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Sports and Arts Opportunities

by Mary Ann Kelley

Oregon Arts & Sports Opportunities for Homeschoolers

Homeschool Arts Opportunities in Oregon

Art StationBend

Offering a wide variety of home school art and art education programs/workshops. The Art Station can offer clay, 2D, 3D, multi-media, glass fusion, jewelry, drawing and painting for all ages. We can create specific classes for the home school community and provide hands on learning in a fun, nurturing atmosphere.

Amber's Art World Art LessonsCentral Point

What is Color, Form, Line, Shape, Space, Texture, and Value? They are the 7 magical elements of art and design! Classes run continuously throughout the year, and every single one will build skills in one of these elements, using various art mediums and techniques.

Mickey Jones Classical Guitar StudioCorvallis

Private classical guitar lessons ages 10 and older in Corvallis, Oregon. Interested in studying the classical guitar? The classical guitar is one of the most beautiful and popular instruments in the world today. Learn how to make the guitar sound like an orchestra and play music from different cultures, eras, and styles!

Private Voice LessonsEugene/Springfield

As a voice instructor and vocalist, Brittany Rudoi has a passion for making music and for teaching others and encouraging them to make music. Currently offering 30 minute to 1 hour long voice lessons for students who are interested in learning how to sing with their own unique sound. These lessons focus on a strong foundation in breathing and healthy singing techniques. Classical music will be used at first to incorporate strong singing habits, but from there students can expand to other genres, like musical theatre, or jazz. Contact for more info or visit

Voice and Piano LessonsForest Grove/Washington County

Voice lessons include training in classical vocal technique. I use vocal exercises and a variety of repertoire to discover each student's freest and most efficient vocal production. I also teach sight-reading skills and performance preparation. Piano Lessons include technical exercises, study of repertoire, and a thorough exploration of music theory. Combination Voice + Piano lessons are also available and highly recommended for the young aspiring singer. Lessons are available for all ages and skill levels. Contact Joannah Ball via email at: for more information!

Christian Youth TheaterPortand, Tualatin, Aloha, Milwaukie

Christian Youth Theater is a national non-profit children's theater training program. CYT Portland is an afterschool program, training children 4-18 in the performing arts utilizing professional Christian teachers educated and experienced in their field. There are three 10 week sessions each year (fall, winter, spring) with camps in the summer. Children are taught acting, singing, dancing and a variety of specialty theater skills during a two hour class held once a week. Each term enrolled students between the ages of 8-18 are eligible to audition for a Broadway style musical as well.

Rose City CeramicsPortland

Rose City Ceramics is a paint your own pottery studio where you can paint a variety of ceramic pieces. Offering 15% discounts to home schooled children.

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.

Piano, Guitar, Violin and Cello Lessons at the Eliason School of MusicPortland

The Eliason School of Musics provides Piano, Guitar, Violin, and Cello Lessons in Portland, OR. We offer music instruction for students of all ages as well as family discounts and free recitals. Visit on the web or call (503)293-2390 today to find out more or to register for your first lesson.

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!

Starr Studios Salem School of DanceSalem

Dance is the perfect way for your child to make friends, get moving, and have fun. Starr Studios welcomes homeschoolers to join our dance community this school year. Offering dance classes in a variety of styles, starting at age 2, and up to adults.

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

Journey Theater Arts Group encourages and inspires youth to grow into and embrace who God designed them to be. This group is an after-school theater arts training program. JTAC offers more than 80 classes from drama to dance to improv, 12 school-year shows in four locations and summer community theater. Journey's professional-quality school-year musicals are exclusively cast with kids ages 8-18. Supports Portland, Beaverton, and Vancouver.

Moxie Contemporary Ballet West Linn

Moxie Dance Theatre is the Contemporary Ballet School and Company of the Pacific Northwest. They offer classes for all ages 2 years to Adults: Mommy & Me, Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Conditioning, Jazz and Tap. MDT nurtures and teaches dancers by combining structure and fun in a positive and inspiring environment.

Alexandra Wenig Violin StudioWest Linn

Private violin instruction in West Linn, OR. Alex is a renowned performer and sought after violin teacher with 20+ years experience teaching all levels in a joy filled and supportive environment.

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.

Beaverton Swim Center -THPRD Beaverton/Portland/Hillsboro/Tigard

Beaverton Swim Center offers American Red Cross swim lessons to children ages 3-15 during the week in the morning and afternoon hours for home-schooled children. For more information, please call 503-629-6312.

Northwest Gymnastics Training Center Gresham

Homeschool PE classes

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

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

GURUskate Portland

Offering one-n-one skateboarding lessons for all ages and abilities taught by professional skateboarders. Large supervised group trips to various skateparks around Oregon and Washington.

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.

Archery World Troutdale

Archery World is a new local archery range and pro shop providing a Homeschool Target League open to all school age shooters with various shooting experience. You may bring your own equipment. The leagues are $35 for four week sessions. The format is 2 practice rounds, and then 10 rounds for score. It is designed to see improvement in yourself, not necessarily to compete against others. Check out our website for all upcoming league dates. Sign up by calling 503-489-5596 or coming in to the shop located at 1053 NW Corporate Dr. Troutdale, OR 97060

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