Music Lessons for Children June 26, 2019 By Bekki Leave a Comment This content may contain affiliate links. I’m sitting here listening to one of my sons finger pick his guitar. It’s better than having the radio playing any day of the week. I still remember the day he asked me if he could look up a tutorial on YouTube. Fast forward to today… YouTube is where that child learned to play. Do you have kids who want to to learn to play instruments? Maybe you want to find easy ways to integrate music into your homeschooling. Yes, Youtube is an option. It worked wonders for our son, but he is extremely determined by nature and is self-disciplined enough to practice every single day. I think a better description is obsessed. He practices every day, and in the summer he will put HOURS on his guitar. If you’re looking to introduce your kids to music, or give them access to lessons, bookmark this page so you can find it later. A Year of charlotte Mason Music Lessons provides you with a gentle way to do music in your homeschool, the Charlotte Mason way! Each month, you’ll focus on two things: Composer Study and either a Folk Song or a Hymn. You’ll actually listen to the same composer for three months in a row (one term) and hear a different piece each week so that your child can “study as far as possible under one master until they have received some of this teaching and know its style,” as Charlotte Mason encouraged us to do. You’ll sing the same hymn or folk song for a full month. So, that means three composers with twelve pieces/songs each, plus four hymns and five folk songs for the school year! Composers: Johann Sebastian Bach (September-November)Peter Tchaikovsky (December-February)George Gershwin (March-May) Hymns: “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” (October)“In the Bleak Midwinter” (December)“Be Thou My Vision” (February)“Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” (April) Folk Songs: “Shenandoah” (September)“Over the River and Through the Woods” (November)“Alouette” (January)“She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain” (March)“When the Saints Go Marching In” (May) Learn more! Keyboard, Piano, and Organ Yes, please! Online lessons are right for you if you would like to learn to play a keyboard instrument, or improve the skills you already have, but: can’t find a good local teacherare unable or don’t want to travel for your lessonswant to take lessons on your instrument, not your teacher’swant to take lessons from me. (Hey, it happens. I met a lot of people during those years as a writer/arranger for Sheet Music Magazine.) With a computer, webcam, and Skype or Messenger, you can take lessons from the comfort of your home. Each lesson is 30 or 45 minutes long, and be scheduled weekly, monthly, or “as needed”. Related: A Fun printable to help kids discover how all those pipes work together to make a most impressive sound! My friend Gail has over 25 years experience teaching keys online. (learn more) Guitar Yes, Please! If your kid loves music and you wish you could be part of it with them, I’ve designed this program specifically to teach YOU the basics and then teach YOU how to teach them. You’ll get to experience the growth of learning a brand new art with your child and be involved in every step of their passion. Teach Your Kid Guitar is an 8 Phase beginning guitar co-learning course, teaching you the basics of guitar so you can become the music teacher for your child and enjoy something they love together. My friend Bri is actually one of my son’s former classmates and is truly “sunshine in human form”. Her online Guitar Lessons are fantastic! (learn more) 15 Minute Music Lessons for Elementary Students Yes, Please! You will find fifteen 15-Minute Music Lessons especially suited for elementary-aged students. Everything you need is included right in the course: Lessons to readVideos to watchPrintablesOnline quizzesSometimes links to other sites to enrich your learning on the subject. You can complete each lesson in 15 minutes, but more material is included if you’d like to expand the time or the days on a particular lesson. (Details) My friend Gena has all sorts of Music Lessons for our kids! (Learn more) 6 Benefits of Music Music helps develop language, literacy and communications skills.Music enhances physical development.Music helps develop cognitive skills.Music enhances individual development.Music’s form and structure can bring order and security.Music encourages early brain development. Related: 6 Benefits of Music by The Asian Parent Whether they play an instrument or simply listen to music for their own enjoyment, it can have a profound impact on your child’s life. While your child will benefit from it in many different ways, the sheer happiness they might get from it is reason enough to introduce it to them at a young age.Becky, Kid World Citizen Related: 16 Easy ways to include Music in your Homeschool (free printable) Looking for MORE Music Resources? Visit Music in Our Homeschool for Self-Paced Music Classes for all Ages!