Community Vendor Directory

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** = available virtually

Virginia Resenda: all subjects

*Academic tutoring in all subjects, especially math. Elementary math, pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra 2 (intermediate Algebra). K-12
*Platforms: Facetime or text messages are preferred, or even USPS mail
*$20 per hour
*Contact Virginia at (707) 273-9498, or


Laura East’s Ferndale Dance Academy
We are moving to virtual classes beginning Monday, 03/23/20 and will be offering classes for all ages. We are using Zoom platform. We are offering classes Monday-Friday. We can teach 100 students at a time, so we are able to accept new students. Classes include stretching, strengthening, balance, control, and technique. We also offer private lessons.
*$10 per hour-long class.
Contact Laura at (707) 496-0805 (call or text), or See website: 

Trillium Dance Studios
Virtual classes via Zoom beginning Monday, 4/13/20. Please see website for more details:   (707) 822-8408

Music Tutors:

Ruth McClimon
*Virtual piano lessons, including note reading, emphasis on reading rhythms and repertoire.
*Platforms: FaceTime, messenger, and Skype lessons.
*$22.50 per 40-minute lesson
*Contact Ruth at or (707) 725-3760

**Alana Nicklas
*Virtual music lessons, including guitar, piano, bass, voice, and theory. *Lessons are similar to in person lessons, we learn songs and how to read music.
*Platforms:Google Duo, Skype, and Facebook Messenger, but open to any free format for lessons.
*$20/half hour.
*Contact Alana by call or text at (707) 407-6659 or

Lorenza Philips
*Lorenza has room for 3 or 4 more students, teaching private piano and voice lessons. Times available can be flexible, Monday-Friday.
*Platforms: Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, FaceTime. Also able to add music theory tutoring.
*$25/hr, but can work with CT/family
*Contact Lorenza by call or text at (707) 845-3983, or

Elizabeth Rau
*Elizabeth offers piano, voice, and music theory lessons
*Platforms: first choice is Skype, but can also access Zoom.
*$50 per hour, and 30, 45, or 60 minute lessons are available.
*Contact Elizabeth at or H (707) 442-4246 and C (707) 834-8671
*I tailor the lessons specifically to the needs and goals of each student
*I have lots of space for additional students and welcome any newcomers to my studio.

Terri Strachan
*Certified music teacher; flute and piano lessons.
*Platform to be announced
*$25 per 1/2-hour weekly lesson
*Contact Terri at (818) 681-1668 (text or call)or

Stefan Vaughn
*$45 per hour
*Contact Stefan at (707) 497-9092(cell) or

(End of Virtual Vendors)

*Please contact if you or your business would like to be included in the Virtual Vendors section

Arts and Crafts Instruction

Blue Ox Historic Village & School of Traditional Arts
Workshops and classes in the traditional arts
Fees vary by class.
1 “X” Street, Eureka
(707) 444-3437; fax (707) 444-0918

Susan Cooper, Fortuna Youth Arts
Drawing, painting, mixed-media, print making, mask making, and more.
Weekly and ongoing, ages 6-18, grouped by age. $20 per 90-minute class.
Mon., Wed., Fri 3:30-5:00pm
(707) 496-2866

Eureka Fabrics
Materials for sewing projects. A variety of classes are offered: sewing, felting, patterns, etc.
Private instruction available. Fees vary by class.
412 2nd Street Old Town, Eureka
(707) 442-2646 or toll free (888) 469-6799

Fire Arts Center 
Classes in ceramics and glass
Fees vary
520 South G Street, Arcata
(707) 826-1445

Penny Fregeau
Drawing, various media, artist themes each week, study of famous artists and developing artistic and problem solving skills.
$20 per 90-minute class
(707) 617-2053

Humboldt Arts Council
Art classes at the Morris Graves Museum of Art
$90 per session
636 F Street, Eureka
(707) 442-0278

Ink People Center for the Arts
Ink People offers community cultural development, classes, exhibitions, performances, project incubation and support
Fees vary by class.
525 7th Street, Eureka
(707) 442-8413

Lotus Studio Pottery
Pottery instruction – hand-building and/or throw wheel, depending on age.
$30 per 1-hour class – includes clay, glazes, and 2 firings.
630 2nd Street, Eureka
(707) 616-6504

Notions Sewing Studio
Specializing in sewing machine classes for beginning & intermediate sewing. Classes encourage the use of math, design, problem-solving & artistic expression. Embroidery, mending, needle felting & wet felting classes are also available.
$20/hr private lessons. Fees vary for group lessons.
Location: Eureka
(707) 601-9804

Knitting, crochet, needle felting and weaving classes
Fees vary by class.
518 Russ Street, Eureka
(707) 443-9276


Academy of Irish Dance & Music
Irish Dance instruction
Call for fee information.
433 A Street, Eureka
(707) 834-5333

The Dance Scene Studio
Dance classes in the techniques of ballet, pointe, hip hop, belly dance, yoga and pilates. Term or monthly tuition schedules available.
1011 H Street, Eureka
(707) 502-2188

Laura East’s Ferndale Dance Academy
Class fees vary depending on length of session
430 Ocean Avenue, Ferndale
(707) 496-0805

No Limits Dance Academy
Tap, jazz, hip hop and ballet lessons.
Beginning through advanced.
Contact for fee information
1093 10th Street, Arcata
(707) 825-0922

North Coast Dance
Ballet lessons (Kindergarten to adult)
Ballet, pointe & pre-pointe, hip-hop, hula,
modern, Middle Eastern dance, and ballroom
Contact for fee information.
426 F Street, Eureka
(707) 442-7779

Redwood Raks World Dance Studio
Dance Classes: break dance, Capoeira, belly dance, children’s yoga, karate, fairy dance (Celtic, ballet, Persian, creative dance), samba, hip-hop, and more.
The Old Creamery Building
Rates vary by class.
824 L Street, Arcata
(707) 616-6876

Trillium Dance Studios (Erin McKeever)
Ballet, pointe, modern, tap, contempo, Latin jazz
Please contact for fee information.
855 8th St., Suite 1, Arcata
(707) 822-8408 (office)

Trinity Ballet Academy (Greta Leverett)
Ballet instruction
Fees are per semester, plus a non-refundable registration fee
1981 Central Avenue, McKinleyville
(707) 839-1816

Driving Schools

Eureka Driving School
Online Driver’s Education class; Behind-the-wheel training
1307 Union Street, Eureka
Fees vary.
(707) 442-1355

Humboldt Driving School
Online Driver’s Education class; Behind-the-wheel training
Fees vary.
2936 J Street, Eureka
(707) 442-4083

Health Clubs/Fitness/Gymnastics/

Skate/Swim/Yoga, etc.

Arcata Parks and Recreation
Offers various recreation programs such as gymnastics, martial arts, tennis, basketball, and LEGO engineering classes
736 F Street, Arcata

Arcata Pool
Private and group swim lessons
1150 16th Street, Arcata
(707) 822-6801

Blue Lake Parks and Recreation
Roller skating at Prasch Hall during public skate hours.
(707) 668-5932

Cal Courts
Gym memberships for students 16+
$120 per semester
518 Clark St, Eureka / 3909 Walnut Drive in Cutten
(707) 445-5445

Robert Diggins
Certified yoga teacher: HITA and Ahymsin. Meditation, physical (hatha), breathing, systematic relaxation, sanskrit. Also a music instructor (See under Music/Theater)
$70 per hour
(707) 845-1788

New! Jodie DiMinno *Now accepting new students
Private yoga instructor. $65 per hour; $32.50 per 1/2 hour
(707) 616-0930

Far North Climbing Gym Inc.
Indoor climbing for physical education.
Visit website for pricing information.
1065 K Street, Suite C, Arcata
(707) 826-9558

Flips for Kids Gymnastics
1489 Hoover Street, Eureka
Prices vary; contact vendor for pricing
(707) 445-0450

Student gym memberships
$50.00 for a ten-visit pass
$225 per semester pass

Now at four locations:
3441 Pennsylvania Avenue, Eureka
(707) 443-3488
300 Community Parkway, Arcata
(707) 822-3488
1500 Anna Sparks Way, McKinleyville
(707) 839-9800
721 South Fortuna Blvd., Fortuna
(707) 725-9484

Humboldt Bay Rowing Association
$450 per season
Contact Scott Gibson
(707) 845-4752

Humboldt Crossfit
Physical Fitness / Education
$75 per month
1725 Tomlinson Street, Eureka
(707) 444-8888

Humboldt Swim Club
Competitive swimming skills for children ages 6-18
Contact vendor for pricing
P.O. Box 101, Bayside, CA  95524
Contact: John Pearce at (707)267-SWIM (7946)

Jump Start Gymnastics
Classes available for ages 5-12
Prices Vary
2725 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka
(707) 443-1725

Rampart Skatepark
Skateboarding: one-on-one instruction, seasonal camps.
Drop-in, punch card or monthly rates. Contact vendor for pricing.
700 South G Street, Arcata
(707) 826-0675

New! Jody Swan *Now Accepting New Students
Group yoga classes for ages 5-12. Jody is an elementary school teacher who has been teaching children’s yoga since 2015. Along with teaching mindfulness and breathing techniques, her children’s yoga classes are designed to promote alignment, strength and flexibility in a fun, loving, and playful environment.
$16/hour. Contact vendor for more details.
Class location is Trinidad Town Hall, Trinidad, CA
(971) 300-1202

Vector Rehabilitation
Swim lessons, including private, semi-private, or group, plus kids open swim.
3289 Edgewood Road, Eureka
Fees vary per type of lesson.
(707) 442-6463

Instrument Rental Services

Mantova’s Two Street Music
Musical instrument rentals.
Fees vary.
136 2nd Street, Eureka
(707) 445-3155

M.B. Rental Instruments
Musical instrument rentals.
$50 per semester
(707) 498-1052

Meadowood Music
Instrument rentals and sales: call for pricing and availability.
Also violin and viola lessons, string orchestra, ensemble coaching, music theory (see Stefan Vaughan under Music/Theater).
Contact Stefan Vaughan at (707) 442-0689

Redwood Music Mart
Musical instrument supplies
511 F Street, Eureka
(707) 268-3829

Martial Arts

Cobra and Butterfly Karate School
Martial Arts Instruction
Call for current price schedule.
1711 Main Street, Fortuna
(707) 725-4849

Dragon Fire Tang Soo Do
Martial Arts Instruction
Call for current price schedule.
1023 Main Street, Fortuna
(707) 672-4814

Fusuikan Martial Arts
Learn the basics of Karate as well as the fundamentals of Jujitsu. Through movement and discipline members not only learn self defense techniques but also build character, self confidence and self control while enhancing self-esteem.
2725 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka
(707) 443-1725

The Health and Karate Center
Program includes fitness, self-defense training, and martial arts instruction in classic Okinawan karate
1944 Central Avenue, McKinleyville
(707) 839-5255

Humboldt Jiu Jitsu Academy
Martial Arts/Self Defense
Call for current price schedule.
1041 F Street, Arcata

Humboldt Martial Arts and Fitness (Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0)
Martial Arts
Fees vary
375 S. Fortuna Blvd, #737, Fortuna
(707) 499-4871

Jobu Shin Kan 
Martial Arts lessons
Call for current price schedule.
521 4th Street, Eureka
(707) 443-3735

Lost Coast Kenpo Karate
Physical education, self defense and respect to others.
Call for current price schedule.
7 5th Street, Eureka
(707) 498-9442

Sun Yi’s Academy 
Tae Kwon Do Instruction
Call for current price schedule.
1215 Giuntoli Lane, Arcata
(707) 825-0182


Dream Quest
Dream Quest provides youth with a range of vocational and creative opportunities to imagine and build their dreams.
Willow Creek Youth Partnership
Helping Youth Realize Their Dreams
(530) 629-3564

Weekly classes about eating, food preparation, sourcing, measuring, cleanliness, gardening. Simple kid-friendly snack and meal making.
$45 per session. Call for most current fee schedule.
971 8th Street, Arcata
(707) 633-8328


Rebecca Childress
Private music lessons for piano, voice, and violin.
$30 per hour; $22.50 for 45-minute lesson
(707) 572-2524

Robert Diggins
Music lessons for violin, viola, coronet, trumpet and guitar; vocal, private and ensemble, coaching and tutoring. Certified in Baroque violin performance. Also a certified yoga teacher. (See under Health Clubs/Fitness/Gymnastics/Skate/Swim/Tennis, etc.)
$70 per hour
(707) 845-1788

Jimmy Durchslag
Music Teacher – Private trombone lessons
Instruments available to rent also.
$35 per 40-minute lesson
(707) 923-3449

Eureka Music School – Now Accepting New Students
Jam Band: 1-hour group for ages 5-6 yrs to learn basic rhythm and try out different instruments ($60/mo); Rock Band 101: 1.5-hr once-a-week program for ages 7-10 yrs to get students to play in a band ($130/mo); Rock Band: 2-hr once-a-week program for grades 6th-12th to play as a band ($150/mo); Lessons only: 45-min a week private lessons for ages 5 to adult ($100/mo).
1023 G Street, Eureka
Contact Brian Archuleta at (408) 460-8938 

Angel Fargas *Check for Availability
Private lessons. Guitar, ukulele instructor. Tabs, notation, right & left hand training.
$30 per 1/2-hour session, once a week ($60 per hour)
(707) 442-9213

Ferndale Music Company
Guitar, ukulele, drums, bass lessons
Contact for fee information.
246 Berding St, Ferndale
Contact Paul Beatie at (707) 786-7030

Cory Goldman *Check for availability
Music lessons: guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin; music production.
6th-12th Grades
$40 per hour; $20 per 1/2 hour
(503) 250-1470

Humboldt Light Opera Company (KidCo)
Musical theater classes. Fees vary.
(707) 825-8419

Humboldt Music Academy
HSU Music Department
Music lessons; contact for fee information.
(707) 826-3411

Humboldt Piano Studio
(Carol Thompkins)

Customized piano lessons based on student interest. Certified to teach beginning through advanced. Classical, jazz, improv, composition, theory. Ages 4 & over.
Fees vary, typically $36-$50 per hour
2926 E St., Eureka
(707) 502-9469

Linda “Lindy” Ingraham
Private piano lessons
$25 per half hour, once per week
(707) 273-2391

Julieann Kami-Craven
Private piano lessons
$15 per 1/2 hour
(707) 502-0004

Ruth McClimon
Private piano lessons, including note reading, emphasis on reading rhythms and repertoire. Performance experience at Fortuna Adult Day Program four times per year, and annual recital performance. Computer theory and games offered.
$22.50 per 40-minute lesson
(707) 725-3760

Katie McGourty
Piano Lessons, Suzuki Method
$50 per hour; $25 per 1/2 hour
(707) 601-2434

Alana Nicklas
Prviate beginning to intermediate lessons for electric bass,
piano, and guitar
$30 per hour
(707) 407-6659

North Coast Music – Instructors Aaron Souza & Kristin Renfer
private music lessons including drums, bass, guitar.
Kristin: private piano and violin lessons
$120 per month for once weekly 1/2 hour lesson
2592 Shay Court, Fortuna
Contact Aaron: (707) 725-9787
Contact Kristin: (707) 267-6722

Hilson Parker *Check for Availability
Private lessons for percussion, drum set, guitar, music theory and general music.
$30 per hour
(707) 267-8876

Lorenza Simmons Phillips
Private lessons for vocal and piano instruction
$25 per hour
(707) 845-3983

Elizabeth Rau
Private piano and voice lessons; music theory.
$50 per hour; $25 per 1/2-hour
(707) 442-4246

Terri Strachan
Private flute and piano lessons. Fun-loving lessons with an award-winning teacher! Certified music teacher, HSU flute professor.
$25 per 1/2-hour weekly lesson
(818) 681-1668 (text or call)

Franis Vanek
Private music Lessons, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
$30 per 45-minute session.
(707) 813-7333

**Stefan Vaughan
Offering virtual private violin and viola lessons, string orchestra. Ensemble coaching, music theory. Instrument rentals and sales (see Meadowood Music under Instrument Rental Services): call for prices and availability.
*Platform: Zoom
$45 per hour
(707) 442-0689


Charity Adams *Check for Availability
Tutoring in math (including Algebras I & II, Geometry), English, science, history & Spanish. Also able to teach sewing & culinary arts, with an emphasis in desserts. K-12 
$20 per hour
(707) 834-0012

Myah Baisch *Check for Availability
Tutoring in: Language arts and reading, K-12; Math, K-8; Homework help, K-12; German language, K-12. Prefers meeting at HSU library.
$18 per hour
(707) 362-9923

Marion Fimbres *Check for Availability
Tutoring K-12 in reading, Spanish language, basic sign language.
$30 per hour
(707) 845-0315

Ana Lora Garrard – *Check for Availability
Writing/Language Arts tutor, with emphasis on creative approaches to writing. Providing tutoring services for those students ready to jump into creative writing with both feet & for those just trying to write essays & reports without pulling all of their hair out. Able to provide assignments or help with assignments brought to me. Specializing in helping students with writing challenges. Author of three (3) books, part-time teacher for 10 years at Mistwood Educational Center, and leader of creative writing workshops for teenagers. Grades 7-12
$35 per hour
(707) 826-2647

Jeff Gonzalez
Jeff is a credentialed teacher. Tutoring in history and English, grades 7-12
$25 per hour
(707) 840-0487

New! Tamara Lindley – Now Accepting New Students!
Science & Math tutor, plus enrichment courses, K-12
Includes maths through Algebra I; Life, earth, & physical sciences, including chemistry and physics.
$30 per hour
(707) 267-1278

Stella Mantova – Check for Availability
Tutoring all subjects, K-12
$20 per hour
(707) 267-1278

Autumn Marsh – Check for Availability
K-12: all subjects, math specifically.
$15 per hour
(707) 599-2058

Rachael Poxon – Now Accepting New Students
ONLINE tutoring service via video, using document/screen-sharing software.
K-8: all subjects.  K-12: language arts & study skills for academic success.
$25 per hour
(707) 498-5372

**Virginia Resanda – Now Accepting New Students 
Academic tutoring in all subjects, especially math. Elementary math, pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra 2 (intermediate Algebra). K-12

*Platforms: Facetime or text messages are preferred, or even USPS mail
$20 per hour
(707) 273-9498

Laurie Richardson – *Check for Availability
Laurie is a credentialed teacher. Tutoring in Language Arts and Fine Arts
$30 per hour
(707) 476-0634

**Suzanne Smith – *Check for Availability
Suzanne is a credentialed teacher. Grades K-12, all subjects. She is available during school hours.
$25 per hour. **Available in person or over phone**
(707) 443-6202 (cell), (707) 443-6202 (home)

Beverely Steichen – Now Accepting New Students
Elementary/high school math, incl. Algebra, basic geometry; College prep writing skills, including research, critical thinking, essay & creative writing, poetry, lit analysis, college vocab, MLA; Basic language arts; High skill research, including evaluating sources, critical analysis, eliminating false sources
$25 per hour
(209) 531-4309

Felicia Treece
Felicia is a credentialed teacher, all subjects, grades K-7.
$25 per hour
(707) 617-0773

Nichole Wilson *Check for Availability
Tutoring in math, language art, reading, grades K-4.
$25 per hour
(605) 681-5134

Kathy Yeager *Check for Availability
Kathy is a credentialed teacher. Tutoring Chemistry and other sciences for grades K-8.
$25 per hour
(707) 499-4670


Please contact if you or your business would like information on becoming a vendor with Alder Grove Charter School.

(Last update: 6/26/2020)