Explorers Home School Association

Classes - Preschool - Three-year-olds

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                1st hour

                Explorers' Professional Class Description

                Private Violin Lessons

                Age GroupsPreschool - Three-year-olds, K4/5, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
                Age (Notes)Students age 3-6 must have a parent accompany them to the lesson. Parents of students older than 6 are also invited to sit in on the lesson if they like.
                Instructor NameShannon Jansma
                Tuition/Materials Fees$325/$0
                Class Size1 to 2
                Class Length1 semester(s)
                Class Room32
                HomeworkPractice 20-30 minutes at least five days a week.
                DescriptionPrivate lessons are open to beginners, or more experienced students. Daily practice and listening are required for progress. Students should plan to practice 20-30 minutes at least five days of week. The Suzuki Method is a complete musical training method that develops the whole child and prepares them for a lifetime of music making and appreciation! The main tenets of the Suzuki Method are that music should be learned the same way we learn language as a child (aurally before visually), and nurturing the child's growth and development in music and in life.
                The individual lessons focus on building technique and learning new repertoire.

                If you are interested in group lessons, too, please email Professiona class coordinator Libby Masteller at steller4@gmail.com. We may open a time slot if there is adequate interest.

                PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
                Instructor BioShannon has taught violin for over a decade, and has her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Eastern Michigan University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She has taken 11 units of Suzuki Training (through Book 10) with Professor Mark Bjork as part of the long term training program at the University of Minnesota. While in Minneapolis, she interned and lead group classes at the MacPhail Center for Music. She was also the 2005 recipient of the Midland Symphony Fellowship Scholarship to attend Central Michigan University on a full scholarship, and has played with the Traverse City Symphony, the Midland Symphony Orchestra, and others. Shannon grew up as a Suzuki student in violin, and by the age of 8 had decided to become a violin teacher. She believes that with proper instruction and a nurturing environment, every child can learn to love and excel in music!
                Additional InformationPROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
                Professional Class?Professional


                2nd hour

                Class Description

                Preschool 3's - second period

                DisciplinePreschool
                Age GroupsPreschool - Three-year-olds
                Age (Notes)For age 3 only
                Instructor NameAbigail Tyner
                Second Instructor NameChris Myers
                Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$10 snacks
                Class Size1 to 16
                Class Length1 semester(s)
                Class RoomNR 2
                HomeworkNone
                PrerequisitesNone
                MaterialsNone
                DescriptionPreschool 3's is a fun place for your 3-year-old to learn and play. We have some great teachers ready to keep your child happy and busy doing learning activities, reading stories, having gym and snack times, singing songs, and much more.
                Additional InformationNone
                High School CreditNone
                Explorers' Professional Class Description

                Private Violin Lessons

                Age GroupsPreschool - Three-year-olds, K4/5, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
                Age (Notes)Students age 3-6 must have a parent accompany them to the lesson. Parents of students older than 6 are also invited to sit in on the lesson if they like.
                Instructor NameShannon Jansma
                Tuition/Materials Fees$325/$0
                Class Size1 to 2
                Class Length1 semester(s)
                Class Room32
                HomeworkPractice 20-30 minutes at least five days a week.
                DescriptionPrivate lessons are open to beginners, or more experienced students. Daily practice and listening are required for progress. Students should plan to practice 20-30 minutes at least five days of week. The Suzuki Method is a complete musical training method that develops the whole child and prepares them for a lifetime of music making and appreciation! The main tenets of the Suzuki Method are that music should be learned the same way we learn language as a child (aurally before visually), and nurturing the child's growth and development in music and in life.
                The individual lessons focus on building technique and learning new repertoire.

                If you are interested in group lessons, too, please email Professiona class coordinator Libby Masteller at steller4@gmail.com. We may open a time slot if there is adequate interest.

                PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
                Instructor BioShannon has taught violin for over a decade, and has her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Eastern Michigan University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She has taken 11 units of Suzuki Training (through Book 10) with Professor Mark Bjork as part of the long term training program at the University of Minnesota. While in Minneapolis, she interned and lead group classes at the MacPhail Center for Music. She was also the 2005 recipient of the Midland Symphony Fellowship Scholarship to attend Central Michigan University on a full scholarship, and has played with the Traverse City Symphony, the Midland Symphony Orchestra, and others. Shannon grew up as a Suzuki student in violin, and by the age of 8 had decided to become a violin teacher. She believes that with proper instruction and a nurturing environment, every child can learn to love and excel in music!
                Additional InformationPROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
                Professional Class?Professional
                Explorers' Professional Class Description

                Little Ninjas

                DisciplineMartial Arts
                Age GroupsPreschool - Three-year-olds, K4/5
                Instructor NameBrandon Lockman
                Tuition/Materials Fees$100/$15 Fee is used for uniform.
                Class Size8 to 18
                Class Length1 semester(s)
                Class RoomGym A/B
                MaterialsThe materials fee will be used to purchase a uniform.
                DescriptionFor the 3-5 age group, we offer an age specific curriculum that is both educational and entertaining! Each class has a theme focused on developing various skills to help your child achieve success. Martial art skills are paired with life skills to further enhance young childhood development. Fun-filled skills include: Focus, Discipline, Balance, Memory, Control, Teamwork, Coordination, and Fitness

                PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
                Instructor BioMaster Brandon Lockman trained in Choi Kwang-Do Martial Art International for 18 years. In May of 2007 Master Lockman received his fifth degree Black Belt at the twentieth anniversary for Choi Kwang-Do (CKD), making him the youngest master in CKD world-wide.

                Master Lockman and his martial art school (The Black Belt Academy) are a part of Kinect Martial Art International (KMAI). With it’s 40 locations world-wide, KMAI is a diversified martial art organization that embraces several training philosophies from multiple martial arts including Choi Kwang-Do, Tae Kwon Do and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

                Recently, Master Lockman celebrated the Black Belt Academy’s seventh year of being open as a full-time martial arts academy. As a part of celebrating this anniversary, Master lockman has tested and recieved his Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
                Professional Class?Professional


                3rd hour

                Class Description

                Preschool 3's - third period

                DisciplinePreschool
                Age GroupsPreschool - Three-year-olds
                Age (Notes)Age 3 only
                Instructor NameAbigail Tyner
                Second Instructor NameSarah Greene
                Tuition/Materials Fees$0/$10 Snacks and Take-home Activity Bags
                Class Size1 to 16
                Class Length1 semester(s)
                Class RoomNR 2
                HomeworkNone
                PrerequisitesNone
                DescriptionPreschool 3's is a fun place for your 3-year-old to learn and play. We have some great teachers ready to keep your child happy and busy doing learning activities, reading stories, having gym and snack times, singing songs, and much more.
                High School CreditNone
                Explorers' Professional Class Description

                Private Violin Lessons

                Age GroupsPreschool - Three-year-olds, K4/5, 1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4th Grade, 5th/6th Grade, 7th/8th Grade, High School
                Age (Notes)Students age 3-6 must have a parent accompany them to the lesson. Parents of students older than 6 are also invited to sit in on the lesson if they like.
                Instructor NameShannon Jansma
                Tuition/Materials Fees$325/$0
                Class Size1 to 2
                Class Length1 semester(s)
                Class Room32
                HomeworkPractice 20-30 minutes at least five days a week.
                DescriptionPrivate lessons are open to beginners, or more experienced students. Daily practice and listening are required for progress. Students should plan to practice 20-30 minutes at least five days of week. The Suzuki Method is a complete musical training method that develops the whole child and prepares them for a lifetime of music making and appreciation! The main tenets of the Suzuki Method are that music should be learned the same way we learn language as a child (aurally before visually), and nurturing the child's growth and development in music and in life.
                The individual lessons focus on building technique and learning new repertoire.

                If you are interested in group lessons, too, please email Professiona class coordinator Libby Masteller at steller4@gmail.com. We may open a time slot if there is adequate interest.

                PROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
                Instructor BioShannon has taught violin for over a decade, and has her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Eastern Michigan University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She has taken 11 units of Suzuki Training (through Book 10) with Professor Mark Bjork as part of the long term training program at the University of Minnesota. While in Minneapolis, she interned and lead group classes at the MacPhail Center for Music. She was also the 2005 recipient of the Midland Symphony Fellowship Scholarship to attend Central Michigan University on a full scholarship, and has played with the Traverse City Symphony, the Midland Symphony Orchestra, and others. Shannon grew up as a Suzuki student in violin, and by the age of 8 had decided to become a violin teacher. She believes that with proper instruction and a nurturing environment, every child can learn to love and excel in music!
                Additional InformationPROFESSIONAL CLASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES.
                Professional Class?Professional


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