Coordinators: Josh & Nancy Peterson.


Choirs through TLC


This is for Kindergarten through 6th grade and meets as part of TLC each semester. In this choir, children are taught to use proper singing technique. We work toward a clear unison sound and proceed to basic part singing through the use of rounds, descants, and harmony lines.

TLC Singers

Is open to students in 7th through 12 grades and meets as part of TLC each semester. Students are taught correct vocal production through the singing of 2, 3, and 4-part music. Repertoire is a mix of sacred and secular works from all musical periods.

Both choirs incorporate music history by focusing on a different classical composer each semester. Each choir sings a piece of music by that composer and learns basic historical information. Recent composers of the semester include J. S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Antonio Vivaldi, Franz Joseph Haydn, and G. F. Handel.

The choirs are directed by Nancy Peterson, with Josh Peterson occasionally serving as guest director. Costs for the groups are minimal (about $15 per semester), to cover the cost of music and supplies.


TLC Orchestra

**this program is open to non-SCCCHE members

Coordinator: Rev. Kirk Clayton

We will meet at TLC on Fridays from Noon to 1:00 PM beginning September 9, 2016 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Belleville.  Participants should register through the TLC website
Ages:  middle school and older, playing proficiency on the instrument is required
Class size: 20-100
Cost: $20 per instrumentalist; $40 per family max     
Prerequisites: 2+ years instrument, music reading

Instrumental Music Ensemble can provide homeschool families a group music experience and develop the musical skills, such as careful counting and rhythm, balance and blend, pitch, hearing multiple lines of music, and the like.  The Ensemble will be open to both band and orchestra instruments; repertoire will be drawn from both genres and adapted for the current group. The hope is that music will be accessible enough for younger musicians to participate, but deep enough and beautiful enough to enrich more advanced players as well.  The atmosphere will be collegial rather than competitive. More advanced players will be asked and expected to assist less advanced musicians.  Rehearsals will be held for one hour each week, and will include warm-up exercises, intonation and blend work, and learning performances pieces.  Musical repertoire will primarily be drawn from the rich musical history and heritage of the Christian Church.

If you have any questions or need further information, contact Rev. Kirk Clayton at


If you have questions regarding the music programs, please contact Josh & Nancy.