gifted 5yr old, musically illiterate mom!

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bedashwood
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gifted 5yr old, musically illiterate mom!

Postby bedashwood » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:54 am

I am a musically illiterate Homeschooling mom of 3 awesome boys. I can't read music, play an instrument, or even sing. But my 5yr old son has a clear gift for music. We can not afford lessons or tutors. And obvously I can't teach him on my own. So, that leaves the option of DVD's and CD-ROM supplementation. I've heard of KINDERBACK and PIANOMOUSE (Only from Ads in a homeschool magazine). Has anyone else? If anyone has any sage advise (regarding the DVDs or any other ideas to teach him how to "do" what he loves) - please pass it along! Id be most appreciative!
Thanks!

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Postby Sasha » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:06 pm

Could you use trade and barter with a tutor? Maybe you could find someone that would teach lessons in exchange for you cleaning their home once a week, or your husband mowing their lawn during mowing season?
Loved wife, Joyous mother of 5, and a notoriously poor speller.

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Postby Mark » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:24 pm

In the mean time, start teaching yourself, use a simple method and a
soprano recorder. If the kids like VeggiTales, the recorder lends itself
well to playing those tunes also.
As far as basic music theory, that can be found online as well.
Most beginning recorder books come with fingering charts so you can
find the correct tones.
If you need to I will see what I can locate online for you as well.

mark

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Postby ncmom » Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:52 am

I just saw this...I teach music and have a 1 yr old. I traded babysitting from one of my students parents for lessons for their child. You might look in your area for someone who would something like that for you.

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gifted 5yr old, musically illiterate mom!

Postby heartsease » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:40 am

A friend of mine traded housework for violin lessons for her son. His skill in music helped him get a scholarship to a top school.
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gifted 5yr old, musically illiterate mom!

Postby heartsease » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:41 am

A friend of mine traded housework for violin lessons for her son. His skill in music helped him get a scholarship to a top school.
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