Homeschool Dad Directs Children’s Chorus

Homeschool Dad Directs Children's Chorus

Homeschool dad unites voices in children’s choir

The Heimermann Children’s Choir gives its participants the opportunity to bring their voices together in a social environment. The choir, now enrolling for the 2015-16 school year, was organized in August 2014. The first concerts consisted of singing with the Nashville Choir, directed by John Coates, and at the Ryman Auditorium for the Tokens Thanksgiving radio show, produced by Lee Camp.

The Heimermann Children’s Choir is directed by homeschool dad Charles Heimermann, who is also the director of music ministries for Pennington United Methodist Church in Nashville. He has also served with the Nashville Choir, the Nashville Symphony Chorus and the Chamber Chorus and sung as bass soloist in several performances with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Heimermann is a member of the Nashville Composer’s Collective, which presents quarterly concerts featuring works by local composers. He has also done narration and voiceover work for clients including the Nashville Symphony, Vanderbilt University and Digital Hero Games.

Sixth-Grade Homeschooler Wins National Essay Contest—Knoxville News Sentinal

Sixth grader wins national essay competition

Eleven years old and a budding stock market analyst. Sofia Tomov, a sixth grader with the Cedar Springs Homeschool group in Knoxville, received first place at the middle school level in the national InvestWrite essay competition, sponsored by the SIFMA Foundation, and was honored at her school in a surprise announcement Monday night in front of her teachers and peers.

Fencing Classes for Homeschoolers in Franklin, TN

Cheney Fencing offers classes for home-schoolers

The sport of fencing engages mental and physical capabilities. It is this kind of instant, on-the-spot, thinking that enables a participant to improve their decision skills and reflexes. Cheney Fencing specializes in saber fencing. The school has competitive and recreational classes for a variety of levels and ages.

Coach Ben Kelley also is a home-school graduate, as well as a high school state fencing champion (2012 and 2013). He teaches the home-school beginner program held weekly at 2 p.m. Thursdays. There also are two evening options on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. Participants will receive a T-shirt and participate in a tournament at the end of the league.