Favorite Songs of Christmas Unit Studies for Elementary Students

The following post is written by contributing writer Amanda from The Scarlet Paisley. The season for Christmas music can’t come soon enough for me, and living in a winter wonderland makes me want to crank up the festive tunes anytime snow is on the ground. Which for us, is usually seven months of the year! As […]

Resources for Studying Verdi and His Music

The following is a post from contributing writer, Mary.  Mention OPERA and most people won’t be beating down the doors to learn more. This is sad, really, because opera is full of wonderful stories that are enchanting for children and adults. When you think about it, an ENTIRE story being told through singing is quite […]

Beethoven Unit Study

The following is a post from contributing writer, Mary Prather. This post contains affiliate links. Beethoven is one of the three great musical B’s (along with Bach and Brahms).  Born in the height of the Classical Music Era in 1770, his life was full of great success and much tragedy. Learning about this musical “character” […]

Free Beginning Piano Lessons You Can Do at Home

The following post is by Angie from Many Little Blessings and The Homeschool Classroom.  This post is brought to you by FreePianoLessonsforKids.com. Music lessons can be a big investment to make.  Not only do you need to get whatever instrument that your child wants to learn, but you also have the ongoing cost of music […]

Learn About Patriotic Music

The following is a post from contributing writer Mary Prather. Summer is a perfect time for relaxed composer/music study. With Flag Day, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July, it is fitting to explore our country’s best patriotic music. Following are three ideas to learn about patriotic music. { These ideas are just springboards and […]

How to Build Homeschool Habits

The following is a post by contributing writer Michelle of Raising Cajuns. You’ve probably heard that you need to turn actions into habits if you want to make lasting change.  The same truth applies to decluttering, health, or cleaning habits as well as learning activities.  I hear a lot of people say they’d like to […]

Free Resources for Teaching Music to Your Children

The following is a post from contributing writer Dianna Kennedy.  My oldest daughter sings like a dream. She did NOT get that talent from me, since I have no rhythm and can’t carry a tune. I love music and want to make sure that my younger children learn music theory along with music appreciation. Since […]

Teach Your Child Piano Improv

Boost your child’s brainpower by teaching him how to write his own music. Next use his melody to reinforce the academic concepts you’re teaching. How to Create a Mystery Song on the Piano Here I teach you how to play an easy mystery tune. Once your child understands the concept, encourage him to experiment with […]