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If you struggle with musical knowledge and not enough musical experience, lack confidence, but you understand the value of music education, then The Magic Flute Volume 1, is a great place to start.

 

If you are a musician or have musical experience, and want a written music plan for the entire year, this is for you, too!

 

This is a creative and gentle beginning music curriculum for homeschool parents. It's an online portal where you can choose to download materials, download songs, print out lessons, print out visual aids and practice plans, or to watch how to videos.

Super easy to learn! Teach your child ONLY 3 notes:

 

B, A, and G.

 

You can do this!

3 notes is all you need to get started.

You can choose the starter instrument of your choice to use with  The Magic Flute such as the pennywhistle, recorder, or the Choroi wooden flutes. (The pennywhistle is the model instrument for the videos, but you can use recorder, or the pentatonic or C flute because they are in the same recorder family and they use the exact same notes. There are how to videos on all these instruments to get you started and then you can use it just the same as pennywhistle).

 

You, the teacher, will also be taught how to play ALL the pentatonic notes and the ALL the diatonic notes, so you will be ready to teach more notes the next year, while having fun learning new songs to sing and play.

WHAT YOU GET:

   

*videos on how to teach general music in a playful way

*how to play a starter instrument such as the pennywhistle as a parent

*then turn around to teach your child how to play the pennywhistle

*access songs to sing for festivals and holidays 

*games for circle time

*hand claps to teach rhythm

THE MAGIC FLUTE ALSO HAS:

*How to play the pennywhistle, or pentatonic flute, or recorder

*7 Teacher lessons to learn how to play the pennywhistle

*20 Music Lessons to teach your child

*Music Lesson ebook, Living Music From the Heart to follow each video

*Storytelling. Begin with your child by listening to Jodie telling a story about two children taking an adventure with their magic flute and magic stone to the Elf Kingdom rich with magic flute melodies of only 3 notes

*Incentive plan for completing each block, 4 blocks total

*How to Practice 

*How to Knit

*How to knit a flute case while completing each block so in the end you will have completed knitting and Volume 1 at the same time. 

BONUS

*5 songbooks with 60 mp3s

*download and use to celebrate the seasons and festivals

*includes musical notation

*if you can't read music, it has the note names above the lyrics.

*use to add to your circle time or to add more to your music lesson plan.

Jodie uses the pennywhistle and she teaches you, the teacher to play in the first 7 lessons.

 

You, the teacher, learn how to play "the magic flute," (your pennywhistle, recorder, or wooden flute) so you can teach your child. 

 

If you love music but don't have much experience on how to play an flute, you can start here. No reading music required.

 

It's more about adding music in the simplest way. All humans are musical, discover so many creative and playful ways.

 

Teach your child using lessons to inspire your family to create music together, magically and completely. Start your child's music education with The Magic Flute.

 

Lessons are broken into 4 blocks to earn ranks, which are rings to tie onto the flute, at the same time knit a flute case.

 

By the end of the school year you will have two new skills-music and knitting.

 

Start as early as 6 years old or start any time during the elementary years. 

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MORE ABOUT THE MAGIC FLUTE

You will focus on living music which means human music without media. We limit media at the beginning, and instead, the value is placed on the parents’ singing voice, in the beginning without any instruments, just a cappella.

 

A mother and father’s singing voice is the best, human to human, heart to heart. Imagine your child laying on your chest listening to the vibration of your voice. So valuable!

 

After a great foundation of singing, the first instrument to add is a wind instrument. The emphasis being on the soul. It is breath that is the connection to the soul and the breath produces the sound, therefore the soul produces the sound. A deep soul connection is so important in the beginning of a child’s life as we all recognize that we are a 3 part being and all should be educated equally. 

 

Start out with the pentatonic scale notes during the 1st and 2nd grade years. Early American folk music has many songs like this. Examples would be Shortnin’ Bread, The Farmer In the Dell, and Little Liza Jane.

If you are inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s Waldorf education and philosophy, Charlotte Mason, Suzuki, The Orff Method, or Natural approaches, then this method is for you.

 

This curriculum emphasizes the role of imagination in learning, striving to integrate holistically the intellectual, practical, and artistic development of students.

 

Jodie admires Waldorf education, especially the end result, which is to provide young people the basis on which to develop into free, morally responsible, and integrated individuals, with the aim of helping young people go out into the world as free, independent and creative beings.

You will find many references of Waldorf education in this curriculum, in which she used to homeschool her children.

A quick overview of Waldorf education:

 

The structure of Waldorf education follows Steiner's theory of child development, which divides childhood into three developmental stages, and describes learning strategies appropriate to each stage. These stages, each of which lasts approximately seven years. For example 0-7 years old, learn through the body-movement and imitation. 7-14 learn through the heart area and through images and pictures via the imagination and emotional life. The 14-21 year olds learn through the mind and the academic subjects which foster intellectual understanding, independent judgment, and ethical ideals such as social responsibility, aiming to meet the developing capacity for abstract thought and conceptual judgment. 

 

Here are a few quotes from Rudolf Steiner’s lectures which are my favorite:

 

“Art is a kind of knowledge that leads more directly to the Divine than is possible for intellectual knowledge.”

From the Kingdom of Childhood lecture, Rudolf Steiner says, “Each child should learn to play an instrument. As early as possible the children should come to feel what it means for their own musical being to flow over into the objective instrument…If you can, you should choose a wind instrument, as the children will learn most from this and will thereby gradually come to understand music…it is a wonderful thing in the child’s life when this whole configuration of the air, which otherwise is enclosed and held along the nerve fibers, can now be extended and guided. The human being feels the whole organism being enlarged. Processes that are otherwise only within the organism are carried over into the outside world.”

 

“Although there are many examples of the pictorial and sculptural arts from ancient times, little of their musical arts have come down to us. This gives us the impression that music is something that is still in the process of becoming.”

“We look at a painting and see beauty, with music we become beauty… in the sculptural and pictorial realm we look at beauty, and we live it; in the musical realm we ourselves become beauty… But in music humans themselves are the creators. What they create does not come from what is already there, but lays the foundation and firm ground for what is to arise in the future.” 

 

Here are two of many songs that she wrote, based on Rudolf Steiner’s Philosophy (You will find these songs in the BONUS section of The Magic Flute:

Mood of the Fifth 

"A mother’s singing voice is very unique.

Her singing voice follows the rhythm of speech,

Enfolding the child, in stillness and peace;

Creating a mood to connect with Heaven.

A glimpse of Heaven, is the secret key,

For the mood of stillness is in this melody.

Although the child keeps moving along,

He will always find stillness and peace in her song."

 

Joyful Creation 

"We gather together to share with one another,

All around us surrounds us with love and harmony.           

Our life is a joyful creation 

and our song is a joyful celebration.

 

We give light, we give love, for all living things,

With reverence, with respect, with responsibility.

Our life is a joyful creation 

and our song is a joyful celebration.

 

In the living, in the living, extraordinary wondrous human being,

Recognizing and uniting the mind, body and spirit.

Our life is a joyful creation 

and our song is a joyful celebration.

In the living, in the living, in the living heart of the human being."

ABOUT JODIE MESLER

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