Hi, I’m Justina! What makes me and my business classical?
First and foremost, I am a classical Christian. I am a lover of Jesus Christ, and I view the world through a Reformed theological Christ-centered perspective. I am a sinner who is saved by grace, so I struggle to reconcile living for Christ with giving in to my flesh. I desire to encourage others in pursuing Christ.
I am a classical musician. My degree is in music therapy, so I have worked in music therapy and as an early childhood music teacher for over 18 years as well as performing as an oboist and singer. At my church, I also help with the music ministry and teach Sunday school to early elementary-aged children, using my Westminster Shorter Catechism songs.
I am a classical educator. As a home educator of my own children, I subscribe to the classical model of education and have participated in a Classical Conversations community for 7 years, always as a tutor or director. I keep a pulse on what is happening in public education too, since my husband has retired from teaching in the public schools and continues to substitute teach there.
I am a classical parent. My husband and I are older parents and parent according to classic methods and low technology. I enjoy keeping young with our children, who are 16, 15, and 12.
I’m also a fanatic of inspiring quotes and things of great beauty, especially God’s breathtaking creation, a passionate advocate of setting our kids up for success, a history enthusiast who loves to travel to see the historical sites and National Parks in America, and a fan of parodies, margaritas and chocolate. My favorite place in the world is a little lake in Wisconsin where I get to sail and enjoy the sunsets.
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