Holiday Music Studies

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Add some  fun music  to your homeschool with these simple Holiday Music Studies!

If you're looking to add some simple and fun music studies to your homeschool, then these are for you! These studies don't take any prior knowledge of music, although that will only enhance the experience and studies. They were created for those who want to add a bit of music to their homeschools in small segments. They are centered around holidays, so that they are easier to incorporate into your regular units and studies.

These Holiday Music Studies are a wonderful way to add holiday music to your home year-round and include a little bit of music education as well. Each song includes a brief history and links to a variety of styles as well as a Venn Diagram for each song in the study. There are also a variety of notebooking pages you can use for songs, composers and blank ones to use as you need.

“ Simple music studies are the perfect addition to any holiday unit study.”

Each song includes a brief history and links to a variety of styles as well as a Venn Diagram. There are also a variety of notebooking pages you can use for songs, composers and even blank ones to use as you wish. 

Why Use themed Music Studies in Your Homeschool?

Music is great for mathematics

Music is connected to math in so many ways. It has been shown that those who learn to read and play a musical instrument typically have an easier time with math. It is amazing the connection I can see in my children who have started music lessons. Their math scores have increased and their musical abilities have increased as well.

They only take a few minutes a day

These music studies typically take about 15 minutes a day (or less). Depending on how much you require of your child, these lessons take minimal time to complete. I require more out of my older child than the younger ones, as I’m just introducing them to different types and styles of music. I want them to enjoy music, not hate it.

It can give you a break in your studies

Even though these studies only take about 15-20 minutes a day, they can give a much needed break from regular bookwork and papers. We typically do music “practice” after all our school work is finished, but these studies are a great way to break up the monotony of the day and add in some fun listening and talking.

Sounds of the Season music study focuses on 10 popular songs used throughout history to remind us of our nations freedom and includes titles such as Carol of the Bells, The Little Drummer Boy, Go Tell It On the Mountain, O Holy Night  and White Christmas.

Hallelujah! Sounds of Hope from the Resurrection music study focuses on 10 popular songs used throughout history to remind us of our nations freedom and includes titles such as Christ the Lord, Glorious, Jesus Paid It All, My Redeemer Lives and Were You There.

Celebrate! Sounds of the USA music study focuses on 10 popular songs used throughout history to remind us of our nations freedom and includes titles such as Star-Spangled Banner, My Country ‘Tis of Thee, Yankee Doodle Dandy and more.

Some of the activities you will enjoy...

Each song has a brief history of who wrote it, how it came about and any other interesting info

Each song has a list of several different variations for students to listen and evaluate

Also included are notebooking pages in several different styles  and in 3 different handwriting levels

How to use themed Music Studies in your Homeschool

Use them as a specific focus

Many times we do unit studies based on the holiday or season approaching, so adding in a themed music study just seems natural. It is a great way to bring music in to our homeschool that is also relevant to our other studies.

As a supplement to other music studies

If you have a regular music curriculum you use, wonderful! You can simply add these themed music studies to your current studies or take a short break from them to complete these during the “holiday” season.

MEET THE AUTHOR
Annette Breedlove


Annette is the creator of In All You Do and homeschooling mom to 6 blessings. She has been married to her best friend since 2003 and serves along side him in ministry as he pastors where the Lord leads. She enjoys creating simple and fun resources for homeschooling families. She feels blessed the Lord called her not only to motherhood, but also homeschooling, so she can instill a life of Faith and Love for the Lord Jesus in her children every day.