Piano Lessons for Homeschoolers

Ruthanne Riley is a homeschooling mom who is new in town…Chino Valley. She LOVES teaching piano, especially beginners. She offers homeschool, military (active and inactive), and multiple student discounts.

For rates and lesson times, please contact her at armriley@gmail.com.

Suzuki Violin Teachers?

Do you know about a great Suzuki method violin teacher in the Prescott area? If you do, please comment with the teacher’s name and contact information and any other info about the violin lessons. I guess if you know of a good violin teacher, please comment with that teacher’s info and why you like him/her.

A homeschooling family will be moving into the area and the mom was asking me about Suzuki violin.

Music Man the Musical

The Music Man hits the stage this weekend and next weekend at Franklin Phonetic School.  It’s such a fun musical for families with children of all ages. Check out this link for more information.

 

(When you read the link, it will look like I just copied the information…I just read it so I think I was subliminally thinking it as I was writing my opening line…)

 

If you know of any local events that you think other homeschoolers would like to attend, please email me with information. prescotthshub@gmail.com.

Let’s Play Music PreK Class

Review by Angie Patterson, contributor of Prescott Homeschool Hub.

I’ve had 3 of my kids in a Let’s Play Music Class for the last 2 years. It’s a great class to give your kids a musical foundation through fun and play. The website provides great details about what is taught and how it’s taught. It’s set up like a PreK music class where several kids come together to learn music. I recommend the starting age at 3 1/2 or 4. This class could work for an older child, but it definitely is designed to start with your PreK kid and advance them for 3 years. By they time they are 7 or 8, they should have a fantastic musical foundation for any instrument they are interested in playing.

During their first year, they practice their music on the Bells because it’s easier for their hands to hold a mallet than play a piano. They learn all kinds of things duringthe first year, too. Rhythm, beats, recognizing skips and jumps, the 3 most common chords, etc.

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During their second year, they begin to play the piano and learn notes on the piano, starting with their right hand then adding in their left hand. All the while, taking what they learned in the first year and taking it to the next level.

During their third year, everything they’ve been learning about rhythm, beats, reading music, etc, comes together as they play more songs and start composing and even transposing their own music.

There are two great teachers in the Prescott area. Miss Stephanie has taught my kids and she is very sweet and a very good teacher. I know Miss Laura personally and she is also very nice and great with kids. You can’t go wrong with either of these ladies.

Stephanie Henry: lives in Prescott Valley and is recruiting for the Fall of 2013

Let’s Play Music (ages 4-7) and Sound Beginnings (ages 2-4)

Contact her for further details on this amazing program and about attending a sample class at 928-899-3790.

Laura Solorzano: lives in Prescott

Let’s Play Music (ages 4-7)

928-583-4882

*Do you have a class you host/teach or would like to review or share with other homeschoolers? Please email me at prescotthshub at gmail dot com.