Overview: Guest contributor Gena Mayo shares what to look for in a homeschool music
When it comes to homeschooling, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. The same is true for homeschool music
As a homeschool mom of 8 and music teacher for over 25 years, I have lots of experience with many different options. So, I'm happy to share some tips on how to find a homeschool music
Know Your Goals
The first step in choosing a music
Do you want them to learn to play an instrument? Try in-person or online private music lessons.
Do you want them to be able to read sheet music? Look for a beginning music theory book or course.
Once you know your goals, you can start looking for a homeschool music
Consider Your Children's Learning Styles
Not all children learn in the same way. Some are visual learners, while others are kinesthetic or auditory learners. When you're choosing a homeschool music
For example, if you have a visual learner, look for a
It's important to choose an age-appropriate
Look for resources that offer both beginner and advanced material so that you can adjust the difficulty level as needed. And, bonus, you can use it with more than one student at a time!
Make It Fun!
I always encourage homeschool moms to make sure that the music
Look for creative ways to make learning fun, such as games, movement activities, and quirky songs. If those aren't included, search online for some that you can add to what you're already using!
You can also use technology to make learning more engaging by incorporating apps, videos, and online games into your lessons.
Make it Easy on Yourself
As a homeschool mom myself, I know that sometimes music is going to be the last thing on your list because you HAVE to get to math, reading, and handwriting (and potty training, making dinner, . . . ) first. So, my final suggestion is to make sure your homeschool music
Also, if you aren't musical yourself, you'll want a
Remember, there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to homeschooling or creating a homeschool music
NOTE: For a complete review of Gena's music appreciation courses for high school, see How to Get Fine Arts Credits for High School When Your Teen Isn't Musical.
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