On Part 2 of our discussion about singing and the Solfa, we continue our chat with RaeAnna Goss, singing teacher, homeschool graduate, homeschooling mother, and Charlotte Mason follower, who has created Solfa Sofa, an early years approach for introducing singing in a CM-friendly way. (Part 1 can be found here.)
We were also joined by Crystal Hosea of The Legends of the Staff of Musique, but we invited Crystal back for another episode about her own CM approach to combining story and music, which will air in a couple of weeks.
Recorded April 15, 2019
- Heidi Buschbach0:26 Free Resource Ideas
- 3:00 Paid Resouce Ideas
- 5:02 Should you use a certain set of songs to teach?
- 6:35 Canadian Resources
- 7:15 Crystal Hosea of The Legends of the Staff of Musique
- 8:14 Dalcroze and Movement
- 9:01 Miriam’s experience with Children of the Open Air
- 10:13 An overview of Solfa as learned up to Form 3
- 10:45 What to do in the upper forms
- 11:24 Skills to learn in the lower forms
- 15:34 Ear Training (PNEU article: A Few Remarks on Teaching Music by W.H. Leslie)
- 17:36 Starting with an older student
- 19:42 Solfedge, Solfa and Solfedgio
- 20:46 Find the joy and protect your children’s voices
- 27:07 Fun resources
- 29:46 Nature minutes
Jennifer Gehman is a co-creator of Wildwood Curriculum, a certified teacher, and a facilitator-in-training with the Neufeld Institute. She lives and plays with her partner and five children in Canada. Though three of her oldest have graduated from homeschool they still ask her to edit their university papers. Her youngest two are still learning in the living room.