Music in Our Homeschool Plus

Music & Fine Arts Membership for PreK thru High School

Become a Member!

The brand new MIOH+ Membership Experience now includes content for preschool through high school and a LIVE lesson every month!

This membership for all ages will open for enrollment from January 14-21, 2022

(and then will be closed for enrollment until May)

 

Music in Our Homeschool Plus ~

Music & Fine Arts Membership for PreK thru High School:

MIOH+ makes it EASY for homeschool moms to include music as part of their elementary and upper level homeschool curriculum!

  • Full Access to ALL 16 Elementary Music Courses and ALL 5 High School Level Music Courses plus two exclusive upper level Fine Arts courses only available to members! Total value: over $1350!
  • A Monthly Calendar of Elementary Music Activities, Games, and Lessons so you know exactly what to do each weekday--just click and go!
  • Beginning Music Theory Lessons! A highly sought-after course that is only found here in the elementary membership.
  • Advanced Music Theory Course.

  • Music Printable Pack Library

  • A brand new Live Music Workshop with Gena each month, geared mostly toward elementary ages. (The day and time will vary. If you can't join us live, you can access the video in your membership library.)
  • A Weekly Email to provide tips, news, links, and encouragement to keep you on track!
  • Bonus video lessons from other amazing educators.
  • A Community of Like-Minded Educators to share ideas, ask questions, and post "wins"!
  • A Monthly $25 Cash Giveaway!
  • 25% Discount to every other course available at Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com that isn't a part of your membership.

Watch the Membership Site Tour here

See some Free Preview Lessons directly from the Membership dashboard here:


 
 

About using MIOH+ with your Upper-Level Students:

If you are struggling with finding a way to include Fine Arts on your Homeschool High School transcript, we have you covered!

This membership is for . . .

1. Students who are NOT too interested in Fine Arts, so they need something fun and easy to cover that Fine Arts credit on their transcript.

or

2. Students who ARE into Fine Arts and want to explore new topics such as music history, art appreciation, Shakespeare, and much more!

3. Students planning on going to college as music majors and want to get a head-start in Music Theory.

4. Students who love Theater, Dance, Music, and/or Art and can't get enough!


What You Get for your High Schoolers:

7 Full and Complete Online Courses

  • Music Appreciation: Middle Ages Thru Classical Era course ($97 value)
  • Music Appreciation of the Romantic Era course ($97 value)
  • 20th Century Music Appreciation course ($97 value)
  • 10 Weeks of Shakespeare introductory course ($37 value)
  • Charlotte Mason Inspired High School Fine Arts course ($57 value)
  • Advanced Music Theory Course ($147 value) --only available here at MIOH+
  • Special Fine Arts Topic Masterclasses Course ($97 value) --only available here at MIOH+

That's a $629 value for only $27/mo!

    Q&A Section to Answer Your Questions

  • How to use the Membership to get a Fine Arts credit
  • How to help you plan out a Fine Arts credit that fits your unique needs
  • Gena is available to answer your Advanced Music Theory questions as you work through the Advanced Music Theory course (see more about this below)
  • Provide all your ideas to help form the Membership into what you want it to be
"Your courses are a life saver for us and have sparked an interest for my son when he had no interest before. Thank you for making fine arts easy for high school!"
~Dana

Your Instructor


Gena Mayo
Gena Mayo

Gena Mayo is a homeschooling mom of 8 who has been teaching music in various forms for over 25 years. She has a Bachelors degree in Music Education and a Masters degree in Vocal Pedagogy (teaching voice lessons). It has been her joy to teach elementary and junior high choir, high school voice classes, private voice lessons for teens through adults, early childhood music and movement classes (babies through preschool), elementary general music, and music appreciation for elementary through high school. But, her favorite music teaching experience has been as musical director for stage musicals such as Seussical, Shrek, Singing in the Rain, Newsies, and Beauty and the Beast. It is Gena's desire to help all homeschoolers include music in their homeschools!




The Live Workshops Coming in 2022:

(As a member, you can access ALL of these at any time.)

  • January: Understanding musical Impressionism with Debussy's orchestral and piano pieces

  • February: Puccini: ‘O Mio Babbino Caro’ from Gianni Schicchi and other arias
  • March: Prokofiev and Peter and the Wolf
  • April: Gershwin songs, An American in Paris, and Rhapsody in Blue
  • May: Grieg and In the Hall of the Mountain King
  • June: Sousa and his marches
  • July: John Williams and his movie themes

  • August: Saint-Saens and Carnival of the Animals
  • September: J. Strauss Jr. and his waltzes

  • October: Mussorgsky and A Night on Bald Mountain
  • November: Rossini and his opera themes

  • December: Britten and A Ceremony of Carols

"Hi, I'm A. from New England. I homeschool my kids 5, 11 and 13 with the CM [Charlotte Mason] method. We just love music and enjoy learning all different kinds. That has been one of our favorite things about the CM method, exposing us to music I didn't grow up listening to. I have enjoyed the classes of yours that I bought, which is why I joined. We do at least one weekly afternoon tea time and listen to your music units during that time and other times throughout the week. I'm happy to be here!"

~A happy MIOH+ member

[When she found out about FIOH+ merging with MIOH+:] "That is totally awesome! I can't wait to access the other courses. I already bought the Shakespeare one and the Middle Ages to Classical a while ago, and they are fab! Thank you so much. I am a music teacher (piano mostly at the moment) but I use a lot of your units for my daughter's homeschool work, lol! Sometimes as complete studies and sometimes as a jumping off point. It works really well for us."

~Claire from Prince Edward Island, Canada


 

Who would want to join the Music in Our Homeschool Plus membership?

A mom who says:

“Music is important . . . just hard to get done.”

Or

“I like that my kids can go and do this on their own.”

Or

“[Music] is one subject that just cannot be learned by books alone, and I am no expert on how to go about teaching it.”

Or

“We are on a tight budget.”

Or

"I'm looking for beginning music theory."

Who is already part of the Music in Our Homeschool Plus membership?


"I taught school from 1976-2011. I taught everything from PE, computers, PK, Special Ed, K-5, and Music. I love music and it was just natural to finish my teaching career teaching music to 500 kids-ages 3-grade 4. Now homeschooling my grandsons and Gena's courses are easy to use and so much fun!

I am using it as part of our morning basket time with my 12 year old grandson. He is not much into this part of music, but we try to get him as much "culture" as he can stand! We are doing Folk Songs and have done Special Days." ~ K.H.

"Hello! I'm a mom to 6 kids, 5 in elementary and 1 toddler. We live In Kenya and serve as missionaries. I am a math and science person and never studied music much in my youth. We have been really enjoying this program. It is great being able to provide an interesting and robust music education with no planning. I love what I am learning too!" ~ C.D.

"Hi, ... we live in Indianapolis and am currently homeschool a 3rd and 1st grader, pre-K (and we have an 11 month old foster baby!). My kids love all things music and so I'm trying to incorporate it early and often to keep their love for it going while also adding to their knowledge of it :)" ~ C.W.

"Hello, I am a Mother to 3 boys! All of them I homeschool. I am so glad I came across this program, I have had a hard time not only setting side time for a music class, but also putting together some type of lesson plan. This is wonderfully convenient and helpful. I love music and started my children out with classical music while I was still pregnant, and continued to expose them to the great composers as night time music at bedtime. Somewhere along the way I let the importance of music and the frequency of which we listened to it diminish but this program along with the guitar lessons we have planned, my children will hopefully gain the same love of music that I have had since I was a child. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to this subject and giving children the opportunity to learn and participate in this great program." ~ S.K.

"Hi, I'm a home school mama to four kids; my first is an adult now and my youngest is seven! My daughter started singing before she talked in sentences and music still runs through her blood. Music is such an international language! Recently, I read this article about the importance of music on our brains. It made me regret that my oldest never had any music lessons. I just came across MIOH this week and purchased it. ... Thank you for this course, Gena. I'm excited to incorporate it in to our home school." ~ K.S.

"I’m very excited to be here! I love Gena’s courses because I’m the non-musically-talented mom of 3 very musically talented kids. 😂 I come to learn alongside them. :)" ~ A.W.

"Thank you for this group and for making it affordable! I started playing piano when I was 8. In 5th grade, I staryed playing the clarinet. I sang in choir throughout school, including a members-only traveling choir for 2 years in college. (We also played the handbells - so much fun and many wonderfully fantastic memories.) While I have personal music experience, I do not have the confidence to teach music (A half credit course in teaching elementary music hardly prepares one to teach it.). Thank you again!" ~ A.E.

"I'm doing this for personal reasons. Haven't studied music in a long time." ~ J.L.

 

From a MIOH+ Member:

"I just wanted to share that my kids have Autism. (I have 8 with 5 on the spectrum.) I've been struggling to fit in actual teaching that will have meaning about music. I've been eyeing your lessons for a while and when I saw the $7 a month offer I knew I had to do this. The "White Christmas" lesson had history, the video and a coloring page. Those things tied it in for even my youngest, who struggle with spoken language but can sing. Because of all of this, is the reason why you have seen me all over the place praising and talking about your materials!"

~ Dana D.

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The elementary music courses included in Music in Our Homeschool Plus:

  • 15-Minute Music Lessons for Elementary ($27)
  • Intro to Musicals for Elementary ($27)
  • State Songs of the 50 U.S. States for Elementary ($37)
  • Music of Christmas for Elementary ($47)
  • Music for Holidays & Special Days for Elementary ($57)
  • FALL Music for Holidays & Special Days for Elementary ($27)
  • WINTER Music for Holidays & Special Days for Elementary ($27)
  • SPRING Music for Holidays & Special Days for Elementary ($27)
  • SUMMER Music for Holidays & Special Days for Elementary ($27)
  • A Folk Song a Week for Elementary ($27)
  • 10 Songs All Preschoolers Should Know ($27)
  • American Music for Elementary ($37)
  • World Music for Elementary ($57)
  • My First Amazing Journey Around the World ($77)
  • Learn Classical Music With Cartoons ($37)
  • Rainy Day & Summer Camp Fun ($47)
  • plus Veterans Day Printable Pack ($10) and The Friendly Music Staff ($2) and the Sampler Music Appreciation course

Value: $634

The Music Printable Library includes:

  • Music Instrument Notebooking Pages set 219 pages ($10)
  • Music Practice Assignment Sheets 10 pages ($2)
  • The Star-Spangled Banner printable pack 15 pages ($2)
  • Alphabet Sheets with Musical Instruments or Topics 26 pages ($3)
  • Color and Cut Music Notes and Symbols 28 pages ($3)
  • Music Alphabet Handwriting Practice Sheets 26 printing pages, 26 cursive pages ($5)
  • Music Wordcloud
  • Composers to Study
  • 16 Simple Ways to Incorporate Music in Your Homeschool
  • Christmas Song Lyric sheets 14 pages ($2)
  • Twelve Days of Christmas pages 28 pages ($3)
  • Notes of the Treble & Bass Clef Manipulatives 13 pages ($2)
  • Percussion Musical Instrument printable pack 22 pages ($3)
  • Musical Color By Code 7 pages ($2)
  • Flash Cards of Music Notes, Symbols, & Terms 13 pages ($2)
  • Music and Math part 1
  • Body Percussion Musical Activities 22 pages ($3)
  • Bucket Drumming Rhythm Activities 18 pages ($3)
  • Singing Games and Hand-Clapping Games Lyric Sheets ($2)
  • Beginning Sight Singing with Solfege Hand Signs ($3)
  • Beginning Rhythm Counting with Flash Cards ($2)
  • Hand Clapping Games Lyric Sheets ($1)
  • Veterans Day Activity Guide, Lapbook, and Activity Pack ($10)
  • Beginning Sightsinging with Solfege Signs ($3)
  • Beginning Rhythm and Flashcards ($2)
  • Dynamics Flashcards ($1)
  • Learn About Music Intervals ($2)
  • Music Symbol Color by Code ($2)
  • String Family Instrument Pack ($2)
  • Brass Family Instrument Pack ($2)
  • Woodwind Family Instrument Pack ($2)
  • Study a Composer Printable Pack ($1)
  • Dynamics Flashcards ($1)
  • Brass Family Instrument Pack ($2)
  • Woodwind Family Instrument Pack ($2)
  • Percussion Family Instrument Pack ($2)
  • Keyboard Family Instrument Pack ($2)
  • Four Beginning Piano Songs

Value: $90+

The high school music courses included in Music in Our Homeschool Plus:

  • Music Appreciation: Middle Ages Thru Classical Era course ($97 value)
  • Music Appreciation of the Romantic Era course ($97 value)
  • 20th Century Music Appreciation course ($97 value)
  • 10 Weeks of Shakespeare introductory course ($37 value)
  • Charlotte Mason Inspired High School Fine Arts course ($57 value)
  • Advanced Music Theory Course ($147 value) --only available here at MIOH+
  • Special Fine Arts Topic Masterclasses Course ($97 value) --only available here at MIOH+

Value: $629


Total Value: $1350+

Courses Included with Purchase



20th Century Music Appreciation for High School
36 Lessons to Earn a 1/2 Credit in High School Fine Arts
Gena Mayo
$97
15-Minute Music Lessons
Quick, Fun, and Easy Music Appreciation Lessons for Elementary Students
Gena Mayo
$27
Music Appreciation: Middle Ages Thru Classical Era for High School
Learn about Music in the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical Eras
Gena Mayo
$97
Intro to Musicals for Elementary Students
Get a taste of 11 different musicals that you and your students will love!
Gena Mayo
$27
Music Lessons for Holidays & Special Days
Do a fun and easy music lesson with your elementary students to prepare for different holidays and special days throughout the year!
Gena Mayo
$67
10 Weeks of Shakespeare ~ Introductory Course for 7th-12th Grades
Learn about Shakespeare, watch one of his plays, and even perform some scenes yourself!
Gena Mayo
$37
Sampler Music Appreciation Course
25 Music Appreciation Lessons to Give You a Taste of What Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool has to offer!
Gena Mayo
FREE
Music Appreciation of the Romantic Era for High School
Learn about music of Europe and America during the 1800s
Gena Mayo
$97
State Songs of the 50 U.S. States
Listen to the State Songs of the 50 States of the U.S.A.
Gena Mayo
$37
Music of Christmas Course
Fun Music Lessons to Get You & Your Kids in the Holiday Spirit
Gena Mayo
$47
A Folk Song a Week
36 Folk Songs included , so learn one a week throughout a full school-year!
Gena Mayo
$27
10 Songs All Preschoolers Should Know
Whether you remember these from your own childhood or not, your kids will adore them!
Gena Mayo
$27
Fall Music Lessons for Holidays & Special Days
Fun & quick music lessons for the fall season of September through November (taken from the full course Music Lessons for Holidays & Special Days)
Gena Mayo
$27
Winter Music Lessons for Holidays and Special Days
Fun & quick music lessons for the winter season of December through February (taken from the full course "Music Lessons for Holidays & Special Days")
Gena Mayo
$27
Spring Music Lessons for Holidays & Special Days
Fun & quick music lessons for the spring season of March through May (taken from the full course "Music Lessons for Holidays & Special Days")
Gena Mayo
$27
American Music for Elementary
Have fun learning about composers and styles of American music with your elementary-aged students.
Gena Mayo
$37
Summer Music Lessons for Holidays & Special Days
Fun & quick music lessons for the summer season of June through August (taken from the full course "Music Lessons for Holidays & Special Days")
Gena Mayo
$27
World Music for Elementary
Learn about traditional and folk instruments, folk dances, & traditional musical styles from all around the world.
Gena Mayo
$57
Learn Classical Music with Cartoons
Learn all about classical music and composers the fun way -- by watching cartoons!
Kathy L. Gossen
$37
Charlotte Mason Inspired High School Fine Arts
Get a Full Credit with Music, Art, & Poetry Appreciation
Gena Mayo
$57
My First Amazing Journey Around the World
Elementary World Geography Made Fun!
Kathy L. Gossen
$77
Rainy Day & Summer Camp Fun for Elementary
Rainy Day Activities & Plans for Full-Week Summer Camps
Gena Mayo
$47
Veterans Day Activity Guide, Lapbook, and Coloring Pages
Fun activities for elementary students to celebrate Veterans Day and honor veterans
Gena Mayo
$10
The Friendly Music Staff
A song to learn the line and space notes of the music staff!
Marcia McCarry
$2

Original Price: $1,019


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Beginning Music Theory Course

This has been one of my most highly requested courses, and I've decided to host it right here within the Music in Our Homeschool Plus membership.

Throughout the year, new video lessons will be added, along with printables, manipulatives, or worksheets to practice the skills.

By the end of the course, your elementary student will know the basics of music theory, including note names, note types, scales, intervals, chords, rhythms, symbols, terminology, sight singing, ear training, and so much more! It's perfect as a stand-alone course or as a supplement to band, choir, orchestra, musical theater, or private music lessons of any type.

 

Sample Monthly Music Calendars:


Advanced Music Theory Course (value $147):

The Advanced Music Theory Course is only available inside the Music in Our Homeschool Plus Membership!

Gena Mayo is a music theory lover and has desired to teach this course for years!

Required textbook:

In addition to the recorded video lessons, there is an inexpensive textbook/workbook required to be purchased to complete the course.

Note:** This is not an official AP Music Theory course.

Course Curriculum


  Monthly Music Activity/Game/Lesson Calendars (a new one each month)
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  Live Monthly Lessons
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  Music Printable Library
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  Discount Codes for Other Courses
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  Advanced Music Theory Course (High School Level)
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Special Fine Arts Topic High School Masterclasses Course (value $97):

Each month September 2020 - October 2021, a new masterclass (video) on a fine arts topic will be loaded into the membership dashboard around the middle of the month. In October 2021, the course is complete. New masterclasses may be added as bonus lessons in the future.

September's Masterclass 2020 is

"Hamilton the Musical ~ How and Why it Became a Sensation!"

by Gena Mayo


October's Masterclass 2020 is

"African Dance Styles"

by Elle Sahin



November's Masterclass 2020 is

"Watercolor Tips and Tricks"

by Alisha Gratehouse


December's Masterclass 2020 is

"How We Sing: Vocal Anatomy and Production"

by Jonathan Cramer

Want to learn more about Jonathan? See him here!


January's Masterclass 2021 is

"How Musical Key Relate & the Nashville Number System"

by Chris Brink


About your master teacher Chris Brink: “Growing up, my parents were the biggest supporters of music in my life. They cultivated in me a love for music that was already put inside me by God. My mom began teaching me piano at the age of 6, helping me really grow as a player. I believe my background in both classical styles of music as well as contemporary styles of music gives me a well-rounded base from which to teach.

During 2013, I also began playing with the Passion Band going on a World Tour where we played in 6 different countries, and getting to be a part of some of their tours in the Spring and Fall. I’ve learned so much from those incredible experiences and am excited to impart some of that knowledge to the students!”

Chris Brink teaches you to play piano or guitar with Rooted Music Online

Read more about Chris Brink and his offerings here.


February's Masterclass 2021 is

"How to do the Shim Sham Tap Dance Routine"

by Anna Brown


March's Masterclass 2021 is

"How to Play 'Amazing Grace' on the Guitar"

by Blayne Chastain


Learn more about Blayne Chastain and his Acoustic Hymns Guitar course here.


April's Masterclass 2021 is

"Pen & Ink Techniques"

by Sally of Beyond the Stick Figure

Sally of Beyond the Stick Figure will be showing you how to create two amazing Pen & Ink projects.

Check out all the art courses and memberships she provides here.

Ready to keep creating? Online Art for Kids offers unlimited access to an ever-growing library of art lessons, courses, and projects in pen & ink, watercolor, acrylic paint, 3D design, and drawing. Through step by step instruction and incremental lessons, you can nurture your inner art genius and become the accomplished artist that you have always wanted to be!

They have temporarily dropped the price of Online Art for Kids subscription to just $9 per month PLUS a two-week free trial! This offer is available only until April 6th, when doors for Online Art for Kids will close for a couple of months to spruce up and improve the membership. You will still have access to everything included in the subscription during that time, however, no new families will be able to join.


May's Masterclass 2021 is

"Acting Technique, Warm-up, and Vocabulary 101"

by Sophie Murk



June's Masterclass 2021 is

"Latin Dance Masterclass"

by Elle Sahin


July's Masterclass 2021 is

"Affective Voices: Utilizing Resonance and Phrasing to Create Affect in the Listener"

by Jonathan Cramer


August's Masterclass 2021 is

"Steps to Preparing for a College Degree in Theatre & Auditioning to Get into College"

by Frankie Caputo

In this new masterclass coming Frankie Caputo shares everything you need to know about preparing for a college degree in theatre and auditioning for acceptance into college!

Frankie Caputo is a local Chicago Artist who directs and teaches for Christian Youth Theater. He graduated from Valparaiso University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Theology. Outside of theatre he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, cats, and family.

He recommends this audition guide in the video, so you can get it now for a head-start!


September's Masterclass 2021 is

"Beginning Ukulele Lesson"

by Alyssa Anderson



October's Masterclass 2021 is

"Cartooning 101"

by Melody Guevara

You will LOVE this Cartooning 101 Masterclass by Melody Guevara!

Melody Guevara and her husband Johnny are full time missionaries in Mexico where they serve with their local church and in the community. Melody is a homeschool graduate and artist who has been drawing and painting since the time she could hold a pencil. She enjoys working with many different types of artistic media including pencil, charcoal, watercolor, oil, pastel, and acrylic. When she lived in the United States, Melody taught individual private art lessons as well as many group classes for people of all ages. During her six years of living in Mexico, she has taught art lessons at a local orphanage and given classes to children from the migrant community. Recently she has also been giving drawing and painting lessons online through Facebook. One of her favorite things to do is to help people of all ages and skill levels realize that they can learn to draw and come to enjoy creating art!

November's Masterclass 2021 is

"Performing Shakespeare 101"

by Sophie Murk

The course is now complete. Any additional masterclasses added will be special bonus lessons.

Masterclasses are taught by Master teachers in their fields of art, dance, theater, and music!

Testimonials from Homeschool Moms, just like you!:

“Thank you so much for all that you do for your community! My children love your lessons.”

“I have seen my boys grow with the courses we have done. Thank you for making music possible in my homeschool.”

“Love your courses! I’ve used several and will continue to do so.”

“I love the idea of monthly memberships. Some of them are a bit more than our budget can afford, but I appreciate opportunities to supplement my kids’ education with other teachers and teaching styles. Online courses have been a good option for us, in a lot of cases, but I can’t wait to see what you’re going to be offering!”

“I have never done a ‘monthly membership' in my homeschool. Curious to see what this will be like!“

“I’ve been drooling over your courses that would fit perfectly on our Classical timeline which I created myself for my family!

“We’ve been going through the Folk Music course and my children love it. My 2 year old was singing ‘Down By the Bay’ yesterday at the library!”

“I think this would benefit my family greatly!”

“I do enjoy your courses and they have been a helpful supplement to our homeschool day.”

 

Bonus video lessons from amazing educators such as Cindy West!

 

More testimonials from Homeschool Moms, just like you!:

“This is awesome! Definitely great to get them interested in music and understanding music theory it at a young age!"

"Hopefully it would help mine WANT to continue to learn music. They are in beginner piano and, for now, it is like pulling teeth sometimes. (We'll get through it and hopefully with smiles by the end!)"

" I love how all the information is curated for us so we don’t have to spend lots of time searching multiple places."

"Includes all the lessons and it seems perfect for younger kids and up. It covers everyone 😍"

"The hands-on lessons look wonderful!"

"I love that everything is streamlined and easy to use. The hard work of making a schedule and organizing all the resources has been done for you. The curriculum is ready to go!"

"I love that it includes so many different elementary options...and a nice discount on classes for my high school student!"

"I love the content keeps getting updated so it doesn't get stale. the lessons are a manageable lengthening makes it easier to stick to! Thanks!!"

"Oh, my goodness! This whole program looks amazing! What a great opportunity! Short daily lessons with a calendar and so many other things to support it!"

"You have made music doable and a small part of the everyday."

"All looks awesome. The 50 songs of US States would be great for our state study!"

"My daughter loves musicals and my son is interested in drumming, so this looks promising for both of them."

"I like that the content keeps changing with new stuff continually added."

"I love that this is something BOTH my kids could use. We adopted a piano last year and I'd love my boys to learn how to play it 😍"

"I love that there is such a wide variety of lessons and it includes music theory and music appreciation."

"Just the making music so doable and interesting for r such a wide range of ages. This would help me do much since I have early elementary students and a high schooler."

"I'd be excited for beginner music theory!!! Once you learn basics of music the world is your oyster."

"Your 15 minute music lessons sound amazing! I’m starting piano lessons with my 7 year old soon and would love for her to learn more music!"

"I am just excited that it is a music lesson all together. I struggled with music this year."

"15 min music lessons yes great for little ones with short attention spans."

"My daughter would love bucket drumming. Anything that is loud!"


Answering Four Common Questions I Get about MIOH+:

(Click here for the video.)

Testimonials from those who have used the High School Courses that are now a part of the Membership:

  • "I was able to immerse myself in the 20th Century Music Appreciation for High School course--and I'll confess I lost myself in there for a little bit. Such a fun trail of links to listen to, and before I knew it an hour had gone by. (When you WANT your kid to spend time on Youtube, LOL.) The course is not only about classical music; there are lessons on jazz, rock & roll (this is where I got sucked in!), and even musical theater--in addition to lots of famous composers from Debussy (a huge fave of mine!) to Copland to John Williams (the composer for Star Wars and about a gazillion other movies) and more.

I also enjoyed spending time in the Charlotte Mason Inspired High School Fine Arts course, which covers not only music but art and poetry as well. It's a gentle exploration of truth, goodness, and beauty that is consistent with Charlotte Mason methods—but anyone can enjoy and learn from it.

These courses do not present a firehose of information that must. get. done. to the point of creating frustration or forcing a check-the-box mentality with no real depth of understanding; instead there is time to savor and re-listen and discover more each time.

Doesn't your kid need at least one subject each day that is a slower pace, a more relaxed learning, a chance to breathe in the content rather than have it shoved down their throat? Music in Our Homeschool provides that non-stressed learning experience that may be all the more effective due to the lack of pressure." ~ Ann Karako, homeschool mom and blogger at Annie & Everything

  • "We've been using the 20th century music course and we are really enjoying it. It was exactly what I was looking for to go along with our study of the 20th century. I was trying to put all of the resources together myself, but it was a lot of work. So, this has been worth the money!" ~ Angela

  • "As a music educator, I appreciate the depth and organization Gena has put into her music curriculum. She provides many interesting facts and resources comparable to my college music history classes for high school students to learn about different composers of 20th Century." ~Kathy Gossen, homeschooling mom of 2, music educator, and blogger at Cornerstone Confessions

  • "If you're looking for a complete and easy-to-follow online class for your middle and high schoolers to take music appreciation, you'll love this! Gena has created a well-rounded program that makes it easy for students and their parents to follow along and learn about 20th century music in an organized and meaningful way. The videos are engaging and the use of the printouts is helpful and allows students to think more deeply about each piece, and to become familiar with musical terminology. Highly recommended!" ~Erica JohnsOwner of EnrichmentStudies.com; currently homeschooling 4 sons, grades 8-12, all taking this course!

  • "My oldest (14,) is loving listening to the variety of different music in the Middle Ages Music Appreciation online course. She is especially enjoying the minstrel and medieval music. She's seen many of the songs in literature, but never heard them. The course is bringing a new level of understanding to other aspects of our homeschool, which make it extra enjoyable. Thank you!" ~ Shannan Swindler, homeschool mom and blogger at Captivating Compass

  • "Big confession: I took this course for me! I've been wanting to teach my kids about Shakespeare for a long time but I felt completely unequipped to do it until I started Gena's new course: 10 Weeks of Shakespeare ~ Introductory Course for 7th-12th Grades. Although she called it an introductory course I was just blown away by the vast content, awesome videos, and tons of links to get deeper into every module. I always thought a course about Shakespeare could be boring but it is exactly the opposite! This course is very thorough and fascinating. I absolutely recommend it." ~Ana Willis, homeschool mom of 3 and blogger at TheyCallMeBlessed.org.

  • "Since, I am teaching a single student, with profound dyslexia, I am reading Star Wars out loud, using different voices for each character. Even my college age son loves listening to it. Don't be afraid to still use the Star Wars book, even without enough students to perform it." ~Marilyn

  • "I would totally use it with my teens and have them view on the iPad together. I like the simplicity and the ability to delve deeper or “skim” and the wide range of sources, that are all RIGHT THERE! Wonderful. I think, I might even be able to let my 7th grader join in and just expect a little less depth from the writing portions.This is a great value- the idea that I could revisit if my youngest ISN’T quite ready... wow! I think you’ve just planned our Fine Arts for 2020!" ~ Suzanne Gose, author of Flip Flop Spanish

  • "I've spent time looking at this course and CANNOT wait to jump into it with my son. Just in my time planning for next year, I've been blown away by how thorough, flexible, and yet truly beautiful these lessons are. If you're homeschooling high school and need help teaching fine arts, this is your solution!" ~ Emily Copeland, homeschool mom of two and blogger at Table Life Blog

  • Gena Mayo has done it again! "Music Appreciation of the Romantic Era for High School" offers students and parents a chance to learn about more than 40 different composers. Some musical selections were familiar, while others were completely new to me. Each lesson offers a brief biographical piece about the composer, followed by numerous samples of the composer's work to enjoy. I cannot think of a better way to learn about music!" ~Michelle Habrych, homeschool mom of 2 teens

  • "Music Appreciation of the Romantic Era for High School is every bit as captivating as the other courses in the series. The written material that introduces the composers is as long as it needs to be and no longer. It motivates students (or should I say me?) to want to listen to all the musical selections. The videos embedded in the course have been carefully chosen so we don't have to wad through dozens of videos ourselves. The quotes by and about the composers are enlightening. The brief quizzes that follow each lesson help your student to focus. The curriculum is perfect for once-a-week course and is highly enjoyable for students and teachers alike." ~Melanie Wilson, homeschool mom of 6 and blogger at Psychowith6.com

  • "It's nice to have one fewer thing to plan- especially when the subject is one I'm not familiar with anyway. I can hear an objection coming: "Well, couldn't I just hunt up the information about the composers in books and online? And couldn't I find all the YouTube videos so that we could watch and listen to all the music? And then I wouldn't have to buy a course." Well, yes, you could do that. But, do you have any idea how many hours it would take you to plan? I do because I've tried to do music appreciation that way before. Trust me. It's not worth it. This course is more than worth the cost because all of the planning is already done. All of the information has been found and presented in a very clear, concise, and easy to understand way. All of the videos have been chosen and previewed and are presented with comments about their content. The printable pages have already been created and are ready to be used. It's all done for me. All I have to do is give the kids the computer and check up on their work later. That's awesome, my friend!" ~Leah Courtney, homeschool mom of 4 and blogger at As We Walk Along the Road

  • "This course is just what I needed for my daughter's high school music credit this year! I love the easy to use course outline with all the necessary links and downloadable notebooking pages included. This saves me tons of time! My daughter is gaining a new appreciation for classical music and it integrates seamlessly into our homeschool days. Thank you, Gena, for creating this course!" ~Sara, homeschool mom, blogger at Heart and Soul Homeschooling


Frequently Asked Questions


How does the membership work?
You get full access to every elementary-level and high-school course currently available at Learn.MusicinOurHomeschool.com. You will also receive a monthly calendar of music lessons, games, or activities to do each school day of the month; the Beginning Music Theory course lessons; the Advanced Music Theory course, access to all printables in the growing music printable library; a new Live music lesson each month which will then be available as a video in your dashboard; and occasional bonus video lessons from other amazing educators. Be sure to read the membership email that arrives each Sunday night!
How long does membership last?
You may cancel your membership subscription at any time. If you decide to rejoin at a later date, you can only rejoin during open enrollment times and at the new monthly or annual rate. If you join at a particular monthly or annual rate, it will remain at the same rate as long as you remain a member. In other words, if you join at the $27/month rate and later the cost increases to $30/month, you will still pay $27/month as long as you don't cancel your membership.
What if I am unhappy with the membership?
There are no refunds, but you may cancel at any time. You will remain a member for the month (or year) you have paid for, but you won't be charged the next month (or year). Instructions for cancelling are here: https://learn.musicinourhomeschool.com/courses/music-in-our-homeschool-plus/lectures/12181157
How to contact Gena with a comment or question?
Copy and paste this link contact me: https://musicinourhomeschool.com/contact-me/ (Or, scroll to the footer of this page and click on "Contact Gena.")


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