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Music Resources for Home Learning

These are music resources from our music teacher that I have collated here to make them easier for my kids to access. Feel free to use them, too. Chrome Music Lab Music Play Online – login details in your email. Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder Groove Pizza – Youtube videos on the web-based drumContinue reading “Music Resources for Home Learning”

Skoove: Online Piano Courses for Everyone

Skoove provides online piano courses through an e-learning platform. Founded in 2014, their mission is to make music education accessible to everyone regardless of income or education. We were recently given the opportunity to trial the app in our home and we’d like to share our experiences. About Skoove Firstly, a little more about SkooveContinue reading “Skoove: Online Piano Courses for Everyone”

Why All Children Should Have Singing Lessons

“I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.” – William James We hear a lot about the benefits of learning to play a musical instrument and we’ve written about them in previous articles: Brain Scans Show How Learning a Musical Instrument Enhances Our Brains The Wondrous Benefits of Learning a Musical Instrument WhyContinue reading “Why All Children Should Have Singing Lessons”

Recommended Homeschoolers Resources by Homeschoolers

Whatever you’re planning for your child’s 2016 homeschool or out-of-school activities, don’t miss these terrific homeschoolers resources recommended by homeschoolers!   Life of Fred books “As a child, I always hated math, even though I was good at it because it was soon boring. When I heard about Fred, I knew he had to beContinue reading “Recommended Homeschoolers Resources by Homeschoolers”

Have Yourself a Merry JoyTunes Christmas

Do you remember Piano Maestro from JoyTunes? This Christmas, JoyTunes have added 50 free holiday songs to play, including classics like: Jingle Bell Rock All I Want for Christmas is You Silent Night Frosty the Snowman Santa Claus is Coming to Town We Wish You a Merry Christmas …and more! If you already have theContinue reading “Have Yourself a Merry JoyTunes Christmas”

Music Resources for Perfect Pitch Training

G1 has been using the piano maestro app as part of his practice for a while when he showed me how he had extended its application. He went back to the early lessons and tried to sing the notes rather than play them with the piano. If he could get the tone right, the app would recognise itContinue reading “Music Resources for Perfect Pitch Training”

Music Apps and Programs: Learn Guitar with eMedia

Ever since our experience with the Piano Maestro app, I’ve been looking for similar apps that help teach other instruments so we can learn to play these instruments “on the go”, in our own time. eMedia – you may already be familiar with their children’s programs for piano, violin and guitar – has an app forContinue reading “Music Apps and Programs: Learn Guitar with eMedia”