About Slice Of Life Enrichment School

Slice of Life Enrichment School was created to meet the needs of children and adults who wish to complement traditional education with classes designed to broaden cultural horizons through greater exposure to the beautiful disciplines of music, languages, and art.

We are in your community to foster artistic discovery and collaboration among children and adults of all ages. We are also a vendor for Gorman, Heartland, Ilead, Mojave River, Compass, Excel Academy, Valley Oak Charter Schools and Blue Ridge Academy.

Ask about how we can help you, your children or your group learn together in our inviting open creative spaces.  We offer classes virtually and in person and this will vary with each instructor. We also rent our beautiful facilities for clubs, life events, and meetings!

Learn With Us

What We Offer

VOICE LESSONS

SING ON

Lessons are designed to help students ages 7+, develop the art and technique of singing. They will explore their vocal range, learn how to strengthen their voice and learn how to use diaphragmatic breath-control. Foundational technique will be established, secured and applied to repertoire. Lessons are beneficial for both beginner and more advanced students. Students will be given tools to ensure lifelong healthy singing.

Black Text of Voice with a microphone as the letter i.
Hand strumming a guitar

GUITAR LESSONS

PLAY ON

Learn everything you need to know about how to play your guitar from beginner to intermediate levels.  This instrument brings people together as a group and connects them through music and instantly elevates a mood! Private individual lessons available. 

A closeup of a woman holding a small colorful world globe in her hand, wearing a white dress.

LANGUAGES:

OUR FRENCH & SPANISH PROGRAMS

 ~BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS!

GOING PLACES...

""HOLA!" Parlez-vous Français?" If not, venture out with us to learn the beautiful French or Spanish languages.  As both are latin-based languages and two of the most spoken languages globally, they are  particularly enriching avenues for you or your child to be further exposed to the wider world. Their latin roots give an enhanced command and understanding of the English language while fluency provides a practical, increased accessibility to a vast array of historical literature, culture, and peoples of the broader western world.

 

We offer classes for all ages in a fun and relaxed atmosphere that allows for plentiful conversation and real-life application of the vocabulary and concepts covered. Our method is a semi-immersion style that incorporate fun songs, familiar stories, and everyday tasks and activities that make the material useful and relevant. We succeed only when you discover that you really can express yourself easily and clearly in your chosen language!  

 

Furthermore, students who study with us for 2 or more years are invited to put their skills to the test and travel to France , Quebec, or Spain with us on wonderfully exciting (and surprisingly economical ) class trips that we take every other year!

Sing With Us

Voice Lessons

MUSIC:

OUR PIANO PROGRAM ~ LEARN TO REALLY PLAY!

THE JOY OF MAKING BEAUTIFUL MUSIC...

Learn to  read music and play the piano in all well-known genres including classical, jazz, and contemporary styles.  We offer more than traditional weekly lessons to help you get there!

 

In addition to private weekly lessons,  all of our pianists are invited to play in our monthly student evaluations, twice-a-year school recitals, the Music Teachers Association of California's Certificate of Merit Program and the National Piano Guild Program.  

 

These performance and evaluation opportunities encourage focus and goal-setting to help make music study a more practical, successful, and socially-rewarding pursuit for our students.  Just click below for more information!

OUR STRINGS PROGRAM ~FACE THE MUSIC!

AND PLAY TOGETHER...

If you've always dreamed of playing the violin, viola or cello, Slice of Life is a wonderful place to start out! The well-known and highly respected Suzuki Method, taught by our instructors is a great foundation for continued success and eventual mastery of this beautiful instrument.  Our program includes private weekly lessons and the option to play in our school's ensemble! Learn more about the benefits of our music program by clicking below.

Young girl playing a violin
Delicate hands playing black and white piano keys

ART:

OUR FINE ARTS PROGRAM ~ ELEVATED SELF-EXPRESSION!

TAKE YOUR ART TO THE NEXT LEVEL
 

Learn to express yourself artistically with lessons offered through our distinguished fine arts program directed by founder Susan Minor, of Slice of Life Enrichment School.

After years of honing her art skills and winning 1st Place at many competitions, Susan who has taken many classes under award-winning former instructor, Alicia Garver, leads 10-week courses throughout the year to demonstrate how to enhance your skills.

Please click below for a list of our fine arts classes and additional information.

Photo of Trophies

We congratulate all 7 of our
Fine Art students who each
won a ribbon from 1st - 3rd
place at the 2021
Tehachapi Youth Art Contest!

LITTLE SPROUTS ART ~
 

Artistic Growth for Budding Artists!

8 colored pencils in black and white placed next to each other to form a half moon. shape.
Toddlers playing on the floor

Little Sprouts Series

LOTS OF FUN COMING IN 2022

EXTENDING ART TO MUSIC AND BEYOND

Children are born musicians, artists, storytellers, and dancers.  Our welcoming environment provides endless opportunities, setting the stage for healthy development,

creativity, learning, and fun through our

new Little Sprouts Classes for ages 2-5: 

  • Little Sprouts Music

  • Little Sprouts Story Time Adventures

  • Little Sprouts Natural Wonders of the World

 

Brighten not only your child’s world, but parents may find stress decreases and productivity increases with new memories and new friends. We'd love to have you join us!

 

Stay tuned for more details on class times. Please send us a message if interested.

Slice of Life Hours

Mon-Friday: 9am-7pm
Sat, Sun: Closed

Contact

We’d be happy to provide you with additional information about individual courses and instructors at Slice of Life Enrichment School. Stop by the school or call for more details.

Click here to find out more about renting the building or classrooms.

Address:

48771 W Valley Blvd

Tehachapi, 93561

Email:

SLICEOFLIFESCHOOL@GMAILCOM

Phone:

SUSAN MINOR 661-733-7409