatments. 7. Your Home and You - Hospitality, Etiquette, Home Repair, and Auto Maintenance. 8. Financial Freedom - Getting Job, Personal Finance, Legal documents and contracts. 9. Child Development - ages and stages, care for, safety and first aid. 10. Relationships - at home, at school, at church, at social events, and right mate. Additionally we will cover; consumerism, housing, food safety and preparation, kitchen equipment, basic sewing projects, time management, and handling stress. Homework will be reading assignments from lifepacs and completing various projects to do with our topics. Project examples; when we are covering food preparation you will have to cook a set number of meals for your family during the month. When we cover clothing you will have to do the laundry for your family for a week. Our in class work are assignments I found from various on line resources. Material fee $20. Monthly Fee $18.
Government (HS 1st Semester) Text Abeka's "Economics" and Uncle Eric Series "Whatever Happened to Justice?". I love the simplicity of Abeka's text and the comprehensive way it covers Government but felt it was a little too rosey so I added the Uncle Eric Series to provide the right balance. In class we will have lectures and quizzes. Homework will be reading assignments, and selected comprehension questions. The text is divided into three main sections; Foundations, Constitutional Republic and Federal Republic. Material fee $10. Monthly Fee $18.
Health and Life Skills (6th-8th) - We will learn our major body systems components and healthy living habits. It will include Safety and First Aid. We will cover things as simple as falls, to more complex things like an introduction to CPR to be familiar with it. In addition, we will learn a healthy dose of life skills along the way. Text: Abeka, A Healthier You. The text covers self-control, attitudes, courtesy, posture, grooming, dental health, drug and alcohol abuse, and major body systems. We will have homework and tests along the way. Material fee $14. Monthly fee $18.
How To . . . (HS) This class is designed for the student who keeps asking questions, "How do you. . ?" (Even HS need a fun class once in a while) We will explore a variety of topics; how to make a video, build a bird house, make a solar robot, put a ship in a bottle, change a tire, take a better photograph, juggle, make a better mouse trap, how to stain wood, how to design a flower bed, and much more. If you have ever wanted to know "How to . . . " come join us. Material fee $32. Monthly fee $18.
Science Challenges and Experiments (6th-8th) Want to perk your curiosity about science? Join a class where you become the scientist! Observe, ask questions, make predictions, and test your ideas. We will be building off the Zoom Science web site as a foundation as we explore the following areas; Chemistry with cabbage juice and yeast. Engineering with hovercrafts and roller coasters. Five senses with periscopes. Forces and Energy with hot air balloons and soda bottle boats. Structures with suspension bridges and newspaper chairs. We will also take a look at water and patterns. All in an environment where the students become scientists and explore scientific ideas themselves. Material fee $16. Monthly fee $18.
World Geography (4th-8th) - Take a tour around the world, right from our classroom. We will work our way across all the continents learning map skills, geographical features, landmarks, climate, culture, etc. We will spend on average four weeks per continent. No text book, I will make copies of the pages we need. There are projects, food and current events to complete as homework. Material fee $15. Monthly fee $18.
Writing with Great Books (6th-8th) We will read on average four books a semester. We will spend a vast majority of class time discussing our reading assignments, while learning literary concepts. We will learn how to write solid five paragraph papers as we do a book report on each of these books. In class we will work on reading comprehension and writing instruction. It will include two movies a semester, making 12 literary pieces covered in the year. Homework will include Vocabulary from Wordly Wise. Material fee $12. Monthly fee $18.
World Literature (HS) - We will spend approximately a month per book, covering 7 plus books over the course of the year. We will write a different style writing assignment based on each book. In class we will discuss each work, learning literary concepts as we go and have writing instruction for the assignments. As we begin each new reading work, since we won't be able to discuss it yet, we will watch in class videos of other works. This will allow us to spend two weeks on the video work, viewing and discussing, and then two weeks on our reading assignments, one week on writing instruction for assignment and the other on literature analysis. This will bring the total works completed to 14. In addition, we will spend 2 weeks per semester looking at poetry. Material fee $14. Monthly fee $18.

Music

Beginning Drum Lessons

Thomas Ray Gault offers beginning drum lessons. Students will learn the basic rudiments on a drummers pad, proper drummer posture, introduction to egg, tambourine, and bongos, and learning to count. A fun, energized way to introduce you and your child to the world of drumming.

Cost: 4-40 minute lessons - $30 per month. Contact: Thomas Ray Gault, 865-690-5132

CONCORD PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY - a ministry of First Baptist Concord in Farragut

Concord Performing Arts Academy offers private and group instruction in the fine arts. Set in a safe, christian environment with highly-qualified christian instructors, private music lessons are available in piano, theory, voice, strings, guitar, drums, percussion, brass, woodwinds and a variety of folk instruments. CPAA offers group instruction in vocal performance, drama and dance, including pre-school dance, ballet, pointe, jazz and worship. Watch for new offerings in sound, lighting and studio production. CPAA accepts new students year round.

For more information, visit Concord Arts or call First Baptist Concord at (865) 966-9791.

Beginning Piano Lessons

I will be offering beginner piano lessons for homeschoolers starting August 21st at a reduced price of $10 (home school rate only) per lesson starting August 21st. I will be in South Knoxville (off John Sevier Hwy...10 min from Alcoa) on Tuesday/Thursdays and in West Knoxville (close to West Hills) on Fridays. Space is limited. Call (865)577-5242 and leave a message and I will call you back. A small inexpensive keyboard to practice on at home is all that is needed to start taking beginner lessons. Blessings, Julie Herrell Homeschool 

French Horn

I teach private French horn lessons in my home. I live in the Farragut community. I have a B.S. in Music Education from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. If you are interested in lessons please call Ed at (865) 705-2262 or email me at Clicketyclack45@yahoo.com

Keyboard Lessons and Vocal Coaching 

Now accepting students for keyboard lessons and vocal coaching. Children AND adults welcome. Professional training provided. All materials provided. Can work within your schedule. Lesson location is near the airport (in the International House of Prayer facility on 1802 Airbase Road) Email or call for more information: amy.black08@yahoo.com or 865-386-0239

About the instructor: My name is Amy Black. I am twenty-four years old. I have been a student of music for 17 years and have been teaching for 7 years. I enjoy using the music that YOU like to sing/play for the lessons. Learning should be fun and exciting! I have students ranging in age from 4 years old to 40 years old and I can work around your schedule. I look forward to hearing from you!

Knoxville Christian Youth Band

KCYB Band program serves the instrumental music needs of home school students in East Tennessee. Comprised of three band groups: Training Band (for absolute beginners), Concert Band (intermediate), and Symphonic Band (advanced). In addition, the organization has a full Jazz Band and Brass/Woodwind Quintets.
Rehearsals are primarily on Tuesday evenings and there are six performance opportunities throughout each school year.

KCYB Director is John LaMacchia who holds a Master of Arts degree in Music. He is backed by a full staff who also holds music degrees. For more information, see the website or contact John LaMacchia

Piano Lessons and Voice Lessons by Claire May

Claire May will be offering piano and voice lessons. She has a degree in music and experience in teaching piano and voice. Piano students of all ages and ability levels are welcome. Voice lessons are for anyone age 12 and up (with the possibility of group lessons for younger children if there is interest.) Regular rate is $60/month for weekly, half hour lessons. Discounts are available for families of two or more, or for paying by the semester. For more information call (931) 248-3742.

Private Music Instruction

Emily Whiteside McCoy, 2002 Graduate of Berean ISP, and husband Andrew McCoy, will be moving back to Knoxville August 1. Emily and Andrew received their Bachelor of Music Degrees in 2006 from Belmont University in Nashville. They spent the past 2 years teaching at Forerunner Music Academy, music division of the International House Of Prayer in Kansas City. They are returning to Knoxville to work on graduate music degrees in jazz at UT. They will be teaching private music lessons at their home in Northwest Knoxville. Andrew teaches guitar (classical, jazz, rock, contemporary Christian styles). Emily teaches voice, violin and piano in all styles. For more information, please contact Joan Whiteside at 455-5885 or phonejoan@juno.com 

Miss Brittany's Piano Lessons

Private piano lessons in your home. Students will develop poise and a lifelong love of music and learning. Beginner through intermediate. Preschool, school-age, and adult classes. All student materials picked up for parents' convenience. Experienced in private instruction. References available. Contact Miss Brittany at 865-556-2500.

Music Lessons

Allied Music Instructors

Music lessons for as young as five years old. Lessons in guitar, voice, piano, drums/percussion, violin, brass/winds, etc. Contact: Laura Comas, (865) 675-1323

Barbara Nichols
The private piano and vocal studio of Barbara Nichols has openings for piano and vocal students throughout the year. 31 years experience with a BS in Music Education. All ages 6 and up are welcome. West Knoxville location. Contact (865) 659-0756.

John LaMacchia, MA

Private music lessons for trumpet and trombone students.

Pegasus Music Studio
West Knoxville location. Piano, voice and drums. Former Allied piano/voice instructor with continued education from UT in both areas of studies. Beginners to intermediate. Contact Julianne White, (865) 680-7839.

Teaching With TLC
Helping parents lay the foundation for tomorrow's generation. Lots of creative teaching tips for elementary ages.

Worship Training Center
Benjamin Franklin provides music instruction for guitar, bass, and drums, theory, ensemble classes, and youth praise team development classes. 932-3043 after 12 for information or see the website for more information.

Piano Lessons

Katherine Damron
Beginning and intermediate piano lessons taught by Katherine Damron, a homeschool graduate with 10 years' experience and instruction. $10 per 1/2 hour lesson. Some partial scholarships are available.
Contact: Katherine Damron at 865-274-2046

Colleen Angela
Early to intermediate piano lessons for any age taught by Colleen Angela, a highschool student studying for BS in music. Located in Halls.  I teach for the purpose of not only music education but ministry as well. $10.00 per 1/2 hour lesson..
Contact: colleen.angela@yahoo.com 

Smoky Mountain Music, Art, and Dance

Classes for piano keyboard, organ, guitar, bass, classical guitar, violin, viola, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, flute, clarinet, saxophone, voice, art/fine arts, Kindermusik, preschool keyboard, preschool art, preschool ballet, preschool clogging, ballet, tap, jazz, modern dance, hip hop, swing dance, contemporary clogging, show choir, performing arts, drama/theater arts, and creative folk dance.
Contact: Diane Miller, 865-977-7284

Suzuki Cello Instruction

Providing a positive learning environment and a strong relationship between parent and child, the Suzuki Method offers an excellent experience for young students. Trained and certified in the Suzuki Method, Kathleen Bowman offers private cello instruction designed to foster the talent within each student. Cello studio participants engage in private lessons, group classes, and performance opportunities each semester.
For more information, please contact: Kathleennbowman@gmail.com or 865-257-2283.
Mrs. Bowman actively performs in the Knoxville area, holds a Bachelor of Arts Music degree, and is pursuing a Master's in Cello Performance from the University of Tennessee.

WORSHIP TRAINING CENTER 

Musical Excellence with the Heart of Worship

GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, PIANO, KEYBOARD, and VOICE LESSONS Youth Praise Band development classes. Theory, Sight Reading.

Benjamin Franklin has been teaching fourteen years professionally, including several years as a professor of guitar at a local community college. He teaches all styles of music, but specializes in helping young people who desire to play on church youth music teams or develop their own Christian band. For information see our website above or call (865) 932-3043 (865) 932-3043 after 12.

Musical Theater 

SKIT Productions, Inc. (Southern Kids in Theatre) Performing Arts School is now offering Musical Theatre classes for home schoolers!

A qualified instructor, Debra Lonsdale (also a home schooler,) will be teaching all classes. Students will learn the "Triple Threat": singing, acting, and even dance/choreography. Students will also receive monologue training, open scene work, and audition prep classes. No audition or previous experience will be required. All children will participate in all of our home school productions.

SKIT is now located in our new "Little Theatre" located at 507 Ellis Avenue in Maryville. We have a very large stage area for our performers and two separate dressing rooms (for boys and girls).

SKIT is a non-profit professional musical theatre performing arts school. 

To register, please call Debra Lonsdale at 621-0216. Only a limited amount of students will be accepted, on a first-come basis.

SKIT Productions, established in August 2006, is a not-for-profit Performing Arts School, dedicated to producing and presenting the best in Broadway musical theatre productions locally and on tour. Past productions include The Wizard Of Oz, Annie, Les Miserables, Alice In Wonderland, On Broadway, A Christmas Carol (The Musical), Crimes of The Heart, Love Letters, Blithe Spirit, and several other Broadway shows. For more information about any of their programs, and to schedule an audition time, please contact the director, Debra Lonsdale at 865-621-0216.

Outdoor Classes and Programs

Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont
Offers lots of programs, classes, and a homeschool consortium opportunity in the winter.
Contact: Julie Brown, Registrar, 865-448-6709

Physical Education

PE Classes at West Haven Rec. Center 
Cost: $5 per semester 
Contact: Danny at 546-1315 to sign up or ask questions.
Grades 1-5 Class is on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 2:15.
Grades 6-8 Class is on Wed. from 1:00 to 2:15.
Classes start the First week in Sept.

Science

American Museum of Science and Energy
The American Museum of Science and Energy invites families to participate in Third Thursdays, a program designed specifically with home schoolers’ needs in mind. The Third Thursday of each month, AMSE educators will lead students through interactive programs on a number of exciting topics. With a different topic offered each month, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Great Turtle Race
This is a great resource for teaching about migration, especially turtle migration. You can view the great turtle race in action by visiting the website where the turtles' movements are updated every 10 minutes! While you're there, check out Leatherback World, with interactive animations of the challenges these turtles face along their journeys.

Knoxville Zoo Home School Classes
Classes are held on Tuesdays and meet at The Log Cabin.

Ripley's Aquarium Adventure Club
JAll Gatlinburg Ripley’s Attractions offer a home school rate.  To receive the home school rate you must present a home school group membership card or an attendance record for each student.  The home school rate is valid for the home school student(s) and accompanying parent(s).  In addition to the home school rate, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies offers a monthly program designed for home schoolers.

Tennessee Aquarium Science Classes

Tennessee Aquarium 
201 Broad Street, Suite 200 
P.O. Box 11048 
Chattanooga, TN 37401-2048 
Attention: Bray McDonald 
brm@tnaqua.org 
423-785-4093

Zooboxes

Why not utilize one of our Zooboxes to add interest in the topic of animals or the zoo? We have Zooboxes geared for all grade levels. The Tennessee state standards are also available. Zooboxes are virtually FREE! All that is required is a $25.00 deposit check for a 2 week use of the Zoobox. If everything is returned in good condition and on time, your check will be shredded. Zooboxes are to be picked up and returned at the Zoo Ranger Station. Zooboxes are also great to use right before a trip to the zoo. 

Please call for more information and to set up your dates. For more information visit the website or contact Roz Gorzeman at (865) 637-5331 extension 352 or rgorzeman@knoxville-zoo.org. 

Spanish

Lynda Rizzardi will be offering Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 at Dotson Memorial Baptist Church in Maryville. The fee is $100.00 for the entire year. I believe Spanish 1 students will also be required to purchase a CD. Classes will be held on Tuesdays. Homework assignments will be given each week. Students will need to provide a notebook for notes and handouts. Spanish 1 will be at 8:00 am and Spanish 2 will be at 9:00 am. Lynda is a retired Spanish teacher and taught at William Blount High School for many years. She is also a certified ESL teacher and has served as an interpreter on many mission trips. If you are interested or need more information please call Lynda at: 983-4921.

Tutoring Services

Please see our Home School Businesses link for these listings.

Writing

What: "Writer's Workshop" taught by Dr. Todd H. Speidell will introduce students to various styles of writing (such as expository, persuasive, creative, and the personal genre of college essays; researching, speaking, and listening skills; and vocabulary and grammar. Coupled with parent-led supervision of students reading standard age-appropriate works in literature (and I would evaluate their papers), this course would satisfy an English unit.

Who: High school students (all ages and levels): limit of 12 students per session.

Cost: $10 cash at the door per session (contingent upon pre-registration) $35 cash or check per month (payable in advance) $125 cash or check per semester (payable in advance)

$50 registration fee waived if enrolled by April 15th with a pre-payment of at least one month's tuition.

No materials fee: I will present basics in style, grammar, vocabulary, and syntax at the beginning of each session; students will present written assignments, including a verbal summary, explanation, and defense of their weekly projects; and I will grade each assignment in addition to overall class participation. Students will need a pen and notebook and a printed copy of each paper to submit to me for evaluation.

Individual tutoring sessions to improve writing skills or review essays or papers are also available for $25 per session (a 50% home-schooling discount off of my normal minimum charge of $50, as advertised on craigslist), assuming 30-60 minutes to review and evaluate an essay or paper. Parents are free to observe and listen or sit and read in my adjacent library.

Contact Dr. Speidell  for questions or to sign up.