Home School Music Association

Online Classes for Fall 2021

Please Note: while registration will remain open, if at all possible please register by August 26th so we know if we will have the minimum number of students needed for each class. Classes will start the week of September 13th.

Also note that for Music Theory that all students will simply register for Music Theory and will be placed into beginner or intermediate based upon their experience.

Music Theory

Target Student:

Beginning Theory is aimed at any student that has not taken music theory before or needs to brush up on the fundamentals. This class is ideal for anyone who has no experience reading music.

Intermediate Theory picks up where Beginning Theory leaves off.  Students can sign up for “Music Theory” and will be placed into either beginning or intermediate depending on their experience.

Description: The key to learning basic music theory is to learn and use the same systems that all musicians use. Music is a language and like any language you need to learn the basics to be able to “speak” effectively, including scales, intervals, chords, and key signatures.

Instructor: Pat O’Donnell

Music Appreciation

Target Student: Music Appreciation is targeted at junior high and high school students, as well as adults.
Description: This course is an excellent first step to exploring music, and how we define what music is. It will cover Western culture music from early era’s to today, music from around the world, and across all genres. You will learn how to discuss many types and genres of music using a musical vocabulary.  Exploration of forms and styles will enhance our discussions, as well as the practice of using critical listening skills.
Instructor: Elizabeth Dugan-Shomsky

Fees for online classes


HSMA fees for Fall 2021 online classes only

There will be a flat $60 fee per student per semester to register for online classes. The fee is regardless of how many classes are taken, but is per student so if one student takes multiple classes, it is still only $60, but if multiple students are attending it will be $60 for each student. All classes are for Fall semester only. Spring classes (if offered) will be determined later in the year
Fees for online classes are independent of any in-person instruction and classes are open to anyone that is interested, not just those involved in our various HSMA groups. We will require a minimum of five students per class to be able to offer them and will confirm the classes that will indeed be happening once we know.

Due date and refund policy

All fees are due by the 2nd week of classes. At this time there is no multi-student discount and fees are the same for adults and students. No refunds after the 2nd week of classes. By the 3rd week a late fee will be assessed.

Payments can be made via check, money order, or Paypal.  We no longer accept cash payments. 

Payment of fees may be mailed to:
P.O. Box 171
St. Johns, MI 48879

Payments via Paypal can be made to roger.annis@homeschoolmusic.net for an additional fee.   

$0.00     –   $99.99     =  $5.00 fee 

$100.00  –  $199.99  =  $7.50 fee 

$200.00  –  $299.99  =  $10.00 fee 

$300.00  or  more    =  $15.00 fee

Questions or feedback? Let us know at our contact page!

Online Class Registration Form