Category Archives: Homeschool – Music

Cello Practice – Tears and Farts

We are so lucky to have an amazing music program here in Historic Northeast Kansas City. I want to say that first because, in the end, that is the most important part of this little homeschool story. Em was in … Continue reading

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Following the Interests

This week, and last week, have had a heavy emphasis on gauging interests and seeing where they lead. After all, that is one the big pluses of homeschooling, that we can give them the basics, while spending time following their … Continue reading

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Bring On the Music…and Drama!

Annie and the Clue This past Friday, we attended an Annie Musical at a local church/cultural arts center. It was fantastic and Em truly enjoyed the performance, exclaiming at the end, “That was the best show EVER!” The women near … Continue reading

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Free Music Program for Kansas City Northeast Residents

The other morning, as I was driving Em to her LEARN Math and Science Club, she was busy whistling away. She can pick up a tune and whistle it, without difficulty, in no time. I thought to myself, I wish I … Continue reading

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What Can’t Be Made Into a Song?

I am notorious for breaking into song at the odd moment, usually with ad-libbed verses. Danielle once observed, “Mom, you are the only one I know who would sing about not being able to find the exit to a parking … Continue reading

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Beethoven’s Wig (It’s Very Big!)

Beethoven is REAL?! We were listening to one of the Beethoven’s Wig CDs and I mentioned that Beethoven had lived a long time ago and made a great deal of beautiful music. Emily stopped in her tracks, “Wait a minute … Continue reading

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Music – In All Its Forms

I’ve been ruminating on the nature of music lately. It is so much a part of our daily lives, that it has become almost an inextricable part of every activity we do. Driving from one appointment to the next incites … Continue reading

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Music – For Education, For Therapy

Although I have no real musical abilities – I can’t read sheet music and even the guitar and harmonica defy me when I attempt to make music on them – I dearly love music. I’m mainly a rock and roll … Continue reading

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Shaving Cream, Be Nice and Clean

Emily learned a song from her dad the other day. I have a sad story to tell you It may hurt your feelings a bit Last night when I walked into my bathroom I stepped in a pile of … … Continue reading

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“All Spirits Sing” – Score for Mama!

I’m always in search of some fun music for Emily and I to listen to in the van as we drive to homeschool activities or cleaning appointments. Emily’s taste in music is unpredictable and rather eclectic. Sometimes I pick out … Continue reading

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