I have a homeschool confession.
Music has been a little out of the lesson plans for us, OK More like A LOT, like almost never. 😁
When it comes to teaching music in my homeschool, I struggle…like A LOT!
But the GOOD, FANTASTIC, AMAZING news is there are tons of resources online. I’ve found several great online music lessons for kids and BONUS – they are free or have free trials!
Free Online Music Lessons for Kids
I have done a few guitar lessons that I found online with my oldest daughter, but I struggle with it because I never learned to play an instrument. I have no clue about music theory (if that is what it’s called) so it’s pretty close to impossible to teach them.
But alas where there is a will there is a way, yeah? So I google until I find something or someone to get us started. Cause I know I can’t be the only unmusical parent to have musical kids that want to learn musical stuff…right? OK and did I also mention my budget for music is ZERO, so it will also have to be free…oh please, please, please let there be something?
Alright, Google whatchya got?
I found some. Check it out.
Free Guitar Lessons for Kids
Gentle Guitar – Online music lessons is a convenient option for busy parents and homeschool families and Gentle Guitar is the first to offer one-to-one online music lessons for young children. Without leaving your house, your child can explore a music curriculum rich with music theory, songwriting and guitar playing. I’ve heard this is the best of the best if your kid is interested in guitar! Take a free and live lesson with the teacher!
KidsGuitarZone.com – The Lessons are strategically planned to cover all basic guitar techniques, learning some fun popular songs along the way in half the time it would normally take. We have only used a couple lessons, but really like it.
JustinGuitar.com – Lots of free guitar lesson videos!
Little Kids Rock – This site has a few decent guitar, drums, keyboard and more video lessons for free.
GuitarTricks.com – (Not totally free) This is what I started my 9-year-old with recently. It has a few free beginning lessons to start and you can get a 2 week trial for free also, after that it has a monthly tuition, but the video lessons are great and easy to follow along.
Guitar lessons on Youtube Channels
Free Piano Lessons for Kids
Hoffman Academy– I’ve heard great things about this website. Easy to follow along video lessons for kids or adults. They offer resources to go along the lessons for a price though. I will be starting this with my 8-year-old soon. We were blessed with a free electric piano recently! So very excited about getting started with this. I found a great review for this site HERE.
PianoLessons4Children.com – Designed for beginner and elementary level. Lessons use music from the public, mostly well-known children’s songs. Easy for parents to use these lessons to both teach your child and to learn along with them, without any prior knowledge of piano. Also includes lessons about famous composers that can be used as music appreciation curriculum, lessons about reading music notes, children’s singalong songs, and LOTS of free sheet music.
Zebra Keys – Over 50 free piano lessons for various levels of difficulty. Each piano lesson is accompanied by visual flash animations that allow learners to view and hear songs as well as play along with the animations on their own piano keyboard. Learning piano with Zebra Keys is fun and easy! Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Lets Play Music – A few free lessons to get started. Lots of other fun Musical resources on this site.
Plern Piano – Free online piano teacher and composer.
Kline Creative – Free online piano lesson videos for beginners.
Piano Nanny – Starter, Intermediate and Advanced lessons recommended for older kids.
Piano Lessons on Youtube Channels-
- The Online Piano and Violin Tuitor
- You Can Play it
- Easy Piano Tutorials
- Learn to Play Music
Free Drum Lessons for Kids
Learn to Play Drums Now – Fast track your child to playing the drums in just 4 weeks.
Drum Lessons on Youtube Channels –
Free Violin lessons for Kids
Fiddlerman – Tons of tutorials to get started and learn the violin.
The Violin Lab – Learn to play the violin through detailed, in-depth violin videos. Violin Lab offers a complete method of beginning online violin lessons covering all the basics of learning to play the violin.
Violin Lessons on Youtube Channels –
Join this free 7-day music education e-course from my friend Amanda over at Raising Davinci it is perfect for moms like me who do not have a music background to help teach our kids about music.
So as we know everything costs money and every little bit adds up. So I was really happy to find all of these great and free online music lessons for kids.
Are your kids learning to play an instrument? Share your ideas and ways your kids are learning.
Forest Rose is a God Loving, Blessed Wife, & Relaxed, Eclectic Homeschooling Mama to 3 girls – 7, 10, & 11 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She’s passionate about lifting moms out of the homeschooling trenches that are discouraged, overwhelmed or feeling alone or isolated. Her hope is to point them to Christ and equip them to rise up with a new found hope and joy within, that He alone can provide. Besides blogging, she also loves hanging out at her exclusive Facebook Group “Homeschooling 101 Community” that she started to help new homeschoolers thrive.