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When I tell parents that they can teach their teens music in the homeschool, one of the questions I hear over and over again, is where do I begin? 

So today, I thought I should address this issue and show you how you can categorize music activities into different themes and then use those themes to introduce kids to music appreciation in the homeschool. 

You can either decide to try out a single theme per week, or even try out a single theme per month. 

In this post I’m going to cover four different themes and show you how you can expand on each of these themes and teach your pre-schoolers music appreciation in the homeschool. 

However, 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 suitable worksheets exclusively for this post, so please don’t forget to download them, before you move on. 

Don’t worry the activities suggested here are not babyish and will help to keep your teens engaged for hours on end while challenging them and increasing their understanding of music. 


Composer Studies

This should be a no brainer, with teens, you can have them read composer biographies, research the life and works of the composer, compare and contrast the style of different composers, their contribution to music, create a playlist of a composers music and much more. 

If you want a more in-depth understanding of how to go about implementing these ideas, read my post, 4 ‘Ridiculously Innovative’ Composer Studies Activities For Teens. 


Instrument Studies

No, your teens are not too old to have instrument study sessions, on the contrary they are at the perfect age for this. 

They can create and listen to playlists of music performed on a selected instrument or two, they can research an instrument in depth, compare and contrast instruments from two different families and much more. 

For more ideas read my post, 5 ‘Awesome’ Instrument Study Activities For Teens. 


Eras in Music

Eras in music were often influenced by huge political events as much as by the style and changes in musical compositions. So what better area to study than to learn about major events in a given era, the rulers, the socio economic issues and how it influenced musicians, their compositions and their contribution to music? 

Want more idea, then read my post, 6 ‘Not To Be Missed’ Ways To Teach History Of Music To Teens.


Music Genre Studies

There are tons of different genres of music that your teens must be already familiar with, so have them select a few of those genres, and then research about influential musicians in each genre, the instruments used, the evolution of the genre and much more. 

If you want more ideas to expand on this theme, you are welcome to read my post, 5 ‘Shockingly Simple’ Ways To Introduce Different Genres Of Music To Teens.


So what do you think of these ideas?

Aren’t they fun and engaging? Won’t your teenager be intrigued?

Please comment below and let me know. 

Karen Cadera

Karen Cadera


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

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