Course Listing - by Instructor
Jenni Auvenshine is the creator of Sing n' Sprout and co-owner with Lori Blom. Working as a Children's Ministry Director, Jenni saw a need for affordable music and movement classes. She has been creating and teaching her curricula in Sioux Falls for 10 years now and Sing N Sprout has spread worldwide as others invest in and get trained on how to do the same! To date they have had over 250,000 Lil' Sprouts participate in classes! Her passion is to partner with families to meet the incredible development needs of all young children aiding in school-ready success through music and movement!
|Ballroom Dance Club|
|Driver's Ed Driving|
|Tim Eckart||Biography coming soon...please check back!|
Beth graduated in 2005 from Gustavus Adolphus College with a BA in Music. She has been teaching piano & voice lessons for the past 4 years.
Beth recently moved to Sioux Falls with her husband & 3 young children. Playing piano & singing are two of Beth's favorite things to do, so she is excited to share that passion with some new students in Sioux Falls!
Beth loves musical theater & most recently, she portrayed Mary in a stage performance of "Mary Poppins." Beth worked in Youth Ministry for 8 years before becoming a mom, so she is comfortable working with children & teens of all ages.
Each student is unique & each student can succeed! Beth has experience teaching children as young as 4 through adults & children with special needs.
Steve & Kay Grosvenor
I have been making creative pieces and custom knives for over 20 years. I appeared on the History Channel on a show called Forged in Fire where I won the title of champion for my Charay sword. I have always been interested in art and learning. Teaching a metal art class is a great outlet for creativity and making heirloom pieces that you can be proud of.
ARGUS LEADER ARTICLE - FORGED IN FIRE
|Chris Haak||Biography coming soon...please check back!|
|Sioux Falls Hapkido & Judo Club|
|Kevin & Robin Hempel||
Kevin was a hobby woodworker for 15 years, learning through seminars, reading books and magazines and watching woodworking programs while on active duty with the Navy. Robin was a school teacher for 15 years, teaching at the middle school level. After retirement, Kevin attended the Vermont Woodworking School and received a certification in furniture building. While there, Robin took several seminars including a table building class and wood carving. We retired to Sioux Falls where we both grew up and started K R Hempel Woodworking as custom furniture makers four years ago. We both enjoy woodworking and sharing our passion for it. Teaching classes feels like a great way to share.
Alexandra Hoffman serves as the band director at Pettigrew Elementary where she teaches fifth grade band and is one of three band directors at Patrick Henry Middle School where she teaches sixth through eighth grade band. She was raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Augustana College. She is currently working toward her Masters in Educational Leadership through the University of Sioux Falls. She has taught instrumental and vocal music in South Dakota from the Kindergarten to Eighth grade level. In addition to her duties as a band director, she holds a private lesson studio, is the director of handbells at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD and is the manager of the Festival of Bands USA Marching Band Competition in Sioux Falls, SD.
I began my career as a Paramedic in Pennsylvania. I managed an ambulance service about an hour south of Pittsburgh. I moved to Sioux Falls SD to raise a family in 1992. I continued to volunteer as a Paramedic as I raised my children. I now work full time at the Avera Heart Hospital and as a BLS/ACLS Instructor with Heartstarters. I was born third to the last into a family of 9 children and started babysitting early. I have three children ages 35,25,23 and two grandchildren ages 1 and 6. I teach many life support courses for Community Ed and have combined several classes for the Super-Sitter program. Students from the Supersitter class don't just learn to watch children, they learn to play, feed and care for children. They learn how to identify risks and prevent injury and illness and know what to do in an emergency! I enjoy teaching people of all ages to be prepared to prevent injury and illness and what they can do should if they are on the scene of a victim needing help.
Hi! My name is Christina Jasper. I am a 37 year old mother. My husband, Dan, and I have 3 boys total. Julian is 3, Aidan is 14, and my step son, Dylan is 17. We also have a dog, and our cat just had 5 adorable kittens! Besides teaching piano, I also work as a makeup artist at Sephora and enjoy helping my clients feel beautiful. In my free time, I like to be outdoors in nature, at the lake boating and fishing, and spending time with my family. I have played piano since I was 8 years old and have always loved music. As a child, learning the piano gave me confidence, helped me excel in school and express my creativity. My piano teacher was a special friend, mentor, and role model, and I enjoy providing that opportunity to other children.
Bryan, a lifelong South Dakotan, is a multi-instrumentalist who has 20 years of experience playing guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, piano and violin. As someone who has learned a variety of instruments, he knows how important it is to encourage and support a student while at the same time making music and learning enjoyable. This has given Bryan a unique and comprehensive approach teaching how to learn an instrument and appreciating all genres of music. Bryan is a firm believer that learning an instrument is one of the most fulfilling and beneficial endeavors a person can take on. Numerous studies have shown the long term benefits of learning an instrument and it's Bryan's goal to make sure you get the most out of your experience while still having fun. Lessons will draw from pop music, rock & roll, country, jazz, oldies, blues and punk. Your child as a student will learn: chord formation & progression, rhythm, music theory, how to read sheet music and tablature, song structure, ear training, and many other practical skills and exercises!
Andrea Koch is a part time middle school art teacher and full time creative. You can usually find her scoping out local gems, pondering her latest project, and soaking up South Dakota life with her family and animals. She earned her undergraduate degree at Black Hills State in Art Education with an endorsement in Special Education. She now lives on the flatter side of the state with her husband and animals, but South Dakota has always been where they call home!
She's excited to partner with Sioux Falls Community Education to help others dig into their own creativity!
I have been playing guitar and bass professionally in Sioux Falls for the past 30 years! I also perform throughout the area and am happy to share my knowledge and love of music with students at two locations. With a B.A. from SDSU and a M.A. from Augustana, both in education, I love to motivate & reach students of all ages! I teach students ages 6 through adults, beginners and experienced on acoustic, bass and electric guitar. Two years ago I began teaching myself Ukulele and Banjo by using the same methodologies used in teaching others. Students with an electric guitar will need to bring their own amp to practice.
I first discovered working with glass when I was in high school and have loved it ever since. I enjoy working with all kinds of glass and am always playing with a new project. It's always exciting to learn how to make new glass designs and sharing them with friends. My inspiration is gathered from my family, friends, and everything around me.
TV credits include: contestant on CBS's Survivor 2, where he went on to win the Emmy for Best Reality Cast, as well as the Peoples Choice award. Mitchell won a foosball table on The Price Is Right, guest (and performer) on Letterman, Rosie, Regis, Howard Stern, Ricki Lake, Craig Kilborn, Early Show, Kathy Griffin, VHI: I Love The 80's, Wheel of Fortune, Anna Nicole Show and bottom left Square on Hollywood Squares. He went on to work as a casting director for a number of Network Reality shows, including ABC, TLC, VH1, NBC and BBC. Some of the reality shows he has cast in the past include: WHAT NOT TO WEAR, THE BIGGEST LOSER, AMAZING RACE, WIFE SWAP, to name a few. Mitchell has judged over 18 state pageants in the Miss America Organization, favorites being Miss Oregon and Miss Hawaii. he also served as the MC for the Miss South Dakota pageant for 14 years. He also teaches piano lessons after school. Once a week he is the "Entertainment Expert" for KSFY news, where he covers local theatre productions, concerts and movies on the morning show with Shawn and Kamie. Every Friday morning he co-hosts the 104.7 radio show with Andy and Tasha. Over the summer, just for fun, he helped create the #1 selling App in the Apple Store for a full week. Called "Never Hillary Clinton". Not to be confused with his political views, he's an equal opportunity candidate joker. Check out "Ask Donald Trump" an original App he released earlier this month for free.
Julie Ostroot has been teaching in the SF area for several years. She serves as an organist at Asbury Methodist and also works as an Education Assistant at Cleveland Elementary. Having worked in music retail as well, she's familiar with several piano methods and teaching styles. Julie has her B.A. Degree in Music from Augustana and has taught lessons at SF Lutheran and the Augie Preparatory program. She also enjoys biking and jewelry making.
|Sioux Empire Paddlers||
|Rosa Yrene Parsons|
Adrian has been a passionate professional cosmetologist for 10 years, with experience in full service salon environments and post secondary cosmetology instruction. She has a special interest in formal occasion styling and providing hair and make up for professional photo shoots too! She enjoys sharing her passion with students and clients alike and loves being an active volunteer and business owner in the Sioux Falls community!
Lisa Rinaldo is a retired elementary teacher, with many years of experience in teaching art to children and adults. She enjoys breaking projects down into steps, then watching as each person's "internal artist" comes out to play! "Art is about immersing yourself in the process more than the outcome."
Dan Roberdeau is an experienced clarinetist that has held many positions within the music world! He has had the privilege of attending and having a more formal education at the Navy School of Music and then graduating with a degree in Music at Northwestern University. Dan comes to Community Education with an extensive background including performing with many great symphonies across the nation, teaching many students along the way at colleges and universities and submitting recordings for the Hal Leonard lesson books! After moving to Sioux Falls, he has continued to share his talent and love for the clarinet by offering individual clarinet lessons. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student, Dan will meet you where you are at and help you to grow as a musician!
Ryan Schiebout-USJA Shodan-
|Tina Schmutterer||I currently teach English at Roosevelt High School, a very busy life each school year. To help ease my stress on school nights, dinners for the week are planned on Sunday afternoons and partially or wholly prepared for the busy nights ahead. Utilizing ingredients already in my pantry and making a list of additional ingredients needed for the chosen recipes, I prepare or prep 4-5 meals a week so that they are ready to assemble and cook or put in the oven when I get home each night. Because of this type of organization, I am able to keep my grocery bill between $80-$100 each week. On those school nights that I have Homework Help or work a game at my school, I know that my meal is ready to put in the oven for my family. My goal in offering this class is to help you prepare meals for your family, keep your grocery bill at a minimum, and enjoy the evening with your family around a nice hot dinner|
I was born and raised in southeastern South Dakota (Freeman), and ended up in Sioux Falls to attend Augustana College, which is where I've been ever since. Several years ago, I drove by Dakota Stained Glass and saw a sign advertising beginning stained glass classes. I signed up and fell in love with the process of copper foiled stained glass. I have taken several different classes in stained glass technique, but always seem to come back to the copper foil method. After giving friends and family a lot of stained glass sun catchers and ornaments as gifts, I've begun selling my pieces at local craft fairs and shows throughout South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. My creations tend to be funky, unique and whimsical, definitely all one of kinds!
|LandShark Scuba & Dive||
I have been a certified diver for 13 years and have been teaching diving for 10 years. I developed a passion for diving almost immediately from my first experience underwater and fell in love with the wonders of the underwater world. Now I just so thoroughly enjoy sharing those wonders with others, but teaching kids is my favorite! Diving became such an important part of my life that I opened a dive ship in the upper midwest. Local diving as well as tropical are high on my list of entertainment! Watch Life with Laura and your instructor! Discover Scuba Diving with Colonel and KDLT Laura
My name is Lyndsay Seivert; I am a mom, wife, full-time Registered Nurse, and Silver Leader with doTERRA Essential Oils. I have been using oils on myself and my family for over 2 years and providing education on oils for over a year. Learning about essential oils, what they are, how they work, and how to safely and properly use them can be overwhelming at first. I love to teach and educate on all the amazing benefits essential oils can provide, how to use them, when to use them, and how they work. Having a solid foundation of knowledge is vital for anyone looking to start utilizing essential oils in their everyday life, and I want to provide that foundation. Having the platform Community Education provides will give people interested in learning about natural options the opportunity to do so, and allowing me to continue to educate and enhance and empower lives with natural options.
It's time to run with scissors! Sioux Falls Community Ed is the best place to float your boat and fill your creative cup! There are so many ways to design. If you love color, texture, and enjoy the medium and the tools, you will likely blossom as you build your art! As a Jewelry Designer, Fashion Design graduate, Digital Artist, and the past ACE Knitting Lady, my focus may not be clear... I love to create, and I want you to love it too! JOE'S Garage is my studio where I have been creating JoeBobLeigh Jewelry since 2006, and have taught metals classes since 2012. Most of my classes involve torch work, like silver soldering, torch fired PMC (Precious Metal Clay), and enameling. During the colder months I also teach Brain to Brush beginning Painting, Circuit Sewing, and Lovikka Knitted Mittens. New this summer will be two Youth Classes: Bradlea Paper Dolls, and Kids Metals Camp. And finally, a personal interest in unconventional travel prompted me to teach an Airbnb Curiosity Class. -I just can't keep it in! I have lived in Sioux Falls since 1990 with my husband, where we raised our 3 daughters. Running with scissors is a metaphor for fearlessly creating!
Jim Sternick-USA Judo Nidan-
Spending six months in Chicago, IL, I slowly rose up to the top as a competitive B-Boy with my crew, Dark Beast. I spent the entire spring and summer of 2016 planning, hosting, and putting together community events for the Twin Cities during my return to Minnesota before moving to Chicago to further pursue my career as a dancer, which then transformed me into a dance instructor for the youth! I wish to pass down all of the resources, knowledge, and mentoring that I received as a young adult on to the future generation: your children; the children that hold the future in their hands. Finding my reason, aspirations, and determination through teaching dance, I wish to continue down this path as a young artist, spreading the positive energy and love that comes with and from dancing!
Sioux Falls Taekwondo in Action: https://youtu.be/f_ACBUkxtMg
I started Taekwondo when I was 14 yrs. old and now I am 45.... I can let you do the math. I obviously have a love and passion for this! I am a 5th degree black belt and have been teaching for over 25 years now. I "think" that close to, if not over 15 years have now been with Community Education in Sioux Falls. I have the pleasure of teaching students the aspects of Respect, Confidence, and Discipline. I cannot think of many things in my life that has been more gratifying than the companionship and connection that I have through this experience.
Greetings! I am Rob Vroman. I've been a social studies teacher at Washington High School for over 25 years, and I have taught Driver's Education at Lincoln High School fsince 2008. I am originally from Leavenworth, Kansas. Upon graduation from the University of Kansas, I was an Army officer for four years. Afterward, I dabbled briefly in medical sales and restaurant management and moved to Sioux Falls in 1990 to pursue a master's degree in secondary education from Augustana College to become a teacher. I'm married to Beth Vroman who teaches social studies at Patrick Henry Middle School. We have four children -Chris, Kaytie, Anna, and Michael. We love Sioux Falls (except, at times, the winters) and are blessed to live in such a great community. The rewards of teaching have outweighed the sacrifices. Thanks for entrusting your children to our program. With your support and encouragement, I hope to help your child in safely navigating the exciting rite of passage that driving represents.
Sensei Brad Walker has been practicing Judo and Jiu-jitsu since 1998 and has over a decade of teaching experience with both adults and kids. He is the areas only active instructor with black belt ranks in both Judo and Jiu-jitsu. These ranks were awarded to him by Sensei Emilio Claudio, the Army Judo coach at West Point Military Academy. Beyond his unique teaching style he holds the highest aim of Judo as his goal - To contribute positively to society and the community. Sensei Walker is also the Self-defense instructor for the Sioux Falls Multi-cultural center and is partnered with Children's Inn Home Society and offers regular Women's only Self-defense classes and workshops.