Music Education in the Homeschool Classroom

Parents who homeschool are always looking for ways to enhance the education they bring to their children.  As musicians, it’s easy to find ways to bring music appreciation into our teachings.  However, not everyone is a musician or has multiple instruments available for their children

Music Apps for Beginner Musicians Make Practicing Fun

If your child is learning how to play an instrument for the first time, you know that practicing can be a challenge at times.  Music apps for beginner musicians can help make practicing a fun and engaging experience. Whether your child is taking music lessons or has joined the school’

How to Choose a Beginner Band Instrument

As a parent of three kids who have all joined the beginner band in 6th grade, choosing the best beginner band instrument can be both exciting and terrifying.   The instrument your child picks at the beginning will have a huge impact on whether or not they are successful. To help you i

Tips for Parents: Motivating Children to Practice Music

What is the greatest challenge for parents of young musicians? Speak with just a few, and you will quickly find a common response…motivating children to practice. Just teaching music to kids is not enough. As the old saying goes, practice makes perfect. Only by practicing their craft

Music Games For Kids (Me!)

“Mom, I don’t want to practice right now, my favorite show is on!” That’s what I used to say all the time because music learning wasn’t my favorite after school activity. Then we “had a talk.” My mom says that everyone should have more fun – grownups, too – by finding ways to turn wor

Benefits of early music education

While there are varying opinions on the benefits of early music education in early childhood, one thing is certain: children love the sound of music and they enjoy making sounds and noises.  We believe that the earlier children are exposed to music in a positive manner, the more likel