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by Mary Ann Kelley

North Carolina Arts & Sports Opportunities for Homeschoolers

Homeschool Arts Opportunities in North Carolina

After-school Art RoomAngier

Art classes for youth ages 5-12 at the Angier Parks & Recreation building. Art classes provide students with the opportunity to explore and learn through paint, mixed-medium, oil pastel, watercolor and much more! Art is a great way to help your child develop self-esteem and strong problem-solving skills. It allows children to express their individuality, while learning about famous artists and different art techniques. The art instructor, Tammy McLean, is a certified art and regular classroom teacher with the North Carolina Public School System. She holds degrees in Commercial and Graphic Art, Art Education, and Elementary Education.

Beginning Knitting and Sewing ClassesApex

Beginning knitting for ages 8+ and sewing classes for ages 12+, as well as more advanced classes. Check the website for more information.

Odyssey Ceramic Arts Kids ClassesAsheville

Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts offers classes for kids.

Richmond's StudioAsheville

Fine art classes

Odyssey Center for Ceramic ArtsAsheville

Adventures in Clay, Kinder Klay, Captain Gabe's Clay Creations and Characters in Clay

Fun Piano Lessons!Asheville

One-on-one piano lessons

Asheville Community TheatreAsheville

Student Matinee performances of upcoming shows in the Fall of 2010.

Music Academy AshevilleAsheville

Homeschool families love the Asheville Music School for its diversity of offerings, fantastic instruction and ease of scheduling. Private lessons are taught on all instruments and voice. 35 Instructors and two locations (downtown and West Avl).

Piano and voice LessonsBelmont

Piano and Voice Lessons

Mountain Troubadours Homeschool Music ProgramBlack Mountain/Asheville

Mountain Troubadours Homeschool Band and Choir offers Beginning Band, Concert Band, Choir, and Tin Whistle classes for the Asheville area homeschool community.

Outside the Box Center for the ArtsBrasstown

Offers classes in drama/theater, Voice/music, Early American dance and Art/pottery classes taught by professional teachers with many years of experience working with children. Classes are offered on Thursdays at Little Brasstown Baptist Church, Brasstown, NC. E-mail: for more information.

Live Spanish Classes OnlineCary

Live Spanish classes online, for beginners and intermediate students.

Private Piano, Theory or Composition Lessons at Charles Wolf StudioCary

Charles Wolf Studio is a professional, private music studio that provides high quality, technical instruction on the piano in a fun and safe learning environment with an expert instructor. This studio also offers lessons and tutoring in music theory, composition, and music history. Every lesson is specifically crafted to enhance each student's abilities, enabling them to achieve success and develop a life-long love for music during the process. Charles Wolf Studio is currently accepting students.

music4life - Music Classes & KindermusikCharlotte

Music4life presents an innovative approach to music education for all ages by integrating the most up-to-date research concerning music and human development to provide a well-planned, age appropriate continuum to build a life long love of music for its students. Music4life offers both private and group instruction to all ages, including the internationally acclaimed Kindermusik curriculum for babies through age seven; private instruction in guitar, bass, piano, violin and viola, brass, woodwinds and voice. Additionally, the school's distinctive approach includes customized learning for special needs children, a beginners band for home schooled children, the launch of a community band for seniors, and coaching for rock or jazz bands.

Charlotte Academy of Music Music ClassesCharlotte

Welcome to Charlotte Academy of Music, a privately owned music school providing music instruction for students of all ages in a fun and professional environment.We are proud to be a licensed Musikgarten school, and offer early childhood music classes for children birth to age five! For our older students the Academy offers a wide variety of music lesson programs in Piano, Guitar, Voice, Brass, String, Percussion and Woodwind instruments. Private and Small Group classes are both offered, as well as the Academy Children's Choir and the Chamber Ensemble. Our state-of-the-art Music Technology Lab is a unique feature to our school, and an exciting, interactive way for students to learn music theory.

Rock UniversityCharlotte

Music Lessons- Performance Band LessonsIndividual Lessons Guitar Bass Drums Vocals Keyboards Performance based music lessons. Existing Band Improvement with Professional Artist. Band Rehearsal Space Full Stage setup State of the art Professional Equipment PA and LightsA fun compliment to traditional music lessons keeps students interest. Student Performances every 11 weeks in front of a live audience Its a real show on a real stage with professional sound system and lights. First lesson is allways free.Rock Universitys Professional Artist and instructors encourage students to move from lessons to playing in a real band setting with the goal of playing a live show on a working concert stage in front of cheering fans this will be the most fun you will ever have playing music or watching someone you know playing a concert on stage for the first time.Rock University is here helping you realize your dream of being a ROCK STAR.

Portfolio PrepCharlotte

Expert portfolio instruction for homeschool students who dream of attending Art, Fashion, or Design School. Lore Emelio Design Studio is the perfect place to get started. Providing step-by-step instruction for home schooled students in creating an art portfolio to submit to the colleges of your choice. With small class sizes, each student receives individual and comprehensive instruction based on their specific goals and college requirements. Ages 15 and up. Beginning and advanced students welcome. Summer registration available now.

Clarkson Music StudiosCharlotte

Private Lessons in Drum Set, Piano, Voice and Songwriting as well as homeschool classes.

Charlotte Guitar KidsCharlotte

Private in-home guitar lessons for Charlotte, NC. Lessons available in 30, 45, and 60 minute classes.

Piano LessonsCharlotte

In-home piano lessons available in South Charlotte and Surrounding Areas. FREE TRIAL LESSON! Lessons also available in instructor's home studio located in Providence Rd. Experienced Piano Teacher in Beginning through Advanced levels, and as a classroom Music Teacher. Reference available on request. Please contact Annette for more information at 704-517-4119 or

In-Home Piano and Clarinet LessonsCharlotte, Matthews, Pineville, Marvin, Waxhaw

Study music with a professional musician in the convenience of your own home. Katie Brown is a professional orchestral musician, private clarinet teacher, and beginner piano teacher with over 15 yrs. teaching experience. Piano and clarinet lessons are also available at two professional studio locations: Matthews and Carmel Rd. at Hwy. 51. Rates are reasonable and the teaching is exceptional! Young, energetic, inspiring, fun teacher. References available upon request.

Lessons On The LakeDavidson

We provide small group Music Instruction to home-schooled students: Services Include: Piano, Guitar, and Vocal coaching. New this Fall,09 we will have Art Instruction for all ages. We area located in the beautiful Lake Norman, NC Area. Feel free to visit our website!

Infuzion: Music, Dance, Martial Arts & FitnessDurham

Infuzion offers private and group instruction in music (piano, guitar, voice, drum, violin, woodwind, brass, stringed instrument lessons, Kindermusik and more!), dance (Creative Movement, ballet, ballroom, Salsa Babies and more!), martial arts (Karate and Taekwondo classes) and fitness (a full gym for parents to use while their children are in class, complete with cardio and weight machines, free weights, stretching mats, and flatscreen TVs - place your younger children in our childcare facility if needed). In January 2011, Infuzion will add tutoring, homework help and after school care to its long list of offerings.

Angela Sigl Voice LessonsDurham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill

CALLING ALL GLEEKS! Are you thinking about auditioning for your school musical? Are you preparing for a talent show, audition or contest? Angela Sigl offers voice, piano and acting lessons for aspiring performers of all ages & specializes in safe vocal technique for Broadway, rock, country and pop, as well as classical voice.

Stars Theater and Art CenterFuquay Varina/Southern Wake County

Home School Classes in Music, Art, Dance and Drama. 919-557-8271

Dance Education by designGreensboro/Burlington

Dance education by design offers classes specifically for home school families that follow the NC Essential Standards for Arts Education, allowing the students an arts experience of similar scope to conventional schools, taught by qualified, experienced arts educators. in addition to dance technique, students will learn and experience: creation & performance, critical evaluation, and cultural, historical, and interdisciplinary connections. dance education by design's educators hold a NC Teaching License and have experience in both the public and private sector of education.

BRYANT Student Art ClassesHolly Springs (near Cary/Raleigh)

Spring Semester Art Classes for students looking to discover their giftedness or the serious art student seeking to enhance their existing art skills. Specializing in portraiture drawing (media: pen, pencil, charcoal, pastel), painting (style: collage, realism, non-objective, and abstract). Classes are initiated with a global history of art through the ages to set the stage.

Lanti Music StudioIndian Trail

The objective of Lanti Music is to offer the highest standard of music instruction while allowing creativity & imagination to lead the way. Uses a multi-sensory approach to teaching. Students learn successfully and have a blast doing it.

Exalt Music AcademyKnightdale

Exalt Music Academy exists to provide quality music education in a Christian environment for children and adults. This program is designed to develop the student's musical talents with the goal of preparing each one for future service in ministry, performance, and personal enjoyment. Each teacher is selected on the basis of their Christian testimony and professional expertise. All teachers hold or are near completion of a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience in their field of teaching. They have been screened for the ministry/teaching they are performing. Exalt Music Academy is committed to providing a full musical experience for adults and student by offering private lessons, group lessons, chamber ensembles, and a full band and orchestra experience. Each student will have opportunities to play in concerts and public events coordinated by the Exalt Music Academy in solo, chamber groups, band, and orchestral settings.

Sanoon Violin AcademyMatthews

Summer group lessons. In-home Group lessons available as well as private in studio lessons.

Fine Art & InterArts Classes with Wild Root CreationsMatthews/South Charlotte

InterArtist Jen Haefeli, owner of Wild Root Creations, teaches private and group art classes weekly. Each class covers a studio art, musical performance, performance art, historical discussion, social action component, design or writing assignment. Material and tool use is covered in every class. A list of supplies can be supplied.

In His StepsMooresville

Dance classes for girls 6th-12th grade. Performing arts ministry for girls.

Reed the MusicMooresville

Reed the Music offers one-on-one lessons in piano, flute, guitar, and record er for students of all ages in Mooresville, NC. Lessons include performance, technique, music theory, sight-reading, ear-training, and lots of fun. Students have the opportunity to participate in three recitals per year. Kathryn teaches the private lessons in her home on Cedarcroft Drive. She also teaches Kindermusik classes for children between the ages of 0 and 7 and their parents at the Broad Street United Methodist Church on the corner of West Wilson Avenue and Broad Street.

Reed the MusicMooresville

Reed the Music offers private lessons in piano, flute, or guitar. Kathryn Reed teaches in her home in the Meadows at Reed Creek, Mooresville. All lessons are $22.50 for half an hour. Ages 4-104 are welcome. Reed the Music offers your child the opportunity to play in recitals, community events and certificate programs. 704-897-0329 or 304-389-6162.


ARTHOUSE, is an art studio for children focusing on teaching artistic creativity through the combination of sensory stimulation (sound through music, sense of touch, smell, taste and sight). Mediums include watercolor, paint, pastels, pencil and recycled found objects. Lessons are taught in private small classes by the Director, Kalesia Kuenzel, providing the ability for individual attention to each students interest and skill level, while allowing experimentation with color, shape, texture and composition.


Artopia is an art studio offering classes and art space for students to work on their fine arts technique. Offering Track Out Programs, Immersion Programs: Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, Portfolio Development, Art Birthday Parties, and Open Studio. See website for class offering times and prices.

Kid Lab RaleighRaleigh

Kid Lab is a play space and art studio in downtown Raleigh, NC. Kid Lab offers unique indoor and outdoor stations suited for creative play and maximum learning. Classes are intentionally small and emphasis is always on following the child's lead. Homeschool instruction and private lessons are also available upon request.

Erin Bartow's Scottish Highland DancersRaleigh

Scottish Highland Dance Classes available all ages. A wholesome and traditional dance form. Instructors travel and teach classes at different Co-Ops around the Triangle as well as teach in Studio. Classes available: Scottish Highland, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Barre and Kinder Dance.

Falls River MusicRaleigh

Offering private and group Music Lessons for Guitar, Drums, Piano, Voice, Violin, Woodwinds and Brass, and more. Most lessons are conducted at the Music Lesson Studio in N Raleigh, but special Group Sessions for you or your group or co-op can be at your location. Teaching a variety of musical styles, including Rock, Pop, Blues and Jazz, Classical, and Christian Worship music, to fit your needs and tastes.

Private Piano LessonsRaleigh - Durham area

Private piano lessons for students. Instructor has experience teaching in private, public, and homeschool settings. Former students have won state-wide and national competitions.

Rimshot Drum Studio lessonsRaleigh/Morrisville

Private Drum Lessons, Private Theory Lessons and In-Home Drum Tuning

Dragonfly Art FarmWake Forest

Art classes for grades 1-8.

Destiny Dance InstituteWake Forest

Dance classes for all ages! Come experience the difference.

The Artful MindWake Forest

The Artful Mind is a unique fine art education program for children.

Private cello instructorWaxhaw

Lessons are tailored individually for students of all ages accommodating beginners to advanced students. University music majors, who are looking for additional coaching or a Master Class setting to augment their current private sessions, are also welcome. Lessons are provided at my home studio, located in Waxhaw, approximately 10 minutes from the Blakney shopping. Lessons are offered in classes of 30, 45 or 60 minutes.

Grace Note Music StudioWilmington

Piano lessons offered in private studio for students of all ages. Music theory, composition, technique, ear training are taught in a fun way and personalized to help the student develop their own unique style. Daytime openings are available to work with your homeschool schedule.

Homeschool Sports Opportunities in North Carolina

Kung Fu for Kids and Teens Asheville

After school Kung Fu classes teaching Internal Martial Arts with an emphasis on positive choice making and martial values rather than on fighting. The styles at the school include Praying Mantis, Xing-Yi, Tai Chi, Baguazhang and Pao Choi. Head instructor is a former elementary school teacher. Classes held at 16 Piney Park Rd. in West Asheville. $100/month, Free Uniform, Family Discounts. More information at

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes Asheville

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction for self defense as well as sport. Ask about group classes, private instruction or both. Come see why this martial art is the most effective as well as the safest martial sport for competition.

Appalachian Ski Mountain Blowing Rock

French-Swiss Ski College at Appalachian Ski Mountain has Homeschool days at specific dates throughout the winter. Homeschool families can get an 8 hour slope pass, equipment rental and a 1 hour group lesson for $21 (skiing) or $29 (snowboarding). There is a restaurant on-site (or you can bring lunch) and an ice rink. French-Swiss has taught over 1 million people to ski and snowboard. It's the place to learn!

Junior Olypmic Archery Development Program Greensboro

Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) is a program of USA Archery that teaches archery to young people, provides great opportunities for awarding achievement, and helps archers to enjoy the sport recreationally or progress to the excitement of competition. Open for groups to come into our store for an introductory to JOAD class. All equipment for the kids is provided.

Traditional Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do of Raleigh Raleigh

Traditional karate of Okinawa taught to ages 6 and older. Program is designed to improve coordination, confidence, self-esteem, and physical fitness. Self defense and bully prevention are key components of the class. Classes can beheld at the karate school in North Raleigh or at a location provided by the co-op. Day and evening classes available.

Homeschool Horsemanship Program Reidsville

This is a once a month 2 hour group horsemanship class for 1st grade and up. One class meeting on Tuesday and another class meeting on Wednesday. 1 to 3PM. $25.00 plus one-time $10.00 enrollment fee. Learn to groom, tack, and ride. Each class also includes a classroom session. Located at Graystone Farm the last Tuesday and Wednesday each month.

Frank's Martial Arts Wilmington

Teaching Self-defense for school age children.

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