We are not musical people.
Neither my husband nor I can play an instrument (though my parents made great efforts to help me learn). We don’t really listen to a lot of music, just a few family favourites.
But, when we decided to home educate, I was determined that the boys shouldn’t miss out on music lessons. So we are doing our level best to give them musical opportunities.
We enjoy playing with these, we get to practice working together and the boys are able to create simple tunes of their own.
We wanted to try some different instruments. So we have a set of ocarinas and a set of ukuleles that we are learning to play together.
We use the CDs and books from The Ocarina Workshop to learn the ocarina, and Ukulele for Dummies to learn the ukulele, with a bit of help from YouTube and my brother.
(If you’re wondering about the colour choices, there’s a post about that.)
We’re very lucky to have several music teachers in our home ed group, so the boys get a chance to have proper lessons from time to time, and group singing most weeks.
At one of these sessions, we were introduced to Wak-a-tubes, so I picked up a set to play with.