Piano and music in homeschool

by - Friday, March 17, 2017

Today I have introduced virtual piano to my children. Fridays are our fun days with Art and Music, instead of Language Arts, Science and Math. The website virtualpiano.net has a very good quality sound virtual piano for your young children to practice on, either on the computer keyboard or through a touch screen.


I am including music to our homeschool once a week for now, and it's pretty basic, as they are young now. For the time being, I am using the Music for Little Mozarts workbook 1, which you can get here. It has coloring pages, ear training activities for introducing kids to high sounds, low sounds, etc.

Once they grab the concept and get a little older, I will get them a keyboard, probably the Yamaha PSR-F51.  This keyboard is very good for teaching music. It's portable, you can use it with either 6 AA batteries, or how I prefer it with the AC power adapter PA-130A (you might want to check whether it's included, sometimes you have to buy the power adapter separately). It comes with a stand for your music sheets, but you will have to buy separately the stand for the keyboard itself, or you can put it on their school desks or dining table, then store it away to protect it from the little ones.
Get the Yamaha PSR-F51 from Amazon here

It also has a built-in metronome, dual mode for teaching and 61 keys, which is enough to play great pieces of music on it. And the price is just right. After I start teaching them to play the piano, I will write a separate article on the music curriculum options.

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