Memorial Day began after the Civil War and was originally known as Decoration Day. It's observed on the last Monday of May and is a time to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day became an official federal holiday in 1971. Use today's Free 15-Minute Music … [Read more...] about Free 15-Minute Music Lesson for Memorial Day
Often in music classes, kids learn folk songs. It's a basic part of elementary music, early childhood music and movement, and the Charlotte Mason homeschooling method. But, what is a folk song? What is a Folk Song? A folk song is a song that was transmitted orally, usually with an unknown … [Read more...] about 15-Minute Music Lesson: What is a Folk Song?
This summer I have a brand new course coming out all about World Music! It's been highly requested, and I'm so excited to bring it to so many homeschools and music classrooms. Today, however, I'm sharing a freebie 15-Minute Music Lesson about Instruments Around the World. And, there is an awesome … [Read more...] about 15-Minute Music Lesson About Instruments Around the World
Musik at Home Enrollment Extravaganza Musik at Home is one of my favorite music education websites! Personally, I've have enjoyed teaching Musikgarten early childhood music and movement classes since 1998. I still teach them at our homeschool co-op. And, I believe it's the absolute … [Read more...] about The Best Musical Activity for Preschoolers, Toddlers, & Babies
Last Sunday, two of my kids played piano at an assisted living center with others of their piano studio. It was a beautiful time listening to these students, ages 5 to 18, blessing others with their lovely music. But, in order to get to that point, the students spent many, many hours practicing. … [Read more...] about Use These Classy Music Practice Assignment Sheets to Encourage Practicing
Last year we began studying the states of the USA in our homeschool during our history/geography time. One of the questions that the kids had on their fact sheets for each state was "State Song." I started searching for Youtube videos for each state's song, and it wasn't as quick as I thought it … [Read more...] about The Top 5 Benefits of “State Songs of the 50 U.S. States” Online Course