Tempo, or speed, is one of the building blocks of music. Activities and games can help pre-school and elementary-aged children learn to recognize it. Read more at Suite101: Games and Activities for Teaching Musical Tempo to Young Children http://www.suite101.com/content/games-and-activities-for-teaching-musical-tempo-to-young-children-a364195#ixzz1JtG39xF9
Homeschooling with Literature: What is a Living Book?
St. Patrick's Day Songs for Seniors
On St. Patrick's Day, treat the senior citizens in your life to a trip down nostalgia lane with Irish songs from their youth. Read more at Suite101: St. Patrick's Day Songs for Seniors http://www.suite101.com/content/st-patricks-day-songs-for-seniors-a354701#ixzz1JtGWUkop
How to Pick a Musical Instrument for Your Child
Teaching Music to Your Children
When educating children, music is often pushed out to make room for basic subjects. Music, however, can and should be included in every child's education. Read more at Suite101: Teaching Music to Your Children http://www.suite101.com/content/teaching-music-to-your-children-a348569#ixzz1JtH13786
How to Design Your Own Homeschool Curriculum
Curriculum shopping can be confusing and expensive. You can design a curriculum for your children which optimizes your family's unique strengths and needs. Read more at Suite101: How to Design Your Own Homeschool Curriculum http://www.suite101.com/content/how-to-design-your-own-homeschool-curriculum-a347787#ixzz1JtHGcnpx
Why Teach Music?
Music is a part of all of our lives. It is also part of our heritage. It crosses the boundaries between subjects, and integrates our mind, body, and spirit. Children who are given an understanding and a love of music are given the keys to a lifetime of enjoyment and connection to their world and their God. Read more at Music at Home: https://sites.google.com/site/musicinthehomeschool/home
One of the easiest ways to learn about music, is to spend time listening to it. If you expose children to different styles of music at an early age, they will be more likely to enjoy different types of music as they get older. Your children may not enjoy the same kind of music that you do. You remember the old saying "If it's too loud, you're too old?" well, that may or may not be the case. Everyone is different, and you never know what a particular child will enjoy. My eight year old son listens to everything from classical to jazz, country, rock, and gospel. He even enjoys many of the hymns we sing in church. Read more at Music at Home: https://sites.google.com/site/musicinthehomeschool/music-in-the-homeschool-blog/gettingstarted
Can I Teach Myself To Play An Instrument?
There are many resources out there for learning to play an instrument. There are self-teaching books, light-up keyboards, and computer programs. I have not had an opportunity to review all of these resources, but I have had plenty of experience with private teachers. Read more at Music At Home: https://sites.google.com/site/musicinthehomeschool/music-in-the-homeschool-blog/caniteachmyselftoplayaninstrument