Page updated September 25, 2014

Central Peninsula Instructors & Tutors

Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski, Sterling, Clam Gulch


 

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Archery Instructors

Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski, Sterling, Clam Gulch

Disclaimer Notice:
This list of tutors is informational only. It is provided as a service to our parents and not intended to be a recommendation or validation of persons or services.  

Archery Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor's Name: Brush, Greg
Business Name: Greg's EZ Limit Guide Service
Address: P.O. Box 4278, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 262-6169
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Synopsis:

  • Week 1: Bow/arrow nonclamature, archery safety, proper form, gear maintenance, shot execution, test.
  • Week 2: Safety review and drills, beginning practice and form review and critique, target practice with scoring.
  • Week 3: Target practide, skills contedsts, games and informal competition. Graduation and awards.
  • Lessons are 1 hour, 5 days a week, for 3 weeks.

Cost: $20 per lesson for 15 lessons. Total $300..

Arts & Crafts Instructors

Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski, Sterling, Clam Gulch

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Carving Instructors are listed alphabetically

None at this time.

General Art Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor's Name: Denniece Lofgren
Business Name: Miss Dee Dee's Class - Art for Kids.
Address: 36775 Steadman St., Sterling, AK 99672
Phone: 394-6303
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Synopsis:

  • We facilitate Disciplined Based Art Education for K-6th graders.
  • Our objectives are to teach your child, while having loads of fun, the skill of "Understanding Art", Creating Art, and Appreciating Art.
  • We use art vocabulary, vocabulary builders and focus on "looking, thinking, and making art".
  • This program uses large fine art reproductions and "Disciplined Based Lessons" to promote interdisciplinary learning. Our guided teaching and group discussions becomes beautiful.
  • Progress will be determined by performance.
  • Lesson are 90 minutes in length once a week.

Cost: $30 per child, per class.

Instructor's Name: Nita Jackson
Business Name:
Address: 37125 Lou Morgan Road, Sterling, AK 99672
Phone: 398-8702
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Synopsis:

  • All lessons utilize KPBSD/State standards & assessments.
  • Fundamental art skills of elements, design & implementation, pattern repetition, antique, color design, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, surface design will be covered as age appropriate.
  • Lessons are 1.5 hours, twice a week.

Cost: $20 per child, per class.

Instructor's Name: Kareasa McElwain
Business Name: K-Maria's Art
Address: PO Box 89, Kasilof, AK 99610
Phone: 252-4954
E-mail:

Synopsis:

  • 2 separate classes will be taught. 1 ages 6-10 and 1 ages 10-15.
  • I will teach acrylic and oil on canvas.
  • I can teach still life, landscape, and abstract introducing different brush techniques, and instruction on art history.
  • I would like to discuss different painting techniques, such as brush strokes, how to mix colors, and textures, ect.
  • I would like to introduce information on artists of old and new, as well as teaching about oil and acrylic painters.
  • Classes will be 2.5 and 4.5 hours in length, twice a month.

Cost: $35 to $55 per lesson.

Instructor's Name: Ella McFetridge
Business Name:
Address: 111 N. Birch Street, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 260-5767
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Synopsis:

  • I teach putting a painting together from start to finish, from first sketches, planning, pencil, ink, watercolor, acrylic, teaching perspective for 3D effect, using lingt and shadow.
  • Lessons are 1 hour to 90 minutes, once a week.

Cost: $20 per lesson.

Instructor's Name: Rene' Taylor
Business Name: Rene's Art Class
Address: P.O. Box 3556, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 252-7351
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Synopsis:

  • Lessons include drawing, painting, acrylic, water color, sculpture, print making, chaulks, and oil pastels.
  • Focus: elements and principles of design.
  • Progress will be determined by Rubric form & critique assesments.
  • Lessons are 60 minutes, once a week.

Cost: $20.00 per lesson.

Painting & Drawing Instructors are listed alphabetically

Tutor's Name: Larsen, Chelline
Business Name: Dragonfly Gallery
Address: P.O. Box 1722, Soldotna AK, 99669
Phone: 260-4636
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Synopsis:

  • Class is on silk painting to students 10 and older.
  • Students will learn a brief history of the French Seri technique for fabric design.
  • They will learn about elements of design suited to this medium and the use of color relationships and basic color mixing.
  • All materials and aprons will be provided.
  • Class consists of (2) 3-hour sessions to be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week from 9 AM - Noon.
  • Availability for 4 students per class.
  • Class will be taught at Dragonfly Gallery at 183 S. Soldotna Avenue.
  • Students will be evaluated on their interest and ability to follow detailed instruction, a willingness to experiment and use flexibility in the creative process and the completion of the project.

Cost: $150.00 Total

Instructor’s Name: Paul Tornow
Business Name: Champion Art
Address: P.O. Box 1651, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 262-7628
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Synopsis:

  • Students learn acrylic painting, watercolor painting, oil pastel, chalk pastel, drawing, charcoal & graphite, and colored pencil.
  • Drawing techniques are taught.
  • All mediums are taught to completion.
  • Skills are measured by completion of concept and end product.
  • Lessons are 1 1/2 hours in length, twice a week.

Cost: $20.00 per student, per hour (includes supplies). For more information call or e-mail.

Stained Glass Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor's Name: Sandy Stevens
Business Name: Custom Stained Glass
Address: 35260 Betty Lou Dr., Sterling, Ak 99672
Phone:262-4527 or 206-794-8326
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Website: www.alaskacustomstainedglass.com

Synopsis:

  • Beginning Copper Foil & Lead Came: learing about various types of glass, how to cut and apply patterns, proper use of cutter and breaking tools, foiling or caming techniques, grinding glass to fit and soldering.
  • Intermediate Copper Foil & Lead Came: using more complex patterns, intricate cuts, using glass saw, color-choice coordination, and learning about pattern structure.
  • Progress will be determined by ability to cut out and apply pattern, correct use of proper tool for cutting technique, and completion of their project in a timely manner.
  • Lessons are 1 to 3 hours in length.

Cost: Call for information.

Theatre Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor's Name: Burdick, Terri
Address: 367 W. Beluga, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 262-5486
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Synopsis:

  • This class will give the student a basic overview of the subject as well as the opportunity to participate in a staged production.
  • Skill learned will be:
    • Warm up techniques.
    • Voice control by using vocal projection, inflection and articulation.
    • Recognize different types of stages.
    • Identify dramas as a form of literature.
    • Apply critical thinking and writing skills to topics related to drama.
    • Work collaboratively analyze a short scene and/or script.
    • Improvisation and pantomime.
    • Demonstrate appropriate performance behavior as a participant and/or advisor.
    • Lessons are 90 minutes weekly for 12 weeks.

Cost: $18.75 per lesson.

 

Central Peninsula Birding Instructors

Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski, Sterling, Clam Gulch

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This list of tutors is informational only. It is provided as a service to our parents and not intended to be a recommendation or validation of persons or services.  

Bird Watching Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor's Name: Ken Marlowe
Business Name: Alaska Birding Tours
Address: P.O. Box 2465, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 262-5218
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Synopsis:

  • Bird watching is a life long hobby. It is the second fastest growing outdoor activity in the United States.
  • Skills learned in observation, classification, and deductive thinking are lifetime skills that transfer to all subject areas.
  • Birding requires curiosity, and provides physical and intellectual challenges for people at all ages and abilities.
  • Binoculats, bird books, and bird lists will be provided for student use on the field trip.
  • Students are also encouraged to take part in Wings Over Alaska, a state sponsored birding program that offers free certificates for th identification of birds in Alaska.
  • Class length is 5 to 7 hours.

Cost: $170.00.

Dance Instructors

Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski, Sterling, Clam Gulch

Disclaimer Notice: This list of tutors is informational only. It is provided as a service to our parents and not intended to be a recommendation or validation of persons or services.  

Ballet & General Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor's Name: Tara Philips
Business Name: Encore Dance Academy
Address: 212 Grant Place, Kenai, Alaska 99611
Phone: 283-3140
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Synopsis:

  • Basic ballet, pointe, jazz and hip hop movement.
  • Coordination, rhythm, and presentation.
  • Memorization of combinations for performance
  • Lessons are 1 hour, once a week, with 15 minutes of daily practice.

Cost: $47.50 per month.

Instructor's Name: Urban Dance Studio
Business Name: Urban Dance Studio
Address: 10672 Kenai Spur Hiway, Kenai, Ak 99611
Phone: 335-2328
Website: Urban Dance Studio

Synopsis:

  • We teach: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Street Jazz, Hip-hop, Hip-hop/Funk, Modern/Lyrical, Choreography, Groovin' gymboree, Beginning jazz for adults, Dance aerobics, Stage movement, and Scripted and improvised.
  • Contact of go to our website for a schedule.
  • Lessons are 1 hour.

Cost: $50.00 per month per student.

Instructor's Name: Vergine's Dance Studio
Address: P.O. Box 1731, Soldotna, Ak 99669
Phone: 283-5995
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Synopsis:

  • Thirteen years of local dance instruction experience.
  • Dance instruction for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.
  • Instruction by professionals, guest professionals, and workshops.

Cost: Please call for more information.

Jazz Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor's Name: Tara Philips
Business Name: Encore Dance Academy
Address: 212 Grant Place, Kenai, Alaska 99611
Phone: 283-3140
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Synopsis:

  • Basic ballet, pointe, jazz and hip hop movement.
  • Coordination, rhythm, and presentation.
  • Memorization of combinations for performance
  • Lessons are 1 hour, once a week, with 15 minutes of daily practice.

Cost: $47.50 per month.

Flight Instructors

Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski, Sterling, Clam Gulch

Updated September 6, 2012

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This list of tutors is informational only. It is provided as a service to our parents and not intended to be a recommendation or validation of persons or services.
 

Flight Instruction Instructors are listed alphabetically

None at this time.

Health & Fitness / Physical Fitness Instructors

Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski, Sterling, Clam Gulch

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Archery Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor’s Name: Caden MacLellan
Business Name:
Address: 35229 Stassi Ln., Sterling, AK 99672
Phone: 741-0943
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Synopsis:

  • I teach Archery 101.
  • Students will learn the various safety precautions to be used during archery.
  • Students will learn how to properly use safety equipment involed in archery.
  • Students will learn how to have proper form while shooting archery.
  • Lessons are 1 hour, once a week.

Cost: $20 per lesson.

Basketball Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor’s Name: Marc Bisset
Business Name:
Address: 812 Magic, Kenai, AK 99611
Phone: 283-0987
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Synopsis:

  • Basketball fundamentals, footwork, shot mechanics, skills drills, pivot mechanics, dribbling mechanics, technical skills camp for highschool and collegate, quickness skills, and space awareness, along with rebound skill.
  • Progress will be determined by handouts, skills sheets, weekly testing, time testing, and scale development assessment, goal setting and target development.
  • Lessons are 1 to 2 hours, 1 to 2 times a week.

Cost: $25 per hour.

Golf Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor’s Name: Nolan Rose
Business Name: Birch Ridgr Golf Course
Address: 42223 Sterling Hwy., Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 262-5270
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Synopsis:

  • Full swing, short swing, putting, chipping, etc.
  • Golf 101.
  • Progress is determined visually.
  • Lessons are 1 hour in length.

Cost: $20.00 per lesson for 5 lessons.

Gymnastics Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor’s Name: Jenniffer C. Rosin
Business Name: River City Cheer
Address: 44315 Parkway, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 260-9990
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Synopsis:

  • 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.
  • Lessons are 1 hour in length, once a week.

Cost: $45.90 per lesson.

Horsemanship Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor’s Name: Abby Ala
Business Name: Ridgeway Farms Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 1863, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 283-9166, 252-7100
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Website: Ridgeway Farms Inc

Synopsis:

  • Skills taught are:
    • Riding techniques.
    • Proper horse care.
    • Management.
    • Conditioning.
    • Safety.
    • Ground training.
    • Grooming.
  • Children learn riding skills and confidence.
  • Progress is evaluated each time the child is around a horse and lessons are determined by the skill levels that are acquired over time.
  • Lessons are from 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 minutes in length.

Cost: $30.00 per lesson.

Instructor’s Name: Kim Bowser
Business Name: Tickle Grass Farm
Address: P.O. Box 1202, Kasilof, AK 99610
Phone: 260-6104
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Website:

Synopsis:

  • Riding lessons - basic horse care, handling, and riding. Emphasis on safety and striving to meet individual goals.
  • I am willing to teach beginner/intermediate Western and English riding an beginner driving.
  • Materials used - CHA horsemanship manual, Pony Club manual, and other related materials.
  • Horsemanship course - offering a 6 week course in the fall and spring. It will be one day a week and about 1 hour in length. Teaching history of horses, horse behavior, breeds, markings and colors, use of horses, horse anatomy, health, problems and other related topics.

Cost: $30.00 per 30 minutes.

Instructor’s Name: Connie M. Davis
Business Name: Alaska C & C Stables
Address: PO Box 2837, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 262-5401
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Synopsis:

  • Skills taught are:
    • How to properly take care of a horse.
    • Safety and handling of horses.
    • Progress is determined by confidence and attitude.
  • Lessons are from 45 minutes in length, once a week.

Cost: $35.00 per lesson, call for more information.

Instructor’s Name: Kathleen Kitson
Business Name: K & K Horseback Adventures
Address: P.O. Box 751, Sterling, Ak 99672
Phone: 262-3759
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Website:

Synopsis:

  • I will teach student how to measure and use their pocket, side pass, move their horse off their leg on cue and how to gauge their horses speed.
  • They will learn what queues to give to get the horse to move it's hindquarters and shoulder.
  • Student will learn how to post properly and how to transition into a lope on the right lead.
  • Student will learn what diagonals are and how they affect their transitions.
  • We will also look at bits and how they affect the horses head set and their ability to bend their body and flex at the poll.
  • I will explain and demonstrate as needed then observe the students improving skills. As they learn a skill, we will build on it.
  • Lessons are 1 hour.

Cost: $50.00 per lesson.

Instructor’s Name: Ulrike Minelga
Business Name:
Address: P.O. Box 2747, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 262-1914
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Website:

Synopsis:

  • Teaches riding horsemanship.
  • Have taught riding skills at Solid Rock Bible Camp since 1999.
  • Uses certified horsemanship books and program.
  • Lessons are 1 hour, one to three times per week.

Cost: $25.00 per lesson.

Instructor’s Name: Sallie Norman
Business Name: Shalamar Stables
Address: P.O. Box 387, Sterling, AK 99672
Phone: 262-7911
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Website: Shalamar Stables

Synopsis:

  • Instill self-confidence, boost self esteem, strengthen mental, physical, moral, communications and social development.
  • Learn sportsmanship, responsibilities, patience, learn rules, and etiquette.
  • Learn care and management of horses.
  • Learn to ride safely.
  • Lessons are 1 to 2 hours weekly.

Cost: $25.00 to $35.00.

Instructor’s Name: Noah Procter
Business Name:
Address: P.O. Box 489, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 262-4741
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Website:

Synopsis:

  • Certified instructor by CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association).
  • Teaches English and Western - beginner through advanced.
  • Uses CHA curriculum and levels of rider certification.
  • Facilities include a 60' round pen, large riding arena, 5 mile private trail system, and use of 15 horses
  • Emphasis on safety and understanding both riding and horse care.
  • Minimum lessons are 1 hour, once per week.
  • For information on CHA, visit http://cha-ahse.org

Cost: $25.00 per lesson.

Martial Arts Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor’s Name: Michael Hancock
Business Name: Peninsula Martial Arts
Address: P.O. Box 2477, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 260-6677
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Website: Peninsula Martial Arts

Synopsis:

  • Has taught Karate for 12 years.
  • Student must prepare curriculum material in accordance with belt testing standards.
  • This will include basic skills, kata forms, fighting combinations, self defense and free sparing.
  • Gear will include Karate uniform and sparing gear.
  • Lessons are 1 hour daily.

Cost: Call or e-mail for pricing information

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Physical Fitness Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor’s Name: Angie Brennan
Business Name: Adapt Fitness
Address: 185 Hillcrest Ave., Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 953-6299
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Synopsis:

  • Strength & conditioning classes, triathalon training (including swim coaching, cycling instructor, run coaching).
  • Specializing in strength coaching.
  • Teaching fundamental barhell, bodyweight, kettlebell movements.
  • Setting up periodized programs for athletes.
  • Lessons are 45 minutes, 1 to 2 times a week.

Cost: $35 per lesson.

Instructor’s Name: Tom Storms
Business Name: Adapt Fitness
Address: 35555 Spur Hwy #430, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 420-7522
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Synopsis:

  • This is a basic to intermediate physical education, strength, and conditioning program.
  • Clients are taught basic healthy nutrition along with body weight and "light weight added" movements.
  • This is a very difficult workout if performed at it's highest level, but the program is designed to allow someone of almost any level to participate, by including movement downgrades and time-based intervals.
  • Lessons are 40 to 50 minutes, 3 days per week.

Cost: $127 per month.

Instructor’s Name: Pako Whannell
Business Name: Corefit Training Studio
Address: 2560 Seine Ct., Kenai, AK 99611
Phone: 252-3508
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Synopsis:

  • Basic strength training workout, including stretches, warm up, cool down & cardio.
  • Designed for clients needs specifically.
  • As time goes on, reps, sets, and weight will increase due to strength increase.
  • More advanced exercises will be implemented gradually with progress.
  • Lessons are 1 hour, once a week.

Cost: $55.52 per lesson.

Skating Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor’s Name: Madalyn McEwen
Business Name: Sk8 - Etc.
Address: P.O. Box 1036, Kasilof, AK 99610
Phone: 262-3151
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Synopsis:

  • Basic to advanced figure skating is taught.
  • Progress is determined by competition, exhibition and completion of test requirements.
  • Lessons are 1 hour each once a week.
  • 3 hours a week practice time.

Cost: $14.00 per lesson.

Yoga Instructors are listed alphabetically

None at this time.

Central Peninsula Home Economics

Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski, Sterling, Clam Gulch

Disclaimer Notice: This list of tutors is informational only. It is provided as a service to our parents and not intended to be a recommendation or validation of persons or services.

Cooking Instructors are listed alphabetically

None at this time.

Sewing Instructors are listed alphabetically

 Instructor's Name: Patsy Holland
Business Name: Patsy's Alterations
Address: PO Box 2289, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 262-4316, 252-6343
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Synopsis:

  • Beginners sewing class will learn all parts of a sewing machine, how to change needles, bobins, tentions, maintenance and safety.
  • Students will learn what needles to use on which materials, types of threads on projects.
  • They will learn how to read patterns, and how to adjust patterns, how to insert zippers, and other skills of sewing.
  • I hope to teach them to enjoy sewing and want to continue sewing in years to come.
  • Lessons are 2 hours, twice a month.

Cost: $30.00 per lesson.

Instructor's Name: Roena Menapace
Business Name: J & H Sewing & Vacuum Inc.
Address: 222 N. Binklety St., Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 262-6363
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Synopsis:

  • Sewing machine care & use; cleaning, oiling machine, needle know how, bobbin winding, threading, tension setting, stitch width, length setting, pattern selections.
  • Fabric & notions know how; learning pattern, fabric, needle, thead and tension differences.
  • Projects include garment construction, quilting an others.
  • Materials needed; fabri, thread, needles, patterns, bobbins and other miscellaneous notions.
  • Test used are sewing books, magazines and assorted miscellanious materials.
  • Lesson are 2 hours bi-weekly.
Cost: $30.00 per lesson.

Quilting Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor's Name: Sheila Juarez
Business Name: Kenai River Quilting + CPR Class
Address: 48076 Rustic Ave, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 260-9494
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Synopsis:

  • Machine basics and maintenance.
  • Hand sewing.
  • Cutting patterns out.
  • Making and altering clothes.
  • Piecing quilts and sewing them on the longarm.
  • Lesson are once a week.
Cost: $15.00 per lesson.


Music Instructors

Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski, Sterling, Clam Gulch

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This list of tutors is informational only. It is provided as a service to our parents and not intended to be a recommendation or validation of persons or services.  

Drums & Percussion Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor's Name: Lee Gattenby
Business Name: Lee Gattenby Music
Address: 36454 Ravenwood St., Kenai, AK 99611
Phone: 252-5347
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Synopsis:

  • 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 vary in length and frequency.
Cost: Varies.
Instructor's Name: Rosemary Pilatti
Address: 49640 Baun Drive, Kenai, Ak 99611
Phone: 776-8916
E-mail:

Synopsis:

  • Private voice and instrument lessons.
  • Lessons will be taught at my home off Holt-Lamplight Road in Nikiski.
  • A variety of resources will be used including:
    • Yamaha, Best in Class, Accent on Achievement for wind and percussion instruments.
    • Jerry Shyder for guitar.
    • Select compositions, exercises for voice.
  • Ear training and written theory will be offered to all students, adult and youth.
  • Lessons are 30 minutes, once a week.
Cost: Lessons are $25.00 per 30 minute session.

General Music Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor's Name: Linda Kincaid
Address: 39439 Red Hill St., Sterling, AK 99672
Phone: 262-9755

Synopsis:

  • I teach Piano, Voice & Flute Lessons.
  • Music theory & technique will be taught.
  • Lessons are 30 minutes in length.
  • 25 years of teaching private music lessons.
Cost: Please call for more information.
Instructor's Name:Garrett Mayer
Address: 36243 Schultz St., Soldotna, AK 99669
Business Name: Royal Pavilion Studios
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Phone: 953-2282

Synopsis:

  • Musical instructions including, music theory, composition and technique realized on instruments including, drums, bass, piano, guitar, orchestral percussion and mandolin.
  • Methods include curriculum approved and taught by Berklee College of Music.
  • Progress is determined by weekly lessons evaluatin progress and annual recitals.
  • Lessons are 30 or 60 minutes, once a week.
Cost: $20 for 30 minutes and $35 for 60 minutes.

Instructor's Name: RaeAnn Nye
Address: 328 W. Beluga, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 260-3799
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Synopsis:

  • Skills: Posture training; embouchure training; finger positioning; breathing techniques; scales; reading sheet music; metronome and rhythm skills.
  • Materials: Fingering chart; scale books; skills study books; progressive study books; concert pieces.
  • I will use each one of our lesson times to asses the progress of my students. By hearing the students play each assigned piece I can determine if they are practicing at home for our lessons and also which areas of study they are having difficulty with.
  • Lessons are 30 to 45 minutes, once a week.
Cost: $15.00 per lesson.

Guitar & String Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor's Name: Jeff Aley
Address: 46640 E. Poppy Lane #2, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 398-8931

Synopsis:

  • The beginning guitar course will start the student out with the tools he/she will need to reach their quitar goals.
  • No former guitar experience is needed, only a desire to learn to play.
  • The course will include, but not be limited to, depending on skill and age level;
    • Parts of the guitar.
    • Care of the guitar.
    • How to tune the guitar.
    • Proper playing positions and had posture.
    • Strumming techniques.
    • Chords and chord progressions.
    • Notes on the fret gboard.
    • Learning to play songs that you have heard before.
  • Lessons are 50 minutes, once a week.
Cost: $35.00 per lesson.
Instructor's Name: Jeff Gordon
Address: P.O. Box 3537, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 262-4499

Synopsis:

  • Twenty-five 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.
  • Private lessons: ½ hour, once a week.
Cost: 17.00 + tax per lesson.
Instructor's Name: Emily Grossman
Business: Steel String Studio
Address: P.O. Box 489, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 260-1915
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Synopsis:

  • Violin lessons.
    • All for Strings/Theory.
    • Suzuki.
    • Fiddle Tunes.
    • Ear training.
    • Scales.
    • Kreutzer Etude Studies.
    • Classical Repertoire.
  • Progress will be determined by:
    • Recital performance - 30%.
    • Theory assignments - 30%.
    • Practice log - 40%.
  • Lessons are 30 minutes once a week with 100 minutes a week practice time.
Cost: $20.00 per lesson + tax.
Instructor's Name: Mellisa Nill
Address: PO Box 1226, Sterling, AK 99672
Business Name: Smith Road Strings
Phone: 260-8055
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Synopsis:

  • 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 Essential Elements 2000 for method and Suzuki for repertoire.
  • Progress is determined by mastery of material.
  • One 30 minute lesson per week with 3 hours practice time per week.
Cost: $19.00 per lesson.

Piano Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor's Name: Lhia Elder
Business Name:
Address: 324 W. Corral, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 260-5612

Synopsis:

  • Goal: to read music using piano as main instrument, music theory. Alfreds lessons books.
  • Lessons are 30 minutes once per week, home study preferred.
Cost: $14.00 per half hour.
Instructor's Name: Emily Grossman
Business: Steel String Studio
Address: P.O. Box 489, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 260-1915
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Synopsis:

  • Piano lessons.
    • Alfred's Basic Piano Library.
    • Classical Repertoire based on ability.
    • Hanon finger exercises.
    • Scale/Arpeggio study.
    • Supplemental Theory and ear training.
  • Progress will be determined by:
    • Recital performance - 30%.
    • Theory assignments - 30%.
    • Practice log - 40%.
  • Lessons are 30 minutes once a week with 100 minutes a week practice time.
Cost: $20.00 per lesson + tax.
Instructor's Name: Rachel Holper
Business: Holper Piano Co.
Address: 46571 Jo Ave., Kenai, AK 99611
Phone: 283-9690
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Synopsis:

  • I will be teaching the fundamentals, proper technique, basic music theory, and mastery of songs for playing the piano.
  • My preferred piano curriculum is the Alfred's Series.
  • Students range from beginner leveer 1A to level 3.
  • I supplement with songs from the Bastien and the Faber and Faber series as well as other miscellaneous songs in my personal piano library.
  • Progress will be determined by listening to she songs assigned the previous week. I look at the mastery of notes, as well as an understanding of the musical theory of the song, dynamics, etc.
  • Lessons are 30 minutes, once a week.
Cost: $15.00 per lesson + tax.

Instructor's Name: Tom Houglum
Business Name: Houglum Educational Services
Address: 374 Vine St., Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 262-7578
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Synopsis:

• 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
• Private lessons: ½ hour, once a week
Cost: $20 per half hour lesson weekly.

Instructor's Name: Patrice Ireland
Business Name: The Teach
Address: Box 1002, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 394-2452
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Synopsis:

  • 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.
  • Lessons are 30 minutes, once a week.
Cost: $20 per 30 minutes.
Instructor's Name: Linda Kincaid
Address: 39439 Red Hill St., Sterling, AK 99672
Phone: 262-9755

Synopsis:

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

Instructor's Name: Marlowe, Diana
Business Name: Sound Expression
Address: 38594 McDowell Rd.; Sterling, AK 99672
Phone: 262-9732

Synopsis:

  • Classical Piano - Early beginner to Early Advanced
  • Keyboarding - Early beginning chord/improvisation techniques to intermediate Jazz/Blues/Rock keyboarding.
  • Method/Repertoire - A variety including Alfred, Faber, Piano Celebrations and many hand-picked pieces in diverse styles (classical, jazz, ragtime, blues, gospel, modern)
  • Technique/Theory - Scales, Hanon, Czerny, Burgmuller, Alfred, Berkley, Lee Evans
  • Posture, theory and dynamics are incorporated into every part of the lesson.
  • Music - My students learn to not just read the notes on the page, but to understand them and how they relate to each other; to pay attention to the emotion of the piece. I want them to love music, love to play and to obtain excellence.
  • Performance - Two performance pieces will be learned each year, and two recitals given. Recitals give students the opportunity to become comfortable playing for an audience and also an opportunity to show off what they have learned.
  • Practice - Everyone progresses at a different level, and I will work with all ages and abilities. Progress will be determined by how much time they put into practice. 20 - 45 minutes per day is expected.
  • Lessons are 30 minutes to 45 minutes long depending on level.

Cost: I charge $22.00 per lesson. A $25.00 book fee each year pays for the music/books I will provide. The purchase of a metronome is strongly recommended.

Instructor's Name: Jeff Moore
Address: Soldotna
Phone: 262-8484
Business Name: Allegro Studios
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Synopsis:

  • Student will learn basic skills of piano technique, music theory, music reading and musicanship.
  • Instruction will be tailored to student's present knowledge and ability, and through an ongoing application of supportive & corrective techniques as required during the one on one lessons.
  • Various printed music & method books will used.
  • Aural evaluations will be made on a weekly basis, and adjustments made as needed.
  • Lessons are 1/2 hour once a week.
Cost: $17.00 per lesson.
Instructor's Name: Virginia Morgan
Business Name: Music for Life
Address: PO Box 657, Cooper Landing, AK 99572
Phone: 595-3094
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Synopsis:

  • Over twenty years of teaching experience.
  • Bachelor of Arts in music and Bachelor of Education.
  • Alfred’s Premier Piano Course and Piano Adventures are the preferred methods used, supplemented with additional materials, determined by need.
  • Lessons are 30 minutes, weekly.
  • Daily practice is expected.
  • Progress is determined by progression through leveled method books and a yearly recital.
Cost: $18.00 per lesson, plus tax. Tuition is billed by the semester.
Instructor's Name: Anitia Oliva
Business Name: Anita's Piano & Voice
Address: 44395 Rhines Rd., Kenai, AK 99611
Phone: 283-2841
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Synopsis:

  • Piano - John Schaum Pre-A on up curriculum & separate pieces.
  • Voice - Breathing, posture, training ear to hear, learning to read music, preparing songs, choosing songs, memorization, performance, etc.
  • Homework - write & recognize musical signs, practice scales, timing & prepare pieces.
  • Lessons are 30 minutes, once a week, with 2 to 3 hours of practice a week.
Cost: Lessons are $18.00 each.

Instructor's Name: Joy Pherson
Address: 19168 Sterling Hwy., Ninilchik, AK 99639
Phone: 567-3200
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Synopsis:

  • I will be mainly using the John Thompson Modern Piano Course booiks in teaching piano to the students.
  • I will use other resources of materials (my own and Alfred's Basic Piano Library) to enhace the students' learning in areas that they need more instruction in.
  • My desire is that they correctly learn theory as well as fingering and expression so that music will not be mechanical artistic when played.
  • Lessons are 30 minutes once a week.
Cost: $15.00 per lesson.

Instructor's Name: David Schmidt
Address: C.O. Soldotna Middle School, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 398-7370, 262-7892
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Synopsis:

  • Curriculum development along with traditional methods of instrumental instruction with practice and progress.
  • Checks every 4 weeks.
  • Traditional instrument curriculum KPBSD.
  • Lessons and Practice 45 min to 1 hour.
Cost: Please call for more information.

Instructor's Name: Donica Severson
Business Name: Piano Lessons by Donica
Address: 33150 Baylor Street, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 262-0477
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Synopsis:

  • I teach scales, sightreading, theory and performance.
  • Progress will be determined by how ell they perform throughout the weeks.
  • Lessons are 30 minutes once a week.
Cost: Lessons are $10 per 30 minutes.

Instructor's Name: Karen Syvrud
Business Name: Karens Studio
Address: 39959 Sky Court, Kenai, AK 99611
Phone: 283-3357
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Synopsis:

  • I primarily use the Bastien Series, and the Alfreds Basic.
  • Each level presents its own progressions.
  • The students progress is measured in development as they advance in the series and on a performance basis.
  • Lessons are 30 minutes once a week.
Cost: Lessons are $15 per 30 minutes.

Technical & Theory Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor's Name: Maria L. Allison
Address: P.O. Box 1764, Kenai, Alaska 99611
Phone: 283-3024

Synopsis:

  • Technical studies - Hanon, Czerny or appropriate level scales, arpeggies.
  • Basic Repertoire - choose 3 works of contrasting styles, depending on student's level.
  • Music Theory appropriate for music studied.
  • Private lesson time - to be decided - possibly 45 to 60 minutes weekly.
  • Student practice should be minimum of 45 to 60 minutes daily except for lesson day.
Cost: Please call for more information.
Instructor's Name: Geri Brigham
Business Name: Unique Music
Address: P.O. Box 8043, Nikiski, AK 99635
Phone: 776-5723
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Synopsis:

  • 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.
  • 1/2 hour weekly private lesson. Practice time varies from 2 - 5 hours/weekly depending on level.
Cost: Please call for more information.

Instructor's Name: Lhia Elder
Business Name:
Address: 324 W. Corral, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 260-5612

Synopsis:

  • Goal: to read music using piano as main instrument, music theory. Alfreds lessons books.
  • Lessons are 30 minutes once per week, home study preferred.
Cost: $14.00 per half hour.

Instructor's Name: Bob Ramponi / Studio R
Address: 36685 Moser Rd, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 394-6145
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Synopsis:

  • Instructor has 15 years experience in public education; 25 years professional performance experience.
  • Guitar, piano instruction; music theory.
Cost: Please call for more information.

Instructor's Name: David Schmidt
Address: C.O. Soldotna Middle School, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 398-7370, 262-7892

Synopsis:

  • Curriculum development along with traditional methods of instrumental instruction with practice and progress.
  • Checks every 4 weeks.
  • Traditional instrument curriculum KPBSD.
  • Lessons and Practice 45 min to 1 hour.

Cost: Please call for more information.

Violin Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor's Name: Seth Crosby
Address: P.O. Box 658, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 252-7024
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Synopsis:

  • Suzuki violin method taught.
  • Beginner to intermediate skill sets.
  • Violin literature to Bruch Concerto No. 1.
  • Lessons are 30 minutes to 1 hour weekly.

Cost: $25.00 per lesson.

Voice & Singing Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor's Name: Dustin Aaronson
Business Name: Old Town Music
Address: 507 Frontage, Kenai AK 99611
Phone: 283-3494
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Synopsis:

  • I use the Ernie Ball Method books, insist on singing & strumming rather than just playing.
  • I teach note reading as well as TAB. We will work on Christmas carols in the fall & pop music in the spring.
  • 40 minute lessons (1) per week - 3 to 6 hours practice per week.

Cost: Lessons are $25.

Instructor's Name: Anitia Oliva
Business Name: Anita's Piano & Voice
Address: 44395 Rhines Rd., Kenai, AK 99611
Phone: 283-2841
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Synopsis:

  • Piano - John Schaum Pre-A on up curriculum & separate pieces.
  • Voice - Breathing, posture, training ear to hear, learning to read music, preparing songs, choosing songs, memorization, performance, etc.
  • Homework - write & recognize musical signs, practice scales, timing & prepare pieces.
  • Lessons are 30 minutes, once a week, with 2 to 3 hours of practice a week.
Cost: Lessons are $18.00 each.
Instructor's Name: Mitchell Tubman
Address: 4105 Turnagain Blvd East., Anchorage, Ak., 99516
Phone: 248-7666
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Synopsis:

  • Through a series of vocal excersises, method and technique, the student will become a stronger, higher and lower singer, with more agility and stamina, getting them ready for a professional career. I also teach performance, because it's not good enough to just stand there with a good voice, you have enhance what your're singing about. We use regular CD's for learning the songs, then, when ready, we go to karaoke CD's to let the student hear themselves.
  • Each week the student will come ack and show me what they have learned. If I think the're ready, they move on to the next step, whether it be excercises or songs. There is also a restaurant here, called Fiori D'Italia where my students perform every Tuesday, from 7 pm to 9 pm where they can loose the nervousness and gain experience.
  • Lessons are 1 hour, every other week.

Cost: $25.00 per lesson.

Wind Instruments Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor's Name: Jeff Gordon
Address: P.O. Box 3537, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 262-4499

Synopsis:

  • Twenty-five 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.
  • Private lessons: ½ hour, once a week.

Cost: 17.00 + tax per lesson.

Instructor's Name: Linda Kincaid
Address: 39439 Red Hill St., Sterling, AK 99672
Phone: 262-9755

Synopsis:

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

Instructor's Name: Rafton, Tomoka
Address: 116 Sierra Heights St., Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone:420-0517, 310-4836
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Synopsis:

  • I will consult each student's goals and desires carefully to create an individualized lesson plan and course of study that fit best each student's needs. At the lessons, we will work on:
  • Accurate and flexible flute techniques.
  • Development of a beautiful and rich real flute sound.
  • Relaxed and correct breathing method.
  • Correction any problem with a body posture and embouchure.
  • Controlled and effective vibrato.
  • Effective use of musical mind set and musical body.
  • Learning effective practice strategies with maximized productivity.
  • Ear training / controlling intonations.
  • Sight reading training using Solfege (Solfa) methods.
  • Music theories from basic to graduate university course level.
  • Learning aesthetical interpretation of different styles of music.
  • Band / orchestra / piccolo study.

Cost: $30 per 30 + tax, $45 per 45 minutes + tax.

Instructor's Name: Rosemary Pilatti
Address: 49640 Baun Drive, Kenai, Ak 99611
Phone: 776-8916
E-mail:

Synopsis:

  • Private voice and instrument lessons.
  • Lessons will be taught at my home off Holt-Lamplight Road in Nikiski.
  • A variety of resources will be used including:
    • Yamaha, Best in Class, Accent on Achievement for wind and percussion instruments.
    • Jerry Shyder for guitar.
    • Select compositions, exercises for voice.
  • Ear training and written theory will be offered to all students, adult and youth.
  • Lessons are 30 minutes, once a week.

Cost: Lessons are $25.00 per 30 minute session.


Scrapbooking Instructors

Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski, Sterling, Clam Gulch

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Scrapbooking Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor’s Name: William A. Hatch
Business Name: Hatch Education
Address: P.O. Box 2305, Kenai, AK 99611
Phone: 283-5122
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Synopsis:

  • Class is named Video Story Telling.
  • Skills taught are:
    • Script writing and editing.
    • Organization of visual material (aquiring, evaluating, editing, etc.).
    • Synthesizing visual, audio and written information.
    • Video editing.
    • Utilization of the program Vegas Movie Studio.
    • Three projects will produced which will demonstrate mastery of video production techniques and related writing, organzational and visual literacy skills.
  • Lessons are 2 hours once a week.
Cost: Total cost is $360.00

Instructor’s Name: Becky McCord
Business Name: Becky's Creations
Address: P.O. Box 3928, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 252-4557
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Synopsis:

  • Memory Manager / Storybook Creator.
  • Picture organization.
  • Digital editing.
  • Project creations: flyers, business cards, brochures, storybooks, etc.
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours in length, dates are flexible.
Cost: Memory Manager $10 per person, Storybook Creator $15 per person.

Instructor’s Name: Martha Ogren
Business Name: Martha's Memories
Address: Box 86, Clam Gulch, AK 99568
Phone: 567-3453
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Synopsis:

  • Creative Memories scrapbooking class.
  • Teachs about using proper materials for archival quality storage.
  • Teachs use of color to enhance photos.
  • Teachs use of cropping tools to shape photos and paper to an eye appealing shape.
  • Classes are initially 2 hours in length.
  • 4 to 8 hours a week.
Cost: $10.00 per lesson.
Instructor’s Name: Misty Schoendaller
Business Name: A Misty Memory
Address: 34851 Kenai Spur Hwy #7, Soldotna, Ak 99669
Phone: 260-3100
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Website:

Synopsis:

  • Creating scrapbooks:
  • Journaling, punchart, scrapbooking taught.
  • Materials needed: paper, stickers, pens, punches, tapes, glue, albums, cutting systems, stencils.
  • Progress will be determined by how many different art forms are used, and the amount of journaling.
  • Lessons are 2 hours, 4 times a month.

Cost: $10.00

Vocational and Trade Instructors

Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski, Sterling, Clam Gulch

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Auto Mechanics Instructors are listed alphabetically

None at this time.

Computers Instructors are listed alphabetically

None at this time.

Knifemaking Instructors are listed alphabetically

None at this time.

Welding Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor's Name: Randy Huckabay
Address: PO Box 8656, Nikiski, Alaska 99635
Phone: 632-5223, 360-8282
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Synopsis:

  • I teach welding technology.
  • Welding safety.
  • Oxy-acetalyne welding.
  • Arc welding.Lessons are 2 hours, 2 times a week.
Cost: $50 per lesson.

Wood Shop Instructors are listed alphabetically

None at this time.

Language Instructors

Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski, Sterling, Clam Gulch

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French Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor’s Name: David Tomaso
Business Address: David Tomaso Tutoring
Address: PO Box 812, Kasilof, AK 99610
Phone: 260-6947
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Synopsis:

  • Phonetics/Pronunciation.
  • Basic vocabulary (greetings, etc.).
  • Grammar: sentence structure.
  • Verb conjugation and usage.
  • Basic conversation.
  • Writing French for vacabulary and spelling recognition.
  • Reading elementary French sentences.
  • Materials used will be basic 1st year French texts, childrens's books in French, vocabulary and grammare drill books in French, and films.
  • Lessons are 60 minutes, once a week.
Cost: $25.00 per hour.

German Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor’s Name: Ulrike Minelga
Business Address: N/A
Address: PO Box 2747, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 262-1914
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Synopsis:

  • Instruction by a German native (German University Graduate).
  • Integration of cultural aspects into the language study (movies, games, etc.).
  • Emphasis on conversational skills and correct pronunciation.
  • Participation in National German Exam (chance to win a trip to Germany).
  • Textbooks: Deutsch Akuell 1,2,3.
    • Workbook, Grammar and Vocabulary Exercises, CD-Rom.
  • Assessment: Vocabulary, comprehension, grammar quizzes.
    • Test at the end of the chapter.
    • Participation in National German Exam.
  • Lessons are 3 to 4 hours per week.
Cost: $15 per hour private or $7.50 per hour group (not more than 4).

Korean Instructors are listed alphabetically

Tutor’s Name: Naomi Pettey
Business Name: Naomi's Assistance
Address: 590 Dolchok Lane, Kenai, Ak 99611
Phone: 690-3465
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Synopsis:

  • Read and write Korean.
  • Polite conversational Korean.
  • Korean culture.
  • Lessons are 2 hours in length, once a week.
Cost: $25.00 per lesson.

Latin Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor’s Name: Robert J. Guenther
Business Name: Guenther Language Instruction
Address: 36400 Kimberly Drive, Kenai, AK 99611
Phone: 283-6297
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Synopsis:

  • Song School Latin introduces students to learning a new language by teaching some basic Latin vocabulary as well as parts of speech. Using a workbook and worksheets, but especially a CD of songs and online video content, it's an immersive approach to language acquisition.
  • Progress is determined by regular review lessons indicating level of retention as well as review worksheets that I tell the kids are quizzes.
  • Lessons are 1 hour in length, once a week.
Cost: $20.00 per hour.

Japanese Instructors are listed alphabetically

None at this time

Russian Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor’s Name: Marina Gashin
Address: 49390 Georgine Ct., Kenai, AK 99611
Phone: 776-6576
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Synopsis:

  • First learn the alphabet, later, putting letter to a name of an object.Learning an object startin with each letter.
  • Later we will learn the sounds of two letters together and later 3 letters together.
  • We will learn how a word sounds, and making words out of letters to begin learning to read.
  • Next we will learn tenses and grammar, and finally, changing sentences.
  • Lessons are 60 minutes, twice a week.
Costs: $15 per lesson.
Instructor’s Name: Violetta Strait
Business Name:
Address: 308 Evergreen Street, Kenai, AK 99611
Phone: 283-9070
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Synopsis:

  • Understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Russian is taught.
  • Individual programs are developed with orientation on needs, skills, and interests of each student.
  • Progress is determined by student's ability to understand texts, interact in conversation, and obey grammer rules
  • Lessons are 1 hour in length from 2 to 5 times a week depending on the schedule.

Cost: $15.00 per lesson.

 

Sign Language Instructors are listed alphabetically

Tutor's Name: Abbott, Angelic Amber
Address: 140 Blackstone St., Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 398-7113
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Synopsis:

  • Beginning ASL with emphasis on learning proper hand placement, word and sentence formation and conversational skills.
  • Some flash cards, games, and visual aids will be used.
  • Lessons are 1 hour, once a week.
  • Progress will be determined by weekly reviews.

Cost: $20.00 per lesson.

Tutor's Name: Maria Chythlook
Business Name: Signs of Brilliance
Address: P.O. Box 540, Kasilof, AK 99610
Phone: 252-7574
Website: www.signsofbrilliance.com
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Synopsis:

  • K - 3rd grade will use "Sign with Kids" by Diane E. Schmidt, supplementd with "Amercan Sign Language The Easy Way" by David A. Stewart Ed.D.
  • 4th - 12th will use "Movers and Shakers Deaf People Who Change the World" by Cathryn Carroill and Susan M. Mather, supplements by "American Sign Language The Easy Way" by David A. Stewart Ed.D.
  • I also have flashcards, puzzles, and other supplemental materials from various institutions such as the Institute for Disabilities Research and Training Inc.
  • Lessons are 1 hour twice a week.
Cost: Varies - visit website and mention school discount!

Spanish Instructors are listed alphabetically

Instructor’s Name: Susie Kress
Business Address: N/A
Address: 439 Diane Lane, Soldotna, AK 99699
Phone: 260-5450

Synopsis:

  • As a beginning Spanish class for Kindergarten children, this class consist of games, roll playing, musical activities and crafts to guide the children to learn basic words and concepts.
  • 14 week course with one hour long class each week.
Cost: Please call for more information.
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