Using Technology to Teach Music
April 22, 2021
"Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with the stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord." Psalms 150:3-6
As usual, all the links below are non-affiliated links, unless they are directed to TheChristianCurriculum.com. I get nothing from my recommendations. This is my unfettered opinion.
Don't let the graphics fool you. This is a quality site for music education.
I love this site because it gives you access to digital pianos and lots of theory lessons, games, quizzes and worksheets.
If you have a touch screen you can play the piano right on your tablet.
This free website makes music lessons accessible to many students.
Okay, this is a ton of fun! This free program will give you, and your budding musicians, hours of fun and creativity. There are 14 different 'experiments' and even though this looks to be directed toward the younger grades, good luck pulling yourself away.
This is my Kandinsky workshop! So fun!
This is another 'Cinderella' website. It may not look super engaging, but it does offer a lot of value especially for the price.
Ear training is something that music students can struggle with especially if they are training in isolation from other musicians.
I am very excited that I found this site and I can start using it from myself and my children.
Christian Music and Music Theory Bundle
For an online/offline option we now offer a physical workbook to go with our digital copy.
What I think is great about the Christian Music Bundle is:
1) It teaches using songs that are familiar. So kids are already half way to success.
2) It teaches real music theory that can be used to read and write music in the future.
3) The fun activities and lessons keep students engaged.
4) The music is arranged so it can be played on any 8 note keyboard or xylophone, which many people have in their home already.
5) The colour coded note system makes it really easy for new musicians to site read music.
This package has made a big difference in our music program at home.
So there are some options to incorporate music at home using technology. Allowing you to make music a part of your homeschool or distance learning plan.
I hope you get a chance to check out some of these fun and educational sites.
And as always,