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Old 04-10-2019, 09:37 PM   #1
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I'll update the OP with a list as things are posted. Feel free to leave a personal review, even if the product is already on the list.

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Recorder Fun by Hal Leonard Corp.

Famous Artists Online Unit Study (Volume 1) by Techie Homeschool Mom.

Schaefer Art YouTube Channel that gives exellent lessons in sketching and painting, from beginner to advanced.

Hoffman Academy online piano lessons, both a free and a paid version.

Kids Guitar Zone

Justin Guitar

Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters (Bright Ideas for Learning Book 5) https://www.amazon.com/Discovering-G...g+great&sr=8-1

Solfa (sight singing): Children of the Open Air on YouTube

Sight Singing School http://www.sightsingingschool.com/

Jam.com Secrets of Drawing course. When we first signed up, we decided we couldn't afford it and cancelled at the last step. It asked why and made us an offer we couldn't refuse - just a tip

CM picture study materials from ahumbleplace.com https://ahumbleplace.com/cmpsa-all/ (free)

Circe institute have a number of podcasts, including
The Play's the Thing, going through all of Shakespeare's plays one act at a time (this is intended as a teacher support, or you could listen with an older teen. Lots of fun.)
A Poem A Day (suitable for everyone)
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:49 PM   #2
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We start music with a basic recorder (Ravel has been a good brand) and recorder instruction book (Hal Leonard Corp's "Recorder Fun!" instruction book).

For art this past year, we had "Tea & Art" each Friday. We worked through Techie Homeschool Mom's Famous Artists Online Unit Study (Volume 1). It was excellent, both content-wise from my perspective and enjoyment-wise from the kids' perspectives. One week we would do the learning part (learn about an art movement and artist, write a summary of each) and the next week we'd do the creating part (an art project based on the art movement as well as a slideshow summary of what you learned the previous week). At the end, you have your own self-created written summary and slideshow of the artists/art movements you learned about throughout the course.
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There's a great YouTube channel that has helped our whole family learn to sketch and actually enjoy it and feel good about the product. He also has series on other types of 2-D art. He's a great teacher!

Schaefer Art
https://www.youtube.com/user/SchaeferArt
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Piano: Hoffman Academy online lessons are free but if you want sheet music and other materials you need a premium membership. Way cheaper and more convenient than actual lessons, though! (And a very good program. I feel like my kids are going to have decent musical literacy - not just able to read music but have some idea what it's doing)

Guitar: we introduced with http://www.kidsguitarzone.com then moved on to Justin Guitar (this is a huge site, takes a bit of learning your way around. At the moment DS is working slowly through the beginner course)

Solfa (sight singing): Children of the Open Air on YouTube, and sightsingingschool.com

Jam.com Secrets of Drawing course. When we first signed up, we decided we couldn't afford it and cancelled at the last step. It asked why and made us an offer we couldn't refuse - just a tip When our subscription runs out, I'll be looking at the YouTube sketching course recommended above.

CM picture study materials from ahumbleplace.com https://ahumbleplace.com/cmpsa-all/ (free)

Circe institute have a number of podcasts, including
The Play's the Thing, going through all of Shakespeare's plays one act at a time (this is intended as a teacher support, or you could listen with an older teen. Lots of fun.)
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This book, which is FREE if you have kindle unlimited and very cheap if you don't, has enough great material for years of art lessons.
https://www.amazon.com/Discovering-G...g+great&sr=8-1
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So many online retailers will do that. Or, if you put things in your cart and leave them for a few days, you'll find a 10% off coupon in your email.
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