4 ‘Brilliant’ Music Theme Activities For Tweens

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Have you always shied away from teaching your kids music in the homeschool? 

Why is that? 

Do you feel that your knowledge is inadequate or do you feel overwhelmed by the quantity of information that is out there?

Either way, I’m here to tell you that you can teach your kids music in the homeschool and you can even teach your older kids, not just the younger ones. 

Read this post, to learn how you can use different themes in music to get your kids into music appreciation. 

While I have grouped the themes, into four categories in this post, if you want a more comprehensive set of activities with a different theme per month, then please read my post 12 Innovative Musical Themes To use In Your Homeschool.

Anyway, as always I have included worksheets exclusively for this post, so please don’t forget to download them, before you move on. 

Shall we get started? 


Composer Studies

Yes, composer studies. 

No, your tweens are not too old for composer studies and they are not going to be bored. 

You can have them reading composer biographies, comparing and contrasting the life and works of different composers, learning about contemporaries of well known composers and learning about their contribution to music, their styles and what influenced and inspired their compositions. 

Want more ideas?

Read my post, 5 ‘Ridiculously Fun’ Ways To Get Tweens Into Composer Studies. 


Instrument Studies

And again, they are not too old for instrument studies. 

On the contrary they are at the right age to gain the most value from learning about instruments. 

Here are some activities you can do with them. 

Research about a specific instrument in depth and create a presentation, put together a playlist of songs performed on a single instrument like a clarinet for instance, compare and contrast it with a playlist of a different instrument like a marimba etc. 

Read my post, 4 ‘Crazy Easy’ Instrument Study Activities For Tweens, for more ideas. 


Eras in Music

Music through the ages, have been influenced by political and social issues that were prevalent through that specific era, and tweens are at an age, where they are mature enough to understand the impact that those events had on civilization. 

So why not blend in history and music and have them learn about instruments, and composers of a specific era, like the Baroque era and have them compare it with the Classical era for instance? 

Want more ideas?

Read my post, 6 Extraordinarily Engaging Ways To Teach Tweens The History Of Music.


Music Genre Studies

You tweens have no doubt been already exposed to a variety of genres in music already, such as pop, rock, worship, blues, jazz, rap and much more. 

Have them pick two genres for in-depth study, such as jazz and pop for instance, then ask them to learn about the history and the evolution and influential musicians in each genres.

For more ideas read my post, 5 ’Stunningly Easy’ Ways To Introduce Different Genres Of Music To Tweens.


Now that you’ve read through the post, don’t forget to download the worksheets I have made available. 

Karen Cadera

Karen Cadera


Mom, Teacher, Minimalist, Zero Waste Enthusiast, Multi Pod.

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