As a homeschooling mom, I know well how important is to include as many areas as possible in the homeschooling curriculum for your kids. Music education has plenty of advantages for developmental skills, as kids learning music are able to understand how sounds work and how music is played. Here are some great tips I discovered for including music in your homeschooling curriculum.
Starting with intervals
I always wanted my kids to start studying the piano. However, it is not easy to start learning about music on your own, let alone teaching. I discovered that the best course of action is to begin by getting familiar with intervals. This is essential; a music teacher once told me that without having the basic knowledge of what intervals are, no musical instrument and not even singing can be learned.
The Mozart Effect
When I first heard of the Mozart Effect, I was enthralled to learn about the other benefits of listening to music, besides the obvious entertaining factor. Who does not want their kids to get smarter? According to the theory regarding the Mozart Effect, the spatial-temporal function of the brain is better developed, which leads to better understanding of math and science. I notice some improvements in my kids’ grades ever since I started teaching them music at home, so I guess it must be working!
The advantage of online teaching of music
I did not know much about music when I decided to help my kids learning about music. However, doing my research on the Internet, I discovered that there are plenty of websites where information on how to start teaching music at home was readily provided. One thing that I also learned during this process is that native talent is not that important, as anyone can be …