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Do you know that you don’t need a degree in music to teach your kids music appreciation? 

Well, you don’t, and in this post I’m going to explain to you how you can easily DIY a genres of music unit for your children in the comfort of your homeschool. 

Don’t worry, I have even provided you with a printable to go with this post. 

So there really isn’t much that you need to do, other than making some crucial decisions. 


Decide On The Age Group

If you have only one child, this should be easy. 

If you have kids ranging from 4 to 18 on the other hand you will have to group them. 

You can group them by grade or something like pre-school, primary school, middle school, high school. 


Decide On Type Of Activities 

Once you’ve grouped them by age, the next step is to decide on the type of activities you think will engage them the most. 

Will it be hands on activities, research activities, or field trips or a combination of all three?


Pick A Genre

There are several genres of music to choose from such as jazz, rock, blues, rap, pop, soft rock, country, soul, baroque, classical and many more. 

While it is easy to get lost in each of these genres, it is imperative that you decide on a specific genre of music to focus on or else it will be like going down a rabbit hole. 


Find Printables

Now that you’ve decided on a genre, it is time to find some printables your kids can use. 

Don’t have the time, to do that? 

Not a problem, simply use the printables I have made available. 

Don’t worry, you can use it irrespective of the genre of music you choose, and it is suitable for all age groups. 


Create A Playlist

It is now time to create a playlist of songs from the selected genre. 

Make sure to listen to the playlist in the background in your homeschool. 


Blend, Blend, Blend

Why stop now? Take it a step further and blend it with other subjects. 

If you are learning about blues music for instance, why not study where it originated (geography), when it originated and why (history, political events etc). 


This isn’t all that hard is it? 

So what are you waiting for? 

Get started right now. 

Karen Cadera

Karen Cadera


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

My daughter loved the games, but there were also worksheets and videos. The weekly lesson plans were complete, and I never questioned what I should be doing next.

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