Our engaging, educational and fun Homeschool Music Program is open to all area homeschoolers, K5-12th grade. See below for class times, descriptions, and information on how to register.
Through a kinesthetic approach, K5-3rd grade students are taught quarter, eighth, half and hole note rhythms. Body Percussion, Movement, and instruments (including djembe drums, xylophones, metallophones and glockenspiels, and various percussion instruments) allow the students to learn and explore music in a fun, hands-on style. You may also find us using boomwhackers, hula-hoops, scarves and more! Students have weekly as well as cumulative activities and songs. Also, all students will learn 2 songs each semester they will perform with the rest of the homeschool music program (K5-12th) at our end of semester concert (s).
Our 4th-6th grade students expound on what is learned in our K5-3rd grade class (participation in K5-3rd class is not a necessary prerequisite to our 4th-6th grade class). They will also learn more complex rhythms, as well as treble and bass clef notes. Students will work together within instrumental ensembles using various percussion instruments, xylophones, metallophones and glockenspiels. Students will learn to play notes, chords and full songs on their Ukuleles (information on purchasing these instruments will be provided at our first meeting together). Also, all students will learn 2 songs each semester they will perform with the rest of the homeschool music program (K5-12th) at our end of semester concert (s). Students have weekly as well as cumulative activities and songs. Also, all students will learn 2 songs each semester they will perform with the rest of the homeschool music program (K5-12th) at our end of semester concert (s).
Our Homeschool Choir was started in 2014 for all age students. As our program has grown over the years, we have been able to divide our classes by age, allowing for a choir for our older students! Each Wednesday, we begin with warmups and activities that teach breathing and vocal technique. We focus on listening to one another and working together as a team. We work throughout the semester to prepare songs for our end of semester concert (s) in which we perform 4-5 songs as a 7th-12th grade choir and 2 songs as a K5-12th grade choir. These concerts are quite a treat. It is a joy to hear 40+ voices singing together in our combined grades choir! Our song selections include a variety of music: folk, praise, latin, international and more. We also sing a variety of warmup rounds and multi-part pieces each week. Students in our 7th-12th grade class enjoy seeing their friends each week, and working together to make a beautiful, blended sound.
NO COST for private students of the Bill Jones Music School.
For students not currently enrolled in private lessons at the Music School:
$50/month -1 child
$75/month- 2 kids
$90/month- 3 kids
Additional kids = $10/month
Interested in joining? Email director, Katie Howe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Howe is founder and Director of the Homeschool Music Program at Bill Jones Music. She has 15+ years teaching experience, teaching both group and private students, homeschool and traditional school. She loves all things music, teaching, rock climbing, trail running, and spending time with her family.