Fine Arts Tutors

Elizabeth Yoder

  • Drama

Liz Yoder graduated with a Bachelor of the Arts in Theatre from Universitey of Northwestern of St.Paul in 2012. Liz works around the Twin Cities as a theatre artist.  She has directed and taught theatre at Maple Grove Junior High School for the past two years.  She has also directed with Bunce Backyard Productions and Cross Community Players over the past year.  She has also served as the costume desinger for Open Window Theatre, Minnehaha Academy, and White Bear Lake High School, just to name a couple.  She is also excited to be directing with a couple Front Porch Musical Theatre's summer camps.  Liz also loves to be onstage whenever the opportunity presents itself.

When Liz isn't in the theartre world, she enjoys days on a lake, roadtrips to the mountains, and playing sand volleyball.  

Liz loves to work with students and build their knowledge and strengths in the theatre realm.   Liz is so excited to work with the students at WEST!  


Sandy Adler

  • Basic Drawing (fall semester only)
  • Beginning Oil Pastels (spring semester only)
  • Advanced Oil Pastels (fall semester only)
  • Mixed Media Level 1 (spring semester only)

Sandy Adler attended Austin Community College to pursue an AA in Fine Arts, Minneapolis Technical College to pursue an AA in Graphic/Commercial Design, and Crown College for a degree in Christian Education. She is currently a practicing and accomplished artist in both fine arts and graphic design. She is the Director of Marekting, Advertising and Promotion as well as Vice President of Heart of the City Ministries, a non-profit organization led by Sandy and her husband for the purpose of bringing racial and denominational unity to the Body of Christ in the Twin Cities area. Her paintings in oil pastel have been featured in businesses in the Osseo area. She has been teaching art for the past 15 years in area co-ops as well as after school enrichment programs in the local school districts, with over 160 students during the 2008-9 school year. In 2006 Sandy won a grant through the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council to bring her pastels class into a select group of inner-city schools, in order to provide supplies and instruction to students living at or below poverty level. An 11-year home school veteran herself, Sandy’s passion is to make art instruction engaging and inspiring for students of all levels, and to help them truly learn to “see” the beauty of God’s world around them as they learn art basics and secrets that hone their own skills and abilities as young artists.

Linda Lindeen

  • Secondary Choir

Linda Lindeen graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. She has taught classroom music, directed choirs and musicals for over 35 years in grades K-12 in public schools, Heritage Christian Academy (formerly Medicine Lake Lutheran Academy), local churches and in the homeschool community. Mrs. Linda has also taught piano and is a vocal coach. She and her husband are owners and directors of Front Porch Musical Theatre where they teach and train actors ages 6-18, many of whom are home educated.

Linda and Tim will celebrate 38 years of marriage this summer. They have 3 grown children and 10 grandchildren who are all home educated and fill our lives with joy!

Mrs. Lindeen loves to teach students of all ages the joy of music and theatre, while always maintaining a high standard of excellence. She is excited to see the growth of WEST and has loved teaching her students since WEST began classes.

André Rodrigeuz

  • Song Writing & Contemporary Music Technique

André Rodriguez is a multi-talented musician and teacher. Born in Rochester, Michigan, André started playing piano at the age of four and studied classical music throughout high school. He has studied with prominent piano instructors such as Juilliard graduate, Dr. Pauline Martin and Bethel University’s Dr. Herbert Johnson. In 2000, he moved to Minneapolis to study music at North Central University where he received his degree in music performance. André directed music at Twin Lakes Christian in Elk River for eight years and has been teaching private music lessons for the past thirteen years. In both 2006 and 2011, André was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. In 2011, he released his sophomore album titled, Somewhere New, which has been used by shows on MTV, Showtime, and other TV networks. He currently lives in Minneapolis with his wife Lora and their two sons, Josiah and Riley.