5 Shockingly Simple Ways To Provide Music Lessons For Kids In The Homeschool

by | Nov 1, 2022 | Homeschool Music, Music Appreciation, Musical Activities For Kids, Unschooling Music

If you’ve been a reader of my blog or listened to my podcasts in the past, you will know that I’m a great advocate for helping parents who have absolutely no training or minimal formal training in music, to teach their kids music in the homeschool. 

One of the biggest hurdles that I know parents come across when trying to teach their kids music in the homeschool is the mental block. 

Parents with no formal musical training and even those who’ve learned music tend to believe that music can only be taught by someone who has a degree in it. 

This is so not true. 

So in this blog post, I’m going to teach you 5 different yet shockingly easy strategies that you can incorporate to provide music lessons in the homeschool even though you may have never learned music yourself. 



Yes, it can be as easy as clapping. 

You don’t need a degree in music to clap, do you?

So clapping is something that you and your kids can easily do in your homeschool. 

Learning to clap along to a song, teaches your kids rhythm and beat. 

Clapping to a beat is a very important skill and that is one of the reasons why many music examination bodies include it as an essential skill to be tested at music exams. 

Still not convinced that clapping can help you teach your learn music in the homeschool? Then read my post 5 Important Reasons Why Your Child Needs To Learn To Clap. 


Rhythm & Beat

Teaching your kids rhythm & beat in the homeschool can be as easy as 1, 2, 3. 

Our natural environment is filled with natural rhythms and beats from our hearts to the flow of water, rhythm and beat is everywhere. 

Listening and trying to imitate different rhythms and beats and creating your own, are some of the easiest ways in which to learn to identify, imitate, appreciate and create music. 

Want to learn how you can teach rhythm and beat in the homeschool? Then read this post 4 Super Easy Ways To teach Rhythm & Beat In The Homeschool. 



Yes, it can be as easy as singing, just as it was as easy as clapping. 

Singing uses a variety of different skills, such as the ability to change pitch, dynamics, tempo and much more. 

However, you don’t have to have a degree in music to be able to sing. 

Singing is something that comes naturally to all of us and can be done daily in the homeschool. 

Still not convinced? Then read this post 3 ‘Must Know’ Reasons Why Learning To Sing Is Important and 3 ‘Super Easy’ Ways To Teach Your Child To Sing In The Homeschool. 


Learning About An Instrument or A Composer

Learning the history of music is one of the easiest and most fun ways to bring music into the homeschool and it does not require any additional skills from you as a parent. 

In the following posts, I don’t only go in to detail about the importance of the history of music but also give you specific strategies on how you can incorporate history of music, composer studies and instrument studies, into your homeschool. 3 Reasons Why Your Child Needs To Learn History Of Music, 6 Ways To Incorporate Instrument Studies In your Homeschool, and 4 ‘Unimaginably’ Easy Ways To Incorporate Composer Studies Into The Homeschool Environment. 


Listening To Music

Yes, another really easy strategy. 

Listening to music is another great way to bring music lessons to your kids in the homeschool and does not require any formal training on your part. 

Read my post 9 ‘Shockingly’ Simple Ways To Use Your Amazon Prime/Apple Music/Spotify To Add More Musical Joy To Your Home, and 5 Ways To Use A Musical Playlist To Learn Music Appreciation to learn how you can use the simple act of listening to music, as a bridge to teaching your kids music in the homeschool. 


So what do you think? Are these strategies easy enough? 

Will you be implementing any of them starting today? If so, which one?  

Karen Cadera

Karen Cadera


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

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