[Today's article "Parental Will Versus Childlike Inspiration to Practice Music" was written by contributor Brooks Hanes.] We had been living there just a few months. I creaked open the old door and walked into the hallway upstairs in our two-story, Victorian era house built in 1900. I cracked … [Read more...] about Parental Will Versus Childlike Inspiration to Practice Music
Welcome to the Musical Field Trip Series. In this series, I'll introduce you to some amazing and unique field trips to add to your music education repertoire. Even if you aren't able to attend these in person, you can experience and enjoy them here. Today, we'll begin with Behind the Scenes at the … [Read more...] about Behind the Scenes at the Lyric Opera
[Today we have a guest post from Martha Reineke of FreeSchoolLinks.] Music is Powerful: Ways to Harness the Power in Your Homeschool Have you ever laid in a hammock, or on a towel next to the ocean, listening to the sound of the waves lapping at the shore? There is just something about the … [Read more...] about Music is Powerful: Ways to Harness the Power in Your Homeschool
[Today's article "Music with your Kids from a Non-Musical Mom" was written by Michelle Habrych.] My daughter loves to sing. When she was an infant, I used to sing soothing worship songs to her to calm her, and it must have inspired her. I still remember the first time I heard her sing it on her … [Read more...] about Music with your Kids from a Non-Musical Mom
Today I'm happy to share how you can get an hour-long MP3 audio download by Mary Prather called "Teaching Music in Your Home." She's an experienced homeschool mom and music teacher who has written the great music appreciation curricula called SQUILT. See SQUILT here. You won't just get … [Read more...] about Need Ideas for Teaching Music in Your Home?
Music and Art Today we begin a brand new series called Music & Art. We'll be exploring numerous ways to combine music studies with art studies. Synesthesia Recently I learned about a fascinating condition called synesthesia. People with synesthesia experience a secondary sense when they are … [Read more...] about Music & Art: Wassily Kandinsky and Synesthesia