“The natural laws governing the structure of the universe – harmony, proportion, balance, and rhythm – also govern music, dance, painting, poetry; I therefore urge making these art forms a foundation of educational method.” ~Plato
Mesa Arts Center
155 North Center
Mesa AZ 85211
The Mesa Arts Center is an award-winning community resource dedicated to promoting greater knowledge of and participation in the visual and performing arts. The Center provides art classes, live theater, art exhibitions, festivals, concerts, films, lectures, and workshops for the public. They also offer classes for homeschoolers. The art blocks consist of 3 classes that are a mixture of drama, music, dance and visual arts.
The Potter’s Hand Studio
26895 N 88th Dr.
A place to explore and create with clay! Offering Summer Clay Camps, Home-School, After-School, and Adult Pottery classes. The Owner/Instructor is a studio artist and holds a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. In addition to classes, The Potter’s Hands Studio offers a wide variety of pieces for purchase.
FINE ARTS & DRAMA
Christian Youth Theater
An after-school theater arts training program for students ages 6-18, meeting at 7601 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale AZ 85260. CYT is dedicated to developing character in children through training in the arts and by producing wholesome family entertainment, all of which reflect Judeo-Christian values.
Experience Arts School
Hosted at Word of Grace Church in Mesa, AZ; offering classes in a variety of art forms including music, acting, directing, theatrical design and production, dance, audio-visual, film, photography, painting, drawing and sculpture.
Glorifying God through the arts with classes and workshops in theatre, drama, speech and debate, jazz ensemble, and more; Moezart Production classes are for high school or middle school credit and meet once a week in Mesa, Scottsdale, and Glendale; once-a-month workshops are held at the Foothills Library in Glendale.
Arizona Opera offers educational programs and opera for kids. Their website features opera resources, synopses, composer bios, terminology, pronunciation guide, opera faq’s, etiquette info, weekly trivia quiz, and more. Arizona Opera and Vilocity Interactive, Inc. recently partnered to create a hilarious, stereotype-busting CD-Rom, “Opera Ha Ha,” with games and info about opera for the whole family. From a game show-style quiz to a series of print-and-play activities including door hangers and opera finger puppets, Opera Ha Ha has something for every member of the family. And it’s so fun, you won’t even notice that you’re picking up all sorts of trivia and info about opera along the way!
Master’s Music Academy
Piano Academy, Voice Academy, and Pedagogical Academy located in Mesa, AZ.
Mr. Blaine’s Piano Workshop
Blaine Srutowski, a homeschool dad and talented musician, is offering a Piano Workshop in the North Valley. It includes piano instruction, musical interpretation, and performance skills. Students are also encouraged to take advantage of Mr. Blaine’s Music Lab, a place of musical discovery and exploration with a digital synthesizer, software programs, and other resources for enhancing musical knowledge. In addition to the usual piano lessons throughout the year, a Summer Workshop is available to explore special projects such as digital audio editing, computer video editing, and midi sequencing. Mr. Blaine is currently teaching piano and keyboards only, but his versatile experience includes several additional instruments, a wide variety of musical genres, performances on stage, radio and television, and multimedia production.
Music Maker Workshops
3233 E. Chandler Blvd, Suite #2
Phoenix, AZ 85048
Piano and Guitar, Developmental Music Lessons, Group, Semi-Private, Private, FOR ALL AGES. Now offering morning or early afternoon lessons for homeschoolers!
The Musician Maker
P.O. Box 744
Marana, AZ 85653
Music comes from your heart and your heart can be taught. The Musician Maker’s studio operates at the MUSE Community Arts Center, 516 N. 5th Ave., in Tucson, where he teaches private lessons for traditional American folk instruments – the strings, such as guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin – and the free reeds, i.e., accordions, concertinas, and harmonicas. He also teaches the fundamentals of singing, piano/keyboard, classical guitar, and music theory. Primarily teaching in a one-on-one format, J.P. also offers classes for groups ranging from 3 to 6 with instruments, and up to 10 if instruments are not needed, as in a general music/choral class situation. J.P. Thom-Gronachan has a B.A. in music from Arizona State University and 25+ years experience at breaking down music practicum and music theory into bite-size pieces for any student, whether that student is 8 years old or 80.
Plylar Trumpet Academy/Southwest Brass
Deborah & Russell Plylar
P.O. Box 71786
Phoenix, AZ 85050
The Plylar Trumpet Academy, a division of Southwest Brass, offers private lessons, master classes, recitals, and other special events year-round for homeschooled children seeking musical enrichment. They have also authored, published, and distributed nationally a series of instructional book/cassette programs for beginning through advanced brass students.
Wave Music Studio
Andy Fling, a state certified educator and Christian music teacher, offers private music lessons and weekly homeschool music classes for ages 5-11. Instruction is based on the Orff method of music education which combines music, singing, speech, listening, and instrument playing. Children learn in an active way, where imitation and exploration lead to improvisation and music literacy.