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by Mary Ann Kelley

Homeschool Arts Opportunities in Ohio

Buckeye Band and String instrument instruction for homeschooled childrenCentral Ohio

Buckeye Band and Strings is a traditional instrumental music education class designed specifically for homeschooled children who are looking for a fun, educational band or string class in which to play. Classes meet weekly for 1 hour which is divided into 3 sessions with a performance at the end of each session. The classes are taught by people who specialize on the instruments they are teaching with the band class being taught by Wes Miller and the strings by Jane Watson.

Art classes for home school studentsCincinnati/Montgomery

Affordable art classes for home school students. Classes are taught by a certified art instructor with 14 years experience teaching in a home school co-op. Please see website for a list of classes available. Classes are held in a working studio.

Morning at the BalletColumbus

These engaging in-theatre performances are designed to introduce students to dance as a theatre art and enhance interdisciplinary learning. All programs have opportunities for audience participation.

Flute and Clarinet Private LessonsColumbus

Offering 30, 45 or 60 minute private music lessons on flute or clarinet in Gahanna, OH. Daytime, evening, and weekend times available. Music theory, history, pedagogy, and musicianship taught within the lessons.

Homeschool Strings of Central OhioColumbus

Beginning and Intermediate orchestras (violin, viola, cello, bass). Suzuki Association of the Americas.

Emiline Ellis-Voice Lessons and Beginning Piano Lessons Columbus

Emiline is a private voice and piano instructor who holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Cincinnati Christian University, with a major in voice and a minor in piano. She offers private instruction for all ages, skill levels, and interest levels in both voice and piano. Emiline works with students with various learning and other disabilities. Lessons are taught at both Columbus Music Academy or Emiline's Home Studio locations. Please contact Emiline at 614-937-9081 or

Blossoming ArtistsColumbus

Art School classes taught by a licensed art teacher with 8 years experience. Classes are for PK through 8th grade students. Each project is based upon art history, with various artists, vocabulary, and mediums being introduced and reviewed. Classes run year around, with each session running for 6 weeks. Class listings and times are online.

Rosewood Arts CentreDayton

Classes are taught by a professional art teacher, and students receive instruction in drawing, painting, clay, art history and more. Tuesday sessions are for kids ages 5 - 9. Thursday sessions are for kids ages 8 - 14.

Piano and Voice LessonsDayton

JY is a Piano and Voice teacher with 7 years of experience (and counting). She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Evansville, and also certifications from ABRSM (UK). Check website for more details.

Blossoming ArtistsGahanna

Teaching students PK through 12 an appreciation for the arts through art history and art making.

Taft Museum of ArtHamilton

Offering Families Create, an interactive program, designed for children ages 5-12 and adults. Sessions are held twice a month: once at the Taft Museum of Art and once at the Weston Art Gallery, both downtown. Participants have opportunities to see art, meet artists and create unique projects. The cost and detailed program information and registration are online

School of RockHighland Heights

School of Rock's performance-based music curriculum develops confidence and skills in students using a fun and interactive environment. This method combines weekly private lessons with structured group rehearsals and School of Rock offers students of all skill levels age 7-18 a performance-based music curriculum in a fun environment. Weekly private lessons are combined with structured group rehearsals. Students prepare to perform live on stage. Areas of instruction range from guitar lessons to bass, vocals, keys and drums lessons. Also offers summer camps, monthly events, workshops, clinics, guest professors and additional performance opportunities through the local House Band and national All Stars programs. Call to schedule a trial lesson or a tour. 440.684.7625. Located at 299 Alpha Park, Highland Heights, OH 44143

Alexa Joy Lesson StudioHilliard

Alexa is a private voice, viola, and violin teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Capital University Conservatory of Music, with a minor in Viola. Lessons are taught during the day at her home studio. Please contact her if interested at

Homeschool Art at Rosewood Arts CentreKettering

Drawing, painting, clay, art history and three-dimensional art are taught by a professional art teacher and all art supplies are included. Ages 5 -14. Register in advance. Ages 5 - 8: Tuesdays from 11:30am - 1:30pm. Ages 9 - 14: Thursdays from 11:30am - 1:30pm. Email for more information.

Academy for Strings and Piano at Four OaksLake County

Private and Group Instruction in violin, viola, cello, piano, recorder, music theory, string ensembles

Tiny Chefs AcademyMansfield

Tiny Chefs Academy presented by Cakes by Cline offers home-based home economics for children that are home schooled. We offer a variety of classes an can do one on one classes or group classes.

Art classes with DixieMedina

Private or group art lessons for all ages in Medina County. Focused on nature and imagination. Instructor has 30 years of art and design experience. Background checked. Please call for more information. 330-331-7649

Piano/Voice Private LessonsNorth Royalton

Lesson in Piano and Voice. All ages and levels. Technique, interpretation, theory, performance. Students evaluate with NFMC and AMPT Guild certificational auditions. Training /coaching for the competitions: WPC (2009 2 Gold medal winners), NEOMTA and other. Small group lessons with MYC program. Individual goal set. Affordable prices. Parents presence at the lessons. Studio equipped with the grand piano, keyboard, videorecording , library. 440-237-4713.mob 440 4768 038

Phillips Piano StudioPainesville, Lake County

Lake County Ohio Studio currently seeking new students for private piano lessons in our studio or at your home. Flexible daytime hours available for home school students. Affordable tuition and family discounts available. Rental keyboards available. This is a wonderful addition to any homeschool curriculum! Please visit our website for more information.

Julie's Art RoomPortsmouth

August 25, 2014 - May 1, 2015

Affordable visual arts lessons for homeschool groups and individuals in ceramics, sculpture, drawing, and painting, meeting the standards in fine arts education and beyond!

Studio J/Art & Music StudioPowell

Art & Music classes for homeschool students.

Private or Group MYC Piano LessonsWesterville/Galena/Lewis Center

We offer both private piano lessons and group Music for Young Children piano classes. Special homeschoolers rate available.

Homeschool Sports Opportunities in Ohio

The Pond Ice Arena Auburn Township

Homeschool Ice Skating ... Public skate or Physical Education Learn To Skate Program

Blue Ash YMCA Home School Swim & Gym Cincinnati

Looking for physical education opportunities for your home-schooler? Look no further! The Blue Ash YMCA offers a Home School Swim & Gym program for children ages 5 - 12. This physical education program will be held in the gym and the pool, emphasizing skill development for lifelong physical activities, while having fun and using skills to play games. This program runs in seven-week sessions during the school year. Classes are held on Wednesdays, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.For more information, contact the Blue Ash YMCA at 513-791-5000.

Lockland Boys Basketball Cincinnati

Lockland Boys Basketball program is offering an open competitive atmosphere for individuals to participate in open gym games. If you are a competitive athlete in grades 7-12th; please come out and participate. Open gym games are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm-8pm.

Cleveland State University Homeschool Sport and Swim Program Cleveland

Each month the Cleveland State University Recreation Center holds a "Sport and Swim" session where children can come and participate in various organized activities with other homeschooled children. Please contact Stacey Pettigrew ( for more information.

Red Cross Learn To Swim Group Swim Lessons Columbus

My name is Rachel Lewand and I am the Aquatics Director for Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club. I am looking to start up a group swim lesson program for home schooled children in the Columbus area. We are a Red Cross swim lesson provider and I would like to branch out our program to families who home school their children.

Columbus Crusaders Columbus

The Columbus Crusaders football and cheerleading program is focused on teaching Commitment, Honor, Responsibility, Initiative, Service, and Truth. The program is open to home school kids in the 5th to 12th grades.

Dayton Gem City Jumpers Dayton

A Jump Rope team of youth starting at age 9. Formal program supports exercise and fundamental value of a strong work ethic, teamwork and good sportsmanship. The cost is $200.00 per year, plus a rope cost of $4.00. Jumpers practice on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6pm to 8pm. Please contact Coach Clay if you have questions. 937-258-2041, cell 684-1038

Ohio Home School Ski/Snowboard Club Mansfield

Ohio Home School Ski/Board Club gives home school families the opportunity to ski at Mad River or Snow Trails all winter at the school group rate. If people want to join, email for the prices and group codes.

Home School Thursday Mentor

The Mentor Civic Arena offers Homeschool Thursday's. Every Thursday from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, October through April. The cost is $5.00 per skater.

Buckeye Gymnastics Powell

We offer fitness and gymnastics classes specifically for those families that home school.

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