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Read, Write, and Play Music

Vol. 94, Prg. 31–35
January 18–22, 2010

You know it’s important for your children to appreciate music, whether they play an instrument or not! But what if music just isn’t your forte? On this week’s Home School Heartbeat, Dr. Ian Hodge shares tips for approaching music in your homeschool. Learn what kinds of instruments are best for a new beginner, the best ways to teach musical appreciation, how to make music fun, and most importantly—where to start!

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Teach My Student to Read, Write, and Play Music?
Teaching Style vs. Learning Style
Let’s Find an Instrument!
Music Appreciation
Have Fun Playing Music!


Dr. Ian Hodge
A student of the late Igor Hmelnitsky in Sydney, Dr. Ian Hodge, AMusA, BD, ThM, PhD, pursued a career as a professional musician which included repetiteur vocal-coach and musical director (accompanist and conductor). Dr. Hodge has worked in music theatre and opera. The author of four books and over 200 essays on issues such as music, education, business management, and philosophy, Dr. Hodge combines his interests in teaching activities throughout Australia and abroad. He has been teaching music and other subjects for over 30 years.

In 2004, Dr. Hodge relocated to the United States. In addition to his teaching, he is an active writer and business consultant, offering solutions to business problems from a Christian perspective. He is a frequent speaker at conferences in the U.S. and Australia and undertakes master classes and teaching programs for piano students.

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