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Do you continue homeschooling during the summer, or do you just take time off?

In my case, my kids are in Catholic school as you know, and they are off at the end of June, and we do travel a lot. 

But I do use the entire summer to enrich their education in arts, music, literature and more. 

However, I don’t do it rigidly. Rather, I always blend it into whatever we are doing on vacation. 

That way, it doesn’t feel like school, yet, I often feel that they learn and grow a lot more than do at school through the year.

I’m sure you are now wondering why I even bother to send them to school, but that’s a discussion for a totally separate post, so I won’t cover that here. 

Today however, I want to talk about 8 awesome strategies you can use this summer, to enhance your kids’ musical learning, even if you are travelling throughout the entire season. 

So, let’s get started.


Listen To Music

Yes, this is a no brainer isn’t it. 

Instead of listening to random radio stations (if you are on a road trip), pick a genre, or a composer or a period and create a couple of playlists that you can use. 

You can keep the kids occupied by having them analyse the music. 

Want to know how? Read my post 6 ‘Unbelievably’ Simple Ways To Teach Your Kids Music Analysis. 

Already know how to do that? 

Then, simply download the printables I have for you and take it with you or use the digital versions. 


Sing In The Car

Can you think of anything more fun than singing during your journey?

I can’t. 

It’s also a fantastic way to introduce your kids to music that you and your spouse grew up on. I love playing Queen, ABBA and the BeeGees for example and my kids know all the 60s, 70s and 80s songs, because I introduced it to them on road trips. 


Sing Around A Campfire

Yes, it is as simple as that. 

If you go camping or if you build a campfire in your backyard, don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to bond, have fun, and learn music all at once. 


Sing Just Like In ‘The Sound Of Music’

If you have watched the Sound of Music, and loved it just like I did, maybe you even dreamed of singing outside in nature. 

So why not try it?

Do it. Don’t be shy. Take the kids and reenact it. 

Just make sure you are all safe while doing it. 


Watch A Live Performance

Whether you attend a parade, or watch a brass band play in the park, or go to a broadway or watch street musicians, look out for opportunities to take in a live performance and I’m sure you will not be disappointed. 


Take Portable Instruments With You

If you are going on a road trip, going camping or even flying. Try to take your portable instruments like recorders, guitars, and ukuleles with you. 

This way the kids can still play and continue with their music lessons in a very informal, yet, extremely fun manner. 


Go To Musically Historic Sites

If you are travelling cross country or internationally, look out for opportunities to visit sites and locations that are musically significant. Some places that come to mind across the US include Paisley Park in Minnesota,  Sun Studio in Tennassee, and the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle. If you are travelling internationally, then Abbey Road Studios in London, Vienna, Austria the birthplace of Mozart and more. 

Want a list of Musically Historic Sites, categorized country and state? Then read my post Top Historic Music Sites To Visit This Summer (Categorized By Country and State).


Enrol In A Summer Music Camp

Yes, you can enrol your kids in a summer music camp, but what if you are travelling and can’t be tied down? 

Also summer camps can be very expensive, so what do you do if you are on a budget? 

Easy. I have a solution for you. 

Take my Online Summer Music Camp. 

It is invaluable, can be used by kids aged 4 – 14 and most importantly does not require a keyboard, or any other musical instrument, it can be used year round and can be taken with you wherever you go. Want to try it out? Here’s a trial version. 


Over to you. Now that I have given you these amazing ideas, which one do you think you will implement this summer?

Karen Cadera

Karen Cadera


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

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