101 Reasons to Include Music in Homeschool

We have involved ourselves with music since it was in the beginning without thinking the reasons to include music in homeschool. We have put a lot of investment for children to do music lessons.

This is our 7th yeat of homeschooling our children. We have involved ourselves with music since it was in the beginning without thinking the reasons to include music in homeschool. We have put a lot of investment for children to do music lessons, either playing and learning music. Thinking about it, I am jotting down if the investment on music worths it or not.

There are 101 (probably over) reasons to include music in homeschool that I classify into 8 areas so that it will be easier for you to read. Before I start, I would like to share some music books you can use with children to teach music.

Welcome to the Symphony: A Musical Exploration of the Orchestra Using Beethoven's Symphony No. 5Welcome to the Symphony: A Musical Exploration of the Orchestra Using Beethoven's Symphony No. 5101 Rhythm Instrument Activities for Young Children101 Rhythm Instrument Activities for Young Children101 Music Games for Children: Fun and Learning with Rhythm and Song (SmartFun Activity Books)101 Music Games for Children: Fun and Learning with Rhythm and Song (SmartFun Activity Books)101 More Music Games for Children: New Fun and Learning with Rhythm and Song (SmartFun Books)101 More Music Games for Children: New Fun and Learning with Rhythm and Song (SmartFun Books)Story of the Orchestra : Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music!Story of the Orchestra : Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music!Teaching Music to ChildrenTeaching Music to Children

Have you got any of the books? Please share your favorite music books to use with children in the comment bellow.

Reasons to Include Music in Homeschool

We have involved ourselves with music since it was in the beginning without thinking the reasons to include music in homeschool. We have put a lot of investment for children to do music lessons. #ihsnet #homeschool #musicstudy

Music and Health

  1. Music helps people to relax
  2. Music make balance brain growth
  3. Music can give stable heartbeats
  4. According to ABC News, music can prevent Brain Processing, Hearing and Memory Loss
  5. According Live Science, Making music enhance immunological response that will help us to fight viruses
  6. Playing music trains the respiratory system because all music regulate breath as well.
  7. Music boosts the hearing or listening skills. Learners will be more sensitive to the sound and pitch.
  8. Playing music can make a habit to have good body postures
  9. Music can manage a better sleeping time.

Music and Social

  1. Music is a global language
  2. People can socialize with music
  3. Music can maintain family bond
  4. People use music in many events
  5. Playing music will improve social life. Music is also used to measure the hierarchy of social life since the olden days. The uneducated class will have more tendency and association with the traditional music
  6. Music can unite people. There are a lot of ways music can touch the feeling and unite people. People can reconcile each other and people can be motivated to do something together cooperatively.
  7. With music, we can inspire others. The audience of a music recital can get inspiration from the music played.
  8. We can persuade other people to do something that we expect others' to do. For example, with music we can persuade others to keep the environment clean.
  9. We can understand other people's thought by knowing more about the music they like.
  10. Doing traditional music can maintain the existence of a culture.
  11. With music skills, we can do ministry
  12. Listening to the music can help people to be more aware toward others and the environments
  13. Music can entertain other people and ourselves

Music and Intelligence

  1. Playing musical instruments increases coordination
  2. Music trains memory
  3. Music can help people to concentrate
  4. Playing music will make learners more intelligent
  5. Musicians learn to do problem-solving with music. There are a lot of problems people have when they learn about certain piece of music. For example, when a song inquires a long legato, the player or singer is not capable in perform the part, they need to solve the problems.
  6. Music can increase SAT and ACT score
  7. Music is a pattern. Learning about music will train the logic to find the patterns and to work on them.
  8. Playing music can build up the independence in learning. Learning about music will train the metacognition skills. It means learners will study how to learn, which is very individualist for everyone.
  9. Practicing a piece of music will train learners to analyze the components or parts of music. Therefore, it will increase the critical analysis skills.
  10. Playing the musical instruments and fingerplays can train the fine motor skills
  11. Music can train tune fluency. For example, I will be able to play the piano or organ when I hear people sing. My niece can make the alto melody at once she hears people sing.
  12. Like other skill and learning, learning music will train learners to follow the instructions and to figure out analogies the teacher makes.
  13. Music is a bridge between physical and intellectual areas. Doing music will lead to do a movement.
  14. Learning and playing music means sharing your feeling to others. You will have less burden and you can be closer with others as well.

Reasons to Include Music in Homeschool

Music and Personality

  1. People express feeling with music
  2. Doing music will give confidence
  3. Music builds imagination
  4. Playing music gives a sense of achievement
  5. Music can give more motivation
  6. Learning music can train people to be a good team player.
  7. We memorize events with music. Music can help us recall certain memory
  8. Having an instrument will teach responsibility. If somebody learns to sing, he or she needs to maintain their voice well by consuming healthy food and drink. If someone plays a musical instrument, they need to keep the instruments well after using it and clean it regularly.
  9. We can use music for self-reflection
  10. Music can teach honesty. Music players have to be honest if they have done the best or not. Copyright is also another way to teach honesty.
  11. Music improves phonological awareness. SInging trains people to speak more clearly with good pronunciation.
  12. Playing music teaches patience. Not everybody can finish playing or perform music at once. For higher levels of music study, learners need to be more patient.
  13. Learning music will educate people perseverance. To finish a piece of music, somebody should not give up easily.
  14. Involving music will train the attitude of appreciation to others and self-ability.
  15. Being a music player looks cool so that people will like the player.
  16. Music can give more inspiration for us. When we listen to a music, we can get an idea
  17. Music can neutralize the negative feeling due to sadness and disappointment
  18. Playing music develops discipline. To be successful, music should be trained regularly. It can take once, twice, or even thrice in a day. Therefore, discipline and time management is needed.
  19. Playing music will train people to plan ahead and to keep things organized
  20. Music will make people more creative. Learners can modify and expand a music. They can do something to improve their performance.
  21. Music performance help learners to control their emotion. A performer will feel more nervous and should be able to control the emotion.
  22. Many pieces of music with word deliver messages to listeners. We can learn from the message delivered and decide our attitude.
  23. Performing a music trains people to be risk takers. Learners have to learn something new in a piece of music. They also can modify the pieces as well.

Reasons to Include Music in Homeschool

Music with other Subjects

  1. Music is a math skill. it deals with counting, shapes, and fractions
  2. We can practice reading by doing music
  3. Playing music improves handwriting in many cases
  4. Music can help memorization in other areas of learning. We can memorize the name of the elements in the periodic table with music. The books of the bible also have a song to memorize.
  5. Music is a history. Learning music means learn about the history, because music is involved in the history of human life.
  6. We can learn about cultures with music. Music is related to geography and sociology. Certain condition of a place and a culture will produce a unique feature of music
  7. Learning music is to learn the cultural changes from one age or generation to other generations
  8. Music can expand vocabulary and pronunciation
  9. Many music pieces include slangs and idioms
  10. Music increase the speaking skills
  11. Music leads people to dance. More knowledge of music will make somebody a better dancer.
  12. Learning music means learning about the composers. There are a lot of benefits to use biography
  13. Learning music means learning science. It involves human anatomy, the sound production, the stimulation to body, and the psychology effects.
  14. Words and melody in music are like a poem. When a learner goes through it, they will learn the beauty of language use in the music.
  15. We can experience different kinds of music genres while we learn about music.
  16. Words in music can help learners to learn other languages

Reasons to Include Music in Homeschool

Music and The Future

  1. People can make money with music
  2. Music can be a hobby to kill the time
  3. Learning music has a possibility to get international certification
  4. Learning music is never-ending journey that leads to a constant learning. There is always something to learn because music is a part of human culture since the beginning of the world.
  5. With music skills, people can survive anywhere in the world, if they want to.
  6. Learning several musical techniques can help ourselves to perform the music better
  7. Learning music is a long-term investment, so it will be better if we start earlier
  8. Music can lead to entrepreneurship. There are a lot of chance that music ability will lead into a business practice and skills
  9. We will have a chance to do competition

Reasons to Include Music in Homeschool

Music and Flexibility

  1. It is affordable
  2. It is portable in many different shapes
  3. Music has a huge range of levels so everybody can do something with it.
  4. Everyone in any age can do something with music
  5. It is affordable. People usually think that doing music means starting the lesson with piano which is very expensive for many people. Well, music has a wide range of instruments. The cheapest one is our voice. In the olden days, leaves and branches can make music.
  6. It is portable in many different shapes
  7. Music has a huge range of levels so everybody can do something with it.
  8. Everyone in any age can do something with music
  9. We will have something to perform when it is needed
  10. There are a lot of future possibilities for the music fields, started from being a singer, performance, teacher, and many more.

Reasons to Include Music in Homeschool

Music and Parenting

  1. Music ease parents to supervise children because it produces sounds
  2. Music improves moods. There are many ways that parents and children in a bad mood. Music can calm down the situation.
  3. Musicality is a part of the multiple intelligences. It will give more chance to our children who have musical talent to learn better.
  4. Learning music since young will avoid the feeling of being regretful to start late.
  5. The love of music can be inherited because it is a good culture
  6. Playing and learning music will reduce the screen time
  7. Music lessons can nurture voice tune, especially during the puberty of boys. They change voice and lost their tuned voice.
  8. Music can control manners if we use it in routine. Children will know the expectation of listening certain music
  9. We can use music to beat the homeschool boredom
  10. We do music to worship and thank God

The most important thing of the reasons is

Music is fun

Do you include music in your family?

If you homeschool, what are your reasons to include music in homeschool?

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We have involved ourselves with music since it was in the beginning without thinking the reasons to include music in homeschool. We have put a lot of investment for children to do music lessons. #ihsnet #homeschool #musicstudy

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