A little learning every day is more effective than large chunks of learning once a month. The mind needs to absorb each new thought, and constant practice allows frequent review of previously learned concepts and skills. Together, these foster retention.

All classes are conducted via zoom or google meet
If you would like to try a class, please register but do not pay registration fee. Registration Link:
https://www.valleyrancheducation.com/registration/

Guitar Class
This guitar course will be covering the basics of music theory while incorporating guitar playing skills. Students will learn at first the basics of music theory (notation, scales and chords) and a brief history of the guitar and its respective musical styles.

The main objective of this course is for students to start their musical careers and deepen their appreciation for music. They will learn how to read music notation, chord symbols, strumming patterns, a few songs assigned by teacher and some of their own favorite songs!

Price: $250
Duration: 10 Sessions
Starts: Second Week of September
Time: TBD

Cartooning (Learn drawing cartoons from Cartoonist)

In this course, students will learn the techniques for drawing cartoons and comics. Students will receive guidance on drawing cartoon people— they will learn to draw facial expressions to convey a variety of emotions, and they will learn to draw cartoon people in different poses. The course will build up student’s artistic skills and techniques, progressing towards drawing 2-4 panel comics where they can tell their own stories and jokes. No previous art experience is required.

Price: $120
Duration: 10 Sessions
Starts: TBD
Time: TBD

Pencil Drawing

Beginners’ Pencil Drawing: This course will introduce students to the principles, philosophy, and practice of Pencil Drawing. Students will receive basic instruction in composition in order to develop the ability to  accurately draw from sight. In addition to developing practical drafting skills, students will understand the functional concepts and vocabulary essential to art practice, and topics will include perspective, composition, shading, depth, etc. No previous art experience is required.   

Intermediate Pencil Drawing: This course is intended for students who  have a basic understanding of the concepts introduced in Beginners’ Pencil Drawing. Attention will be paid to enhancing the students ability to represent objects in three dimensional space, with increased focus on varied perspective and value. Students will further expand their working knowledge of both artistic theory and practice.

Price: $120
Duration: 10 Sessions
Starts: TBD


Creative Writing: Character Building and Story Development 

In this class students will learn how to create characters and develop a story. We will work with the characters that will trigger kids’ imagination to create stories. We encourage students to write with their own style and their own voice.

Price: $150
Duration: 10 Weeks, Once a week
Starts: TBD

Learning Chess:

Why your child should learn chess: Chess has been persuasively linked with improving children’s concentration, problem-solving, critical, original and creative thinking – and even mathematical abilities. It is also said to help with memory storage and how young brains manage information.

Classes will be conducted in a group setting so children can collectively learn and develop ideas. Sessions will be on Zoom where the instructor will video screen share a digital board for interactive demonstrations and live game play.

Beginner Level Course Objectives:

  • How the pieces move
  • Introduction to basic strategy
  • Assortment of checkmating patters
  • Preliminary tactics


Advanced Level Course Objectives:

  • Refresh the beginner level course objectives
  • Wide range of opening theory
  • Analyzing and implementing plans in the middle game
  • Introduction to endgame mechanics
  • Breakdown of complex tactical motifs


    Price: $120
    Duration: Ongoing
    Starts: TBD