Southwest Home Education Ministry

Art and Music Opportunities

Art and Music Opportunities


Children’s Music Academy

Donna Carlin, Owner/Teacher – (417) 425-4618 – Facebook Email

CMA’s piano/music lessons are weekly, one-hour group classes for children ages 3-10. At Children’s Music Academy we teach music to young children in a fun, positive, affirming, and creative environment—we want kids to enjoy music. Classes are designed to captivate a child’s interest and imagination through engaging, age-appropriate activities and games. In our unique group setting, children experience a supportive teacher who cares for and encourages them; while learning with peers inspires confidence and motivates greater learning.

Class Act Homeschool Performing Arts

Krista Smith, Director/Instructor – (417) 343-9811 – Facebook Email

We offer vocal and musical theater classes for homeschool students ages 6-19. All students will be taught how to read music, sing with correct vocal technique, perform with confidence and integrity, work together in an ensemble, learn self-discipline, and achieve a lifetime of musical success. Our homeschool performing arts classes meet on Fridays and are offered in the Springfield, Missouri area.

Creava School for the Arts

(417) 880-3531 – Facebook Email

Creava School For The Arts provides art classes and workshops to develop your creativity and talents in a nurturing and joyful environment. At Creava Arts, it’s all about you!  We offer classes for adults and children, including weekday classes for homeschooled students.

You will find welcoming and friendly pottery classes for both beginner and experienced potters to inspire your imagination while working with clay. In addition, students of all ages enjoy art classes and workshops in drawing, painting and other two- and three-dimensional media.

Creativity is your imagination having fun!

Desiree Young Art

Desiree Young, Owner – (417) 844-4551 – Facebook Email


His Way Broadway

Tina Miranda, Director – (417) 576-7341 – Facebook – Email

Fridays 11am-4pm at Countryside Christian Church, 3350 West Jackson St., Nixa, MO 65714.

His Way Broadway is a Performing Arts Academy designed for 6-18 year old homeschooled students who have a strong personal interest in the performing arts. Our goal is to allow our students to successfully pursue their God-given talents with a biblical based approach.
Students enrolled in the His Way Broadway program will receive a well-rounded, Christ-centered, theater education including: Vocal Training, Dance Technique, Theatrical Experience.
Each semester of His Way Broadway will end with a public show, with pre-professional playbills, ticket sales, and multiple performances. This is a live theatre show that they audition for parts for at the beginning of the semester.
Contact us, or see our website for information on current class offerings!

Pellegrino’s School of Music and Art

Teresa Pellegrino, Instructor – (417) 887-2800 – Facebook Email

From guitar to drums to singing and piano, Pellegrino’s offers the widest range of music lessons in the area. We have award winning instructors that will teach you at your own pace. Learn to draw, paint, and be imaginative in your own creative way by following our instruction with established artists. We offer painting, sculpturing and much more.

We are so excited to be able to offer all of this to the homeschool community. We now have two locations – Springfield and Nixa.

Play and Sing His Praises Music Program

Kathy Love, Director/Instructor – Email

The Home School Music Program was founded to provide quality music instruction for the students of homeschooling families. Our hope and prayer is that each student will gain a lifelong appreciation for music, which can be shared with others, to the glory of God. We are a Christian organization and seek to honor God in all that we do. The program is operated by Play His Praises Home School Orchestra, LLC, a limited liability company registered with the Missouri Secretary of State.

Students are given the opportunity to learn to play an instrument or join a choir for the purpose of honoring God. We accept students of all skill levels. There are at least 4 required performances per year, and advanced classes may have additional required performances.

All classes meet on Friday at Asbury United Methodist Church in Springfield with 6 Orchestras, 5  Bands, 4 choirs, 4 Guitar classes, 2 Praise and Worship classes, Harp ensemble, Percussion ensemble, and a beginning recorder class. Classes include one hour of ensemble instruction and one hour of theory. Play and Sing His Praises Music program is open to any child that is Home Schooled 100-percent of the time with a parent as their teacher.