• Music Theory Classical Home Education in Dublin

    Music Theory

    Recently friends were asking me what we were using for music theory. A lovely friend had shared her recommendations for music theory books with me. These have been working well for my family, and so I have created this post to share what we use with you. As we are using a Classical / Charlotte Mason approach in our home, we don’t use many workbooks. My children are both learning piano, my daughter is learning the violin (I highly recommend making the journey to Crehan‘s if you are near Dublin and wish to purchase a violin) and they both enjoy singing. Learning music theory supports playing an instrument. This is…

  • Learning to Play the Piano

    Learning to Play the Piano in our Home

    Why? ~ Introduction to Music ~ Our Piano ~ Piano for littles ~ Piano apps for a bit older ~ Starter Piano Song Books ~ Further Thoughts ~ Relationships “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato Like every subject in our homeschool, I think it is important to think about the ‘Why’.  For us, it’s not about our child being a concert pianist or being in a band, although that may become their interest in the future.  For me, it’s about giving my children the opportunity to be able to make beautiful music and most importantly…