Guitar Lessons in Franklin Tennesse

I love music. I love the guitar… and bass… and ukulele. I love teaching these instruments. There is satisfaction in knowing that I get to pass on to a new generation of students all of the wonderful things I have learned as a professional musician. My goal is to help students reach their musical aspirations so they can be a confident worship leader or the next major pop or country star, if that is their desire.

Currently, I have students who have what it takes to get there. My job is to bring out the best of their abilities so they can make those dreams come true. Some want to have a general knowledge of an instrument or music theory. Some just want to play along to songs on the radio. I want to help each student find out what their musical goal is and help them achieve it.

Being a homeschool dad, I understand the importance of time with your kids. Sports, homework, and life in general are always pulling at your schedule. I offer time slots throughout the day for homeschoolers so you can have the evenings free for other activities.

Instrument lessons are once a week for 30 minutes. Homeschool students get their first lesson FREE when you pay for the first month of lessons. Be sure to mention this article or the sidebar ad to receive your free lesson. You can read more about guitar lessons on my website.

Marty Keith is the owner of Edenbrooke Music. Marty grew up in Paducah, Kentucky. At age four, he began learning how to play the guitar from Herb Chapman, father of GRAMMY and Dove award winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman. The way Steven Curtis and Marty learned to play guitar is how Marty teaches his students to play.

Learn more at Edenbrooke Music and to learn more about Marty’s music visit his artist website at John Martin Keith

You may contact Marty Keith by phone at 615-415-1942 or by email at johnmartinkeith at hotmail dot com for more information about guitar or songwriting lessons.

Cooking Classes and Camps for Boys and Girls Starting Soon

Stirrin' Up Some Love offers cooking and nutrition classes to boys and girls. We are passionate about teaching nutrition and cooking skills to kids and their families. We prepare simple, healthy foods that are not processed, and are very low in sugar, salt, and fat. We learn how to make healthy substitutions to transform their favorites into healthier options.
Class sizes are limited to 10 students, which provides an intimate learning environment. I will be offering 3 camps this summer at Longview Recreation Center in Spring Hill.
Get more information and register for these camps by clicking on the date you are interest in:

Firstlight Art Academy Offers Exciting Summer Art Programs

“How small can we make our art camps?”

This is not what you expect a business owner to ask, but at Firstlight Art Academy, that is exactly the right question, and we ask it. A smaller group of students allows us to provide serious art training, individual attention, and

2018 Used Homeschool Curriculum Sales in Middle Tennessee

Heres a short list of used curriculum sales in the area. If you know of another sale, please send us a message so we can add it to the list.

Thompsons Station Homeschool Curriculum Sale
April 27-28, 2018 8am
2855 Sutherland Drive
Thompsons Station, TN

SHAPE Used Curriculum Sale
June 8, 2018 9am-3pm
Trinity Church
3011 Longford Dr
Spring Hill, TN

Fairview Used Curriculum Sale
June 1, 2018 1pm-7pm
Fairview Church
1660 Leeville Pike
Lebanon, TN

Dickson Used Curriculum/Book Sale
May 12, 2018 9am-1pm
First Baptist Church
2501 Highway 70 E
Dickson, TN

Deer Run Camps and Retreats: Deeper Faith. Greater Adventures. Stronger Bonds.

Deer Run offers premier summer camp experiences that are action-packed fun for kids, age 5 to 18, and family camps for parents, kids of all ages and grandparents. Whether you choose day, adventure or overnight camps for your kids or family camp, everyone will experience days filled with outdoor fun, discover strengths, explore adventures, forge friendships and complete challenges—creating life-long

RightStart™ Math is looking for a Event Assistant in Nashville

 RightStart™ Math is looking for a Event Assistant to work our booth at the TTD-TN Convention in Nashville,TN March 8th - 10th 2018. If you have used RightStart™ for several years and would like to earn some extra money please contact us via phone at 1-888-775-6284 or via email at info [at] rightstartmath [dot] com.

Homeschool discount for The Christian Worldview Film Festival and Guild

We’re excited to share that The Christian Worldview Film Festival and Guild will be held at The Factory at Franklin, March 12-17. There will be over 60 Christian Films showing this year that will encourage and strengthen viewers in their walk with the Lord. All films have been vetted for consistency with Scripture, and any films with more mature/intense themes are clearly marked in the program guide, so you can be confident in bringing your

2018 Summer Camps at Bowie Nature Park

Half Day Camps

Art in Nature – 8-12 year olds (June 11th-15th)

Bring out the nature-loving artist in your child.  Campers will spend time outside learning to see the beauty of nature and develop artworks based on their discoveries. On Friday

Taekwondo Teaches Courage by Karla Grove

Courage is an integral part of what we teach at Franklin Family Taekwondo. It is such a valuable skill in life. It takes courage for a child to learn to advocate for themselves, to voice their own opinions and feelings. It takes courage to survive your first job interview or apply to a college. It takes courage to stand up to a bully, and it takes courage to walk away. 
We had a young boy once who was afraid to kick and punch toward another person. He was 5 years old when he started training. For a whole year, we could not get him to engage in sparring. We kept trying and kept encouraging him. He had his sparring gear on and his partner would kick and punch in his direction. But this little boy would just stand there. Until one day.
I will never forget the day when he broke through that shell. He found the courage within him to throw one punch. He was so excited about that one punch. Within just a few minutes he was engaged in his first ever sparring match. The smile on his face was priceless. He turned to his mom and yelled across the school,

Begin Anew needs teenage homeschoolers to volunteer!

Begin Anew empowers individuals to overcome the obstacles caused by poverty by providing education, mentoring, and resources. The program provides three curriculum tracks for students: High School Equivalency test preparation, Computer and Job Skills, and Life Skill English. Enrollment in our services is open to persons of all faiths and culture. Begin Anew serves the Middle Tennessee area through five locations in Nashville, Madison, and Franklin, Tennessee.

Begin Anew is looking for teenage homeschoolers who would want to volunteer with our organization. We are also in need of childcare volunteers. If you're interested in either volunteer opportunity, contact Laura Flemming by emailing: volunteer at beginanew dot org.

Home Alone with Kids by Jennifer Smeltser

January brings continued cold weather in Tennessee and the only thing many of us want to do is just stay home. That may seem like a good idea, and I am sure it is, unless that leaves you with a house full of stir-crazy children. Although you may be tempted to send them outdoors to play, your mom instincts will probably set in reminding you of the frigid temperatures. So, what do you