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
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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 15-Minute Music Lesson about Instruments Around the World. And, there is an awesome freebie … [Read more...] about 15-Minute Music Lesson About Instruments Around the World
I am so excited to share this brand new online course with you that I just published last week! It's how you are going to Experience the Music of Christmas in Your Homeschool this year, even if you have no time! I know you homeschool moms are busy. How do I know? Because I am one, and I have … [Read more...] about How to Experience the Music of Christmas in Your Homeschool (even if you have no time)
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