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Local Lessons (all require registration and tuition)
The Burch School of Music
This local brother-sister team offers lessons in Kindermusik®; and piano lessons for all age levels.
Lakeshore Drive Academy of the Arts
Private piano and voice lessons are taught by qualified teachers as a ministry of Lakeshore Drive Baptist Church. Drama lessons are also available.
Parker County Childbloom® Guitar Program
Kevin Townson provides small group guitar lessons in a step by step program called Childbloom®. Private lessons are also available.
Texas Music Teachers Association
This list includes all TMTA teachers within 20 miles of Weatherford and contact information.
Travis Academy of Fine Arts
TAFA offers opportunities for homeschool students to participate in group-based artistic expression. Band, ballet, choir, worship leading and songwriting classes require an audition and application process. Fees are required upon approval.
Weatherford Music Academy
This new Parker county music school offers private piano, guitar, voice, ukulele, violin, viola, cello, woodwind and brass instrument lessons and focuses on music technology and artist development programs such as songwriting. Daytime lessons are available for preschoolers, homeschoolers, and adults.
Free piano sheet music collection (90% free) has an option to upgrade to a subscription that is unlimited offering higher quality, additional services. Other instrument choices are also available.
Classics for Kids
This website is a great introduction to music and includes free resources, including excerpts of classical music, games, biographies, activities and lesson plans.
Local lessons are available in piano or organ from an experienced classroom and homeschool teacher. Ms. Leigh Johansen has experience across all ages and especially excels at the early learning and elementary levels. She has developed a teaching system that incorporates colors to teach keyboarding skills while offering a repertoire of various musical styles. Immediate openings for lessons are available.
Look up chord charts by title of song or artist for free. Hover over the chords and get a visual of placements on the keyboard, fret, etc. from the instrument of your choice: keyboard, guitar, ukulele, drums, bass, flute or harmonica. Each title is rated by difficulty and you can choose to add drawings (chord/keyboard or show chords on the side of the screen). Additional options are available to send, print, or e-mail the results with ease.
While it is best to have a local teacher for music instruction with direct interaction, it is not always available or cost effective. Here is an online option specifically developed for the homeschool that charges a low monthly fee or you can choose to become a lifetime member. It’s also great for learning some basics, as local studios often have waiting lists, and provides extra support for the really enthusiastic musician.
As a free, online community resource for guitar players of any genre, you can look up a song by title or artist, then select the version you prefer, transpose and display chords. There’s even an online tuner and video-based lessons.
Learn how to play piano online, understand music theory, and improvise with 50 free lessons at various levels of difficulty. Other resources include free sheet music and music tools, such as a virtual keyboard and ear training software. Adobe Flash Player is required.
Completely free, game-like lessons motivate language learning for all ages.
American Sign Language University
This online sign language curriculum offers free lessons and self-study materials. For documentation, there is a tuition cost and required assignments, but access to the information is still free.
Award winning software for learning languages offers a free trial. A purchase is required to continue.
Arts and Crafts
Age leveled art instruction, art appreciation and history are all studied together from this popular homeschool curriculum to purchase. Supply kits are available for an easy, ready to go option.
DTLK's Crafts for Kids
Free printable kid’s crafts, coloring pages, worksheets and activities are featured on this website. Search by themes, holidays, educational topics and more.
Free art lessons with instructions and photographs. Each project lists materials needed and you can select by grade level, medium, subject, artist, or art period.
Kid at Art
Lessons and activities use recycled materials to draw, paint, sculpt, and craft. You can also choose by category.
Don’t let the name fool you! These are art lessons for all ages. Use the search engine for a specific project or browse by age level or technique. Join the KinderArt Club and have complete curriculum bundles with all materials and instructions included.
Enjoy the free art lessons on this website. There are additional lessons on DVD to purchase with a corresponding supply list or option to purchase a supply kit.
See the Light Art Class
Free art resources, newsletter art tutorials, and video lessons are available. Reasonably priced DVDs and art workshops can be purchased.
Encouraging access to coding for all people, this non-profit website offers free courses for Kindergarten through University levels. Create an account to save progress or just start coding; no account needed.
Homeschool computer programming courses are available in an online format. Registration fees apply.
Program your own interactive stories, games and animations and share them online. Adobe Flash Player is required. Created by the MIT Media Lab, this online service is free of charge.
This website provides free games for typing and includes free lessons from popular typing lesson providers. It is well organized for working on specific keyboarding areas in need of more practice.
Learn typing through this intuitive and engaging program, progressively moving through themed lessons. Using positive reinforcement and simple, easy to follow guides, children preschool and up can benefit from this free typing option. To record progress, you will need to register, but it is not required to use the site.
Educational Games Online
Free education games are for grades K-5. Search by topic to produce related games. Selections are varied, and you can purchase a family account (without ads) for instant access to apps on multiple devices.
Developed by a practicing teacher, this free website is for grades K-8. Reinforce skills and challenge students to interactively learn.
Splash Learn Games
Choose from free online games K-5th for ELA and Math. By signing up (free), progress is tracked and games evolves to your child’s educational needs. Based on scientifically-based educational research regarding learning and motivation, this software fosters curiosity that nurtures lifelong growth.
These free educational online games are also ad-free. Additional fun exercises include brain teasers, mad libs, puzzles, coloring pages, craft ideas, and more! If you are using a reward system, this website is a possible option for an effective motivational tool.
Factory Tours USA
If you would like some hands-on learning while also creating memories, try these field trip options (many are free) for your family or homeschool co-op. Just click on the state you live in or plan to visit.
Balance your kids screen time with educational options in traditional game formats. Shop for hands-on play items by age or subject. Prices will vary.
Teach with Movies
Select from more than 425 free learning guides with corresponding materials to popular films. Search by subject, age level and more.
This internet ministry website offers Bible studies for free. Ask a question, view articles by topic, and other free resources for all levels of Biblical knowledge. Lumina is a free word studies tool offered with Strong’s tagging and Greek/Hebrew translation.
Catholic Online School
For Christians of a Catholic persuasion, this non-profit school offers education to everyone, for free. Check out these helpful and free religious education resources, daily readings, Saints A-Z index, and prayers.
As the first Jewish homeschool curriculum and free to all, this resource will be helpful to those looking to implement a Charlotte Mason based philosophy of living education that incorporates Judaism, making it distinctly different from other resources of CM flavor.