Classes

FOLK, FIDDLE & UKULELE CLASS – Thursdays 3:30 to 4:20pm

Taught by Donna Dik and Kathryn Kalmansson

This class for ages 6 to 12 is designed for

  • Beginner and intermediate ukulele

  • Students with any level of violin experience

  • Students can also try mallet percussion

  • Students who want to sing

With international folk repertoire, tailored to the level of each participant for a fun musical experience, this performance-based class prepares children to appreciate a wide variety of musical styles and provides a solid foundation for study on any instrument.

$250/semester

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 All Things Fun & Fascinating - Wednesdays, 11:30-12:15 (Grades 3-5)

Join other homeschoolers in a structured writing course using the effective Excellence in Writing program.  The instructor is a certified English teacher with 8 years of homeschool experience.  In this course students will take notes, summarize narrative stories, write from pictures, put together a mini research report, and compose creative essays.

Two semester course. Small class size with additional focus on public speaking skill. REQUIRED TEXT:  All Things Fun & Fascinating by Lori Verstegen. Two semester course.  $180/semester.

 

IEW INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY ANALYSIS – Wednesdays, 1:30 to 2:15  (Grades 8-12)

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. Focusing on short stories this course will teach students to analyze elements of literature.   Small class size with additional focus on public speaking skills. REQUIRED TEXT: Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis by Lesha Myers.

Two semester course.  $180/semester.

 

IEW MEDIEVAL HISTORY-BASED WRITING – Wednesdays, 2:15 to 3:00  (Grades 5-8)

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, research papers and more.  Small class size with additional focus on public speaking skills. REQUIRED TEXT: Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons (5th edition) by Lori Verstegen.

Two semester course.  $180/semester.

Wednesday classes will be September 15, 2021 through January 19, 2022

Thursday classes will be September 16, 2021 through January 20, 2022