Musik at Home Membership Review
Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
If you've read my homeschool curriculum post you'll recall that I had big plans of signing my kids up for piano lessons this fall. Well, I dropped the ball on that one big time. Our days are so full and we already have activities outside the house every day of the week (excuses, excuses), it seemed like an impossible task to add anything else to our plates. So when the opportunity to review Musik at Home I eagerly jumped on it.
As part of the Homeschool Review Crew I was given a three month Musik at Home Membership. We've used the program for the last month and my kids have completely loved it and it's been so incredibly easy to use and follow. Musik at Home is a complete early childhood music education program that's designed to be completed at home, at your convenience. So basically this is the perfect semi-quarantine, COVID-19 extracurricular activity. Another bonus about this program is that it doesn't require much parent preparation or involvement (for the older kids at least, I'm not sure how it would be with the 0-2 set). You just put on a class and let your kids enjoy learning about, and playing, music. This is especially helpful if you're trying to juggle working from home on top of homeschooling or distance learning with your kids.
A Musik at Home Membership is designed for ages 7 and under but TBH my 8-year-old has enjoyed participating in the classes along with my younger two kids and has never wanted to miss a class.
The website divides the lessons up by type, which makes it really easy to find what you're looking for. Because all my kids like to participate in the classes, we tend to favor the Family Music classes, which are designed for ages 4-7 (my youngest is almost 4 and my oldest is 8 and these classes keep them all entertained). Each class is about 20-30 minutes long, which is the perfect amount of time for short, little attention spans (and the perfect amount of time for me to make and consume another cup of coffee or answer a few work emails).
The company does recommend that you have a few supplies on hand to take full advantage of the classes - rhythm sticks, shaker, scarf. We don't have any of those things but we were able to find household objects that worked just as well (wooden kitchen spoons or wooden blocks, a plastic Easter egg filled with rice, and a dish towel). And let me tell you, my kids absolutely loved dancing around with their dish towel scarves and using their wooden spoon rhythm sticks to make music. What makes these music lessons so fun and unique is that they encourage the kids to play music, dance/skip around, and even draw. So basically there's something for every type of kid and just enough to keep each class super engaging and let the kids get their wiggles out.
Most of the classes offered have a theme (all of the ones we tried did), which was really fun for us because I could pick a theme that corresponded a little bit with what we were learning or doing during that particular week. On the Musik at Home website, the classes are listed in a specific order but, full disclosure, we didn't watch them in order. I either chose the class based on the theme or let the kids help pick ones they thought sounded interesting.
Now is a great time to sign up for a Musik at Home Membership because later this month the company will be releasing a set of Christmas themed family music classes! They'll focus on Advent and feature Christmas carols. We are big Christmas music lovers in this house so I can't wait to see what those classes are like.
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