As a home school parent teaching math, science, and reading are essentials, but consider the skills learned through teaching homeshool music.
Perhaps you don't think that your family is very musical and perhaps right now, none of your children are learning a musical instrument, but may I suggest to you that in teaching music, our children learn and develop these skills:
* Focused Attention
* Long Term Memory
* Visual and Auditory Processing
* Logic and Reasoning
Above and beyond the skills above, there are some obvious benefits to studying music and learning an instrument. These include:
* Becoming a part of a community of musicians;
* Learning that perseverance carries its own special reward, and its own special recognition.
* Leaning to be a part of a group like an ensemble or a band and being an important spoke in the wheel.
I think we would all agree that music can enrich and add to our appreciation and enjoyment of life.