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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 church "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.

Music Appreciation Program

Dear Home-School Parents or Administrators,

My name is Everett Johnson.  I am a home-school father and retired (40 years in the classroom!) school music teacher. My family and I live in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Several years ago, searching the available resources for teaching our daughter at home, I noticed that there was a lack of quality material forMusic Appreciation, or at least material available at a reasonable price for most families.  I decided that I had the knowledge and experience to do something positive about this, and be of service to the home-schooling community at the same time.  I put together what I think is a very complete and informative course covering the basics of How Music Works and Music Historyappropriate for middle-school or high-school use.   I am writing to ask you to please consider putting a link to an informational web page I have developed about it on your group's website, or otherwise letting your members know about the availability of this material and how to contact me themselves.   

The web address for information about Home School Music Appreciation is:  

I am (obviously!) not a professional salesman, just a Dad and retired teacher trying to help other home-school families and, hopefully, support my family a little by doing so.  The course contains over 200 PDF pages of instructional material, and over 350 musical examples illustrating the concepts being taught. It is contained on one flash drive, which is included in the purchase price.  The cost of the course is $29.99, plus $2.00 shipping.  I have tried to price it so as not to place an undue burden on most families (we are a home-school family ourselves).  Considering the amount of material contained, I hope that's a reasonable price for most families.  Payment can be made by check, money order, or PayPal The course is appropriate for middle-school or high-school, and contains material for a one-year (1 high-school credit) course.  

If you would like to inspect a sample of Home School Music Appreciation, or would like any other information about it, please email me (home.school.music.course@gmail.com) and I will send a sample to you by return email.  Please put REQUEST SAMPLE in the subject line just so I don't miss it.

Thank you so very much for taking the time to look over my course.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

Yours sincerely,
Everett P. Johnson, Jr.
BMusEd, MSEd