Easy Ways to Add Music to Your Homeschool

Easy Ways to Add Music to Your Homeschool

The benefits of a music education are numerous and include intellectual, emotional, physical, and social advantages for children who receive it. But with so many subjects we want to teach in our homeschooling, it can be challenging to find the time. I am excited to share some easy ideas for adding music to our homeschools that I learned from Gena Mayo of MusicInOurHomeschools.com.

Easy Ways to Add Music to Your Homeschool

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Easy Ideas for Lessons

Driving students to lessons is time consuming for homeschool moms. Look for a teacher who can come to your home instead. Both Gena and I have used this approach successfully. If your instructor can’t come to you, Skype can make in-home lessons a possibility. YouTube is another great way for your student to take lessons at home. Raising DaVinci offers an online ukelele course your kids may be interested in. The ukelele is an inexpensive instrument for emerging musicians.

[Read Free Piano Lessons for Kids]

Easy Ideas for Listening

While you’re driving, listen to a classical music station. Or compare genres by listening to a variety of stations. You can also do this at home with Amazon Prime Music or Spotify which has premade playlists of various genres. Do double duty by listening to music while doing art projects.

Learn about composers and classic pieces by listening to Maestro Classics, Classical Kids, or Music Masters CDs.

Easy Ideas for Learning

Use music apps to note reading, music theory, and even music making. You can feel good about your student spending time on a tablet to learn music. What could be easier?

You can also enroll in a music course. SquiltBright Ideas Press, Zezok, and NotebookingPages.com all have courses Gena recommends. I also highly recommend the courses at Learn.MusicInOurHomeschool.com. We have taken the 20th Century Music Appreciation Course in its eBook form. It’s now available along with other period studies at Learn.MusicInOurHomeschool.com. These complete courses can be learned independently if you can stand being left out and are a fantastic option for co-ops. Gena’s 15-Minute Music Lessons are another easy way to include music in your homeschool. All lessons include printables you’ll want to use with course.

I’m excited that Gena is offering my readers a $10 off coupon for any course (besides the homemaking and sampler courses) through May 15th, 2017 with code SANITY.

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For an inside look and a chance to win Gena’s music curriculum, join me on Facebook Live at the Psychowith6 page on May 9, 2017 at 4E/3C/2M/1P.

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Movies, Music & More Creative Ideas: What’s Hot in Homeschooling This Week

Movies, Music & More Creative Ideas: What’s Hot in Homeschooling This Week

Movies Music and More Whats Hot

When the newness of the school year wears off, you’re going to want some tricks up your sleeve to keep it interesting. This issue of What’s Hot in Homeschooling is here to help.

350+ Ideas for a Creative and Fun School Year

KC Edventures offers us this pinnable post to refer to all year long. It really will be January before we know it!

4 Simple Ways to Fit Science into Your Day

If you’ve been homeschooling longer than a year, you may be exhausted at the thought of doing lots of science. Let’s face it. Science can take a lot of time. That’s why I appreciated this advice from Raising Lifelong Learners. I bet you will too!

An Unexpected Gospel Story

My family loves movies, but finding family-friendly movies that reflect our values has become a real challenge. That’s why I’m so excited about this movie that we were able to see for free at our local theater this summer. It’s a great way to fit in science and an even better way to talk about your faith. While you’re reading at The Inspired Day, I’d love to have you subscribe to these short shots of inspiration. Looking for more family-friendly movies? Plugged In Online has yearly nominations for the best movies for kids and teens.

An Inspiring Homeschool Space

Cornerstone Confessions shares pictures of her homeschooling space that looks like a kids’ library and preschool classroom rolled into one. If you have younger kids and need to rethink your space, don’t miss this post.

Homeschool Music Appreciation

Navigating by Joy inspires with her take on how to make classical music a part of your homeschool. The opening paragraph made me want to pop in a CD.

The Importance of Review in Learning

When I started homeschooling, I thought review was the boring stuff of traditional school. So I didn’t do it. I wanted to get on to more new material like what I’ve shared above. Now I see that review is what makes it possible to move on to new, fresh material! If you’re not convinced, read this great article from The Homeschool Classroom.

If you’d like to get some of these great ideas early or you want to see the pins of top homeschool bloggers, be sure to follow the What’s Hot in Homeschooling board.

 

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