I am excited to begin the process of developing a music education program specifically designed for homeschooling families. I absolutely love teaching small children how to read music, how to sing well, and how to make music a fun part of their lives.
I am using the name FundaMusic because it implies the teaching of the fundamentals of music, and highlights the aspect of music being a fun, enjoyable activity. If you like the name, or if you have a better suggestion, I’d like to know about it.
I envision the FundaMusic program to include many different types of engaging educational materials. I like to use music manipulatives, flash cards and drill cards, Precorders, etc., and I would like to develop a series of DVD’s/online videos accompanied by workbooks.
The program will be designed to teach K5 students to sing on pitch, and to read basic rhythms and melodies. By 4th grade, my students will be able to read music in treble and bass clefs and be able to perform complex songs on the Precorder.
I look forward to the process. Any comments or suggestions along the way would be greatly appreciated.