I love spending the summer helping my kids grow in their musical skills or helping them add a new musical skill to their bucket list. Need some ideas to do the same for your kids this summer? Here are my top 7 musical activities to do in your homeschool this summer. Scroll down for a free printable and links to some other amazing summer posts.
Summer can be challenging for mothers who homeschool their kids. Kids seem to always default to the dreaded screens. This summer, keep your kids engaged and learning with musical activities that are fun for all ages. Whether you have a preschooler or a high schooler at home or any ages in between, there are plenty of musical activities to choose from. In this blog post, we have compiled seven of the best musical activities for you and your family to enjoy this summer.
Learn to sing with Singing Made Easy
Singing Made Easy is an online vocal training course designed for kids ages three and up. The program uses a videos and a proven method to develop kids’ (and adults’) vocal skills. The course is structured in a step-by-step manner, making it easy for children to learn to sing. With Singing Made Easy, your child can learn to sing in the comfort of your home this summer, and for a fraction of the cost of private voice lessons.
Learn to Play Guitar with Guitar Time with Ben
For kids ages 10 and up, Guitar Time with Ben is an excellent way to learn to play guitar. The online program uses video lessons to guide kids through the process of learning guitar. The lessons are structured in a way that makes it easy for children to learn at their own pace. Try out a lesson from Guitar Time with Ben for free here!
Learn to Play the Recorder with Recorder Time with Mr. Jerry
Mr. Jerry is an exceptional music teacher that your kids, aged 8 and up, will love learning from! He has an incredible talent for teaching students how to play the recorder in a way that is both engaging and fun in Recorder Time with Mr. Jerry. Your child will be amazed at how quickly they learn with Mr. Jerry’s guidance and might even discover a newfound love for music. Your child will have a blast!
Explore Music with your Preschooler
Preschoolers love music, and there are plenty of ways to incorporate music into your homeschooling routine. You can sing nursery rhymes, play fun music games, and have your child create their musical instruments using household items. You can also teach your child basic music theory concepts, such as high and low pitches, using fun and interactive activities such as a “body scale”.
KinderBach is here! Let your child get a solid musical background with this wonderful piano and music theory program for ages 2-7.
Music Theory Lessons
Music theory is the backbone of musical understanding and composition. Whether your child is interested in pursuing music as a career or simply wants to deepen their musical knowledge, taking a music theory course can be a valuable experience. You can find beginning and advanced music theory inside the Music in Our Homeschool Plus membership here.
Beginning Music Theory for Teens is a semester-long online course that is sold separately and will give your musical teens an extra boost in their musical understanding and skills.
Attend a Music Festival or Concert
Attending a music festival or concert is an excellent way to expose your child to different styles of music this summer. You can also encourage your child to research the performer and learn about their work before attending the concert! This will not only make the experience more enjoyable but also help your child develop research skills.
Learn About Movie Music Themes
A fun musical concept to study during the summer is movie music themes, such as those from Star Wars or The Lord of the Rings. I’ve just completed a mini-course called Music Lessons of Hobbits, Elves, and Dwarves to delve into Howard Shore’s leitmotifs (themes) for the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies.
Conclusion for Musical Activities in Your Homeschool
Summer is an excellent time to incorporate music into your homeschooling routine. There are plenty of fun and engaging musical activities that your child can enjoy. From learning to play guitar to attending a music festival, there is something for every age and skill level. Use this list as your guide and create a musical summer that you and your family will cherish forever.
Free Download: Summer Music To-Do List
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