Episode 7: The Importance of Art and Music

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Goals, perseverance, problem-solving, relationships, math, confidence, stress relief—did you know these are all areas our children improve with art and music? Stephanie Morrison from The Canadian Schoolhouse shares insight on providing creative outlets in our homeschools in today’s episode of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show: “The Importance of Art and Music.” 


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For more on art and music, click on the links to these recent articles from The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine:

Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show "The hard steps of learning are the stepping stones for achieving the goals." Stephanie Morrison quote on background photo of musical instruments

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What is It is the curriculum site of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine that currently offers over 400 classes for preschool through high school, including art and music. 

At a time when many schools are doing away with their art programs, homeschoolers have an opportunity to discover hidden talents and allow their creativity to shine. As they learn from modern masters, students in kindergarten through high school can learn new techniques, meet artists throughout history and from around the world, and experiment with a variety of mediums such as sculpture, painting, watercolor, colored pencil, and more. See the Homeschool Art Curriculum options offered by

Students in elementary through high school can enjoy learning about the history of music and famous composers. They can study music theory and even take guitar and violin lessons without ever leaving home. See the Homeschool Music Curriculum options offered by

Did you know has music courses? High school students can dive into expanding their repertoires by learning guitar, drums or violin. Does your child have a passion for music? Music history courses help round out homeschool education before teens head off to college or university. Photograph of a guitar

Connect with The Canadian Schoolhouse 

The Canadian Schoolhouse, a division of The Old Schoolhouse®, was started in 2018 to offer more support and resources on homeschooling specific to Canadian families. With content in subjects such as geography, history, cooking, and general family life, The Canadian Schoolhouse encourages families in their homeschooling journey in various ways. Here are resources from The Canadian Schoolhouse that families everywhere will appreciate:

  • Did you know that learning and playing music opens doors to new worlds, skills, and opportunities? Take a look at some of the areas you can explore by beginning or continuing with learning music in “Music – More Than Meets the Ears.”
  • Building Life Skills Through Music” explains skills that can be achieved by learning music in your home.
  • In today’s podcast, Stephanie Morrison includes a clip from a previous interview with Connie Fortunato of Music Camp International. View the full interview, “How Music Fits in for Every Child,” on Facebook or YouTube

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The Homeschool Minute is a weekly eNewsletter for anyone homeschooling or considering starting. It’s brief yet packed with a powerful dose of encouragement to keep you going strong in your commitment to your family and to the Lord. Each week, The Homeschool Minute focuses on the same topic covered in the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show podcast and includes perspectives from a handful of writers. Find more perspectives on the importance of art and music in The Homeschool Minute this week (coming to inboxes on 3/15/23). Subscribe to the free homeschool newsletter. 

Connect with Upcoming Episodes

New episodes of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show are released every Monday. Check back right here for show notes and links at Here’s what you can look forward to next: 

  • 3/20/23: Episode 8—“When They Won’t Listen—How to Gain Attention” hosted by Christine Weller of and The Canadian Schoolhouse
  • 3/27/23: Episode 9—“Attending Homeschool Conventions: Is it Necessary?” hosted by Gena Suarez of The Old Schoolhouse®
  • 4/3/23: Episode 10—“What to do When Mom Is Exhausted” hosted by Deborah Wuehler of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine

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