Learning to Play Music in Homeschool

Music is amazing. It has the ability to change moods. But, think of how amazing it is when your child learns to play beautiful music. 

Whether it’s guitar or piano, violin or trumpet learning to play music not only teaches the art of music, it teaches math skills, performance, and discipline.

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Knowing that we were going to move to Missouri, I knew that my son was going to struggle with saying goodbye to his piano teacher.

She’s an awesome teacher who is very gifted with both musical talent and the ability to teach. I too, was a bit sad to have to let her go knowing just how far he has come under her tutelage. 

So I approached her and asked if she would be willing to FB video chat his lessons and allow him to continue through the rest of the school year.

Plus, he had been working on a very difficult piece since for the annual recital in May and I didn’t want him to miss out. She said, “Let’s give it a try.” So since we had just moved that approach worked well for us as we finished out the school year.

We traveled back to Ohio for his recital and he was able to complete the difficult piece he had worked on.

Since then, we’ve been blessed to find a local music conservatory and we’ve enrolled him. They’ve assigned his lessons with a classical Russian pianist.  

And, I’ve been amazed at how he’s grown under her instruction. He’s now playing difficult pieces from a wide variety of genres. 

But, it got me to thinking about other homeschoolers who perhaps live in a rural area or can’t afford traditional lessons. So I began researching!

I’ve compiled a list of online learning options so that you might also have a chance for your kids to learn to play an instrument from the comfort of your own home.

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Learn Musical Instruments with 10 Online Learning Options

  1. Gentle Guitar –  Be sure to Sign up for a FREE Trial!
  2. Hoffman Academy
  3. Homeschool Piano
  4. Simply Online Music
  5. Lesson Face
  6. Play Piano Today
  7. Piano Nanny
  8. Virtual Piano
  9. Virtual Musical Instruments
  10. Music Notes Blog

Be sure to see my Free Piano Learning Apps post as well for ideas for how to let your kids learn to play the piano for free. 

Homeschool Music Program for Kids 
The upside is that you get to provide a musical instrument education for your children from wherever you are. The downside is that you are reliant upon internet services. Which, could mean that on a windy, a cloudy or rainy day may be glitchy.

There is a risk of dropped lessons if connectivity is a problem either for you or the teacher. But, I think overall the rewards will outweigh the problems which may occasionally occur.

5 Music in Homeschool Posts 

  1. The Ultimate How to Teach Music in Homeschool Guide
  2. Top 10 Music Appreciation Curricula for Homeschoolers
  3. Teaching Music in Homeschool with Field Trips 
  4. Unit Studies for Teaching Music in Homeschool
  5. Learning to Play Music in Homeschool

Have you utilized an online musical instruction in your homeschool? If so, let me know about your experiences in comments below.



This post if part of iHomeschool Network’s  Life Skills Every Kid Should Learn before Leaving Home.

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Learning to Play Music in Homeschool

4 Replies to “Learning to Play Music in Homeschool

  1. Hello Renee, I love this! very informative and comprehensive. It would really help those who’d like to learn piano at home.


  2. Great article. Very thoughtful to include music as part of a complete education. Art is often underestimated, but giving the opportunity to children to express themselves is one of the most important and healthier things to do.

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