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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off cover school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Bham (Near the Summit): Piano Lessons

Now offering Group and Private Piano Lessons for Beginning and Intermediate Students

Originally from Seattle, WA, Erika Stewart is a former homeschool graduate with a lifelong passion for music, beginning piano studies at the age of 5 and continuing for another 20 years.  Those years included an emphasis on classical as well as sacred music, church piano accompaniment and children's music programs.  Erika has always enjoyed working with children and has over 15 years experience in various settings, both stateside and overseas.  In combining her love for music, teaching and children, she has found great joy in teaching piano, believing that each child has potential no matter their musical gifting!  It is Erika’s desire to adapt to each child’s individual needs and enable them to reach their full potential.   In order to gain a solid musical foundation, lessons are designed to equip the beginning student with a clear understanding of basic techniques, including finger positioning, sight-reading simple melodies,  rhythm and meter, dynamics and listening.   Private and Group Lessons for children and adults are offered in Erika's home studio in Birmingham (located off Hwy 280 near the Summit).  Please contact her for more information at erika@stewartpianostudio.com or visit her website at www.stewartpianostudio.com.