Classes

Here you will find Academic Classes including nature study, Art and Music classes, and theater groups.
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Don’t forget that much of the time homeschoolers organize their own group classes through a support group or local network. Get involved and you’ll be surprised to learn how many activities are going on.


Language Arts, Math, Science, History, and Foreign Language



Art and Music


Language Arts, Math, Science, History, and Foreign Language

VLACS, the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School is New Hampshire's statewide online virtual public high school and middle school where we offer students the opportunity to learn at their own pace from anywhere.

Tuition Free for all students residing in NH
We accept out-of-state students
Students are part or full-time
An approved NH Public School
Over 125 certified instructors
Over 100 MS, HS and college classes
On-going registration. Start anytime!
Each student receives one on one instruction from his or her instructor. Learning at their own pace allows the student to fully comprehend every lesson, every test and every course. Course material is accessible 24/7. As long as students have computer access, students can attend a course anytime, from anywhere which means students can work on a course at night or the weekend, part or full time.

VLACS offers bi-monthly Virtual Open Houses for parents who are interested in learning more about VLACS.

The All Learners Language & Culture Center, LLC, teaches students of all ages (starting at 4 years) and offers classes in Spanish and French. Students are grouped according to their age group and learn language through art and crafts, games, and hands-on activities. Private tutoring is also available for students of all abilities.

Class rates start at $20 per student per class; discounts are available for families with more than one student and for registering for multiple classes. Classes are offered in the Nashua, Manchester, Bedford, and Dover area. Call Lindsay at 603-986-7001, office at all-learners.com (please assemble the email address for it to work).

Writing Classes!
Learn how to write and publish a children’s book. Classes are designed to increase the desire to read, develop writing skills, improve math and vocabulary, and build self-esteem. The personal interaction with children’s author, Layne Case, provides an opportunity to learn what it takes to achieve published status. Weekly classes will inspire children to want to become authors/illustrators, exciting them about reading and writing in a fun and creative environment. For more details, please contact Layne Case at info@amitypublications.com or visit her website at www.amitypublications.com.

Bonjour les Kids French for Young Children
Learning through play and complete immersion with a French native speaker. You, a family member or care giver, and your children will attend a 45 minute with a wide variety of activities such as story time, songs, art, games, crafts on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Children learn the second language in a natural way in everyday classroom conversational situations and through subject content instruction. Please contact Anne Thenin at annethenin@bonjourleskids.com or (603) 943-6394 Or visit the website at www.bonjourleskids.com

Chinese Classes
The New Hampshire Chinese School of Culture & Languages offers Chinese language classes for kids and adults at various locations in New Hampshire. New classes will be starting every month. For more information, please call 603-557-3836 or check the school website at www.nhchineseschoolcl.org.

German Language Classes
The NHGA German Language School is an enthusiastic non-profit organization of teachers with a goal is to teach the German language and culture across New Hampshire. Our classes are offered on week nights in Manchester, NH for students that wish to expand their language after-work and school. You’ll find our teachers have a deep understanding of the German culture and lifestyles, many of us have lived in Germany for years and have been teaching foreign languages to students for many years. All classes are held at The Currier Art Center. 180 Pearl St. Manchester, NH. www.nhgermanschool.com, nhgermanschool@gmail.com

German Classes in Concord
The instructor is a native speaker with many years of experience teaching German at all levels, including college-level courses. Held at the Smile Building, 49 South Main Street. Contact Heidi Burke by email at heidi.burke@comcast.net or by phone at 603-848-1492.

Spanish Classes in Derry area
More than Spanish is a unique program in which we combine learning a foreign language
with all the fun and excitement of playing, singing, dancing, puppet shows and Hispanic arts & crafts. Our progressive program offers different levels depending on the age and ability of the student. Each session is held for 12 weeks, starting a new session every 3 months. Classes are small (max 12 students) with a duration of 50 to 55 minutes. The cost per class ranges from $10 to $15 per student. We also offer in-curriculum classes that meet during regular school hours.The cost per 60 minutes is $75. Research reveals that children are most receptive to language learning between birth and age twelve. If you think you may be interested in starting a More Than Spanish program, please contact me at (603) 479-2503. Will travel within 30 miles of Derry. Mariela Di Tullio, Academic Director/ Teacher, www.morethanspanish.net

Classes in Nashua
Math, Science, English, and SAT Prep classes for homeschoolers are offered in Nashua at Joshua Tree Educational Services, LLC. Visit our website http://www.joshuatree-edu.com/ for details.

Barbara Bald, a teacher living in Alton, offers the following "classes" and many more. Artful Science: Try your hand at fieldsketching, making wildflower crafts, leaf stationary, sandpainting, eye-glass pins and lots more.
Seeing Through Native Eyes: Enter the world of the Abenaki Indian; learn to see through owl eyes, foxwalk, make friendship bundles and medicine pouches; learn about the medicine wheel and ceremonies that celebrate earth's gifts. Where's Your Head? Hone your skills of predicting, explaining causes, making decisions, solving problems and judging how reliable a resource is. Kaboom: What isn't matter? How about a compound? Mixture? Element? Come see what chemistry you can eat. "I hope you find my adventures enticing enough to join me. Remember, this is a sampling only. I'd be glad to mix and match ventures to best meet your needs. Some classes are age-specific; most can be adjusted for different ages. Classes can run between 1 ½ and 2 hours long. We can meet once a week for 1-6 weeks, depending on your schedule." Literary/science adventures, also offered for children ages 4-9, include the reading of two books and a science component that introduces listeners to a real animal related to their stories. For more details, contact Barbara Bald at B & D Associates 875-3353

Science and Environmental Eduation in Amherst
Amherst Recreation offers environmental and science programs to homeschoolers throughout the school year at the Peabody Mill Environmental Center , an environmental and science education center abutting almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land in Amherst , NH . We offer monthly homeschool programs for ages 3-14 on the 3rd Tuesday of each month through the school year and customized outreach programs taught at PMEC or off site. All programs meet the NH Framework for Science Literacy and can be customized to meet your needs. Please visit www.amherstrec.org or call us at 673-1141 for more info.

Dinosaur Exploration Field Trip-
$8.50 (10 students at a time; 2nd-5th grade, parents may accompany younger children) offered by The Learning Depot, Evelyn Tatro, M.Ed., Route 11, 51 John Stark Hwy, Newport, NH 03773
Call or email for more information 603-863-5111, thelearningdepot@yahoo.com.

Field Trip Idea--Visit a Dental Office
Perry, Weigand and Gurwell Family Dental Care is available to host field trips for homeschool groups to visit our dental office in Antrim, NH. Please contact Lorie at 603-588-6362 or financial@antrimsmiles.com to schedule a field trip tour to learn about dental health.

Digital Arts and Computer Technology
NH DigitalWorks in Nashua offers enrichment workshops to kids in digital arts and computer technology.
Some of the programs we have offered in the past and are working on for the future are: Digital Photography with PhotoShop Elements, Kids Create - Art and Digital Media Combined, Digital Illustration, Creating Graphic Novels, Creating Digital Stories Movies with IMovie, Essentials of Basic Animation, Claymation and Animation, Web design for Kids - learning about Blogs, Wikis and Google Apps, Digital Publishing and Scrap-booking.
We have a Mac studio in downtown Nashua equipped with computer, scanners and printers. We could offer small workshops for 4 students or larger group workshops where students could work in teams creating their projects. Students are free to bring in their own laptops as well to work on our projects. Usually our ages start around 8 and up, but if there was interested we could start at 6 by offering curriculum to kindergarden aged children as well. www.nhdigitalworks.com

Kroka Expeditions, based in southern Vermont, offers two alternative High School semester programs for grades 10-12 and the post graduate year. Students in the Vermont Semester ski the length of Vermont from south to north during the winter months, build a wood/canvas canoe in April, and canoe back down the Connecticut River in the spring. Students in the Vermont-Ecuador Semester travel to Ecuador to spend time on the instructors' family farm, then move into the rain forest to live with and learn from indigenous people, and wrap up their semester by climbing the volcano Cotopaxi.For more information contact Kroka Expeditions at (802)387-5397 or visit our website www.kroka.org

Landry Academy Science Lab Two-Day Intensives
Landry Academy is offering three science lab intensives in Manchester in August, to include:
Biology/Anatomy Physiology, August 17 and 18
Chemistry, August 19 and 20
Physical Science (middle school), August 21 and 22
Learn more at http://landryacademy.com/live-classes/course-catalog/

Mosaic Explore is a secular, inclusive enrichment program offering homeschool students a place where they can meet to learn, discover, experiment, collaborate and have fun while following their interests. We offer classes in Arts, Engineering, Science, History, Writing and more. Parents together with their students can mix and match from an a-la-carte menu of classes without feeling obliged to make a whole year commitment.
Classes will be taught on Wednesdays in the Educational Center of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Manchester, NH in 4 terms of 7 or 8 weeks each, starting September 10th, 2014. To find out more about our program and register please visit us at www.mosaicexplore.com

New Hampshire Rivers Council
We are a statewide river organization dedicated to protecting the rivers and their resources in New Hampshire. We have a special volunteer program called River Runners which teaches the recreating public how to identify invasive aquatic plant species in our rivers and provide that information to the state for response. We can present a program to homeschoolers in a centralized venue. Please visit our organization’s website at www.NHRivers.org and click on River Runners to learn more about our program. We welcome the opportunity to provide this free training to you.

One World Language School
We have been providing French, Spanish, German, and Chinese classes to children ages 3-15 since 2003. Our classes are generally held in the after-school hours, and we have had some curricular programs in schools. Classes in 11 locations in New Hampshire and Maine including Durham and Portsmouth. http://www.oneworldlanguageschool.org/

Writing Workshop Classes are available for all ages, focusing on the fundamental elements of writing, stressing reading comprehension, paragraph construction, formulating essays and developing organizational writing skills. Families, homeschool groups, teens and adults are accepted. Everyone welcome: I celebrate diversity and encourage students with learning challenges. Contact Poppy Johnson at poppyjohnson55@yahoo.com for details. Classes are available in the Seacoast area.

Liberty Harbor Academy Manchester, NH. 603-296-0939. Homeschooled students may take a variety of classes at the school and participate in field trips and seminars. http://www.libertyharboracademy.org/homeschool-support/

New Hampshire Historical Society
Resources for homeschoolers

The New Hampshire History Curriculum, Grades K-6, available online
www.nhptv.org/kn/nh/home.html
Lesson Plans
www.nhhistory.org/edu/lessonplans/lessons.html
Guided Museum Lesson
To schedule a visit, call 603/856-0604, Mark Foynes, Director of Education, Museum of NH History, 6 Eagle Sq.
Concord, NH 03301,phone: 603/856-0611

Tamworth Learning Circles School is a two-room schoolhouse nestled in the southern region of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We are an alternative school in that we offer a very low student-teacher ratio, which allows us to tailor much of our programs to the needs and learning styles of the individual student. We have had students from all corners of Carroll County who join us for our drama program, as well as our full academic program. Please see our website: www.tamworthlearningcircles.org to survey our programs and services for students ages 7-13. We offer several different course options including a science day, Latin, literature, math, and more. Look us up, or call (603) 323 7477 to discuss your options.

Math Enrichment in Nashua
Develop Problem Solving and Critical Thinking skills through Math. Math is one of the subjects that if not taught with passion could be perceived as hard and uninteresting. Math is not only about operations, fractions and decimals. It is about day to day problems that get solved using math skills. Most children do not like Math because they don't see the value behind it and most times they are not taught correctly.
At ThinkForFun, we want to show students why Math matters, how it could actually be fun and rewarding to do problems, and how solving a problem correctly is as much fun as winning in a video game. We believe in teaching, group learning, group challenge, friendly competition, and practice to nail the concepts. The amount and depth of the topics we cover at TFF will challenge the smartest student. More information can be found at www.thinkforfun.com. 74 Northeastern Blvd., Suite 22B, Nashua, NH 03062, info@thinkforfun.com, (603)318-8667

TutorAction. Small group and individual sessions where children ages 5-9 work on a variety of academic and social skills through interactive games and fun with their peers and tutor/leader or one-on-one. Children can learn all the skills they need for reading, writing, and math by playing games specifically designed for these skills. Small group sessions up to 4 students and individual tutoring sessions available. Set up your own group or, children can be grouped according to
times/location/needs. For more information, please contact: Gianna Alden, M.Ed, Early Childhood
Education, Rye, 603-436-1033, mgalden@comcast.net

LIVE Online Math
LIVE Online Math offers classes for students in the upper-elementary grades through high school. Students meet face to face with a LIVE instructor in real-time and participate in a "web meeting". A certified, experienced teacher presents material and guides students through a traditional math curriculum using video, audio, and an interactive whiteboard. This virtual classroom functions similarly to a normal classroom. Please visit www.LIVEonlinemath.com for details and demo videos that show how the online classroom functions.

Online Math, Physics, and SAT prep
Dr. Christian Seberino teaches math, physics, programming, and prepares students for the SAT live online from the convenience of your home. See http://phil4.com for summer and fall schedules regarding all live
online classes for homeschoolers.

Sign101 Beginning sign language for all ages Sue Rouillard, M.Ed teaches beginning American Sign Language and is available to provide classes to home schoolers. She teaches all ages from birth on up and can plan lessons and vocabulary around the current theme or topic of study. American Sign Language is an accepted second language and has many other benefits. She is located in Littleton, NH but will travel with a couple of stipulations such as number of people in the class, and if they are quite a distance from here, I would need to tack on a travel fee. My class fees are $10/person/hour for 1-5 students. Six or more students would be $50/hour no matter how many students. Please contact Sue at sue@aslsign101.com, 669 Union St, ste 4, Littleton, NH 03561. 603-991-2376.

Spanish Classes My name is Rosa Blais. I am a certified Spanish Teacher in the state of NH and a former Homeschool mom. I am interested in teaching Spanish classes to all ages and levels. I live in Gilford, NH. Please call me or e-mail me for more information if you are interested in learning Spanish. 520-1708 or rjma64@gmail.com

Technical Training
The HACTC is a regional technical center that serves junior and senior students alike through out the upper valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. Programs that are offered are Industrial Mechanics and Welding, Natural Resources, Building Trades, Engineering Architectual Design, Business Technology, Computer Technology Applications, Finance and Business Management, Allied Medical Services, Human Services, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Auto Technology, Collision Repair and Refinishing, Design and Illustration and Media Arts. If interested please e-mail Mr. Flory at Florya@Hartfordschools.net or call 802-295-8620 ext 305

Writing Classes for Kindergarteners to 5th graders
Barbara Willis teaches writing to emerging writers K - 5. She will work with students individually but would prefer small groups of four to eight. Classes include writing across the curriculum as well as poetry, letters, projects and true life experiences. Students can meet at her home in Concord and would then travel to a variety of places (the park, the State House, the river) to write. Barbara is a retired K – 5 teacher with 36 years of experience. Contact her at BW03301@aol.com, 21 Court Street, Concord, NH 03301.

Wildology Science and Nature Adventure Program in the Bahamas
Wildology is where homeschoolers can study the wild in the wild. This enriching science and nature adventure for homeschooled teens draws the connection between awareness of the vital health of our planet, the importance of protecting our endangered species and how teens can be the difference in making a real change. Explore the amazing world of island ecology, ancient geological caves, medicinal plants, and the varied tropical marine life!

We offer a range of topics specific to science and nature studies as well as first hand experience of island geology, ecology and history. Wildology offers hands-on learning experiences at a variety of incredible locations around the island. And this is the ONLY program where a parent is invited to accompany their teen for FREE! You can also bring your group to Wildology and we'll adapt our itinerary to fit your needs. Contact Sylvia Diaz at 845-677-4113, syldiaz@optonline.net to discuss available weeks.


Art and Music

Art for All Ages Laura Zorawowicz is a Manchester area artist and certified art educator offering visual arts classes. Classes are offered in basic drawing technique, painting, and mixed media and can be structured to fit students' need and interest; lessons will actively incorporate the elements and principles of art and design as well as art history and culture in a dynamic way that is relative to the student. Private or small group lessons are available at Laura’s home, and rates are affordably based on the number of students and length of the lesson. She has experience in public, museum art center, and Montessori environments, as well as with homeschool families. For more information please contact Laura at 603.303.6415 or through email at l.zorawowicz@gmail.com.

Art Happens offers classes in painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpting located on the west side of Milford, NH in the Pine Valley Mill - a beautiful, inspiring, Historic mill building. Art Happens would love to create a class for homeschoolers in our area. We have wonderful, professional instructors who could create classes to suit the artistic needs of all ages and levels.We would love to talk with you or any folks you know who may be looking to fulfill any Art requirements and/or desires.
Please contact Karen & Liz, 603-654-2287, www.ArtHappensNH.com, www.twitter.com/ArthappensnhArt, www.facebook.com/ArtHappensNH. Art Happens, 37 Wilton Road, Milford, NH 03055

Art Classes in Nashua
Beck's Arts Express, 491 Amherst St offers art lessons, homeschool classes, parties, and camps to children and adults of all ages. We offer formal fine art instruction from qualified art instructors at an affordable rate. Students learn everything from drawing and painting to clay and digital photography! For more information check out our website www.artsexpressnh.com or call781-910-3438.

Learn to Think Like an Artist: An intensive skill-based art program designed for homeschooled students aged 12 and up, based on state visual arts framework. Small studio classes in drawing, painting and mixed media. One on one tutorial classes. Portfolio development for specialized schools or college applicants. Art appreciation/Aesthetics/Artist Studio visits/ Museum visits. Lisa Charkey is a Brattleboro native and has made Brattleboro her home here again since 2007. She received an interdisciplinary degree from Marlboro College in Art and Anthropology and holds a graduate certificate from Parsons School of Design / Bank Street College of Education, New York and is a State Certified Art Teacher in NYC, Mass, and Vt. For information about classes contact Lisa at lcharkey@yahoo.com or (802) 490-0233

Home Schooler Art Classes We will come to your house or other location. Our art classes meet and exceed state art standards. Each class will fit your unit lesson or we will work with your format. Classes taught by certified teacher. $75.00 per student, for 6 week session. minimum 5 students. Please contact Amy at 603 464-2727. visit http://www.abrakadoodle.com/nh02.html for more information.

Weaving Studio in Penacook
FreedomWeavers Studio, located in the center of Penacook NH, encourages respect for individual dignity, cooperation, and imagination, and welcomes students of all ages and abilities to explore the world of SAORI. Our website will answer many of your questions (see www.freedomweavers.com) . Our goal is to provide a fully inclusive and accessible creative venue for everyone, including students who may have a variety of levels of mobility or dexterity. This studio is part of an international organization based on Osaka Japan called SAORI, and its philosophy is based on principles that celebrate individual creativity, innovative thought, and interpersonal respect. References from other satisfied home-school families are available.
Bobbie Herron, weaving coach. 603-568-8336 Email: freedomweaver@comcast.net

Just Create Summer Art Camps in Peterborough
Our children's summer art program provides students with the opportunity to try a variety of mediums and develop new skills in a fun, safe supportive environment. Students will learn and create: Drawing, Painting, Collage, Ceramics, Sculpture/3D, Activities/Drama and more. Each week students will create exciting projects inspired by our fun and creative themes!
Learn more about the program at www.just-create.webs.com

Main Street Art, Newfields offers art classes for homeschooled children .
Check us out at www.newfieldsart.org. Main Street Art, 75 Main Street, Newfields, NH 03856. (603-321-7305)

Art Classes for Homeschoolers at Wild Salamander in Hollis
Art Around the World for ages 6-9, Tuesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Sep 16, 2014 - Oct 21, 2014. Come on a journey around the world to discover different types of art. Each week we will draw inspiration from a different country. Our projects could be inspired by the traditions, art, animals, fashion or even cuisine of our country of focus. Let’s have fun creating all over the world. Instructor Beth Butler
Homeschool Art for ages 9 and up, Tuesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Sep 16, 2014 - Oct 21, 2014. Fine Art Class Beginner and Intermediate. Try something NEW, build new skills or develop your current skills! Kristine will work with each student toward achieving their goals. This class includes basic drawing skills, use of medium and elements of design. Primary mediums include watercolors, pen and ink, pastels and pastel pencils, colored pencils, wax, ink pencils and illustration markers. Home School families and Adults welcome! AGES: 10+ (9 with permission from the instructor). Drop in: $25. Price: $157 Instructor Kristine Brock
More info at www.wildsalamander.com

Drawing to Paint: The Fundamentals
Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sep 17, 2014 - Oct 22, 2014
Drawing is a core component in the art of painting. Often it can seem intimidating to figure out how to combine the two. Learning how to develop a solid composition via monochrome base painting or charcoal can greatly enhance and free up; your technique in a very short amount of time. Students will work on canvas and explore various methods of drawing and underpainting. This class is a sensible technique building class for anyone wanting to take their art to the next level or build skills for a standout college portfolio. Price $127 www.wildsalamander.com/ Instructor Brooke Pfaff

Portfolio Mentoring for Home-School Teens
Does your child love art? Is your child thinking about applying to Colleges as an art major? Or does your teenager just love to draw and paint their own unique works of art. Wild Salamander and Artist, Brooke Pfaff are putting together a portfolio mentoring class for your children. Instruction will be based around building your child’s portfolio for entrance into an art program and teaching the finer points of the drawing and painting process. Wild Salamander is an Art Studio located in Hollis, NH for all ages. Brooke Pfaff is a graduate from UCLA’s fine art program as well as a former student of the prestigious all arts High School, Walnut Hill. Let us help you turn your child’s dreams into reality! Classes are Wednesdays from 10-12 (six weeks) 153.00 per student. Email KC @kcm@wildsalamander.com for more info and to sign up! Check out the studio @ www.wildsalamander.com/

Art Classes at Paint pARTy in Windham
We are offering two four-week classes on Wednesdays from 1-2:30. One class will be for grades 1-4, taught by Kathy Mota, and the second class will be for grades 5-9 and taught by the owner of the company, Sherry Burnett.

Each Wednesday, kids can come in, learn about the great Masters of Art and then do an art inspired activity. At the end of our 4 weeks we will have a small gallery showing for all friends and family to come see what we've done! The price per child is $80 (for the entire 4 weeks) all supplies included! For more info email info@paintpartynh.com or call 603-912-5441 and check http://www.paintpartynh.com/.

Paint for Fun in Dover is a plaster art studio and also offers art lessons. Homeschoolers are invited to attend a class for $6.00 and that would include all materials for 1 hour. Patti Spinelli, http://paintforfun.net/

Drawing and Zentangle™
Diane Lachance resides in Contoocook/Hopkinton NH and has been a homeschool parent since 2001. She offers instruction in drawing as well as in Zentangle™. Drawing instruction is focused on how to draw what one sees, accurately. A variety of techniques are taught which enable the student to accurately judge composition and translate scale onto paper. Drawing is from real life, photographs, pictures, other media, or the artist’s imagination. Zentangle is a stroke by stroke approach to drawing some amazing graphics with pen. This art form quickly and effectively demonstrates depth, contour and light, all in a short lesson. Contact Diane Lachance, call 603-746-3173, or email diane.lachance@comcast.net. To learn more about Zentangle: www.timetotangle.blogspot.com.

Art Classes Special time slots for homeschoolers at Meadowedge Art in Bernardston, MA. More info at http://www.meadowedgeart.com

Art Classes at Peggy’s Palette in Somersworth
Peggy Hepburn offers instruction in a variety of mediums from basic drawing, working in pen and ink or charcoal, painting in oils, watercolor, pastels and mixed media. Private, semi-private and group sessions are offered.
For more information please contact Peggy at 603.692.2540. http://www.peggyspalette.com

Art classes in the Amherst area for 2nd-6th grade students. Students explore art from around the world and throughout time while exploring a variety of media. My classes begin with fine art examples and a brief discussion and then the art supplies come out and students create a project based on that week's theme. All supplies are included. More detailed description of my classes can be found at: http://createartwithme.blogspot.com/p/art-classes.html. References are available upon request. Email me at brandie.pettus@comcast.net or call me at 603-801-1605 for more information.

Classes at Studio 550 Art Center in Manchester
Pottery and Clay at Studio 550 ART CENTER
Open to ages 5 and up, Studio 550 offers home schooling students a chance to play in clay. The class will cover both wheel work and hand building, basic fundamental techniques and a self-guided personal project. Younger students will focus mostly with hand-building. Older student will have the opportunity to work on the wheel. Studio 550 also offers drop-in parent and child clay workshop every Saturday. Please see www.550arts.com for current class information and registration.

Stained Glass at Studio 550 ART CENTER
Open to mature students ages 13 and up. (There will be glass shards and safety is important.) Students will learn the basics of stained glass, from creating the design, to cutting the glass and soldering the pieces together. See www.550arts.com for current class information and registration.

The following classes are new:
African Dance and Drumming - Taught by Theo Martey of Ghana, learn to make and move to the rhythms of West Africa! Theo supplies all the drums, but students are welcome to bring their own. He is wonderful with kids of all ages.

Aikido - Aikido translates to "the way of harmony". It is a Japanese martial art that involves rolling, joint control, and proper body movement. The basic idea of aikido is that one harmonizes with the energy of an opponent's attack and uses that energy to diffuse or control the situation. Kids under 18 practice for free. This class is led by the Granite State Aikido Club (gsaikido.com). It is appropriate for students 8 and up, but older kids may get more out of it.

If you have any questions about any of these classes, please do not hesitate to call, email, or stop by the studio. The studio also offers these classes and more for adults and is also open to hosting studio birthday or any occasion parties (for kids or adults). More information about the studio can be found online at www.550arts.com

Music and Theater

Interested in learning to fiddle or in joining a folk ensemble? Liz Faiella is a homeschool alum and Dartmouth College grad who is now teaching individual and group fiddle lessons at the Concord Community Music School and at her studio in Northwood, NH!
Drawing on on traditional fiddle styles and classical violin technique, Liz teaches several kinds of fiddling including bluegrass, Celtic, old-time, New England contradance, and more. She is available to teach students of all ages and ability levels. For more information, please contact Liz at emfaiella@gmail.com or (603) 724-0319. Her brochure is available here: http://lizanddanmusic.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/faiella-fiddle-brochur...
The Concord Community Music School's Folk Department also offers a number of ensemble opportunities, as well as lessons in other folk instruments including mandolin, banjo, guitar, and ukulele. For more on the Music School, visit ccmusicschool.org.
Liz and her brother, guitarist Dan Faiella, perform as a folk duo playing Celtic and New England music. They have shared the stage with well-known folk musicians including David Surette, Randy Miller, Dudley and Jacqueline Laufman, and Grammy winner Dan Zanes. You can hear their music and read more about them at lizanddanmusic.wordpress.com.

Alchemy School of Music offers morning, afternoon and evening music classes to accommodate homeschool students who want to study music. Private lessons are offered on piano, violin, guitar and drums. We have two studios one in Hampton, NH and one in Barrington, NH. For information go to our website http://www.alchemymusiccenter.com/, email us at alchemymusiccenter@yahoo.com or call (603)601-7318. We have a full service music store with instrument sales and rentals. Beginning group guitar classes available for groups of 5 to 8 students, get a group together and give us a call.

Guitar in Bedford North Main Music in Bedford is offering a 6-week beginner guitar after-school program this winter, from January 9 through February 20. Guitar lessons for 8 to 12 year-olds will be held on Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30; lessons for those 12 and up will be held on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30. Students may use either an acoustic or electric guitar, and will learn how to pick, strum, do warm up exercises, and play their favorite songs.
Tuition is $140 per child. Space is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. To register, or for more information, call North Main Music at 603-505-4282 or visit www.NorthMainMusic.com.

Acting for the Camera workshops
brought to you by Whitebridge Farm Productions. YOU – ON SCREEN – NOW. The only way to really practice the craft of Acting for the Camera. Year-round six-week sessions are available for this on-going, hands-on, on-screen workshop taught by New England professionals which allows you to get truly comfortable with yourself on the big screen as you gain confidence and skill. Challenge yourself at your level of experience while preparing for potential future opportunities. Designed by Whitebridge Studios to increase talent pool for productions.
Youth sessions available in Concord (Mondays) and Manchester (Tuesdays) beginning September 14th. Participants who have completed this program are invited to enroll in THE SCREEN TEST workshop with Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson. Please contact us at 603-744-3652 or Lori@WhitebridgeFarmProductions.com for more information.
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General Music Classes for elementary students in grades K-6. Singing, playing percussion instruments, composing, movement, etc. There is an opportunity to start a chorus depending how many students are interested. Willing to set up classes within 40-45 minutes of the New London area. Please contact Allison Campbell, allithing01@yahoo.com

The Middle New Hampshire Arts and Entertainment Center is excited to announce its new music education program, The Middle Music Academy! We are currently offering private lessons in voice, piano and guitar. We also offer multi-student classes in Music Theory, Voice, and Starting a Band. Classes are frequently added. Please call 603.934.1901 or email musicacademy@themiddlenh.org for more information or to enroll.

New Hampshire Independent School of Music
Lake Winni Overnight Music Camp, music classes, private lessons and ensemble programs including a Children's Choir, Jazz groups, and Home School Band/Orchestra program. Located in Sandwich NH, serving the Lakes Region and surrounding communities. Find out more online at
http://www.nhisom.org/ or call 603-284-6550.

The Palace Youth Theatre in Manchester, New Hampshire is one of the largest youth performing companies in the area and is growing every day. With opportunities for both youth (ages 8 - 12) and teenagers (ages 13 -18) the Palace Youth Theatre offers programs for actors of all levels with varying levels of commitment. We offer classes in singing, dancing, and acting through our PYT Arts program. For students who are serious about theatre, we also have the Palace Theatre Apprentice Company & the Palace Theatre Teen Company. http://www.palacetheatre.org Contact Info: Andrea McCormick, Artistic Director of the Palace Youth Theatre, pyt@palacetheatre.org 603-668-5588

Acting Classes in Dover
theatre.unmasked announces its Fall Classes for Young People
Acting Unmasked - acting classes for young people in downtown Dover NH
Taught by both Aimee Blesing and Managing Director Jamie Clavet. Classes start on Saturday September 22nd, so make sure you register now to secure a spot in our Saturday acting classes. 1 Washington Street, Suite 5041, t.u MillSpace, Dover NH 03820, age groups 7-12 and 13-18,
For More Information: www.theatreunmasked.com/acting-classes.php or email: info@theatreunmasked.com, Phone: 207.358.9887