MUSIC THEORY – Wednesdays 5:30 to 6:15pm

Learn the basics of music theory:  Building scales, intervals, key signatures, the circle of 5ths, chords and harmonic structure in music.  The class will also cover, rhythm theory, time signatures, and some ear training.  This class is for students who can already read music; 5th grade and up.  Taught by music educator, Donna Dik.  $150/semester, half-price for current Thayer students.  Piano Lab.


INTRODUCTION TO CONDUCTING – Wednesdays 7:30 to 8:30pm

Learn the fundamentals of conducting including the different beat patterns, showing dynamics and reading a score.  Taught by Connie Rittenhouse Drexler.  $150/semester, half-price for current Thayer students.

OUR WORLD AS MATH – Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 to 4:30, or as needed.

 A math lab offered by Millennium Learning Associates at Thayer Conservatory.  Active, inter-aged, research-based math activities for young people of ages two to ten.  Organized into three themes:  Number & Operations; Geometry & Measurement; Forms of Algebra.  Taught by Laura S. Kryger, M.A.T., Nancy D. Smith, Ed.D., and Paul Kryger, M.S., math & physics.  Theory Room 2nd Floor.  Additional hours by arrangement. (Freewill donations accepted).

MUSIC THERAPY – Instructor, Maria Ramey. Maria is a fine flutist who teaches flute at Thayer and who enjoys performing with her family. She has homeschooled her four children while keeping up with an active musical career. She has now completed her Master’s Degree in Music Therapy and is a certified Music Therapist. She can tailor music therapy to your situation and enjoys working with young students. Music therapy is often used to help students with stress relief, behavioral problems, depression and anxiety, and for children with special needs such as those on the autism spectrum and others. Price to be determined depending on the services provided. 

IEW MODERN WORLD HISTORY-BASED WRITING – Wednesdays, 1 to 1:45 (Grades 8-10)

IEW ANCIENT HISTORY-BASED WRITING – Wednesdays, 2 to 2:45  (Grades 4-7)

Join other homeschoolers in a structured writing course using the effective Excellence in Writing program.  The instructor, Jennifer Gifford, is a certified English teacher who has homeschooled for many years.  Students will learn writing skills such as thesis statements, MLA format, persuasive essays, research papers and more.  Small class size with additional focus on public speaking skills. Two semester course.  $150/semester, siblings half price.