Homeschool Highlight Reel- Teaching Music

Welcome to the Homeschool Highlight Reel! A place for homeschooling families to share ideas, inspiration, and support.  To learn more about the Homeschool Highlight Reel, click here.

 As readers of this blog know, I am not big on purchasing curriculum.  Materials, yes.  Curriculum, not so much.  I do, however, want my kids to have exposure to a wide range of subjects, such as art and music.  You can read more about my past art projects and activities here.  Today, however, I am going to talk about music.

Until recently, my beautiful piano was being used as an overpriced television stand.  A few weeks ago, however, Tim was able to mount it on the wall above.  I have a love-hate relationship with our television and I didn't think mounting it could make that much difference, but oh it did!  I can look at my piano and see music instead of a big black box.

I knew right away that I would be adding some music materials for the kids to the top of the piano.  I added two baskets-  one for rhythm instruments (only rhythm sticks for now- I will add more as we go) and one for music theory card work.  I sketched out in my mind 4 sets of cardwork to teach basic rhythm and I am still playing with how to do notation.  I also brought my guitar back out (which I really don't play very well but fortunately the kids don't know the difference or at least they are nice about it if they do).

I am very excited about these new additions to our homeschooling materials.

So what are you up to these days?  We would love to take a peek into your homeschooling home!  Don't forget to link back here and also to add your post to MckLinky so we can come visit you!

1 comment:

Cheryl @ On the Old Path said...

Oh I love music!! I have next to no talent in this area but I love it. Thankfully Dave has some talent in this area. Thanks for sharing!!! You have given me some new ideas.