MISTER JIM: Children’s Performer/Educator/Songwriter

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Dear Homeschool provider!
I know you’re busy, so I’ll be brief. 
Please allow me to introduce myself. I am James Schattauer, better known as the children’s performer “Mister Jim.”
For over 3 decades, I’ve been helping educational professionals and parents, like yourself, enhance students’ motor skills, self-expression, confidence, play and engagement skills through music, while providing a fun, morale-boosting environment for all.
My wife and I just moved to beautiful Prescott, Arizona and we love it!  We are originally from the Midwest and Prescott feels like home.
Because I’m establishing myself in Arizona, I’m offering a FREE live mini concert as a way for you to get to know my profession as a songster for young children and families. It demonstrates how I use fun and uplifting music to engage, inspire and motivate people of all ages.
Here are a couple of videos on my Mister Jim YouTube channel so you can see for yourself how the music moves the kids.
The FREE live mini concert can be done at your home, potluck or gathering, any time at your convenience.  It will last approximately 20 minutes.
You can schedule your free live mini concert or find out more about my services in one of three ways: 
1. Contact me on my website: James Schattauer

2. Email me at: jamesfullheart@yahoo.com
3. Call or text at: 651-402-1288
When we connect, we can also discuss other music enrichment programming needs you might have, or some great musical options to offer at your location.
With Smiles,
Mister Jim
651-402-1288 (cell)

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P.S.  I can also be a regular monthly visitor, do annual full “Mister Jim” concerts, inservice for your site and conference keynotes.
But first, let’s get your FREE live mini concert scheduled so we can get to know each other!
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Youth Quilting Class

Mountain Top Quilters Guild located in Prescott, AZ is sponsoring a Youth Quilting program open to youth 10 through 17 years old. The course will teach basic sewing skills, and promote and encourage the art of quilt making by the youth in our community. A sewing machine may be provided for use in class if student does not have access to one.
The cost is $15 per student for an 8 week session, plus $10 for youth membership in the guild. Families with 2 or more students will pay $10 per student for the 8 week session plus youth membership in the guild. Class size is limited to 10 students and early registration is encouraged.

Next session: Starts Wednesday, January 10, 2018 through February 28, 2018 from 3-5pm. Class meets at the LDS Church, 1001 N. Ruth St., Prescott, AZ. For questions or to register contact Diana Ramsey at 928-499-8792 or liv2quilt@cableone.net.

Thank you,

Lori McCarthy – Community Outreach

Mountain Top Quilters Guild

Free Day Camp at Sharlot Hall Museum

Update:

Thank you for sharing information concerning our upcoming Day in the Life program at the Sharlot Hall Museum. Due to the Prescott Homeschool Hub’s help in spreading awareness about our program, we have been able to fill in our available spaces for next week’s program! At this time therefore, we are unfortunately unable to take any more registrations. I just wanted to take a moment to update your forum about this opportunity in case in the coming days there may be more interest from its members.

Although we are unable to accept any more registrations for July 26th program, we are always interested in more programming opportunities with local educational communities, and welcome any questions community members have about tours, programs, and special events. If yourself or any other members may have questions about these possibilities, I would love to share information and do some brainstorming. I can be reached at (928) 277-2014 (in the last day or so I was provided with a new phone number for my office) or of course by email at jennyp@sharlot.org.

On July 26th, the museum is a hosting a free Day in the Life program for youth involved in local organizations. We currently have more openings than we anticipated in this program and would like to invite any interested youth ages 6 – 12 to join us at the museum for a free, fun day of games, crafts, and a private hands-on tour of our newest exhibit. In the morning, we will also be featuring Living History demonstrators who will be providing opportunities for youth to engage directly with history. The Living History experiences will provide participants with the opportunity to complete activities with the interpreters, such as using a 19th century printing press and interacting with toys from the late 1800s. This program will also include a pizza lunch provided by the Sharlot Hall Museum! Registration and check-in will begin at 9 am, with the program starting at 9:30. The program will conclude at 4 pm, with pick-up starting then as well.

I would greatly appreciate if this information could be shared within the Prescott Homeschool Hub. If any individuals are interested in this fun and free program, they should not hesitate to reach out to me. I will be happy to provide more information! I may be reached at 928-445-3122, ext. 29 or jennyp@sharlot.org. Our roster is limited, so interested families should register quickly to secure a spot! Registration will be closing Monday, July 24th. Once notified of individuals’ interest, I will send the application with additional information about the schedule and set-up for the day.

Best,

Jenny Pederson

Yavapai Music Scholarship

Yavapai College is offering scholarship auditions THIS WEEK for students in their musical programs. What does this have to do with homeschoolers? Well, high school students participating in Yavapai College musical programs can also apply. And that includes homeschoolers. But you’ll have to think quickly. Auditions are on:

April 5

3pm-5pm

Sign up for the auditions by following this link to the Yavapai College sign up form.

Also, you can click on the link below to see the flyer for more detailed information:

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Musical Instrument Lessons & More from Yavapai Music Instructors

I received this email from a music teacher at Yavapai College. He and his wife are reaching out to teach private instrumental and voice lessons to homeschoolers. Please take a look at the many other options he is offering! Maybe something will work out for your child (or yourself?)! While some of this is time sensitive, other options may be available in the future, too (for families whose kids aren’t in HS yet).

Here is a quick rundown of what he is offering:

  • Private lessons for low brass instrument (tuba, trombone, baritone)
  • Private voice lessons
  • College credit for music lessons for HS students
  • Auditions for Music scholarships on April 3rd ($$$ to pay for music lessons)
  • Participate in college bands for free: Collegiate Band, Symphonic Band, Orchestra

For more information, call Calvin Audis at 928-460-2896

From Calvin Audis, Low Brass Instructor at Yavapai College.
I am providing private lessons for any low brass instrument. This includes the tuba, trombone, and baritone/euphonium. My wife, who is on faculty as well at Yavapai, provides voice lessons for all ages. These are private lessons outside of the school, and can be taught either at home or at the Yavapai College Prescott Campus.
Although registration is now closed for the college, we also provide lessons through Yavapai College’s Prescott Campus. For any student who is in high school, signing up for Music lessons would be ideal because they will receive credit towards College. Every degree requires a student to have so many liberal arts and elective credits, lessons can be applied to said requirements. On April 3rd, Yavapai College will be holding auditions for Music scholarships (which will pay for lessons). If anyone is interested, I can assist them with the audition process.
Finally, I work intimately with Chris Tenney (the head of the instrumental department). He has inform me that any student of high school age is invited to participate in one of the following bands for free:
Collegiate Band
Symphonic Band
Orchestra
The faculty at Yavapai College would like to see our program grow. We want to invite all of the kids and parents to our program and to our concerts. If anyone is interested, please feel free to give them my information.
Sincerely,
Calvin Audis

Beginning Art Classes

BALHello, my name is Victoria Stephens

I was homeschooled until I graduated in 2013

I have been teaching beginner art classes for over 5 years
I moved to Chino Valley two years ago and I am finally settled in.
I have started teaching classes again and I would love to get connected with the homeschool groups in my area.

Sharlot Hall Museum Day Camp

Take a Trip Back in Time

Sharlot Hall Museum Day Camp

Dates:  July 26 and 27   9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Try 19th century children’s activities, learn about ranch life and pan for gold during two days of fun and discovery at the Sharlot Hall Museum.  Other activities include archery, churning butter and a scavenger hunt in museum exhibits. 

Ages:  7-11

Price:  $50,  $45/museum members

 Limited to twenty children; register soon because spaces fill up quickly.

Call or email Mary Melcher (928-445-3122, ext. 29 or marym@sharlot.org) for a registration form.