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Local Co-ops

Eastside Academic Studies

Location: Lilburn Alliance Church

5915 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker, GA, 30084


A group of Christian teachers offering weekly classes (90 to 120 minutes) classes to for students of all ages, including a high school level and AP courses.

Heritage Classical Study Center

Locations: Campuses in Athens/ Watkinsville, Gwinnett, and Decatur, GA.


An accredited independent and private Christian study center, providing a classical and Christian supplement to home-educators at the middle and high school levels. 

Music Instructors

Teacher: Kristi Helfen (piano)
Email: pkhelfen@yahoo.com

Contact: (770) 413-0712

Kristi Helfen is a private piano and music theory for the past 35 years located in Stone Mountain, GA.  She also teaches at Eastside Academic Studies. She received a Master of Music in piano pedagogy from Georgia State University. Kristi is in her sixth year of teaching at Oxford College of Emory University as the Applied Piano Instructor.  

Teacher: Marla Majett (cello)
Email:  mcmajett@me.com

Contact: (404)694-0661


Marla Majett offers cello lessons to anyone from age 4 and up. Emphasis is placed on teaching students musicianship, technique and music theory using the concepts of Talent Development by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki.


Teacher: Dr. Lana Teko-Ahatefou, DMA (viola/ violin)
Email: lanaviolist@yahoo.com

Contact: 770.222.8646


Dr. Lana Teko-Ahatefou is a freelance violist, teacher and chamber musician, she coaches chamber music in June for At First Sight Chamber Music Workshop.  She received her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education at Florida State University and completed a Masters of Music in Viola Performance at Georgia State University and a Doctors of Musical Arts in Viola Performance at the University of Alabama.

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