Table of Contents for Music for Homeschoolers : A Guide to Music Instruction for the Homeschooled Child


Acknowledgments vii
Preface ix
What Does the Research Say About Music Education?
1(14)
Brain Development
1(3)
Age Matters
4(2)
Standardized Test Scores
6(2)
Intelligence Development
8(2)
Socialization
10(2)
What People Say About Music Education
12(3)
Finding Music Instruction to Fit Your Needs
15(30)
What You Can Do at Home
15(16)
Learn to play an instrument together with your Children
20(1)
Get to know a professional musician and ask for ideas and assitance
21(1)
Find Materials that will help teach you and your children to play an instrument
21(1)
Sing together often
22(1)
Encourage your children to listen critically
23(1)
Stretch your children just beyond their ability
24(3)
Have fun with music
27(2)
Get your extended family involved
29(1)
Record your family's musical activities
29(1)
Don't be apologetic if you lack formal musical training
30(1)
Be your children's greatest cheerleader
30(1)
Private Instruction Options
31(9)
Community Programs
31(2)
Youth Symphoniesd
33(1)
Music Schools
33(3)
Summer Camps
36(1)
Homeschool Groups
37(1)
College and University Programs
38(1)
Competitions
39(1)
Adult Instruction
40(1)
Public Music Options
40(5)
Local Library Programs
40(1)
Park District and Community College Offerings
40(1)
Public School Music Programs
41(4)
Organizations that Offers Support
45(20)
Standards Publications: The Arts
46(1)
Standards Publications: Music
46(1)
MENC Position Paper
47(5)
Homeschooled Students' Participation in Pubic School Music Education
47(5)
Support Organizations for Music Education
52(10)
Additional Organizations
62(3)
Advice From Homeschools Families
65(17)
Family #1
66(3)
Family #2
69(2)
Family #3
71(3)
Family #4
74(2)
Family #5
76(2)
Family #6
78(1)
Family #7
79(3)
Some Issues For Consideration
82(25)
Eligibility/Fit of the Program
83(2)
Recruitment of Homeschoolers Into the School Program
85(2)
Instrument Rental or Purchase
87(3)
Individual and Group Lessons
90(2)
Finding a Private Teacher
92(2)
Commitment to Systematic Learning
94(2)
Practicing
96(2)
Technology
98(1)
College Admissions
99(3)
Parents and Teachers as Role Models
102(5)
Additional Resources
107(12)
Publishers and Printed Music
107(2)
Software and Musicd Technology
109(4)
Websites
113(5)
Conclusion
118(1)
Endnotes 119(2)
About the Author 121