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This week I thought I would take a look at Music in the Homeschool. I love having the option to study as we wish in homeschool, and this includes the music. While some kids love to sing, others like to study the actual music. This is where I love homeschooling. I have both in my house. Those who love singing and those who love to study or play the music.
Music in our homeschool comes in many different ways. Yes, we study it for our homeschool like most "normal "schools do, but we may do it in a different way. We love to just listen to music. All styles, all ages, just listening as we study, or play or even as we get ready to sleep.
When both me and daddy were in school, we were both in Choir classes. This is still available today, and is usually offered after school, which means homeschool kids are welcome. My two oldest have not shown an interest in this, but I am waiting on Little Miss. I see her as my child who wants to be on stage singing. Knowing that my school district works with homeschooling for something like this in in one word, awesome!
Until Little Miss is ready, we are working on music at home. Thanks to the Homeschool Review Crew, we have found some items that work for us and Pinterest helps fill in the missing keys for now.
One of our favorite ways to learn about music is to do Hymn Studies. These are a simple way to introduce the kids to music. We have found our favorite hymn, as of right now, is What a Friend We Have in Jesus. For our hymn studies, we spend time listening to the hymn each day. I may even play it in the background during school. We will spend some time learning about the composer, and we work on copy work of the words.
Another way we learn about music that is similar to the hymn studies is Music Appreciation from Zeezok Publishing LLC. This was something I never would have thought to try, but a program we have loved and Ray Ray still loves to use.
Now, music can also mean instruments. While none of my kids are currently playing any instruments, we have found resources for when they may want to. My kids love the guitar. We have found some local places that can do guitar lessons, but we also found guitar lessons as part of the music program with our SchoolhouseTreachers.com membership. (This thing keeps getting better every day!)
Music doesn't have to be hard, it doesn't have to be tedious and it doesn't have to be boring. You make it how you want it, it is your homeschool after all! So, how do you bring the music into your homeschool?
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