It is important for parents to teach music at home. Whether playing an instrument fluently or singing on key, these skills will bring blessings to children – and those around them – throughout life and for generations to come.
Music and singing are ways of expressing ourselves, experiencing fellowship, and can (should) be an act of worship – regardless of talent. However, learning a technique or skill is a benefit worth pursuing.
Educating a child is about preparing them for real life. Music is a life skill and, thankfully, homeschooling allows the time to include life skills like music in the child’s education.
Parents get to choose where time is best spent during school hours (or, at any time) because homeschooling is a lifestyle of learning. Learning is a lifelong pursuit.
This article is sponsored by Melody Music Publishers.
Where Words Fail, Music Speaks
Music is Life That’s Why Our Heart Have Beats
I Will Not Be Afraid, Because You Are With We, Psalm 23:4
Song of Solomon 4:7, Psalm 37:4, Ephesians 2:10, Philippians 4:8
The Ten Commandments
Music Hymn in The Garden
Why Teach Music At Home | Benefits of Musical Education
Music lessons can begin even before a child has started reading – or studying formal academics of any kind – and the child may benefit from learning music in preparation for academic lessons. However, children of all ages may benefit from music lessons for the following reasons:
- Helps the child develop language & reasoning skills in the brain.
- Teaches the value of hard work.
- Improves memorization, helps mental math, & reading comprehension.
- Introduces math skills.
- Helps develop parts of the brain needed for speech & reading skills.
- Encourages discipline.
- Increases coordination between the brain, hands, eyes, etc.
- Ignites creativity.
- Musical expression may help them emotionally & spiritually.
- It is a skill worth being passionate about.
- Playing an instrument or singing brings joy to every home or family gathering.
- In my humble opinion, the number one benefit is the ability to comfort and encourage others with music.
The benefits are there no matter what the child grows up to be, do, or live. These are lifelong assets!
Music is important to me. I grew up with it and it is important to me that we teach our children music.
Some of my most precious memories from my childhood include the family gathering to sing and play music (guitar or piano). What a blessing it is to have those moments, songs, and melodies in my heart.
I am not a musical person, but I always wanted my children to learn to play the piano. Finding a music teacher that can accommodate us was difficult and that is why I appreciate online lessons.
Online lessons are a huge blessing to homeschool families who may not have a teacher close or who simply need the teacher to come to them via the internet. With our children’s disabilities, we definitely need the option for at-home music lessons.
About Melody Music Publishers
I love that Kathi Kerr from Melody Music Publishers is equipping parents with the ability to teach music to their children in ways that work for them. Not only does she have options for studio lessons and online lessons, but she also makes a lot of her content available as samples. Teachers can register for discount codes for free shipping and a 20% discount on each book – this never expires! Follow on Facebook HERE.
Here Are The Books:
Chords & Improvisation on the Piano Book 1 is great for a beginner wanting to learn to improvise on chords.
Color It, Say It, Play It, and Create It! A Piano method Book for Little Fingers is a 60 page piano book for students ages 4-8.
Color It Say It Play It and Create It Too is the sequel to Color It Say It Play It and Create It.
Note Reading Workbook Book 1 for treble and bass clefs is a 30 page written assignment book for both treble and bass clef notes.
Drill & Excel On the Piano Book 1 is a 114 page piano method book for the early beginning student for ages 8-adult.
Drill & Excel On the Piano Book 2 is a 145 page piano method book for the late beginning student.
Drill & Excel On the Piano Book 3 is a 145-page book for the early intermediate student.
Drill & Excel On the Piano – Read Music Like a Pro book 4 is for the late intermediate student.
Drill & Excel in Sight-Singing Book 1 is a 128-page book for learning how to sing the notes right off the page!
Fake It Til You Make It-Play Easy Songs On the Piano From a Fake Book, Book 1 Ages 10-Adult is for absolute beginners.
Rhythm Workbook 1 – Learn to play on one note reading and counting the rhythm without notation, letting you concentrate on the rhythm to strengthen the rhythm when reading music. Recommended ages 8-adult.
Rhythm Workbook 2 is a 40-page rhythm drills book for the intermediate to the advanced student.
Learn more HERE.