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All Instructors and Tutors

Business Name: Biggs Media / Biggs, Sue
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 260-8074
E-mail: sbiggs@gci.net
Subjects Taught: Piano, Voice, Guitar, Theory and Violin

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Teaches: Piano, Voice, Guitar, Theory and Violin Instruction
• Basic Germanic Theory will be taught including chord progressions and composition skills where they apply.
• Basic technique and a variety of musical styles will be emphasized.
• Ear training and sight reading are covered during instruction
Piano/Guitar: Alfred Music Series
Violin: Suzuki
Voice: 25 Italian, etc…

Lesson Description: 30-60 minutes dependent upon student
Cost: $25 (30 min) & $35 (45 min)

 

Business Name: AKFrozen1 / Boutwell, Jeremy
Location: Keani
Phone: 394-5504
E-mail: jhboutwellak49@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Auto Repair Level 1

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Auto repair level 1 will teach basic and routine repirs of cars and light trucks. Some of the things we will cover, but not limited too are cooling systems, basic engine repair, electrical systems, suspension systems of Automoblies. Plan to have 12 weeks of instruction plus one week for finals.
Lesson Description: 3 hours/week twice a week
Cost: $25 per lesson

Business Name: Unique Music / Brigham, Geri
Location: Nikiski
Phone: 776-5723
E-mail: geribrigham@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Music

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• Students are evaluated at their weekly lesson to see if their progress is relative to their level of ability.
• Students are to keep track of their practice time during the week. Some written assignment on theory.
• Many of the instructional materials I use are from Alfred Publishing.
Lesson Description: 1/2 hour weekly private lesson. Practice time varies from 2 – 5 hours/weekly depending on level.
Cost: Please call for more information.

Business Name: DeVolld Consulting
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 260-8474
E-mail: consulting@devolld.net
Subjects Taught: Language Arts

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
In-Class Course Options
Option One:
• “Technical Writing and Test Prep” – September 18th to October 25th
• “World Literature” – January 22nd to February 28th
Option Two:
• “College Preparatory Writing I” – November 6th to December 13th
• “College Preparatory Writing II” – March 26th to May 2nd
• Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30-2:30 for six weeks.
• Students will complete at least 67.5 of hours of instruction and assignments to receive one semester of high school Language Arts credit per six week session.
• Students will be assigned 5-6 hours of homework each week.
• Connections’ vendor direct payment form may be used for tuition.
• Tuition is$390.00 per six week session.
• Online Courses Available
• Composition
• American Literature
• World Literature
• These classes may be started at any time after September 18th, but must be completed by May 2nd.
• Students will complete at least 67.5 of hours of instruction and assignments to receive one semester of high school Language Arts credit per class.
• No special programs are needed-just Internet, Word, and email.
• Connections’ vendor direct payment form may be used for the$300.00 tuition.
• Allotment will be billed when the class is started.
Lesson Description:
Cost: See website for details.

Business Name: Crossfit Certitude / Dixon, Nikki
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 953-2439
E-mail: nikkidixon83@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Crossfit

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Please see website : www.crossfitcertitude.com
Lesson Description: Please see website
Cost: Please see website

Business Name: River City Cheer / Dobbs, Jessica
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 260-9990
E-mail: frontdesk@rivercitycheer.net
Subjects Taught: Gymnastics

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• Skills taught are floor tumbling, body awareness, flexibility and balance.
• We follow levels created by two main companies in the gymnastics industry, “The Tumble bear Program” and “Fun and Fit Program”.
• As students pass certain skills in levels, they pass the levels progressing further in the sport.
Lesson Description: Please see website
Cost: Please see website

Business Name: Kenai Peninsula Driving Instruction / Douthit, Alexander
Location: Kenai
Phone: 398-2080
E-mail: kpdrivinginstruction@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Driving Instruction

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• 8 hrs classroom instruction
• 8 hrs one-on-one driving (behind the wheel) instruction

Lesson Description: 16hrs
Cost: $550

Business Name: Whitey’s Music Shop / Evans, Katie
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 262-1622
E-mail: katieeevans@icloud.com
Subjects Taught: Guitar/Core Tutoring

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Music:
• Beginning Guitar Theory
• Rhythm
• Notes
• Chords
Core Tutoring:
• English/Lang Arts

Lesson Description: Per Month
Cost: $100

Business Name: Challege Martial Arts / Fritsche, Heather
Location: Nikiski
Phone: 513-9381
E-mail: onfo@challengema.com
Subjects Taught: Martial Arts

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
The program includes numerous hand strike & blocks, Kicks, board breaks, self-defense, sparring, open hand and weapons forms, and fitness skills such as agility, balance, reaction speed, core strength, cardio workouts, etc. It also includes character components such as integrity, peace, self-control, truth, compassion, etc.
Materials include ssang jeol bongs, jahng bongs, wavemasters, hand targets, body shields, medicine balls, agility ladder and many other fitness-related aids. Also, rebreakable boards of various degrees of difficulty and wood boards.
Students are required to read essays written by myself on each of the character components.

Lesson Description: 1hr 15minutes 3-5 times per week
Cost: $110 per month

Business Name: Alaska Music Lessons / Gattenby, Lee
Location: Kenai
Phone: 252-5347
E-mail: lee_gattenby@yahoo.com
Subjects Taught: Theory, Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Voice

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• Sight read, College level music theory.
• Basic through advanced playing techniques. Instruments taught are guitar, bass, percussion and vocals.
• Progress will be determined by performance, testing, and oral exams.

Lesson Description: Lesson vary in length and frequency.
Cost: Varies.

 

Business Name: Lesly D Gordon
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 395-2470
E-mail: dicamgordon@alska.net
Subjects Taught: Crash Couse Basic Cooking Survival

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Kitchen Safety/Tools and Measuing Techniques, 4 Food Groups/Pyramid, Food Handing/Safety, Shopping/Grocery List, All kinds of Eggs, Puddings and Thickenings, Planning a Menu, Table Settings/Entertaining. There will be a demonstration of a recipe during each class. Then, the students will follow a recipe and make the folowing over the course of the 9 weeks: Biscuits and Scones, Mufins, Pie Crust and Fillings, Egg Rolls and fried Rice, all kinds of Eggs, Puddings and Parfaits, Whipped Cream, Butter and Meringue, Breads.
Lesson Description: 3 hours once a week for 9 weeks.
Cost: $300

Business Name: Gordon, Jeff
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 262-4499
E-mail:
Subjects Taught: Guitar, Trumpet, Alto Sax, Electric Bass, Banjo, Harmonica, Mandolin, Ukulele

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• Twenty-eight years of professional music experience, and fifteen years of instructional experience.
• Instruction in guitar, trumpet, alto sax, electric bass, banjo, harmonica.
• Students will learn the proper techniques for playing their instrument, how to read music and concepts of music theory.
• Materials to be used include the latest, text books from Alfred, Hal Leonard, Mel Bay, Berkeley Press, etc.
Lesson Description: ½ hour, once a week.
Cost: $25 per lesson

Business Name: Cabin Fever Creations / Groshart, Tamra
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 262-2787
E-mail: cabinfevercreations@alaska.net
Subjects Taught: Art – Various

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• Ceramic: painting & glazing
• Antiquing
• Dry Brushing
• Drawing
• Ceramics
• Stains
• Glazes
• Hands on learning

Lesson Description: Varies depending on project
Cost: Varies depending on project

Business Name: Steele String Studio / Grossman, Emily
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 953-8777
E-mail: puffintoad@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Violin lessons:
• Note Reading
• Technique
• Improvisation
• Theory
• Adventures in Violinland – Shirley Givens
• Emphasis on classical music
Piano lessons:
• Alfred’s Basic Piano Library
• Note Reading
• Technique
• Improvisation
• Theory
• Ear Training

Lesson Description: 30 – 60 minutes weekly
Cost: $25.00 per lesson + tax

Business Name: The Wisdom Tree / Henderson, Lisa
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 252-2442
E-mail: lisa.wisdomtree@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Core, Music, PE

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• History: simulations, games, hands on
• Literature: classic books, discussions, writing assignments
• Physical Education: various styles and fitness activities (Zumba, self-defense games)
• Science: hands on labs, experiments, basics
• Math: all levels
• Music: basic songs & fun movement

Lesson Description: 1 hr 1-5 times a week
Cost: Group $10 Individual $50

Business Name: Houglum Educational Services / Houglum, Tom
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 425-210-3514
E-mail: thougy@hotmail.com
Subjects Taught: Piano

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• Piano lessons will be taught on the sanctuary grand piano at Christ Lutheran Church at the “Y” in Soldotna.
• All Beginning to Advanced students are welcome
• Have fun learning all the basics including note reading, rhythms, melodies and chords to more advanced technique and music literature
• Enjoy music through learning how to play the piano, and developing creativity and expression as a musician
• Learn through a variety of piano styles and selections from folk and classical to Christian, rock, jazz and contemporary
• Piano method books for beginning students include the latest from Bastien, Alfred and Faber
• Intermediate/Advanced students will study from collections such as Hanon, Czerny, Burgmuller, Clementi, Bach, Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin to ragtime, jazz and contemporary composers
• Twenty-five+ years of piano teaching experience in the Soldotna area
• Retired KPBSD music teacher from K-Beach Elementary and Soldotna High School
• Master of Music Degree, Western Washington University; Bachelor of Music Degree, Pacific Lutheran University
Lesson Description: ½ hour, once a week
Cost: $25 per half hour lesson weekly.

Business Name: The Teach / Ireland, Patrice G.
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 394-2452
E-mail: patti.firstgrade@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Piano

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• Beginning Piano courses taught.
• Materials: Alfred’s Piano books for beginners & Theory books.
• Students will learn music theory and how to play songs on the piano.
• Students will be able to answer questions about theory and play each song with few mistakes.
Lesson Description: 30 minutes, once a week.
Cost: $20 per 30 minutes

Business Name: Kincaid, Linda
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 262-9755
E-mail: blkincaid@hotmail.com
Subjects Taught: Piano, Voice, Flute, Theory

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• I teach Piano, Voice & Flute Lessons.
• Music theory & technique will be taught.
• 25 years of teaching private music lessons.
Lesson Description: 30 minutes in length.
Cost: Please call for more information.

Business Name: Redemption Mixed Martial Arts / Kolesar, Isaac
Location: Sterling
Phone: 230-5494
E-mail: isaac.alaska@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Mixed Martial Arts

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• Students will be taught the following:
• Brazilian Ju Jitsu
• Muay Thai Kick boxing
• Wrestling
• Boxing
• Fitness/Nutritional basics.
• The discipline to know when to fight as well as how to deal with bullies in an appropriate way.
• Students will learn self-worth, respect, discipline, integrity, honor and how to translate and maintain these values in everyday life.
• Progress is determined by class participation, application, and attitude during class.
Lesson Description: 3 times a week up to 4 hours per class.
Cost: $125.00 monthly.

Business Name: Alaska Driving Academy / Lisenby & Bowen
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 260-3900
E-mail: alaskadrivingacademy@yahoo.com
Subjects Taught: Drivers Education

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Classroom instructor using AAA Learn to Drive program, DVD’s and power point presentation. Behind the wheel instructor will be using those same ideas and applying them to actual use in the vehicle as students’ progress through the class. The goal of the class is to instruct students into becoming safe drivers with an Alaska State Driver’s license at the end of the course.
Lesson Description: 4hr 6 days a week
Cost: $495.00

Business Name: Manny’s Drivers Education / Mannausau, Daryl
Location: Kenai
Phone: 283-9518
E-mail: cumman@alaska.net
Subjects Taught: Drivers Education

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Please see website
Lesson Description: Please see website
Cost: Please see website

 

Business Name: Exploration LLC / Ryan Martin
Location: Kenai
Phone: 690-5848
E-mail: explorationsllc@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Chemistry

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Students will learn what matter is, how it can be changed (phisical changes & chemical changes) and how substances interact with one another, We will learn lab safety and study the scientific method for discovery.
Lesson Description: 90 minute class 6 session, once a week
Cost: $40.00

Business Name: Jumpin’ Junction / Miller, Kevin
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 420-0566
E-mail: jumpinjunctionak@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Body Movement & Physical Fitness

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
We are a movement and play based facility with indoor inflatables which allows active physical play through crawling, climbing, balancing and jumping. A complete body workout for children.
Lesson Description: Open 6 days a week
Cost: Daily rates and monthly membership available. Please call for more information.

 

Business Name: Mary Miller Art / Miller, Mary
Location: Sterling
Phone: 765-881-0211
E-mail: maryimiller2014@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Art Instruction

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
The skills that will be taught:
1. Creativity
2. Observation
3. Self-expression
4. Focus
5. Discipline
6. Perseverance
7. Collaboration
What will be taught:
1. Color Theory
2. Symmetry
3. Perspective
4. Famous artist and their styles
5. Positive & negative space
All supplies are included in fees
Lesson Description: Camp: 2-3hrs a year/Private 1hr weekly & monthly
Cost: $140 camp & $20 private

Business Name: The Study / Nelson, Kerri
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 262-6227
E-mail: thestudysoldotna@yahoo.com
Subjects Taught: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Music

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• I will teach various concepts in a variety of subjects.
• My business is all inclusive teaching and offering reading, math, writing as well as piano.
• The Study offers educational workshops, private tutoring for all age levels, SAT, ACT and HSGQE prep classes, art and piano.
• Please visit us on our website listed above.
Lesson Description:
Cost: $50.00 an hour, or $500.00 for the workshop.

Business Name: Smith Road Strings / Nill, Mellisa
Location: Sterling
Phone: 260-8055, 252-8370
E-mail: smithrdstrings@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Violin, Viola

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• Located 3 miles from Soldotna.
• Skills taught include music theory, proper posture for instrument and tonal quality.
• Instruments taught are violin, and viola.
• Material used are Mark O’Connor and Suzuki for repertoire.
• Progress is determined by mastery of material.
Lesson Description: One 30 minute lesson per week with 3 hours practice time per week.
Cost: $22.00 per lesson.

Business Name: Challenger Learning Center / Olcott, Marnie
Location: Kenai
Phone: 283-2000
E-mail: marnie.olcott@akchallenger.org
Subjects Taught: Math, Science, Technology

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
KPBSD Grade Level Expectations for grades K-8 in Science, Technology and Math.
• Methodology is hands on, inquiry based STEM instruction.
• Lesson materials are adapted from or aligned with NASA, Project Wild, and other proven state, national and online curricula.
• Students are given a pre-assessment at the beginning of a unit. At the conclusion, students are given the same questions as a post-assessment and the number of correct answers compared.
• Assignments completed in class are reviewed for accuracy and discussed with the student.
• A homework/family activity is assigned each week to compliment the lesson plan. These are returned and discussed the following week.
Lesson Description: Vary in length, and times per week.
Cost: Varies.

Business Name: Nikiski Community Rec Center / Parra, Rachel
Location: Nikiski
Phone: 776-8800
E-mail: rparra@kpb.us
Subjects Taught: Various

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Please see website
Lesson Description: Please see website
Cost: Please see website

Business Name: Encore Dance Academy / Phillips, Tara
Location: Kenai
Phone: 252-9917
E-mail: encoredanceak@hotmail.com
Subjects Taught: Dance

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• Basic ballet, pointe, jazz and hip hop movement.
• Coordination, rhythm, and presentation.
• Memorization of combinations for performance
Lesson Description: 1 class per week for one hour – depending upon course
Cost: $60.00 per month.

Business Name: Red Line Sports / Redford, Vince
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 398-7570
E-mail: onthego@acsalaska.net
Subjects Taught: Ice Skating

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• All programs involve the development of skills to play the game of hockey.
• We have 20 different programs as complex as 5 on 5 to learning how to correctly fall on the ice without injury.
Lesson Description: Varies
Cost: Varies

Business Name: Traveling Piano Teacher / Rothleutner, April
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 252-6598
E-mail: artisanaffect@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Piano

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
I teach beginner, intermediate and advanced level students and use many of the method books because I believe there is not one method for everyone as everyone learns differently. I can help those students who are new to the instrument become familiar with scales, progressions, technique, reading and musical styles. I can help intermediate students transition into more advanced piano repertoire and techniques and I can help advanced players develop their personal playing style and performance techniques. I am trained classically but I teach a wide variety of piano repertoire.
Lesson Description: usually 30 minutes once per week
Cost: $30 for 30 minutes or $50 for 60 minutes

Business Name: Northern Simulators / Rothmeier, Jamey
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 260-1000
E-mail: northernsimsarchery@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Archery

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
The students will learn and understand:
• Archery safety
• Types of bows
• Bow nomenclature
• Safety equipment inspection
• Proper bow grip
• Determining eye dominance
• Proper archery form
• Proper anchor points
• 11 steps to archery success
• Proper follow through

Lesson Description: 1hr a day/6 hrs total 3 days a week for 2 weeks
Cost: $30 per lesson for 6 lesson = $180 total

Business Name: Alaska Midnight Sun Rowing Company / Saylor, Nancy
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 252-3547
E-mail: nasaylor@me.com
Subjects Taught: Rowing

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Synopsis:
Two types of Rowing Classes to choose from: Indoor or On-the-Water
• Indoor classes on rowing machines run in 4-week sessions.
• On-the-Water classes in boats run mid/late May through mid/late September.
• Students must be 14 years of age by December 31st (individual exceptions can be made)
See website or contact us for more details.

Lesson Description: Learn the joys of the sport of Crew rowing! We instruct beginners through advanced with opportunities to compete.
Cost: Varies

Business Name: Diamond Dance Studio / Soyangco, Jesimiel
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 791-0732
E-mail: diamond_danceproject@yahoo.com
Subjects Taught: Dance

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• Instruction in dance, in performing arts and education
• Furthering knowledge of the foundation of dance and relating it to expression and creativity
• Improve self-confidence
• Building on peer relationships and creating personal goals

Lesson Description: 1 to 1.5 hrs weekly
Cost: Varies, see website: http://www.ddpsquad.com/

Business Name: Custom Stained Glass / Stevens, Sandra
Location: Sterling
Phone: 262-4527
E-mail: csg2003@live.com
Subjects Taught: Stained Glass

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• Beginning copper foil – ages 8+
• Briefly explain types of glass and techniques
• Practice straight cuts & familiarize w/ cutting tools
• Use ‘breaking tools’
• Select pattern
• Select Glass
• Copy pattern, cut & layout glass & assemble using copper foil techniques after grinding
• Practice soldering and solder piece
• Assemble outside & attach hooks
• Clean & polish

Lesson Description: 2hrs once a week
Cost: $25 hr

Business Name: Forever Dance Alaska / Swanson, Darcy
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 252-1034
E-mail: darcy@foreverdancealaska.com
Subjects Taught: Dance

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Dance instructions for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels:
• Ballet
• Tap
• Jazz
• Hip Hop
• And other genres are available

Lesson Description: Varies
Cost: Various – Please Call

Business Name: The Fitness Place / Skene, Callie
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 420-3972
E-mail: fitplaceak@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Gym Facility

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
See Facebook or website for more information
Lesson Description: See Facebook or website for more information
Cost: See Facebook or website for more information

Business Name: Last Frontier Piano Studio / Weathers, Mark
Location: Nikiski
Phone: 420-4559
E-mail: lastfrontierpianostudio@hotmail.com
Subjects Taught: Piano

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Note: Primarily Traveling Teacher for Kenai and Soldotna but have a home studio in Nikiski
– Note Reading
– Rhythm Reading
– Music Vocabulary and Language
– Major/Minor Finger Patterns
– Interval Reading
– Chord Structure and Harmonization
– Music History
– Identifying Patterns in Music
– Rote Playing
– Improvisation
– Music History
– Pedal Technique
– Ear Training and Transposing
– Sight Reading and Sight Singing
– Western Music Theory
– Emphasis of Classical Music
Materials Used:
– Faber and Faber Piano Adventures
– Faber and Faber My First Piano Adventure
– Piano Safari
– Piano Pronto
– Alfred Premier
– K. Snell Fundamental of Piano Theory
– Piano Maestro and Note Rush App
– Hanon and Czerny Etudes
– Royal Conservatory of Music: Celebration Series
– Music Teacher National Association

Lesson Description: Once a week
Cost: $25 for half hr

 

Business Name: Little Puffins Discovery Playland, LLC / Williams, Michael & Patience
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 262-7100
E-mail: puffinsplayland@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Free Play

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Little Puffins Discovery Playland believes in the power of play. We are dedicated to providing a year-round venue for children ages 1-12 years and their families to come and play.
Our play land features a handful of play houses and play stations designed to inspire children. Whether children are serving lunch in the café, driving the fire truck, or playing at the sensory table, they will be engaging their imaginations while improving their fine motor skills.

Lesson Description: See website: www.littlepuffinsdiscoveryplayland.com
Cost: Kids 1-5yrs = $6; Kids 6-12 = $7

 

Business Name: The Piano Bench / Wiser, Debbie
Location: Soldotna
Phone: 928-499-0058
E-mail: thepianobench@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Piano & Theory Fundamentals

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Skills/Standards Taught:
• Note reading
• Rhythm reading
• Music symbols/language
• Major/minor 5 finger patterns
• Interval reading
• Chord structure/progression
• Music history (eras/compass)
• Pedal technique
• Composition
• Ear training
• Sight reading
• Transposing
Materials Used:
• Faber & Faber Piano Adventures
• Faber & Faber My 1st Piano Adventure
• K. Snell Fundamentals of Piano Theory
• Hanon/Czerny Etudes
• Alfred Basic Piano
• Piano Maestro iPad App
• National Federation of Music Clubs Theory Testing & Festival Performance
Lesson Description: 30-45 minutes weekly
Cost: $25 for 30 minutes or $40 for 45 minutes

 

Business Name: Homer Council on the Arts / Abrahamson, Kiki
Location: Homer
Phone: 235-4288
E-mail: office@homerart.org
Subjects Taught: Varies – please see webite for classes

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Varies – please see webite for classes
Lesson Description: Varies – please see webite for classes
Cost: Varies – please see webite for classes

Business Name: Stamp Act / Beachy, Kathy
Location: Homer
Phone: 299-2774
E-mail: kathy@bcihomer.com
Subjects Taught: Music

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• Reading Music
• Naming Notes
• Playing Chords
• Understanding Theory
• Performing in a spring recital

Lesson Description: 1/2 hr once a week
Cost: $18

Business Name: Emmy Brooks Spanish Tutoring / Brooks, Emmy
Location: Homer
Phone: 399-6885
E-mail: kybeanqueen@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Spanish

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• Pronunciation, vocabulary, verb conjugations, sentence translations, recognizing and responding to oral commands, asking and answering questions
• Memorization/recitation, learning games, group work, worksheets and song/music are used to implement the skills being taught
• Spanish for Children, Primer A is the primary text used, supplemental with EduPress Bingo, Learning Wrap-ups, Instructional Fair Reproducible worksheets, a Spanish-English dictionary and PowerGlide flashcards

Lesson Description: 45 minutes 4 days/week
Cost: $25

Business Name: Comfort, Carol
Location: Anchor Point
Phone: 235-8916
E-mail: 78chickens@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Piano

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• I am a Suzuki piano teacher and teach music classes and piano lessons beginning with preschoolers.
• I use the Suzuki methodology, which primarily reinforces good musicality, a strong technical foundation and a sensitivity to the music. Suzuki Vol. I, Faber and Faber note reading.
Lesson Description: 30 or 45 minutes per lesson.
Cost: $28 per 30 minutes.

 

Business Name: Ben Firth Studios / Firth, Ben
Location: Homer
Phone: 226-2009
E-mail: ben@benfirthstudio.com
Subjects Taught: Music Instruction

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Basic comprehension of:
• Music theory, using the piano & voice
• Musical expression and performance, using the piano & voice
Increasing comprehension, skill and interest in:
• Note reading
• Rhythm
• Chords
• Sight reading
• Rote
• Learning melodies & harmony by ear
• Transposition
• Transcription
• Recital participation
• Ensemble work
• Temp variations
• Dynamics
• Tonality
Methods:
• John Thompson
• Faber
• Hal Leonard
• In Recital
• Celebration Series
• Various single selections

Lesson Description: 30-45 minutes weekly
Cost: $15 -$22.50

 

Business Name: Miss Vee’s Tutoring AK / Jones, Veronica
Location: Homer
Phone: 299-4596
E-mail: MissVeeTeachingAK@outlook.com
Subjects Taught: Math, Reading & Writing

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
KPBSD approved basic in math, reading, writing. Primary programs include ABeCeDarian, Saxon Math, First Steps (reading rsource), BOB Reading, Bridges Intervention(Math), ExcelMath, and various leaning games(dice counting, card games, grammer, literacy centers, and other hands-on learning strategies). Dependingon individual student needs.
Lesson Description: Two to Four Hours two to three times a week.
Cost: $30 hr

Business Name: Home Garden / Kauffman, Becca
Location: Homer
Phone: 299-0654 or 235-6769
E-mail: b.inspiration3@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Piano Lessons

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• Beginning and intermediate levels
• Faber & Faber curriculum with supplementation in areas of interest
• Variety of music styles
• Emphasis on note reading, technique, expression, theory, scales & basic chording
• Incentive program
• Annual recital

Lesson Description: 45 minutes weekly
Cost: $24.00

Business Name: Spirit Mountain Artworks / Koeninger, Art
Location: Homer
Phone: 235-1014
E-mail: akoeninger@acsalaska.net
Subjects Taught: Metal Jewerly Making

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Upon completion of the class, students should be able to design and render jewelry an small metal objects from sheet, wire and other metal forms, in combination with other materials. Alternatively int eh case of the lost wax casting class, they should be able to design and render jewelry and small objects in wax, to cast the wax models into metal, and to finish the metal objects. They should have a working knowledge of a variety of tools, including the jewelers saw, files, flex shaft, dapping tools, ring and bracelet mandrels, anvils and soldering torches. They should be able to make a variety of objects, including rings brooches, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, barrettes, buckles, chains, etc. They should be able to set stones in a bezel setting, and to create surface designs be various methods. Handouts are provided by the instructor. Texts are available during class time.
Lesson Description: 2-3 day workshop of a total of 15 hrs
Cost: $150.00

Business Name: Girassol Childcare and Art Studio / Moyer, Rosana
Location: Homer
Phone: 299-4733
E-mail: rosanamoyerchildcare@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Art Classes

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
My main goal is to offer opportunities for my students to handle all types of materials, explore techniques used in the works of renowned artists and to appreciate the value of the artistic productions of others. I believe that by studying the great masters, children learn to be better observers; they become familiar with the vocabulary of visual language and they come to appreciate art in their lives, in their homes and community.
Lesson Description: 2 days a week throughout the year
Cost: $20 per lesson

 

Business Name: Spruceview School / Parrett, Krista
Location: Homer
Phone: 618-267-4185
E-mail: parrett01@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Core Tutoring & P.E.

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• Early literacy
• Math Skills
• Reading
• Writing
• Science
• P.E.

Lesson Description: 1-3hrs per week
Cost: $25 per hr

 

Business Name: Pederson, Sherry
Location: Homer
Phone: 435-7479
E-mail: smarousek@yahoo.com
Subjects Taught: ASL – Sign Language

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• Learn about deaf culture
• Learn American Sign Language
o Based on standards for learning American Sign Language based on grade level
• Hands-On signing; worksheets with signs

Lesson Description: 45-60minutes 1x a week
Cost: $30

 

Business Name: Pettibone, David
Location: Homer
Phone: 480-735-9727
E-mail: davidpettibone@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Art Studio

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
I have taught drawing, life drawing and painting in NYC and Alaska at various colleges and institutions. I teach foundation based drawing techniques and then work with the students to develop their unique artistic “voice”. Currently, due to covid-I teach remotely, via zoom.
Lesson Description: 1 hour up to twice a week
Cost: $30

Business Name: Kachemak Nordic Ski Club / Rauch, Carlin
Location: Homer
Phone: 399-1530
E-mail: knscjuniornordic@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Skiing

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Children will work on balance, agility and fundamentals of cross country skiing including weight transfer, kick off and glide in both classic and skate technique. The PSIA Nordic technical model and standards are used.
Lesson Description: 1.5 hrs per week
Cost: $25.00

Business Name: Cycle Logical / Reynolds, Derek
Location: Homer
Phone: 226-2925
E-mail: cyclelogicalhomer@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Fatbike Rentals & Bicycle Mechanics

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Rentals: Students can rent Fat Bikes to explore the Kachemak Bay beaches.
Maintenance Class: Cycle Logical offers a series of classes, stating with basic bicycle maintenance to advanced mechanical practices.

Lesson Description: 1.5 hours and Mechanical classes are 4 in a series
Cost: $50-$85 each

 

Business Name: Polaris Dojo / Richardson, Martha
Location: Homer
Phone: 206-414-8319
E-mail: polarisdojo@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Cuong Nhu Martial Arts

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Martial Arts teaches many life skills like accountability, self-confidence, perseverance, discipline, etc. As well as self-defense and body awareness. In our program we use the curriculum used and developed by Cuong Nhu Martial Arts Association as our guide for standards and methodology.
Lesson Description: 1-1.5 hrs 3-4 timer per week
Cost: $75 month

Business Name: Art Spectrum / Rourke, Linda
Location: Homer
Phone: 299-0415
E-mail: lsrourke@xyz.net
Subjects Taught: Art Workshop

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Art Workshops: I will offer a variety of workshops such as mosaic glass; printmaking; middle level and high school level art classes from beginning to advanced; skills will range from exploration of the individual creative process, art fundamentals (art elements and principles of design); all classes could be tailored to meet the interests, needs and skills of the students.
Lesson Description: varies
Cost: varies

 

Business Name: Lil’Kritters DayCare & School
Location: Seward
Phone: 362-1090
E-mail: lkdalaska@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Pre-K-6th grade Core Subjects. Instruction can be provided for all core subjects needs. I will utilize curriculum in collaboration with parents and supplemental tools to reinforce skill building. Various mrthogology will be used basded on each students le

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Lessons will be 30-60 minutes, 1-5 days per week. Assesment will be by Demonstration of skills/concepts learned. Students will be measured based on Alaska State Education standards.
Lesson Description: 30-60 minutes depends on students needs
Cost: $20 monthly rate avaiable

 

Business Name: KB Lessons / Kristel Cinereski Barlow
Location: Seward
Phone: 223-7876
E-mail: kristel_barlow12@yahoo.com
Subjects Taught: Voice Lessons Skills: Posture, Breathing, note awareness, diaphram singing. Group Projects fo rduos, trios, quartet, etc. Learning to enhance the voice to best ability. No materials needed.

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
Weekly lessons, until Fall & Spring Reciatals.
Lesson Description: 30 min-1 hour once a week
Cost: $15 per half hour

 

Business Name: Deter Music / Detert, Vickie
Location: Seward
Phone: 224-4987
E-mail: mgsuse@outlook.com
Subjects Taught: Music Lessons: Piano / Concert Band Instruments

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• Teaching music reading and proper playing technique
• Piano, wind instruments (woodwinds & brass), percussion
• Grade 1 and above for piano
• Grade 4 and above for other instruments
Lesson Description: Weekly
Cost: $20 for 1/2 hour (5 consecutive lessons – 5th is free)

Business Name: Seward Tsunami Swim Club / Jacoby, Leslie
Location: Seward
Phone: 224-5341
E-mail: sewardtsunamis@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Swimming

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
SEWARD TSUNAMI SWIM CLUB (STSC) is a developmental and competitive swim team that provides a supervised aquatics program for Seward area youth ages 5-18. STSC is a member of Alaska Swimming, Inc., Alaska committee of United States Swimming (USS), which in turn is the national governing body for the sport and the organization which registers and insures athletes, sanctions events, and conducts competitions and development programs.
ORGANIZATION: STSC is a non-profit organization, tax-exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code. We have a contracted coaching staff and parent volunteer Board which conduct the daily business of the organization. STSC board meetings are held monthly on the third Thursday. Additional parent meetings geared toward your swimmer(s) and their development in the sport, rather than club operations, will be scheduled later in the season and announced via e-mail. If you are interested in learning more about club operations, or in serving on the Board, please contact any board member or email us at: stsc_feelthewave @yahoo.com

Lesson Description: Please see website
Cost: Please see website

Business Name: Kaiser, Janis
Location: Seward
Phone: 288-5677
E-mail: jj.kaiser63@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Math

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
• Grades 2 – 5: basic math including addition, subtraction, whole numbers, simple fractions, improper/proper/mixed fractions, tables, and graphs.
• Grade 6: positive and negative numbers, multiplication and division, including fractions with common/uncommon denominators, decimals relation to fractions, measurement.
Lesson Description: 4 hours in length, once a week.
Cost: Contact for rates.

Business Name: Pechuzal, Justine
Location: Seward
Phone: 521-0311
E-mail: jpechuzal@gmail.com
Subjects Taught: Art

Synopsis:
Skills taught are:
This class focuses on basic painting skills as color mixing, brushwork and composition. Concepts will be related to elements and principles of art, as well as the co-op theme of Zoology-flying creatures. Students will see examples of famous artworks as well as teacher examples. Brushes, paint, paper and other supplies provided by the instructor.
Lesson Description: 1hr once a month
Cost: $10 per student