Finding a music curriculum is hard, especially a good one.
Not being able to play any musical instrument, or indeed have any musical ability, finding a music curriculum for our homeschool was essential.
Freddie started playing the piano, less than a year ago, and I absolutely love listening to him practice. But apart from his piano lesson we weren’t really “studying” music, which is why I created this list.
I have only included the best of the best and have separated the list into full music curriculum, live online music lessons, free music curricula, sheet music, and the best music textbooks.
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Music Curriculum For Homeschool
Music In Our Homeschool has 48 online music courses, there are lessons for kids of all ages. We have recently taken the 10 weeks of Shakespeare introductory course for grades 7-12 and I have to say we loved it. I will be writing a detailed review of this in the coming weeks. As we are from the UK and have visited Shakespeares’ home in Stratford Upon Avon it really was a trip down memory lane. (For living in the UK, of course, I am not as old as Shakespeare!!)
School House Teachers have music courses on advanced music theory, beginner drum lessons, composing with masters, guitar, violin plus lots more. Aimed at children of all ages, all you need to do is subscribe either monthly or annually. One price covers the entire family, all grades, all subjects, with hundreds of courses and lesson plans.
Maestro Classics are classic stories brought to life by classical music. Designed to cultivate a love of classical music and to improve listening skills. With each of these stories, they offer FREE curriculum guides for parents. It really is a truly wonderful curriculum.
Prodigies Music – over 600 video music lessons for kids aged 2-12 and offer a 30-day free trial.
Online Music Lessons
Outschool Live Online Classes – Ukulele, guitar, piano, singing, music history, mandolin, banjo, great composers, recorder. You get $20 off your first class if you click on my link.
Masterclass – although these are not aimed at children, there are so many fantastic masterclasses that older kids will love. For example:Alicia Keys Teaches Songwriting and Producing Usher Teaches the Art of Performance Christina Aguilera Teaches Singing Carlos Santana Teaches The Art and Soul of Guitar
Jam Play – online guitar lessons, world-class instruction, all levels and styles, they are so confident you will love it they offer a money-back guarantee.
Tremolo Guitar School – Live Online Guitar Lessons For Kids – these are LIVE online lessons with qualified tutors
Moosiko – Guitar Lessons for kids personalized lessons with adaptive learning technology. Lessons in guitar and ukulele.
Homeschool Piano – piano lessons for all levels and they offer a 30 day full access trial. They get excellent reviews from other homeschool parents. The videos are short and fun, and very engaging.
Vocal Coach – singing lessons with complete vocal training for growing voices.
Hoffman Academy – have a free trial for piano lessons for kids
Yousician – learn guitar, piano, bass, ukulele, and singing. They offer a 7-day free trial to try before you buy.
Free Music Curriculum
Kids Guitar Zone – Free guitar lessons for children. They have 10 difficulties from beginner to more advanced with about 5 lessons in each section.
Fiddlerman – learn to play the violin for free
8 Notes – Free sheet music
Classics for Kids – free podcasts and lesson plans for children in grades K-6.
Guitar Lessons – Free online guitar lessons, these are not aimed at children, but there are lots of beginner classes.
Sheet Music Online
Easy Piano Sheet Music – Virtual Sheet Music what I love about Virtual Sheet music is it has sheet music for every level. You can also search by genre, by instrument, and even better they have freebies too!
Music Theory Books
Let me know in the comments below what music curriculum you use. Or if you have used any of my suggestions what did you like about them?
Last Updated on 21 July 2021 by homeschoolof1