Music Without Music Lessons

Not interested in providing music lessons for your children, but still want them to have some appreciation for the music of the world? Here are 33 ways to delve into music history, composers, famous songs, instruments, and musical genres using the senses of hearing, sight, taste, and even humor! For example:

Compare an orchestra and a band. What is different in the makeup of each group? How does their music differ? What types of events are each used at? Would a military band get the same effect if they used stringed instruments instead of brass?

Continue reading Music Without Music Lessons: 33 Ways to Explore and Enjoy Music by Robin Phillips, in the January-February, 2011 issue of Home Education Magazine. Find inspiring ideas and encouraging writing in every issue of HEM. Subscribe today for yourself or for a friend!

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One Response to Music Without Music Lessons

  1. Musicforkids on March 9, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Yes! You can easily expose and teach your children music without formal music lessons. I opened the music door with my son by buying movie sound tracks. He could then relate the music to a movie.