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I know that one of the greatest contentions with parents is that music lessons can be so expensive, and when you have many kids with multiple interests, it can get very costly very fast. 

So in today’s post I thought that I should give you some ideas on how you can get your kids into music at no cost at all. 

While some of these strategies that I have suggested may in fact cost a few dollars, I’ve done my best to ensure that they are as cheap as possible, and I’ve also tried my best to provide you with FREE alternatives wherever possible. 

So let’s start with one fo the easiest and cheapest strategies to implement.


Have Music Playing In the Background

While it is possible to use an online radio station for this strategy, I would like to suggest something like classical music. 

If you have the CDs lying around, then you can play them or simply borrow the CDs from the library. 

Alternatively, you can also create a playlist on Apple Music, YouTube, Spotify or Amazon. 

No Classical Music CDs at home, but would like to have your own library? You can read my post 7 ‘Genius’ Ways To Add Movie Musicals To Your Homeschool Library and use the ideas to source CDs on the cheap. 


Watch Musicals

Another good strategy is to borrow a Musical DVD or Blu-ray from the local library and watch it. 

Make a family movie night of it. 

Don’t know which musicals to watch? 

Read my post on 12 ‘Must See’ Movie Musical Categorized By Age.


Expose Kids To A Variety Of Genres Of Music

This is an expansion of the first strategy that I suggested. 

Pick a specific genre of music, like rock, pop, jazz, or something else that you like and expose the kids to the same genre over a period of time, like a week or a fortnight. 

Want an age appropriate printable and listening guide, so your kids can get the most of this? 

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Keep A Variety Of Musical Instruments Around The House

Research indicates that in homes where there are a variety of musical instruments available, the kids are more likely to take an interest in music. 

So, what better way to add music to the homeschool than to have a variety of musical instruments around the house? 

Worried that implementing this strategy can cost you a pretty penny? 

Just read my post 9 ‘No Fail’ Ways To Fill Your Homeschool With Instruments, and you will be adding instruments to your homeschool in no time. 


Read Books About Music And Composers

This is another very important strategy, because it often picks the curiosity of children and they often want to learn more. 

Composer biographies and books on the history of music and eras in music are some of books that can help you implement this strategy. 

Want to know how to find and select composer biographies that are age appropriate? Check out my post about it, Composer Biographies For All Ages.


Sing And Dance At Every Opportunity

Yes, it is as simple as that. 

You can sing and dance at every opportunity. Allocate 10 – 15 minutes a day for singing together. Whether you sing something as simple as nursery rhymes with a toddler or the latest rock single with your teenager, just pick something you like and sing. 

Can’t sing in tune? 

No worries, you can use your playlists for dancing and clapping. 


Incorporate Music Into Creative Activities Like Crafting

This is something you can do with young kids and even older kids. You can vary the challenge according to their age. 

Some of the activities you can encourage them to do are to create DIY musical instruments, or create an Instrument Scrapbook. 


Attend Live Performances

Yes, this is a big one. However, don’t worry it doesn’t have to be expensive. 

Always be on the look out for discounted tickets, and look for events in your local community and take your kids to it. 

Target local events as much as possible, say once a month, and attempt to attend a broadway once a year, if possible. 

Discuss Music Always

Make music analysis and discussions a part of your daily routine. 

This can be done while listening to one of the playlists. 

Want ideas on how to do this? Then read my post 5 Ways To Use A Musical Playlist To Learn Music Appreciation.

So, what do you think? 

Over to you, do you think the strategies are implementable? Which one are you going to implement first?

Karen Cadera

Karen Cadera


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

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