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Homeschool Arts Opportunities in Oregon

Valley Suzuki ViolinPortland

The Suzuki method is a unique approach to learning the violin that was developed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki more than fifty years ago. Dr. Suzuki, who realized the implications of the fact that all children learn to speak their native language with ease, began to apply the basic principles of language acquisition to learning the violin. His method, called the mother tongue approach, is based strongly on parent involvement (and for this reason, fits nicely with the homeschool philosophy), loving encouragement, constant repetition, and listening. Lindsay Durant, founder and teacher at Valley Suzuki Violin, is a registered Suzuki violin teacher in books one through ten and is dedicated to helping all children attain musical ability through the Suzuki method in a friendly and warm atmosphere.

Heron Blue MusicPortland

Heron Blue Music is a Portland local music instruction service for home school students. We offer music classes in the following areas of study: private guitar Lessons, private voice lessons, Music Theory, Private Bass lessons, Private Drum Lessons, and music production workshops. The owner, Steve Killen, has a degree in Music theory and composition from Lewis and Clark college. Our goal is to offer affordable and enriching music classes for young musicians. please feel free to call 503.707.5806 or email us at

American Guitar AcademyPortland

Offers private individualized guitar lessons for anyone ages 4 and up at one of our many convenient studio locations. American Guitar Academy has provided lessons for Portland home school families and groups for over 7 years.

Thrasher MusicPortland Area

Personalized Private Guitar Lessons: -Acoustic -Electric -Bass Beginner & intermediate lessons customized to the the individual student.See the Thrasher Music blog for more information. Will come to you!

M.U.S.E. Instrumental ProgramsTigard

Band Classes and Private Instruction for Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and drums. Winter term starts the second week of January for band classes. See website for more info at

Journey Theater Arts GroupVancouver/Portland

Formerly Christian Youth Theater (CYT)of Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon. This group is an after-school theater arts training program. Offers summer camps and workshops as well as theater and arts classes through the school year. Quarterly productions for real world stage experience. Supports Portland, Beaverton, and Vancouver.

Homeschool Sports Opportunities in Oregon

Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Beaverton

The Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District in Beaverton is offering a PE class for children in the Beaverton area who are homeschooled. Taught by a former homeschooled instructor, children will learn the basics of several sports in this class. Learning the skills of basketball, soccer, baseball/softball, volleyball, and more. Participants will learn respect, sportsmanship, teamwork and self-confidence while having fun.This class will be held at the THPRD Athletic Center (15707 SW Walker Road, Beaverton) on Tuesdays starting January 18. This class will run from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for children from six to 14 years old. If you have children outside this age exceptions may be made by calling Leslie at 503 629-6330. This class is $57 for nine weeks.Registration begins January 8th either by phone or online. Call 503 439-9400 or visit Class number is AC32119.

Northwest Gymnastics Training Center Gresham

Homeschool PE classes

Next Level Athletics Fitness ProgramGresham

September 4, 2013 - September 4, 2014

Program designed and coached by CrossFit Kids Certified Instructor. Program is for kids in grades K-12 to socialize, get fit, and have a great time doing it. Classes run M/W/F 12;30-1:30 beginning September 4th. Must register prior to first class. Call 503 807-5581 or email ty@nextlevelathleticspdxcom.

G.I.R.L.S. Gym Portland

Classes for teenage girls in self defense, kickboxing, submission grappling and mixed martial arts.

Archers Afield Archery Tigard

Archers Afield offers opportunity for homeschoolers to experience archery. First Friday and third Monday of each month. 10:30am to 12:30pm, all equipment is provided.

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