PBL Music (Project Based Learning)

Please see the PBL Page for details on what project based learning is and what the expectations and requirements are to take one of these classes.


Greater Holland area


  • Dance Asylum, Group voice lessons.  Groups of 4.  Call 269-857-1100 to schedule.

  • Elizabeth Hager - Group Piano in Hudsonville area. Call 616-901-8978 to arrange a date and time for lessons.

  • Lynne Self, Group Piano in Fennville.  Teaches group piano, call 269-722-3128 to arrange date and time for lessons.

  • Sam Mattingly, Group Music lessons. Piano in her northside home  right off Lakeshore between Quincy and Ransom.  Will take groups of 4 on piano, but only has room for 2 additional adults to stay and watch the lessons.  If you have a group of 4, call or email her directly to schedule a lesson time.  If not, let her know and she may be able to help put a group together.   Email at wonderfullymadebyhim@gmail.com or call (616) 399-9288.

Greater Grand Rapids Area


  • Alicia Oliver - Group Piano in Grand Rapids/Jenison area. Call 616-304-5255 to arrange a date and time for lessons.

  • Girls Choral Academy,  Grand Rapids. Inclusive community choirs for girls ages 5-18. Girls develop vocal technique, musical skills, expressive artistry, and an awareness of music from many cultures. Monthly tuition will be paid by Hamilton with a PBL Music Committment. Call 616-361-6111 for more information on registration.

  • Grand Rapids Civic Theater, You can take 1- 3 classes combined during their Fall and Winter terms (depending on cost of each class).   For Spring term you can take 1-3 classes (depending on cost of classes), or 1 class plus the performance block.  If you are interested in the performance block, please make sure to take all prerequisites.   This is only available as a year long community partner lab and CANNOT be added at second semester. Call (616) 222-6653 for information on registration.

  • Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Choruses.  Accepting students in grades 1-12 with audition.  Please contact Holly for audition information and let them know you are a Hamilton Home School student.

  • Jenn Straka - Northeast side of Grand Rapids. Teaches Piano: beginning to advanced intermediate,  Flute: beginning to advanced intermediate,  Voice: beginning to intermediate,  Ukulele: beginning.  Call or email to arrange a date and time for lessons.  269-760-2903 Jenn.Straka@gmail.com 

  • Josh Dunigon, Grand Rapids. For drum lessons, contact Josh at  (616) 334-6549

  • Lisa Whitters, Wyoming.  Group Music Lessons 616-288-5510.  Home School mom and group music lesson teacher.  Can teach all strings, including mixed string groups.  Violin and viola to advanced, cello and base to intermediate, and piano all levels.  Will mix instruments and skill level within groups.

  • Troy Stansberry, Grandville - Group Music Lessons in guitar, electric and upright bass. With 30 years teaching experience specializing in new students with little or no experience, but can teach a variety of ages and experience.  Available for groups of 4 at his home studio or he can come to your home if you have a group together. Reach Troy at  616-929-2508 or email troystansberry@gmail.com. 

  • St. Cecilia Music Youth Ensembles.
  • West Michigan Homeschool Fine Arts (WMHFA), Wyoming.  Pick one or two of their music classes and let them know you are working with the Hamilton Home School Partnership.  

  • Zach Tolan Group Music Lessons,  Violin, viola, cello, guitar, and piano group lessons.   Will teach group piano lessons if every student brings their electric key board to the lessons.  Prefers groups ages 9 and under or 10 and up.  Can do groups of mixed bowed instruments too.  If you have a location and a group of 4, email him to schedule your group lesson.   Tolan.Zach@gmail.com 

Grand Haven - Muskegon Area


  • Music-Everyday, Music studio in Spring Lake that has 3 group classes available: Home School Band for ages 10 - 14, Director is Mary Pryer.  Young Singers Club for ages 5 - 9, Director is Shar Boerema, Recorder Class for ages 8 - 10, Director is Val Letenyei. For more information call 616-502-0184, email info@music-everyday.com or visit their Facebook page,