In addition to the opportunity to get out of the house and socialize, homeschool sports and arts programs can offer long-term benefits by developing characteristics like leadership, self-confidence, perserverance, and self-esteem. Many organizations and businesses have opportunities specifically for homeschoolers, while others invite homeschoolers to participate in their regular programs.
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Connecticut Homeschool Arts Programs
Brookside Music is committed to providing students with patient instruction in a creative and positive environment. Our individualized piano lessons are fun and inspiring for all students, from beginners to advanced! Flexible lesson times are available for home-schoolers, retirees and stay-at-home parents. At Brookside Music, patient instruction and positive guidance make learning fun and inspiring. We currently offer lessons in piano, voice, and music theory. Our one-on-one lessons give students the opportunity to build their skills and confidence to unlock their creativity. We believe music is a fundamental cornerstone of expression and imagination, so let us help set you or your child onto the path of musical discovery! As a professional performer, original songwriter and experienced teacher, I bring a balance of music theory, creativity and constructive guidance to every lesson. I majored in Piano Performance at The Hartt School of Music in West Hartford, Connecticut, furthering my skills in voicing, harmony, and music theory. I have been teaching piano for nearly 20 years. I encourage my students to hone their technical skills and explore their creativity, as this balance is what has helped me succeed as a professional musician. Teaching has always been a rewarding way to share the boundless possibilities of music with others. Filled with natural light and equipped with professional audio and video recording equipment, our established home studio features a full 88 key Yamaha Clavinova digital piano with an amazing key touch and sound quality that’s always in perfect tune. A Roland RD-800 88 key digital piano, Roland Juno Gi, and a Korg R3 Vocoder are also available for those students who may be interested in an electronic musical approach. Our welcoming space is also comfortable for waiting parents, so if your child is taking lessons, please help yourself to our free internet, a cup of coffee, and enjoy our sunny back deck garden!
Community Music SchoolCenterbrook
Homeschool families can choose from convenient group piano and voice class offerings at CMS on Monday mornings, with strings offered early Wednesday afternoon. The cost per student is $95 per 8-week class. Each family will be charged a $15 registration fee per CMS semester (fall and spring).
Hand Drumming WorkshopsConnecticut
Drumming programs using interactive performances, drum, dance and drum building workshops which meet curriculum standards for music & dance, social studies, African, Caribbean and Trinidadian history, health and physical education, historical and religious studies, and basic applied math. Individual and small group instruction is available. Contact Gerard at www.drumsnotdrugs.com or (860) 352-2366, (860) 965-5547 or (860) 965-5841.
Ct Music Teachers AssociationConnecticut
The CT Music Teachers Association provides access to qualified piano teachers across Connecticut.
River Valley Dance Project in SoMADeep River
Located in Deep River, CT. SoMA is an art collective that offers art and dance enrichment for toddlers to adults! We have great programs for small and large groups. Contact us to join our community. We offer weekly classes or special field trip events. We have a special Wed. 12:30-2:30 homeschool group for ages 4-7 starting February. This includes both art and movement.
Deep River Junior Ancients Fife and Drum CorpDeep River (Middlesex County)
The Deep River Junior Ancients are a youth only Fife and Drum Corp specializing in music mainly from the Revolutionary War period. This dedicated group of musicians participate in parades, musters and special performances. Participation offers a unique experience to learn marching, fifing, snare or bass drumming. Corp members meet year round for both individual and group lessons.
Earthly Goddess Art CenterDurham, CT Middlesex County
Earthly Goddess Art to Nurture Your Soul is a small community based art center in Durham, CT. We provide quality education for children and adults and have programs for Homeschool children in art and clay by experienced qualified instructors. Our small class sizes provide individualized attention for all of our students. Art classes offer exposure to a wide variety of art mediums and processes. Our clay classes teach children the basics of clay hand building to create functional pottery and sculptural items. All of our classes are structured to teach skills in a fun and nurturing environment.
Square Wheels Square Dance ClubEnfield
Learn how to square dance! Beginning lessons on Tuesdays starting September 19, 2023, 7-9 pm, at the Powder Mill Barn in Enfield, CT. First three lessons are free! Fun for the whole family. Singles welcome. Children under age 16 need to have a parent or guardian present. Questions? President@squarewheelsclub.com.
School of Rock FairfieldFairfield
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. Location: 1976 Post Road Fairfield, Connecticut 06824
Music Together of Fairfield CountyFairfield
Music Together of Fairfield County provides music and movement classes for children newborn through 8 years old. The class offerings include 45 minute music and movement classes, Rhythm Kids drum, sing and dance classes for children 3 1/2 to 8 years old, "Canta y Baila Conmigo" which is music and movement in Spanish. Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes. Coming Soon: Ukulele for children 6 and up.
Fairfield University Art MuseumFairfield
The Fairfield University Art Museum offers a wonderful educational opportunity for homeschool students of all ages, with a collection ranging from a Bronze age armband to contemporary Japanese ceramic sculptures. Visit the glory of ancient Greece with casts of Parthenon sculptures, or learn about “selfies” through European portraits. Remember to stop by the museum office for colored pencils and activity sheets. Special exhibitions only increase the fun! Explore the drawings of 19th-century Native Americans in Picturing History: Ledger Drawings of the Plains Indians (Bellarmine Hall Galleries, until Dec. 20), or dive into the colorful exuberance of a contemporary Connecticut artist in Richard Lytle: A Retrospective (Walsh Gallery, until Feb. 3). Whether you visit on a self-guided tour or on a group tour with a museum curator, the Fairfield University Art Museum is an adventure waiting to be discovered. The Bellarmine Hall Galleries are open Tuesday to Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Walsh Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. On select Saturdays, Family Day programs offer engaging child-friendly gallery talks and drop in craft activities for children ages 4-10! Learn more and register for upcoming events at www.fuam.eventbrite.com.
Maria Fiora's Dance StudioFairfield County
Dance is a Universal language spoken all over the world What has been keeping you back from having a great time? Dance is great for social events and your own personal confidence goals. There are classes for fitness, team building, performance and for hobby. Learn Latin, Salsa, Swing, Hustle, Club dance, Argentine tango, freestyle & more Dance lessons in Connecticut, NYC or have them come to you!
Art & Music Enrichment @ JAMFairfield County / Norwalk
Junior Art & Music (JAM) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that offers a creative haven for artists and musicians, young and old, to hone their skills and share their talents with the community. The Studio offers a wide variety of process-oriented art and music programs for home-school groups to enrich and supplement existing arts curriculums. Choose from the below or contact us to create your own JAM! Art JAM This 1-hour process-oriented art program provides all the materials needed for kids of all ages to creatively express themselves in a safe, judgement-free zone. Each day will culminate in a take-home art project and a new found sense of creative purpose. Music JAM This 1-hour music JAM takes place in our creative Studio and can range from sing-alongs to drum circles. Our extensive roster of guest musicians and music educators are highly experienced, fun and engaging. Learn through improvisation and games, while learning musical techniques and fine motor and/or voice skills. Act Out JAM In this 1 hour workshop, kids get to be silly and use their imaginations while engrossed in an interactive story as told by master storyteller and acting teacher, Karen Hall.
Westport Arts Center Homeschool Art ClassesFairfield County CT
Westport Arts Center's specialized homeschool projects are designed with family input to offer students in-depth art discovery in a group setting. Students will get their hands on an array of materials, exploring the possibilities while expressing themselves through the arts. Combining art history and hands-on practice, this class is a full-range art experience. These 1.5-hr weekly sessions change in theme throughout the year. The Westport Art Center's education for young learners of all abilities and backgrounds is immersive in making and creative problem-solving, exciting imaginations, and enriching minds.
Greenwich Suzuki AcademyGreenwich
The Greenwich Suzuki Academy strives to bring music to all children by using Dr. Suzuki’s loving and nurturing approach to music education. Our goal is to help create more complete and developed children through the medium of music and cultivate each student’s desire for excellence. Our faculty boasts more advanced degrees and Suzuki Teacher Training than any school between Hartford and Manhattan and draws students from throughout Connecticut and New York. Currently, we are offering private lessons, group classes, parent training seminars, and Chamber Music. We provide instruction on violin, viola, guitar, cello and bass for ages 3 through 18. All students attend a private lesson and group class each week. We also offer early childhood music education for children ages 0 to 3. We are a very home-school friendly music school with private lesson times available during the school day, and plenty of opportunities for group and peer based play.
Elisabeth Korfhage Piano LessonsHamden
Piano lessons offered the Hamden, Connecticut area. * 30, 45, or 60 minute lessons available * $1/minute * Contact via email or phone (812)344-5332 * Instructor has eleven years experience. * Instructor has taught over two hundred one-on-one piano students. About half of these were homeschooled.
Creative Homeschooling Classes at Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan StoreKillingworth
Creative Homeschooling Classes at Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store. The Gallery is an expansion of the non-profit Arts Center Killingworth, Offering Drawing and painting classes weekday mornings. Contact studio for details. (860) 663-5593 or firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Rock MadisonMadison
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. Location: 845 Boston Post Road Madison, Connecticut 06443
Art Matters StudioMadison, Guilford, Branford
We offer in person and on location classes for homeschoolers. Multiple curricula to choose from. We teach single day field trips and multi week Homeschool Classes at the studio.
Summit Music StudiosMeriden
Summit Music Studio offers instruction in guitar, music theory, songwriting, and instrumental composition. Students learn in a fun stress free environment from a conservatory trained composer/musician. All levels of student from beginner to advanced are welcome. Please contact Tom Izzo today for lesson availabilities: email@example.com
Abrakadoodle of Central ConnecticutMiddletown
Abrakadoodle is the Academic Art Program of choice at hundreds of charter schools, public and private schools as well as home schoolers around the country. This resource is designed to incorporate art into your educational program. Abrakadoodle will provide the following: A trained art teacher who meets your specifications Our Standards-based Art in Our World Curriculum Incorporation of STEM Programming with art if needed Staff supervision and coordination and more This location is mobile-based, meaning Abrakadoodle can come to you. Towns served throughout central Connecticut, including: Middletown, Hartford, Glastonbury, Cromwell, Newington, West Hartford, Portland, Wallingford, Meriden, and East Hampton
Michelle Lambert Vocal Studio Group and private voice classesMonroe
Voice and performance coaching classes in Monroe or at your location. Weekly Group voice class: This class series will cover the fundamentals of singing. Posture, breathing, warm-ups, singing exercises and songs. Weekly Private voice lessons: 30 or 45 minute lessons cover posture, breathing, warm-ups, singing exercises and songs specific to your talents and level of development.
School of Rock New CanaanNew Canaan
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. Location:41 Grove Street. New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
Indoor Rock Climbing at City Climb GymNew Haven
City Climb offers options to alternative gym class
Dan Radzikowski Vocal StudioNew York, Westchester County, Fairfield County
Dan Radzikowski provides voice lessons for families with homeschoolers. 60 Minute In-Person Voice Lesson are taught at his Manhattan studio location. Dan served as a music director for NYCHEA Players (a theater ensemble for homeschooled students) in Manhattan productions of 'Into The Woods,' 'The Boy Friend,' 'Honk!', and 'Annie,' and loves working with voice students from the homeschooling community.
Market Square Music AcademyNewington
Market Square Music Academy in Newington, CT offers piano, voice, guitar and ukulele lessons for students K-12 with daytime and afternoon availability for parents who are looking for arts education opportunities for their students. They specialize in quality musical education grounded in classical curriculum to supplement home school curriculum and have a wonderful team of highly qualified and professional instructors who will help your student excel in the arts. Market Square Music Academy is located at 50 Market Square in Newington, CT and are open Monday-Friday.
Brava Dance CenterRye
Brava Dance Center in Rye, NY is offering dance classes for home schooled students, beginning in September 2020. This program offers training in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Tap between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:30 PM, weekdays.
The Music Bureau Music LessonsSalem
Music education has been proven over and over to be a vital part of overall education-success. Learning an instrument improves memory, coordination, it helps with language and reasoning as well as builds an overall sense of accomplishment. Playing music with others is a wonderful way to develop teamwork, self esteem and communication. The Music Bureau offers many classes including piano, sax, guitar, uke, violin, voice and more. Conveniently located in Salem, please call for more information or to sign up for a 30 minute lesson. There are many openings available all day including Saturday.
The Giggling PigSeymour
Offering Home School Art Pods for your group. Classes start at $99 for 4 sessions. There is a minimum of 6 kids to hold each class. Your group selects their own time for classes. Please dress for a mess! We use paint! Pick from the following options for your group: -Famous Artists & People -Famous Places -Food -Nature -Animals -Sea life -Sculpture ( Extra $20 fee per child ) -Techniques & Color Theory -Illustration We are happy to make changes to fit your curriculum needs. Just give us a call and let us know! (203) 463-8383
Connecticut Entertainment Interactive Music PerformancesSoutheastern Connecticut
This resource provides Live Interactive Music Performances at your location on instruments from around the World. Featured instruments include Steel Drum from Trinidad, Alphorn from Switzerland, Cajun Rubboard, African Djembe and Bluegrass Banjo. "Hands-on" program can be tailored to younger or older students.
Music Together of Trumbull, Monroe & NewtownTrumbull, Monroe, Newtown
International, research based early childhood music and movement program held in 10 week sessions. *Babies Classes under 7months. *Mixed Age Classes newborn thru 5. *Rhythm Kids ages 4/5 and K thru 2nd Grade.
Music Together of Trumbull, Monroe & NewtownTrumbull, Newtown, Monroe
Music Together is a researched based, early childhood music & movement program for children ages birth - 8 yrs old. Classes include Babies only, Mixed Ages 0-5yrs and Rhythm Kids ages 4-8yrs. Music learning supports all domains of learning including social, emotional, cognitive, and language. Classes follow a developmentally appropriate practice for children to learn at their own pace. Private Homeschool group classes are available as well as open enrollment in current schedule.
Day Rock Enrichment PorgrramWestchester/Rockland/Dutchess
Experience – Education – Excitement The Dayrock experience is unlike any other musical activity! Since 2000, we've provided this interactive musical enrichment experience throughout the tri-state area. Our program immerses participants into a day or a whole rocking week of this unique musical performance opportunity. Everyone will experience a performance of their favorite popular songs, using professional musical equipment. The Dayrock education provides every participant a hands-on and fast-paced experience that is fun and exciting, "Dayrockers" learn about instruments they may have never seen before and get to rock out with the awesome instruments they've always wanted to play. The Dayrock excitement involves rotating around the bandstand, each person gets an opportunity to play a variety of instruments including electric guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, percussion and even demonstrate their vocal abilities using professional microphones and professional audio equipment!
Westport Arts CenterWestport
The Westport Arts Center offers specialized homeschool projects that are designed with family input to offer students in-depth art discovery in a group setting. Students will get their hands on an array of materials, exploring the possibilities while expressing themselves through the arts. Combining art history and hands-on practice, this class is a full-range art experience. These 1.5-hr weekly sessions change in theme throughout the year and occur on Fridays.
Waldron's Studio 88 Home School Co-OpWindham
Waldron's Studio 88 has partnered with local home school families to create a fun and exciting Homeschool Co-op based in Music and Arts! A variety of classes are led by professional teachers as well as parents and include introductory music classes, American Sign Language, drama programs, fiber arts, dying, and more! THE co-op runs sessions in Fall, Winter, and Spring! For more information, please visit the website!
Piano Studio of Dr. Julie KnerrWindsor
Dr. Julie Knerr is a piano teacher in Windsor, CT offering private lessons and Homeschool Group Piano Classes.
Windsor Fife & Drum CorpsWindsor
The Windsor Fife & Drum Corps is a fun, family-friendly activity designed primarily for young people to preserve the music and history of the 18th century. We strive to establish an environment that encourages loyalty, friendship, teamwork, cooperation, leadership and a dedication to excellence among our members. Experienced instructors teach your child the fife, snare or bass drum during year-round, weekly lessons. Any child ages 7 and up is eligible to join, and no previous musical or marching experience is needed.
Connecticut Homeschool Sports Programs
Bolton Ice Palace; Ice Skating Classes for HomeschoolersBolton
Daytime ice skating lessons designed to enhance the curriculum of homeschoolers. Instruction follows the United States Figure Skating Associations Basic Skills Curriculum. Classes are 30 minutes of lesson time, 20 minutes of practice time, 10 minutes of music time. Lessons are grouped by age and focus on fundamentals of learning how to ice skate (physical fitness) supplemented with learning that extends outside the traditional classroom (basic laws of physics, imagery, movement, rhythm, and music). This exploration of learning uses the human body as the subject and ice as the medium. Bike helmets are required for ages 7 and under.
CATS is a fully equipped training facility offering Parent/Tot classes, preschool, girls and boys classes for all skill levels. CATS is also a great place for field trips.
Romeo Athletics: Homeschool PEEnfield
Homeschool PE - Youth fitness classes for homeschooled students in a fun environment with experienced coaches! - Students will feel safe and confident in a gym environment - Accessible for all ability levels - Workouts are focused on improving coordination, strength, endurance, and overall fitness - Students will gain an understanding of the importance of prioritizing healthy habits (exercise, sleep, nutrition, hydration) Tuesdays 2:00—3:00 pm or Thursdays 2:00—3:00 pm for ages Ages: 8—16
USA Sport Group - ConnecticutFairfield County
Year-round sports programs for all ages across Connecticut. Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter Age 2-Adult Boys & Girls - All Abilities Qualified & Highly Trained Coaching Staff Multi-Sports: Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Lacrosse, Flag Football, Preschool Sports, and more!
Urban Air Adventure Park Homeschool Jump and Go Kart RidesGreater New Haven Area
Homeschool Jump and Go Kart Rides: Every Wednesday from 1PM to 4PM. Jump for $12.99 on Trampolines: jump for an hour or all three at the same price. $12.99 for one Go Kart Ride as an add-on. Go Karts available from 3PM to 4PM. Introductory Special of 4 Jump passes for the price of 3 at $38.97. *Valid for Homeschool Students Only. *Please check our Facebook page for updates for when school is on break/holidays etc.
Bashta's Martial ArtsHamden
At Bashta's Martial Arts the core program consists of training in Traditional style Kata’s (Forms) Self Defense and Fundamental Techniques with progression in Belt Ranks. Next they also offer a separate program to Sport Karate Training (Speed Fighting, Competition Forms and Weapons). Our weapon program is primarily Bo. You will learn the traditional elements and fundamentals of it. The training will show you the proper way to handle the weapon, along with learning the many different types of strikes and blocks. With such a diverse group of programs running at all times, we feel you will truly get a well-rounded workout and will inevitably become a more complete Martial Artist. We at Bashta’s Martial Arts maintain a family atmosphere and we strive to instill in all our student’s timeless values such as respect, and discipline, as well as Honor, Courage, Persistence and Humility. These are in fact part of our tenets that we intertwine into every class. In the programs you can train alone or with your entire family through in person classes or their newly offered zoom program.
Let's Skate! Skateboard LessonsMilford
Let's Skate offers private skateboarding lessons, workshops, and programs for all ages in Connecticut and New York. Private lessons are booked by appointment and held at your local skatepark or another location of your choice. No board? No problem! We have a supply of skateboards available for students to borrow during their lesson free of charge. We supply our own custom ramps for workshops and programs which are not held at a traditional skatepark.
Gym and Swim at Wheeler YMCAPlainville
Swim lessons along with a fun wellness gym program for children ages 6-12 years old. Call (860) 793-9631 ext 144 or email Alycia.firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
Plainville Martial Arts (Ages 4-7, 8-12, 13+)Plainville, CT
Empower your child with martial arts, which provides good habits, while offering achievable rewards at regular intervals to keep them excited and motivated to do better! No semesters, start anytime. Kids love to succeed, and Plainville Martial Arts is a place kids are excited to come, have fun, and do something they can be successful at with incremental rewards and promotions for their earnest effort. Outcomes: • Confidence • Self-discipline • Self-control • Integrity • Respect • The ability to set goals • Perseverance • Physical fitness and comfort in their body
This is a sports cognitive and performance center focused on goal oriented training for youths and adults alike. The Long Term Athletic Development(LTAD) model is the basis for the core programming from kindergarten to adulthood. The center's use of technology as both an assessment, and training tool provides objective data to help achieve better results. Services are offered in a group and individual basis, and can be customized based on programming. This center can be a resource as a Physical education requirement, the use of reactive light technology combined with movement is fun for both students interested, and not interested in organized sports activities.
Shelton Athletic Kids Strength and Conditioning ClassesShelton CT
Kids Strength and Conditioning Classes offering group and semi-private classes for children ages 5-14. The classes are one hour long and help children to build positive associations with exercise and healthy lifestyle, improve self-confidence and fitness through fun and challenging workouts. The workouts combine gymnastics, body-weight calisthenics and weight training elementals. Currently offering classes Mondays and Wednesdays 4pm and Saturdays 11am. Flexible times and dates with private and semi-private sessions.
Marine Science Experiential LearningStonington
Our mission at New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) is to empower students with a love of learning through ocean-based experiential programs that serve schools, teachers, and families. NESS is the first and only program of its kind to be accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Our goal is to advance academic opportunities for K-12 students of all backgrounds in both urban and suburban markets. We offer a unique education model that empowers students with leadership, teamwork, confidence, and problem-solving skills to ensure academic success. Our STEM-based curriculum uses marine science, sailing, powerboating, and adventure sports as learning platforms. We hope you will play a role in helping us continue this important educational mission! The NESS instructor-led, hands-on programs include topics such as: marine debris, navigation, erosion, camouflage, deep sea exploration, and even sailing at home! Classes range from 1-2 hours based on the needs of the students. These courses are correlated to standards related to science, ocean literacy, and socio-emotional learning. If you are interested in learning more about NESS programs, please feel free to email Nina Quaratella, Education Specialist, at email@example.com or call at 860-535-9362.
Stratford Recreation Home School Open GymStratford
Open Gym Home School - An open gym environment for home schooled children and their families. Families can participate in a variety of sports and exercise time. The class offers both physical fitness and social time. Children and their families can play basketball, soccer, volleyball, football or use the gym to exercise.