GCHFA (Gulf Coast Homeschool Fine Arts) was founded in 2009 to offer top-quality, affordable music programs to homeschooled students on Florida's Gulf Coast. Based in Sarasota, Florida, GCHFA is a non-profit organization offering 3 levels of band (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced), 4 levels of orchestra (Applied Strings, Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced), 2 recorder classes, and 4 levels of choirs (Elementary Choir, Junior Choir, Senior Choir, and Choir Ensemble).
From assisting beginning students just learning to play a new instrument through developing advanced skills for experienced, proficient musicians, GCHFA provides an environment of focused learning and practical application at both the individual and group levels. Our dedicated instructors, consisting of professional Sarasota Orchestra musicians, tenured teachers and accredited professors with years of experience, offer unparalleled instruction for each student.
Meeting every Monday from September through April, with a break after the December concert, GCHFA's programs are designed to foster unity and build relationships, support an interactive atmosphere, model a disciplined lifestyle, and develop genuine character to serve God and others.
Please explore our site for more about GCHFA, contact us with any questions, and join us this year for a wonderful musical experience!
“GCHFA is a great place to teach. The parents are very involved and supportive, the students are enthusiastic, and the teachers, fully equipped with professional experience in the arts, are dedicated to giving their students an in-depth education of music in a loving and accepting atmosphere.”
— Roxane Solowey, Orchestra Director
DEVELOPING YOUNG LIVES IS WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT!
Sure, we love music! But GCHFA is about much more than music. We're all about our students and their families! Our mutual love for music and the enjoyment of learning is an opportunity to pour into each student, helping to develop and shape their lives so that they're prepared for their future, their higher education, and their higher calling: leading purposeful, meaningful, and impactful lives.
Our founding principles include:
- Providing excellent music programs and instruction for every student;
- Providing a safe environment which models kindness, unity, respect, and community;
- Developing musical talent and maximizing the God-given potential of every student;
- Preparing young people for a lifetime of serving God and others.