Beat the summer doldrums! Learn to play an instrument. Summer is a great time to learn something new and fun. Spending 15 to 30 minutes a day all summer long will amount to a great success.
The recorder is an inexpensive place to introduce your kids to musical instruments. You might already have a recorder at home. If not, they are easy to find in most toy departments.
Here is a great place to start learning the recorder with free printable beginner and easy sheet music. Begin with the Introduction to the Recorder and complete the exercises. Then move onto the sheet music with three-note songs. Once those have been mastered, move onto the music with four and five note songs. I have also included a link with a video lesson to teach beginner students how to play.
You can make it more fun by making this a summer family project. Get the whole family learning to play the recorder. It will encourage the younger kids in the bunch to want to practice if they see that they are not the only ones learning something new and challenging. At the end of the summer, let the kids put on a show demonstrating what they have accomplished.
Music is fun and makes joyful times. Have a great summer learning!
Beginner Recorder Music
Introduction to the Recorder (3 Exercises)
Au Clair de la Lune for Recorder Solo (Three Note Song)
Hot Cross Buns for Recorder Solo (Three Note Song)
How I Love My Horsy for Recorder Solo (Four Note Song)
Jingle Bells for Recorder Solo (Five Note Song)
Ode to Joy for Recorder Solo (Five Note Song)
Old MacDonald for Recorder Solo (Five Note Song)
When the Saints Go Marching In for Recorder Solo (Five Note Song)
Easy Recorder Music