A Year of Charlotte Mason Music Lessons
Composer Study, Hymns, and Folk Songs
A Year of charlotte Mason Music Lessons provides you with a gentle way to do music in your homeschool, the Charlotte Mason way!
Each month, you'll focus on two things: Composer Study and either a Folk Song or a Hymn.
You'll actually listen to the same composer for three months in a row (one term) and hear a different piece each week so that your child can "study as far as possible under one master until they have received some of this teaching and know its style," as Charlotte Mason encouraged us to do.
You'll sing the same hymn or folk song for a full month.
So, that means three composers with twelve pieces/songs each, plus four hymns and five folk songs for the school year!
- Johann Sebastian Bach (September-November)
- Peter Tchaikovsky (December-February)
- George Gershwin (March-May)
- "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" (October)
- "In the Bleak Midwinter" (December)
- "Be Thou My Vision" (February)
- "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" (April)
- "Shenandoah" (September)
- "Over the River and Through the Woods" (November)
- "Alouette" (January)
- "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain" (March)
- "When the Saints Go Marching In" (May)
All videos are included so you can listen to the music for each lesson.
The Composer Study lessons contain some optional printable notebooking pages to use. The first three pages are perfect for younger students, and the last two pages are best for older students. Living book ideas are also included.
The Hymn Study lessons contain sheet music so you can sing or play the hymns, as well as copywork.
The Folk Song Study lessons contain copywork and links to lyrics and sheet music.
It will be a breeze for you to teach music the Charlotte Mason way this year!
(And, yes, I will have volume 2 ready for the 2020 school year!)
"I heard about you through the YouTube channel Homeschool On. I just want to say thank you for offering affordable homeschool music lessons. Music is lacking in our home and the budget is tight. This brings joy, answers prayers, and fills an educational gap. Thanks for all your work. (Also excited that you offere lessons on Shakespeare! I feel strongly that he needs to be included in our studies! That needs to happen.)
~B.S., homeschool mom
"My 10 year old son truly enjoyed learning about this folk song ["Shenandoah"] and actually playing on his recorder. One of the videos had a musician who was on the recorder and inspired him to do the same. We've gone back to the lesson multiple times upon his request. Win-win! :-) "
~L.T., homeschool mom
Gena Mayo is a homeschooling mom of 8 who has been teaching music in various forms for over 25 years. She has a Bachelors degree in Music Education and a Masters degree in Vocal Pedagogy (teaching voice lessons). It is her desire to help all homeschoolers include music in their homeschools.
"I am so thankful for the work you have done with this course as it has eliminated all of the thinking and searching for music and living books for me. I would also be interested in another course for next year."
~ N.M., homeschool mom from Australia
StartSeptember (or Month #1) Composer Study
StartSeptember (or Month #1) Folk Song
StartOctober (or Month #2) Composer Study
StartOctober (or Month #2) Hymn
StartNovember (or Month #3) Composer Study
StartNovember (or Month #3) Folk Song
StartDecember (or Month #4) Composer Study
StartDecember (or Month #4) Hymn
StartJanuary (or Month #5) Composer Study
StartJanuary (or Month #5) Folk Song
StartFebruary (or Month #6) Composer Study
StartFebruary (or Month #6) Hymn
StartMarch (or Month #7) Composer Study
StartMarch (or Month #7) Folk Song
StartApril (or Month #8) Composer Study
StartApril (or Month #8) Hymn
PreviewMay (or Month #9) Composer Study
StartMay (or Month #9) Folk Song
"This is great! Will you make a second one, with three new composers, for next year? :-)"
~ A. T., homeschool mom
"This is so good! I moved to the States when I was 21, then at 30 I moved to Israel, and now we're Canada.
Even though I lived in the USA for almost 10 years and now homeschooling, I've been learning American history alongside my kids, I don't really know American folk songs.
I'm so thankful for this, Gena!! What a great course!"
~Ana Willis, homeschool mom and blogger at They Call Me Blessed