The Music in Our Homeschool Podcast with Gena Mayo easy music education tips, strategies, and curriculum resources for homeschooling parents

Gena Mayo

Enrich your homeschooling journey with the joy and ease of homeschool music education. Each week, veteran homeschooling mom of 8 and music teacher for over 30 years, Gena shares practical tips, homeschool music resources, inspiration, and encouragement for homeschool parents and teachers to seamlessly integrate music into your curriculum. From 15-minute music appreciation quick wins to in-depth explorations of music theory for homeschoolers, we've got you covered. Explore composers' stories, gain insights into music concepts, and discover affordable home education resources such as homeschool music lessons to bring quality and fullness to your homeschooling experience. Find the website at MusicinOurHomeschool.com, the online course site at Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com, and the Music in Our Homeschool Plus Membership at MusicinOurHomeschool.com/Membership. A popular Free Music Lessons freebie can be downloaded at MusicinOurHomeschool.com/FreeMusicLessons

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23: Composer Spotlight: Mozart the Boy Wonder, How Did He Write 600 Pieces in 30 Years?
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23: Composer Spotlight: Mozart the Boy Wonder, How Did He Write 600 Pieces in 30 Years?
Click to send Gena a message!Welcome to another episode of Composer Spotlight!  Our first one was Episode #19 about Aaron Copland. Today, we delve into the life and works of one of history's most extraordinary musical geniuses, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Despite living only 35 years, Mozart composed over 600 pieces of music, leaving an indelible mark on the world of classical music!In this episode, we explore Mozart's early prodigious talents, his significant compositions, and the profound influence he had on music. Discover how Mozart, described as "sunshine" by Antonin Dvořák, began composing at the tender age of five, wrote his first symphony at eight, and created timeless operas like "Le Nozze di Figaro," "Don Giovanni," and "Die Zauberflöte."Listen to one of Mozart's earliest compositions, the Minuet in G, written when he was just five years old. By the time he was eight, Mozart had composed Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major, showcasing his remarkable ability to create complex musical pieces. We'll explore how his father, Leopold Mozart, nurtured his extraordinary talent and took him on tours across Europe, performing for nobility and aristocrats.Mozart's journey wasn't without challenges. His upbringing among European elites influenced his character, leading him to seek independence from court positions, unlike many of his contemporaries. At 25, he became one of the first major freelance musicians, exploring new creative avenues and changing the landscape of classical music.We'll also talk about some of Mozart's most famous operas, including the controversial "Le Nozze di Figaro" (The Marriage of Figaro), the multifaceted "Don Giovanni," and the enchanting "Die Zauberflöte" (The Magic Flute). Other pieces mentioned that you'll want to listen to later are Symphony No. 40 and the beautiful vocal piece, Ave Verum Corpus. We'll also touch on the Requiem in D Minor, a mass for the dead that Mozart was unable to complete before his untimely death.Despite his genius, Mozart faced financial difficulties and died in debt. However, his wife Constanze managed to secure financial stability by publishing his works posthumously. They had six children, two of whom survived to adulthood.Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's extraordinary talent and prolific output have secured his place as one of history's greatest composers. His ability to balance complexity with simplicity as well as sensibility and discipline remains unparalleled. I hope this exploration of his life and works has deepened your appreciation for this musical genius.Thank you for joining us on this Composer Spotlight. Be sure to explore listening to Mozart's music and let his timeless compositions enrich your life. Here's the link to a Mozart Spotify playlist I created: https://musicinourhomeschool.com/composer-spotlight-mozart/Do you have a composer you'd like me to spotlight next? Look up at the top where it says, "Click to send Gena a message" and I will get that message from you!Please follow/subscribe to the podcast and leave a 5-star review and comment if you liked this episode! Find all courses at https://Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com and free music lessons here: https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/FreeMusicLessons
22: Getting Started Homeschooling a Preschooler: Best Ways to Include Music Education in Your Homeschool Preschool
Jul 15 2024
22: Getting Started Homeschooling a Preschooler: Best Ways to Include Music Education in Your Homeschool Preschool
Click to send Gena a message!Are you a new homeschooler just getting started with preschool in your homeschool? I would love to share with you today the best ways to include a music education in your homeschool preschool.Homeschooling a preschooler is an exciting journey filled with countless opportunities to ignite your child's passion for learning. Among the many subjects to explore, music education stands out as a particularly enriching and enjoyable experience. Music can foster creativity, enhance cognitive development, and build foundational skills that will benefit your child for years to come.In this episode, we'll discuss:The numerous benefits of music education for preschoolers, including cognitive development, emotional expression, motor skills, and cultural awareness.How to create a musical environment at home by integrating daily listening, singing together, and encouraging dance and movement.Introducing specific musical concepts like rhythm and beat, pitch and melody, dynamics and tempo in a playful and engaging way.Practical hands-on musical activities like instrument exploration, DIY homemade instruments, and fingerplays.Ways to integrate music into other subjects such as math, language arts, and science.Utilizing online resources like Kinderbach, Ten Songs All Preschoolers Should Know, and A Folk Song A Week to enhance your music education program.Tips for encouraging a lifelong love of music in your child.Join me as we explore these strategies and resources to make music education a delightful and integral part of your homeschooling experience.Find all links and resources mentioned in the episode here: https://musicinourhomeschool.com/music-education-in-your-homeschool-preschoolTune in and start your musical journey today!Please follow/subscribe to the podcast and leave a 5-star review and comment if you liked this episode! Find all courses at https://Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com and free music lessons here: https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/FreeMusicLessons
21: How to Successfully Include Music Education in a Charlotte Mason Homeschool
Jul 8 2024
21: How to Successfully Include Music Education in a Charlotte Mason Homeschool
Click to send Gena a message!In this enlightening episode, we explore how to seamlessly integrate music education into a Charlotte Mason homeschool. Music is a vital part of a well-rounded education, especially within the Charlotte Mason approach, which emphasizes a holistic and child-centered educational philosophy.Key Topics Covered:Understanding the Charlotte Mason educational philosophyImportance of music education within the Charlotte Mason methodAge-specific tips, methods, and resources for teaching musicPractical strategies for creating a musical environment at homeEncouraging a lifelong love and appreciation for music in your childrenResources Mentioned:Blog postKinderBach10 Songs All Preschoolers Should Learn100 Delightful Classical Music PiecesGreat Hymns of the FaithA Folk Song a WeekSinging Made EasyGuitar Time with Ben20th Century Music AppreciationBeginning Music Theory for TeensCharlotte Mason Inspired High School Fine Arts CourseFor all the details and links to the resources mentioned, visit our blog post: MusicinOurHomeschool.com/CharlotteMasonMusicEdTune in and learn how to create a rich musical environment that nurtures your child's creativity and appreciation for music, enhancing their overall educational experience.Subscribe to the Music in Our Homeschool podcast for more tips and resources to enrich your homeschooling journey with the beauty of music education.Please follow/subscribe to the podcast and leave a 5-star review and comment if you liked this episode! Find all courses at https://Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com and free music lessons here: https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/FreeMusicLessons
20: Music Theory Tip: What is Tempo and How to Practice It in Your Homeschool
Jul 1 2024
20: Music Theory Tip: What is Tempo and How to Practice It in Your Homeschool
Click to send Gena a message!Welcome to today's Music Theory Tip episode! Have you ever wondered, "What is tempo?" This essential aspect of music theory can significantly enhance your child's musical skills and appreciation. In this episode, we explore the concept of tempo, its importance in music, and practical ways to teach and practice it in your homeschool.Episode Highlights:Understanding Tempo: Learn what tempo is and why it's crucial for interpreting and performing music accurately.Tempo Terms: Discover common tempo terms, their meanings, and BPM ranges.Teaching Strategies: Find out how to use visual aids, movement, rhythm instruments, and more to teach tempo at home.Fun Games: Engage your child with interactive games like Tempo Tag, Musical Statues, and Tempo Treasure Hunt.Practical Tips: Get tips on using a metronome, setting up tempo challenges, and listening exercises to reinforce learning.Recommended Musical Pieces:Grave: Gymnopédie No. 3 by Erik SatieAllegretto: Peter and the Wolf, main theme by ProkofievAdagio: "The Swan" from Carnival of the Animals by Saint-SaënsPresto: 3 Pieces for Oboe & Piano by Michael HeadAnd more to help illustrate various tempos!Resources Mentioned:The "What is Tempo?" Video Lesson in the  Music in Our Homeschool Premium MembershipPrintable Pack: What is Tempo?Blog PostJoin us as we make learning about tempo fun and engaging for your elementary-aged homeschoolers. Enhance their musical journey and develop a profound understanding of tempo through these effective teaching strategies and activities.Tune in now and let's dive into the world of tempo together!Please follow/subscribe to the podcast and leave a 5-star review and comment if you liked this episode! Find all courses at https://Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com and free music lessons here: https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/FreeMusicLessons
19: Composer Spotlight Who Was Aaron Copland a composer study for homeschool families
Jun 24 2024
19: Composer Spotlight Who Was Aaron Copland a composer study for homeschool families
Click to send Gena a message!In our first Composer Spotlight episode for homeschoolers, we delve into the life and music of Aaron Copland, a towering figure in American classical music. Join us as we explore his journey from a young boy in Brooklyn to one of the most influential composers of the 20th century.Aaron Copland's music is celebrated for its ability to evoke the vast landscapes and vibrant spirit of America. His unique blend of jazz rhythms, American folk tunes, and classical elements has left a lasting legacy in the world of music.In this episode, we'll cover:Early Influences and Education: How growing up in New York and studying in Paris with Nadia Boulanger shaped his musical style.Breakthrough Works: Insight into his iconic pieces like "Appalachian Spring," "El Salón México," and "Fanfare for the Common Man."Cultural Contributions: The role of his music during the Great Depression and World War II, providing comfort and hope to many.Legacy: Copland's lasting impact as a composer, educator, and advocate for modern music.Discover the simplicity and clarity of Copland's compositions, and learn how his music captured the essence of American life. Whether you're homeschooling your children or simply love classical music, this episode offers a rich exploration of Copland's contributions to music and culture.Tune in to hear the story of a composer whose work continues to inspire and uplift audiences around the world. Don't miss out on listening to some of his masterpieces like "Simple Gifts" and "Fanfare for the Common Man."Subscribe to our podcast for more episodes spotlighting the lives and works of great composers, and share your thoughts with us on your favorite Copland piece!All links and resources mentioned in this episode are here: https://musicinourhomeschool.com/who-was-aaron-coplandPlease follow/subscribe to the podcast and leave a 5-star review and comment if you liked this episode! Find all courses at https://Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com and free music lessons here: https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/FreeMusicLessons
18: The Ultimate Guide to Beginning Music Theory: How to Ignite a Profound Passion for Music Theory in Your Child and Effectively Teach it in Your Homeschool
Jun 17 2024
18: The Ultimate Guide to Beginning Music Theory: How to Ignite a Profound Passion for Music Theory in Your Child and Effectively Teach it in Your Homeschool
Click to send Gena a message!Mastering Beginning Music Theory: The Ultimate Guide for Homeschoolers (E18)Welcome to Music in Our Homeschool! In today's episode, we're diving deep into the world of beginning music theory. Whether you're a homeschooling parent looking to introduce your children to the fundamentals of music or a student eager to enhance your musical skills, this episode is your ultimate guide.Episode Highlights:What is Beginning Music Theory? Learn about the basic concepts and principles that form the foundation of music.Why Learn Music Theory? Discover the numerous benefits of learning music theory, from improved musicianship and enhanced performance to increased creativity and cognitive abilities.How to Learn Music Theory: Explore practical tips and resources, including our comprehensive courses designed for homeschooling families.When to Start Learning: Understand the best time to introduce music theory to your children and how it can benefit their overall education.Course Recommendations: Learn about our three courses: Beginning Music Theory for Elementary, Beginning Music Theory for Teens, and Advanced Music Theory for Teens.Key Takeaways:Music theory encompasses musical notation, rhythm, scales and keys, intervals, chords, ear training, and sight-reading.It provides a solid foundation for developing musical skills and enhances cognitive abilities, reading skills, and social skills.Integrating music theory into your homeschool curriculum can be straightforward and enjoyable with the right resources.🔔 Don't miss out on this comprehensive guide to beginning music theory! 📌 Subscribe to our channel for more homeschool music education tips and resources! 👍 Like this video if you found it helpful. 💬 Comment below with your favorite music theory concept or any questions you have!All links and resources mentioned in this episode may be found here: https://musicinourhomeschool.com/ultimate-guide-to-beginning-music-theoryPlease follow/subscribe to the podcast and leave a 5-star review and comment if you liked this episode! Find all courses at https://Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com and free music lessons here: https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/FreeMusicLessons
17: Mastering Steady Beat and 10 Exciting Ways to Practice it in Your Homeschool: How Parents Can Empower Your Child's Developmental and Musical Journey
Jun 10 2024
17: Mastering Steady Beat and 10 Exciting Ways to Practice it in Your Homeschool: How Parents Can Empower Your Child's Developmental and Musical Journey
Click to send Gena a message!Mastering Steady Beat: Essential for Homeschool Music Education | Episode 17Welcome to another enriching episode of the Music in Our Homeschool podcast! Today, we focus on the foundational concept of the steady beat and explore its significance in homeschool music education. Understanding and mastering a steady beat is crucial not only for musical development but also for enhancing cognitive and motor skills in elementary-aged children.In this episode, homeschooling parents discover:The importance of a steady beat and its benefitsHow steady beat activities can improve hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and gross motor skillsThe connection between steady beat and reading fluency, cognitive development, and social skillsWe also share 10 exciting and practical ways to practice steady beat in your homeschool:March to the Beat with "Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Philip SousaClap to the Rhythm of "If You're Happy and You Know It"Pat the Steady Beat with "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"Use Rhythm Sticks with "The Wheels on the Bus"Drum Along to "Happy" by Pharrell WilliamsRock a Doll or Stuffed Animal to "Hush Little Baby"Chant with Steady Beat using "Engine Engine No. 9" or "Miss Mary Mack"Sway to the Music of "Edelweiss" from The Sound of MusicJump Rope to "A Sailor Went to Sea"Play a Passing Game with "Pass the Beanbag"These activities are designed to be both fun and educational, helping your children master the steady beat while enjoying their learning experience.Make sure to follow or subscribe to our podcast for more insightful episodes on incorporating music education into your homeschool curriculum. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a five-star review and share it with other homeschooling families.Links Mentioned in the Episode:Workshop Chant: https://musicinourhomeschool.com/mastering-steady-beatPass the Beanbag Video: https://musicinourhomeschool.com/mastering-steady-beatMusic in Our Homeschool Courses: Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.comThank you for listening, and until next time, keep the music alive!All links and resources for this episode may be found here: https://musicinourhomeschool.com/mastering-steady-beatPlease follow/subscribe to the podcast and leave a 5-star review and comment if you liked this episode! Find all courses at https://Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com and free music lessons here: https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/FreeMusicLessons
16: Music Games for Homeschoolers: Quick and Fun Music Games to Incorporate into Your Music Education Lessons
Jun 3 2024
16: Music Games for Homeschoolers: Quick and Fun Music Games to Incorporate into Your Music Education Lessons
Click to send Gena a message!In this episode of the Music in Our Homeschool podcast, we dive into the exciting world of music games for homeschooling. Incorporating music education into your homeschool curriculum can be both enjoyable and educational, and we’re here to show you how! Join Gena Mayo, a homeschooling mom of eight and music teacher for over 30 years, as she shares a variety of quick and fun music games that can easily be added to your homeschooling lessons.Music games are a fantastic way to engage children and make learning about music fun. These activities help children develop their musical skills, understand music theory, and foster a love for music. In this episode, Gena introduces several innovative and enjoyable music games, including:Musical Chairs with a Twist: Combine the classic game of musical chairs with music-related questions to make it educational.Rhythm Relay: Teach rhythm and coordination with a team-based relay race.Musical Scavenger Hunt: An exciting way to teach children about different musical instruments and sounds.Freeze Dance: Develop a sense of rhythm and timing through a fun dance game.Music Bingo: Learn about musical terms, instruments, and notes with a twist on the traditional bingo game.Instrument Family Sorting: Help children learn about different families of musical instruments.Name That Tune: Improve listening skills and musical memory with this classic game.Composer Matching: Learn about famous composers and their works through a matching game.Rhythm Simon Says: Focus on rhythm and musical commands with this twist on the traditional Simon Says game.Musical Storytelling: Encourage creativity and musical expression by using music to enhance storytelling.Each game is designed to be quick, fun, and educational, making them perfect for homeschooling families looking to incorporate music into their lessons. Listen in to discover how you can make music learning an exciting part of your homeschool routine!Don't forget to subscribe to the Music in Our Homeschool podcast and leave a review if you enjoyed this episode. Visit Music in Our Homeschool for more resources and information about incorporating music education into your homeschooling journey.All links and resources mentioned in this episode can be found here: https://musicinourhomeschool.com/music-games-for-homeschoolers/Please follow/subscribe to the podcast and leave a 5-star review and comment if you liked this episode! Find all courses at https://Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com and free music lessons here: https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/FreeMusicLessons
15: 7 Top Reasons Fine Arts in Your Homeschool is an Absolute Must Plus How To Do It! Part 2
May 27 2024
15: 7 Top Reasons Fine Arts in Your Homeschool is an Absolute Must Plus How To Do It! Part 2
Click to send Gena a message!Title: 7 Top Reasons Fine Arts in Your Homeschool is an Absolute Must Plus How To Do It! (E15) Part 2Welcome back to the Music in Our Homeschool podcast! I’m Gena Mayo, and today we continue our discussion on the importance of fine arts in homeschooling. In part one, we defined what fine arts are and what a fine arts credit entails for homeschool high school students. If you missed that episode, be sure to check it out. In this episode, we dive into the seven top reasons why fine arts are crucial for every homeschool student and how you can seamlessly integrate them into your curriculum.Episode Highlights:Gena Mayo’s background in homeschooling and music education.Explanation of fine arts and their significance in a well-rounded homeschool curriculum.The seven key reasons why fine arts are essential, including cultural understanding, creativity, mental health, and more.Tips and strategies for incorporating fine arts into your homeschool, regardless of your experience level.Utilizing community and online resources to provide a diverse fine arts education.Practical advice on logging hours, preparing portfolios, and fulfilling high school credit requirements.Answers to frequently asked questions from homeschool parents about fine arts education.Why You Should Listen:Learn how to provide a comprehensive fine arts education without feeling overwhelmed.Discover creative and cost-effective ways to engage your children in fine arts activities.Get inspired to make fine arts an enjoyable and integral part of your homeschool routine.Resources Mentioned:Free sampler course: Music in Our Homeschool SamplerFine Arts membership: Music in Our Homeschool PlusConnect with Us:Facebook: Music in Our HomeschoolInstagram: @MusicinOurHsTiktok: @genamayoTune in and let’s make fine arts a vibrant and valuable part of your homeschooling journey. Keep the music alive, and see you next week!See all links and resources mentioned in this episode here: https://musicinourhomeschool.com/fine-arts-in-your-homeschool/Please follow/subscribe to the podcast and leave a 5-star review and comment if you liked this episode! Find all courses at https://Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com and free music lessons here: https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/FreeMusicLessons
13: A Fine Arts Summer Adventure into Narnia: Free Homeschool Music, Art, and Poetry event for homeschool families
May 13 2024
13: A Fine Arts Summer Adventure into Narnia: Free Homeschool Music, Art, and Poetry event for homeschool families
Click to send Gena a message!Come join the A Fine Arts Spring into a Summer Adventure into Narnia event: Homeschool Music, Art, and Poetry event for homeschool families coming May 20-22, 2024. Homeschool parents learn all about it and more in this episode.Welcome to Episode 13 of the Music in Our Homeschool podcast! Join Gena Mayo as she unveils an exciting new collaboration with Alicia and Olivia Gratehouse of Masterpiece Society and Dachelle McVey of Literary Adventures for Kids. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey into the magical world of Narnia with "Spring Into an Epic Summer Adventure into Narnia." From May 20th to 22nd, 2024, Gena and her collaborators will be hosting live sessions filled with poetry, art, music, costumes, and more, inspired by C. S. Lewis's timeless classic, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." Learn how you and your family can participate in this immersive experience and dive deep into the enchanting realm of Narnia from the comfort of your own home. Don't miss out on this epic summer adventure!Find out more about it and get all the links here: https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/summer-adventure-into-narniaPlease follow/subscribe to the podcast and leave a 5-star review and comment if you liked this episode! Find all courses at https://Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com and free music lessons here: https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/FreeMusicLessons
12: 16 Homeschooling Tips for Easily Including Music Education in Your Homeschool
May 6 2024
12: 16 Homeschooling Tips for Easily Including Music Education in Your Homeschool
Click to send Gena a message!Welcome to Episode 12 of the Music in Our Homeschool podcast! Today, Gena Mayo, a seasoned homeschooling parent of nearly 20 years and a dedicated experienced  music teacher, shares 16 invaluable tips for incorporating quality music education into your busy homeschool routine. Drawing from her wealth of experience homeschooling all eight of her children, Gena offers practical advice and encouragement for homeschool parents embarking on the journey of music education. From leveraging videos to enhance learning experiences to setting up dedicated music centers for independent study to finding ways to include your little ones all the way through your high schoolers, Gena's tips are designed to empower homeschool families of all ages. Tune in as Gena unpacks each tip and provides actionable strategies for integrating music seamlessly into your homeschool curriculum--even tomorrow! Get ready to transform your homeschooling experience with the power of music!Find all resources and links mentioned in the episode here: Learn more about the Music in Our Homeschool Plus membership here: https://musicinourhomeschool.com/tips-for-including-music-education https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/membershipPlease follow/subscribe to the podcast and leave a 5-star review and comment if you liked this episode! Find all courses at https://Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com and free music lessons here: https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/FreeMusicLessons
9: How a Music Education Helps with Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic Skills in the Homeschool
Apr 15 2024
9: How a Music Education Helps with Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic Skills in the Homeschool
Click to send Gena a message!Join Gena Mayo on the Music in Our Homeschool podcast as she explores the profound impact of music on reading, writing, and arithmetic skills in young children. In this enlightening episode, Gena reaches into the research-backed benefits of integrating music into homeschooling, particularly through programs like KinderBach for young children. With insights drawn from decades of experience as a homeschooling mom and music teacher, Gena explains how music fosters essential cognitive and motor skills crucial for academic success. From decoding and rhythm recognition to fine motor coordination and sequential learning, Gena demonstrates how music education seamlessly intertwines with fundamental aspects of early childhood development. Gena empowers homeschooling parents to provide a comprehensive education that nurtures both academic excellence and musical proficiency. Tune in to discover how KinderBach offers a user-friendly and effective solution for integrating music into your homeschool curriculum, enriching your child's educational journey and fostering a lifelong love of music. Find it here: KinderBachAll links and resources mentioned in this episode can be found here.Please follow/subscribe to the podcast and leave a 5-star review and comment if you liked this episode! Find all courses at https://Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com and free music lessons here: https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/FreeMusicLessons
8: 10 Reasons to Have Homeschooled Kids Learn the Guitar
Apr 8 2024
8: 10 Reasons to Have Homeschooled Kids Learn the Guitar
Click to send Gena a message!Join Gena Mayo on the Music in Our Homeschool podcast as she shares invaluable insights into why homeschoolers should consider having their children learn the guitar. In this episode, Gena presents "Ten Reasons to Have Homeschooled Kids Learn Guitar," highlighting the accessibility, versatility, and many benefits of this beloved instrument. From fostering creativity and enhancing memory skills to promoting relaxation and stress relief, Gena explores how learning the guitar cultivates important life skills while providing endless opportunities for self-expression and musical exploration. Whether your child is a budding musician or simply curious about picking up a new hobby, this episode offers compelling reasons to embrace the guitar as a valuable addition to your homeschool curriculum. Tune in to discover why the acoustic guitar is the perfect instrument for homeschoolers and how it can inspire a lifelong love of music and learning. Guitar Time with Ben is the perfect online course for ages 10 and up. Find it here: https://learn.musicinourhomeschool.com/p/guitar-time-with-benFind all links and resources here: https://musicinourhomeschool.com/HomeschoolersLearnGuitarPlease follow/subscribe to the podcast and leave a 5-star review and comment if you liked this episode! Find all courses at https://Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com and free music lessons here: https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/FreeMusicLessons
7: All About the "Songs from Pa and Laura" new online course from Music in Our Homeschool
Apr 1 2024
7: All About the "Songs from Pa and Laura" new online course from Music in Our Homeschool
Click to send Gena a message!Join Gena Mayo on the Music in Our Homeschool podcast as she unveils the enchanting world of "Songs from Pa and Laura," a brand new online course from Music in Our Homeschool. Delve into the rich history of the Little House on the Prairie book series by Laura Ingalls Wilder and discover the cherished songs woven throughout the tales of pioneer life. From Pa's beloved fiddle tunes to the heartfelt melodies sung by the Ingalls family, Gena explores the significance of music in Laura's upbringing and its lasting impact on her life. With 40 lovingly curated songs from the Little House series, including sheet music, lyrics, guitar chords, audio tracks, and videos, the "Songs from Pa and Laura" course offers a delightful opportunity for families to immerse themselves in the musical heritage of the American frontier and add to the richness of your read-aloud time. Whether you're a fan of the Little House on the Prairie books or seeking to enrich your homeschool curriculum with meaningful musical experiences, this episode provides valuable insights into the cultural and historical significance of music in homeschool education. Tune in to discover how "Songs from Pa and Laura" can bring joy, nostalgia, and educational enrichment to your homeschool journey. Find the course and sheet music here: https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/LauraCoursePlease follow/subscribe to the podcast and leave a 5-star review and comment if you liked this episode! Find all courses at https://Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com and free music lessons here: https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/FreeMusicLessons
5: Tips for Teaching Dynamics to Kids in Your Homeschool
Mar 18 2024
5: Tips for Teaching Dynamics to Kids in Your Homeschool
Click to send Gena a message!Welcome to the Music in Our Homeschool Podcast, your go-to resource for integrating quality music education into your homeschooling journey! I'm Gena Mayo, your host/homeschooling mama/music teacher, and today's episode is packed with exciting tips for teaching dynamics to your children. Find all links are resources mentioned in this episode here: https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/DynamicsTipsDynamics, the variations in volume in music, play a crucial role in conveying emotion and mood in a musical piece or song. Join me as we explore engaging strategies to help your kids grasp this fundamental musical concept with ease and enjoyment.Discover the significance of dynamics, from forte to pianississimo, in shaping the emotional landscape of music and enhancing sight-reading skills. Learn how incorporating flashcards and picture cards can transform dynamic learning into a fun and interactive experience for your homeschool. (Get your own set of flashcards here: https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/DynamicsTips .)Explore a variety of dynamic teaching activities, from memory games to musical bingo, charades, and obstacle courses, designed to captivate your child's interest and deepen their understanding of the abstract concept dynamics.Uncover the benefits of using visual and hands-on tools like flashcards and picture cards to reinforce dynamic concepts. Enhance your child's musical journey by providing them with a tangible representation of abstract musical elements of basic music theory.Ready to embark on a dynamic musical adventure with your children? Dive into the world of dynamics with our expert tips and resources available here:  https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/DynamicsTipsDon't miss out on future episodes! Subscribe to the Music in Our Homeschool Podcast and unlock a treasure trove of music education insights and inspiration for your homeschool. Be sure to leave a review and share your thoughts on today's episode.Find the website at https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com and the online course site at https://Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com. Thanks for tuning in, and until next time, keep the music alive! 🎵🌟Please follow/subscribe to the podcast and leave a 5-star review and comment if you liked this episode! Find all courses at https://Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com and free music lessons here: https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/FreeMusicLessons
4: The Non-Academic Health Benefits from Music Education in Your Homeschool
Mar 18 2024
4: The Non-Academic Health Benefits from Music Education in Your Homeschool
Click to send Gena a message!Welcome to the Music in Our Homeschool Podcast, your ultimate destination for unlocking the wonders of music education in your homeschool journey! I'm Gena Mayo, your host, and today we'll delve into the captivating realm of non-academic health benefits derived from music education, especially in your homeschool. You can find all links and resources mentioned in the episode here: https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/HealthWhile we often emphasize the academic advantages of studying music, such as improved cognitive skills and academic performance, today's discussion sheds light on the remarkable health benefits of music. Join me as we explore the fascinating journey of two remarkable individuals, Renee Fleming and Dr. Francis Collins, who are pioneering the integration of music and health.Discover how renowned opera singer Renee Fleming and esteemed doctor Francis Collins are championing the use of music therapy to alleviate somatic pain and enhance overall well-being. Together, they advocate for incorporating creative arts, like music, into healthcare to promote healing and flourishing for all individuals.Explore groundbreaking research revealing how musical training enhances brain function and fosters emotional well-being. Learn how singing in a choir can alleviate pain, enhance generosity, and boost levels of happiness-associated hormones like oxytocin. Plus, uncover the profound impact of music on patients with dementia and traumatic brain injuries, including the inspiring journey of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.Discover practical ways to integrate music into your homeschool routine to reap these health benefits. Explore engaging ways to sing at home with my online courses Singing Made Easy, A Folk Song a Week, 10 Songs All Preschoolers Should Learn, and Great Hymns of the Faith. Links to these may be found here:  https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/HealthShare your experiences and insights into the non-academic health benefits of music by leaving a comment or emailing me at Gena@MusicinOurHomeschool.Com.Don't miss out on future episodes! Subscribe to the Music in Our Homeschool Podcast and embark on a harmonious journey of music education and wellness in your homeschool. Find the website at https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com and the online course site at https://Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com. Thanks for tuning in, and until next time, keep the music alive! 🎶🌟Please follow/subscribe to the podcast and leave a 5-star review and comment if you liked this episode! Find all courses at https://Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com and free music lessons here: https://MusicinOurHomeschool.com/FreeMusicLessons