One of my all-time favorite Christmas songs is "Sleigh Ride." Did you know that, like "Jingle Bells," it doesn't mention anything about Christmas? It's actually more of a snow or winter song. :) Let's learn a little about it today in this 15-Minute Music Lesson for "Sleigh Ride." Who Wrote … [Read more...] about 15-Minute Music Lesson for “Sleigh Ride” with Printable Pack
Believe me, I know how hard it is for a homeschool mom to fit everything in. There is never enough time in the day! And, yes, math and reading and history and science come first. But, you don't have to neglect music. You CAN do Music in Your Homeschool with the Sampler Music Appreciation … [Read more...] about You CAN do Music in Your Homeschool with the Sampler Music Appreciation Mini-Course
I grew up in El Paso, Texas. The Mexican culture was around me all the time. I have such a fondness for the fun spicy food, the traditional dancing with the ladies in bright colorful twirly dresses and the men in white suits and powerful steps, and my favorite: the mariachi bands! Every Friday in … [Read more...] about 15-Minute Music Lesson for Cinco de Mayo free printable
President's Day is a day we remember two great American Presidents: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Washington was born on February 22, 1731, and Lincoln was born February 12, 1809. But, it's also a day to honor all Presidents of the United States. Today I have a Music Lesson for President's … [Read more...] about Free 15-Minute Music Lesson for President’s Day
Christmas is coming, and one of the most wonderful ways to celebrate the season is the story of the Nutcracker. I'm so excited that I'll be taking my kids to a performance of this beautiful ballet by the 19th-century Russian composer Tchaikovsky this year. But, even if you can't see it live, … [Read more...] about A Round-up of the Top Nutcracker Resources for Your Homeschool
If you're planning on doing a composer study, or some music appreciation/music history, there are some composers I'm sure everyone would know to include: Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, for sure! But, what about other composers? How do you know which ones have written the best music in our Western … [Read more...] about What are the Best Composers to Study?