4 ‘Easy Peasy’ Ways Non-Musical Moms Can Bring Music Into The Homeschool

by | Jun 2, 2020 | Homeschool Music, Music Appreciation, Musical Activities For Kids, Pre School Music Activities, Primary School Music Activities, Unschooling Music

I often find it really strange that moms who have no teaching degrees or degrees in math or science are often willing and very confident when homeschooling their kids, but when those very same moms are asked to teach their kids music, they shy away and cringe.

When I ask homeschool moms about this, the answer I often receive is, ‘well I don’t have any musical background’ or ‘I have never touched a musical instrument in my life, so how can i teach my child music?’.

You don’t have to have a degree in music, to add music to your homeschool curriculum, just like you don’t have to have a degree in math or science to teach your kids either of those subjects. 

Music is all around us and even though you may never have formally learned to play an instrument, you have been exposed to music and you can help cultivate a love for it in your children by doing some very simple things. 



Can you sing? Are you able to hold a tune or hum one for that matter? 

Well, if the answer is yes, then start there. Start by teaching your children to sing. 

If you don’t know where to start, with younger kids start with nursery rhymes and popular songs. Sing at every possible opportunity. 

Even if you as a parent can’t hold a tune, there is a strong possibility your children can, so start with really easy songs and encourage them to sing. 



This one is great for those moms who say they can’t hold a tune. 

Everyone can clap to a beat and you can too. So begin there. Start with simple beats, like the tick tock of the clock, the beat of your child’s heart and then start imitating more complex beats. 

Instead of clapping you can also use chopsticks, drumsticks and pots, pans and cutlery. 



Here’s something everyone can do. 

Dance while setting the table, dance while tidying up, create your own steps and get moving. 

Better still look for some dance videos online and take a dance class if possible. 


Listen and Appreciate

Put together a playlist of songs and have it playing in the background throughout the homeschool day. 

Pick a specific genre each week, or a specific composer. 

Discuss the composer, the composition, pitch, pace, volume, learn about the background of the composer and the era the pieces were composed in. 

Click here to learn 4 ‘Unimaginably’ Easy Ways to Incorporate Composer Studies In To Your Homeschool Curriculum.

Besides all of the above, you can also learn how you can Teach Your Child To Play The Piano, with my Let’s Play Piano, today course. All you need is 30 minutes and a keyboard and you can have your child playing the piano in a jiffy. 


Now, it is over to you and I would love to hear, which one of the above methods you will put into action immediately. 

Karen Cadera

Karen Cadera


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

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