Teach your child to play a simple instrument with confidence even if your only experience with music is playing the radio!
Leading your child in learning music fundamentals and a simple instrument has never been easier!
"It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself." J.S. Bach, Baroque Era Composer
Does this sound like you?
You know that music education is important in brain development and in enhancing every area of learning, but you have no idea how to get started teaching music.
Let’s face it – teaching your child music when you have little or no background in music can be pretty intimidating.
And even if you played an instrument growing up or have some musical background, it's hard to know how to teach your kids music and what to teach.
It’s already so exhausting to spend hours of planning and prep work for every other subject. With teaching and grading math, writing and ALL THE THINGS, (and fitting in laundry, shopping, cooking and cleaning), you don’t really want to research another subject you're not comfortable with.
And though your child wants to learn to play an instrument, you’re not sure you are ready to plunk down the money for lessons until he or she gets a little experience with an instrument.
Where are the kid-friendly affordable music resources?
There must be someout there that teach a simple instrument, but you haven’t found them yet.
You’re overwhelmed with looking for the right music lessons, assuming you even know what the right lessons look like.
And how on earth are you going to make it fun so your kids fall in love with music?
You’re not alone. Many homeschool moms feel inadequate in teaching music fundamentals and how to play an instrument.
The truth is that having the right curriculum is a game-changer...
One that will give you the confidence of a rock star, provide fun, engaging lessons for the whole family...
And even offer “plug and play” lessons with everything you need in one place.
Is there such a curriculum?
Hi, I'm Justina!
And I want to be your music teacher!
As a homeschooling mom, I know I don't want another curriculum that requires two to three hours of prep for every hour of lessons!
Fortunately, you don't have to! It turns out that there are those who love the subject and can teach you and your child in an online course to make everything easy.
Yep! I’m talking about me.
Let me be your online music teacher with my 20 years of teaching experience and passion for music.
That’s exactly what Making Music with Handel is – an online course where I dress up as George Frideric Handel (the composer) and teach your children with a fun twist!
I have created engaging and easy video tutorials for learning basic music terminology and how to play tin whistle so you can simply log in to the course and play the next video!
Isn't it a godsend when someone else can teach the subjects you'd rather not teach? I'm here to help you lead your children in music.
Bringmusic fundamentals and music-making to life with Making Music with Handel!
A "done for you" curriculum music course where:
You get the essentials of what you need to know in one place
You don’t have to be the expert but can feel confident your children are learning the fundamentals
You can enjoy music together as a family (and grow your brains!)
You and your children are not only learning an instrument, but basic music theory in a fun and engaging way
Here's what that would look like...
Knowledge and resources provided with everything you need in one place
Easy-to-use course platform
Short, engaging video lessons
Helping families learn music and tin whistle in an engaging way!
Making Music with Handel is an easy-to-use, all-in-one online course, designed to help you lead your children in becoming familiar with:
training the ear with basic rhythm and tonal patterns, and
learning to play the tin whistle
Making Music with Handel was created with you in mind as a homeschool mom to help you lead your children in music study, because music is beneficial in brain development and all areas of education!
This is an opportunity that I promise you will not want to miss if you want to give your child all the benefits of music education and playing an instrument.
Let's make music fun!
"Using your tin whistle videos was the smoothest the tin whistle unit has ever gone in our Classical Conversations class.” Kendra Allen
Learning Music is as Easy as 1 - 2 - 3!
When you purchase Making Music with Handel, you will have instant access to all the tools you need to teach with the confidence of an opera star! You will follow a clear path through the phases of learning about music and the tin whistle so you know your child is learning the essentials!
Part 1: Music fundamentals videos and worksheets - to learn about note values and dynamics
Part 2: Ear training videos- to learn call and response of rhythm and tonal patterns
Part 3: Tin whistle tutorial videos - 12+ videos to learn the D scale and 6 songs
*You will need to purchase a tin whistle for each child enrolled separately.
"We love your videos! They are so helpful! Thank you so much!” Lorena T.
This is for you if:
You want your child to learn a simple instrument and basic music terminology in a fun, engaging curriculum.
You want a music program where you can lead your child but you don’t have to do a lot of preparation.
You want the curriculum (videos, lesson plans, worksheets) all in one place.
You want your child to be well-rounded.
You are a homeschooling parent wanting to teach your child music.
You have an elementary school-aged child.
This is not for you if:
You want to teach your child yourself.
You prefer live classes and instruction.
You want to do all the preparation and research yourself.
"Your videos are funny and fabulous, we love them! Thank you!!!” Miranda M.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much time should I devote to music instruction?
You can plan on spending 10-20 minutes two to three days a week using the basic lesson plans.
How much time should my child spend practicing?
To start out, 10 minutes daily is more than enough.
How many students can I enroll for one license?
When you enroll in Making Music with Handel, all the members of your family can participate in the course.
If you want to use this in your classroom, please email support@jusclassical to purchase a license.
Is a tin whistle included with the purchase?
No, you will need to purchase a tin whistle (in the key of D) for each student. The course contains a recommendation for which tin whistle to purchase.
Is it true what they say about music and brain development?
Music is beneficial to brain development and will aid in every area of your child’s education.
Musical development corresponds to language and brain development, so listening skills developed in music appreciation will aid in language, reading and math skills.
Also, listening increases attention span, concentration, social skills (i.e., learning to listen to others, communication, sensitivity, compassion), and impulse control.
Music can be enjoyed at all ages and skill levels through listening.
Active participation in music will increase the development of these skills along with fine motor development, eye-hand coordination, taking turns, appropriate social interactions, creative expression, and providing an emotional outlet.