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by Mary Ann Kelley

Ohio Arts & Sports Opportunities for Homeschoolers

Homeschool Arts Opportunities in Ohio

Lakeshore Homeschool AcademyAvon Lake

Lakeshore Homeschool Academy offers opportunities in the Arts and additional classes. Currently offering Pilates, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre, Modern Etiquette and more. There are also opportunities for Homeschoolers to participate in theatre and dance productions occurring several times throughout the year. Call 440-371-8282 or 440-503-2974 for more information.

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.

Cincinnati Fine Arts AcademyCincinnati

Cincinnati Fine Arts Academy (CFAA) is an inter-disciplinary performing and fine arts program designed to provide fine arts education at a high level for motivated students. Serves home schooled students, after-school students, and communities across the Greater Cincinnati area. Offers a comprehensive and integrated curriculum, taught by experienced and well-qualified professional musicians and artists, that provides each student an opportunity to truly develop his/her artistic potential.

Baldwin Music Education CenterCincinnati

The Baldwin Music Education Center has developed a comprehensive curriculum that is designed to fully nurture the skills your child needs in music and life. Preschool music classes for ages 6-months to 4-years and piano classes for ages 5 and up. Family Discount, Convenience location and lots of options.

Art on Fire Creative Arts and Pottery StudioCincinnati/Colerain Township

Offering students a variety of disciplines including painting bisque pottery, canvas painting techniques, paper crafts, and glass fusing (for age 14+ only.) Please call Toni at (513)923-3473 for questions or to schedule.

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.

Voice, Piano and Music ClassesCleveland/ East Side, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Summit Counties

Erin Radcliffe is available to teach Voice, Piano, Musical and General Music classes to private students or groups. A Music (Voice) graduate of Kent State University, Erin has been teaching for over three years in the Northeast Ohio/Cleveland area. She has performed in solo and ensemble roles, regional and university musical theatre roles, cantors regularly at her church and has performed in many choirs. Erin has access to an excellent performance venue where her students can participate in recitals, choirs and full musical theatre productions.

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

Weekly orchestra class for Beginning and Intermediate Strings: violin, viola, cello, bass. Spring Session meeting on Thursdays in Hilliard. Licensed in K-12 Music Education, established Suzuki violin studio. Former homeschool mom (16 years) and homeschool support group leader.

Music Lessons In Your HomeColumbus

A private music lesson company that has been teaching students of various backgrounds, skill levels and interests in the Columbus area since 1996. Offering over 20 qualified, experienced teachers ready to teach your child piano, voice, guitar, and other various music lessons. For more information, call Christie Chiles-Twillie at 614-847-1212 or email at

The Orchestra School of Central OhioColumbus

An All ages community orchestra geared towards home school students and families. We teach the art of playing in an orchestra. Rehearse weekly, September - May, on Wednesdays from noon - 2 pm. Located in Clintonville. Membership includes students, parents, working professionals, mentor musicians and retirees. Orchestra School is taught by a former symphony musician and orchestra teacher, and we focus on classical music and centuries-old playing traditions. Give free symphony concerts that are family-friendly and great for listeners of all ages.

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.

Ohio Designer CraftsmenColumbus

December 14, 2016 - May 10, 2017

The Ohio Craft Museum offers an art program for home schoolers that incorporates the foundations of art history in an interesting, fun, hands-on approach for young artists. Each month, students will travel back in time and learn about art from a different point in history through various art projects.

Suzuki Music ColumbusColumbus and Lewis Center

Children as young as 3 years old join a program of study on violin, viola or cello. Following Shin'ichi Suzuki's philosophy of talent education, we believe every child can learn and talent can be developed in every child if one creates the right environment. Students have many performing opportunities and are part of a musical community. Instruction consists of one private lesson and one group class per week.

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.

Manuel Music StudioDayton

Manuel Music Studio offers high quality music instruction for all ages in a safe and caring environment. All of the instructors at Manuel Music Studio are highly trained musicians; collectively with over two decades of collegiate music education and nearly a century of musical experience; each with a passion for the empowerment, education, and musical progress of others. Offering instruction in Guitar, Piano, Strings, Voice, and Woodwinds.

Blossoming ArtistsGahanna

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

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

Homeschool Art at Rosewood Arts CentreKettering

Enroll in classes, workshops and events in painting, glass, theatre, drawing, music, watercolor, languages, sculpture, jewelry, creative writing, pottery, dance, photography, printing and more.

Academy for Strings and Piano at Four OaksLake County

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

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio Homeschool art classesLancaster

Art Classes for homeschool students.

Private Cello LessonsMedina

Rebecca Reed was homeschooled in Vermont and studied cello and historical performance at Oberlin Conservatory and Rice University. She provides an individualized education dedicated to holistic musical understanding. Ms. Reed provides historical context and training in how music is written and heard, she creates a supportive learning environment where students take risks, make mistakes, and learn from each other, and she encourages preexisting musical interests by incorporating musical taste into students' repertory. A weekly lesson includes creative lesson plans, individualized attention, parental involvement, group learning, an introduction to theory and composition, and listening assignments designed to introduce students to a wide variety of world music.

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

Spark Art StudioOak wood, Dayton, Kettering, Beavercreek, Fairborn, Bellbrook, and surrounding areas

Spark Art Studio is an art enrichment program in Kettering, Ohio. They offer a wide variety of classes and workshops for kids of all ages. Classes are centered around experimenting with art materials and learning basic art fundamentals. They also offer private lessons and art parties. So home school groups can schedule their own private classes centered around things they want or need to learn. Art and music classes art great and so are math and art classes.

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.

Studio J/Art & Music StudioPowell

Art & Music classes for homeschool students.

Buckeye Band and StringsWesterville

Buckeye Band and Strings is an instrumental music education class designed specifically for home-schooled children who are looking for a fun, educational band or string class in which to play. We meet once a week 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.

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

Home School Tennis Clinic at Towpath Tennis Center Akron

Towpath Tennis Center is providing a unique opportunity for home school students, and their families, to learn the game of tennis! Daytime clinics offer more flexibility, and are a perfect solution to physical education requirements. No membership or tennis experience is required. A racquet will be provided if you need one. Parents are encouraged to participate. Clinics run monthly. Please see the website under junior programs for class times and fees.

The Pond Ice Arena Auburn Township

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

Columbus Gymnastics Academy Homeschool Gymnastic Classes Canal Winchester

Columbus Gymnastics Academy specializes in giving your young gymnast a great start,or competitive experience in a fun, positive, encouraging environment. Boys Ninja Zone Class: Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00pm ages 5-12. Girls Gymnastics: Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00pm ages 5-12. Call for dates and rates. 614-575-9557

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.

Fun Team Tennis Cincinnati

Fun team tennis for grades k-5. Players have weekly instructional and character themes and play real matches. A racquet and shirt is included for a very low cost.

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.

Neely Equestrian Center Powell

Homeschooling friendly riding stable, offering private or group horseback riding lessons, as well as the chance to learn about horse care. Also offers camps, and homeschooling specific days, with the opportunity to come meet the horses and bring younger siblings for a pony ride.

Buckeye Gymnastics Powell

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

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