The Art of Music Studio is returning to the Training Center this fall and is looking forward to the opportunity to teach these special Music classes designed just for you! The Art of Music Studio is a year round Music School teaching people of all ages, serving Montgomery County for the past 30 years. They have university and professionally trained teachers and teach many instruments and classes. They focus not only on getting you to the highest level but also making it a fun and enjoyable experience! For the 2013-2014 school year, they are offering Club Music for Ages 4 & 5 and Elementary Music 1 & 2 classes for grades 4-6 with Recorder Flute, Music History, Theory, & Fun Interactive Music activities with Kellie McCulloch. They are also offering Jr. High and High School Guitar classes with Sean Chilson. Studies have found that music plays an important role for students to excel in math and science since music uses both sides of the brain! The Art of Music Studio owner, Judi Lanza, can be contacted at (936) 756-8777 or email at email@example.com. website: Theartofmusicstudio.com Additional information on teachers
Pam Bowen home schooled her four children for 22 years. After having their first child, she and her husband, Tommy, decided for her to be a stay-at-home mom, and they began home schooling in 1988. Their two oldest children graduated from college and the other two are currently working and attending college part-time. Pam and her husband both served on the board of a local home school support group for several years. Their family was also very involved with a local home school sports program, and Mrs. Bowen served as a board member for six years. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. Math has always been a favorite subject, as well as reading. Mrs. Bowen has taught sign language, writing, math, and other courses in various home school classes. She really has a passion to teach children and hopes to instill a love of learning in her students. In addition to home school classes, she has been very involved in classes or working with the deaf for about 20 years and currently helps interpret for the deaf at The Light Community Fellowship where she also works part-time. You may contact her by phone at 936.760-1790 or 936.520.7138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Her mailing address is 189 Greenleaf Lane, Conroe TX 77304.
Karen GarzaKaren Garza is a 22-year home school veteran that is passionate about claiming science back for God. She has a vision of science being a tool to use to reveal the intricacies of God to students who in turn can use their knowledge to share the wonders and proofs of God that exist in our universe and are revealed through science. Ever since she can remember, she has enjoyed teaching others. Her own education path includes paramedic training and 60 hours in the honors program at U of H, which included biology and chemistry. Her life journey truly began 32 years ago when she married Joey. In the fall of 1989, God instructed Karen to quit work and school and thus began her career as a full time mom. Two years later, she became a home school teacher. Her three girls that were her first and most important students are Penny, Jennifer, and Esther. In 2011, Karen graduated her last daughter after 20 years of home schooling. All of her daughters went on to college. Her ministry to further science awareness has also included joining her husband as the administrators of the Texas Regional Science Fair beginning in 1997, www.texasregionalsciencefair.com. Based on a daughter’s need, Revelation Science Classes, www.revelationscience.com, was begun in 2005 and offers high school biology, chemistry, physics, and human anatomy & physiology utilizing the Apologia curriculum. This year Karen is expanding her classes to include an upper high school class covering geology and astronomy, the “Rock Star” class. Teaching and instructing others is a ministry and a privilege to Karen and she lives to be used by God to bring Him honor and glory. Karen can be contacted at 281-370-6222 (home), 832-483-9643 (cell), or emailed at revelationscience [at] sbcglobal [dot] net. Please mail payments in Karen’s name to 7327 Root Road, Spring, TX 77389. Payments are due on the 1st of each month. A late fee of $10 will be charged after the 10th of the month.
Mrs. Garza’s registration forms for her class are linked here: TUESDAY – BIO & CHEM; THURSDAY – ANATOMY & ROCK STAR
Katt Gilcreasehas been a professional actor for 14 years. Currently he is a stage actor instructor for Bravo Company, which is the children’s educational wing of Stage Right of Texas, the resident theater company at the Crighton Theatre. He is also a board member of Stage Right of Texas. Katt is a member of the technical staff of the Crighton Theatre where he deals with lighting, sound, general staging, and set building. Katt works as a substitute teacher in Willis ISD and is retired from Texas Department of Criminal Justice after 21 years of service. His contact information is email@example.com, or (936) 661-6070. Mr. Gilcrease's mailing address is: 180 Frank Cloud Rd., Huntsville, TX 77320
Brenda Hall - attended Texas A&M University earning her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in material science. She met and married her husband of 30 years, Eric, at the A&M Baptist Student Union where they began to be involved in ministry together. She worked until the birth of her daughter for Motorola as a Hermetic Packaging Engineer. During this time she was able to travel to Malaysia to set up a polyimide die coat process for her products and work on the assembly line overseas. Eric and Brenda have 5 children and have homeschooled for 20 years. Their four oldest children, Kellie, Julie, Scott, and Zach graduated with CACHE. The Halls live in Conroe and attend Faith Bible Church in the Woodlands. They have been involved in a nursing home ministry for the last 10 years at Elmcroft Assisted Living Center. Brenda loves math and the order that God created in numbers. It is her desire to help all students to excel in math. She will be using Teaching Textbooks for Algebra I, Algebra II, and Pre-calculus. Parents can find information about the program and placement tests at www.teachingtextbooks.com. Since accepting Jesus as Savior when a child, studying the Bible has also been a passion. Brenda will be teaching Keystones of the OT- The Torah Study to 7th-10th grade students. Brenda can be reached at (936) 756-1217 (home) or (936) 443-9002 (cell) or e-mailed at EBHall7@aol.com. Please mail payments to: 2005 Shasta Ridge, Conroe, TX 77304. Payments are due on the 1st of each month or at the first class of the month. A late fee of $5 will be charged after the 10th of the month.
Kandi Henry - attended Sam Houston State University earning a Bachelor of Science in Academic Studies with a minor in Mathematics. She began teaching in the public school system specifically in the areas of Math and Science. After nearly ten years, she and her husband, Brian, decided to homeschool their four children. Kandi became immediately involved in homeschool teaching by becoming a co-founder of the 7 Acre Co-Op.Teaching every year of the 7 Acre Co-Op usually in the areas of Math and Science, she found her true love and calling.. Also, Kandi taugh math and other subjects while attending the Conroe Co-Op.Kandi helped to establish the Homeschool Drill & Cheer Team that participates closely with the Northside Lions Homeschool Football Team. Kandi and her family are members of The Ark Family Church and feel God's blessing there. Kandi also teaches a course on Parenting at West Conroe Baptist Church for families in our area that have been court ordered to attended. She feels a deep need to help these families maintain and realize God's vision for the family unit. Brian and Kandi adopted their fourth child and are currently undergoing procedures to adopt more children. Kandi has a true love of the Lord, for teaching, hospitality, encouragement, and children. Please mail payments to 6 Bayou Drive, Conroe, TX 77304. Ms. Henry may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or home no. 936-441-7512 and cell 936-203-4073 *email is best.
Carolyn Hill has a BS in Home Economics from Baylor University. Before having her own children, she taught High School Home Economics in the public schools for 7 years. Then, while homeschooling her five children, her sewing skills were invaluable in everyday life needs. In the past several years she has actively served on the costume committees of many Christian Youth Theater productions. She first learned to sew when she was young, and those basic skills have served her well as a mom through the years. Learning to use a sewing machine and doing some basic hand sewing will benefit anyone. She now wants to pass along her love of sewing to the younger generation. This class meets on Thursday mornings from 9:00-10:30. Supply Fee of $20 per student and Registration form need to be mailed to 5706 Stone Creek Dr., Magnolia, TX 77354. Cost is $40 per month, paid on the first class of each month. Contact Carolyn Hill via email, email@example.com or cell phone, 832-655-3111 with any questions regarding the class.
Christy Hill - Christy Hill was homeschooled for thirteen years during which she was a member of Joyful Sound Home School Choir where she served as a Student Director for two years. After graduation, Christy attended the College at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary from 2007 to 2011 where she received her BA in Humanities with a minor in Music. During her college years she worked with inner city students and was active in her church. Christy has returned home to teach in the local home-school groups. Her favorite book is Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan because in it she finds comfort and encouragement for her own walk with the Lord. Christy’s contact information is: (832)655-5553 and her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mail payments 5706 Stone Creek Dr., Magnolia, TX 77355
Cindy Johnson has been married for 32 years and has homeschooled their four children for 22 years. She has spent her adult life teaching Bible, art, theater sets, music and nature study. She has produced artwork for theater, missionaries, churches, charities, and many other organizations, and has illustrated a cookbook. In her church, she plays flute in the orchestra, and has a heart for missions. Over the years, she has performed countless musical solos, loves playing in theater orchestras, and has been traveling internationally with a missions orchestra. As a professional artist, Cindy sells her paintings, shows at the Woodlands Art League Gallery, teaches her own private art classes, and teaches at the Gallery. She works to instill the beauty of God's creation and a love for our Maker in young peoples' hearts, and to give them skills to express themselves artistically. Her desire is that people will find beauty and hope in her paintings. To find her heart, check out her blog at www.colorcatstudios.blogspot.com. You may contact her at email@example.com or 281-734-3362.
Jan Lund and her husband Sam, homeschooled their children for 16 years. Before opening The Training Center, Jan was a stay-at-home mom with their three wonderful children. Currently, they have one son in high school, one in college at UTTyler and a married daughter who graduated from Houston Baptist University. Jan has always had a passion for teaching and enjoyed the time she spent teaching Sunday School, Children's Church and Children's Choir. She and Sam are excited about The Training Center and are looking forward to the direction God is leading them. Her contact information is (936) 777-3171 or Sajalund@aol.com. Please mail payments to Jan Lund at P.O. Box 1122, Conroe, TX 77305.
Corinne Park graduated from Hardin Simmons University with a Bachelor of Education degree. She spent 2 years teaching school at Asuncion Christian Academy in Paraguay, South America. Upon her return to the States she attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where she met her husband Jon Park. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Religious Education. She and her husband spent 8 years in the ministry in Florida where she taught in a Christian school. When her first daughter was ready for kindergarten they began to homeschool. They have just graduated their oldest daughter and continue to homeschool their youngest. Corinne has taught classes for homeschoolers in her home and in co-op classes. This year she will be teaching Chemistry and Physics on the elementary level, Apologia Physical Science, Spanish for Kids, and Club Explore for K-4th grades. She loves to make her classes hands-on with active learning to increase a student’s love of learning and natural curiosity. Her contact information is 281-252-8496, firstname.lastname@example.org and 7226 Lorna Rd. Montgomery, TX 77316
Yvette Schenck After graduating as the valedictorian of her high school class at Concordia Lutheran, Yvette Schenck attended Loyola University in New Orleans as a pre-med major. When her spouse was relocated to Houston from Louisiana in 1994, she opted to become a stay at home mom. She has homeschooled her four children for over 13 years, and has taught homeschool classes for organizations, including HIS classes for 3 years and Training Center classes for 3 years. Because working with youth is her passion, Mrs. Schenck has also taught Sunday school, worked with Vacation Bible School, and has participated in mission trips with her family. Mrs. Schenck enjoys reading, writing, and constructing curriculum in her spare time, and hopes to instill a love for these activities in her students. She is a firm believer that “readers can become leaders” with the right mentoring and encouragement. Her family attends church at the Ark Church in Conroe. Contact her at:email@example.com or (936)648-4823 (cell). Address: 1527 Cafe Dumonde, Conroe, TX 77304.
Marcie Taylor - Ms. Taylor has played flute for 28 years and was a TMEA All-state flute player (1992) and has her Bachelor’s in Music Education (Texas A&M-Commerce, 1996) with All-level Certification (K-12). Ms. Taylor has taught as an assistant high school band director and currently teaches private lessons to her studio of very talented students in Conroe and The Woodlands. In homeschooling, she considers herself an eclectic classical homeschooler and she is here to assist you in achieving your homeschooling goals. Additionally, Ms. Taylor is the club manager for the Montgomery County 4-H Shooting Sports Club. Ms. Taylor attends The Ark Church in Conroe as a beloved child of God and mom to the three best kids in the world (will be in 8th, 6th, and 1st for next year). Payments may be mailed to Marcie Taylor at 10132 Champion Village Dr., Conroe TX 77303. Ms. Taylor can be reached at 281-650-7842 or taylorm25[at]yahoo[dot]com
USA CHESS Active Learning Services has been providing chess lessons to scholastic chess students for over 15 years. We have over 60 school programs in Dallas, Houston, and Austin. Our instructors are tournament chess coaches with years of experience teaching children from beginners to tournament players. Contact information is (281) 257-0078 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.activelearningcamps.com