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Hummin’ Homeschool

“If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace. – Gaston Bachelard

You’re a homeschooler or the parent of a homeschooler. You want to learn more about singing but haven’t been able to find the resources that you need to do so. That’s why I’m here, so let me tell you a little about my own homeschool experiences and why you’ve come to the right place for homeschool resources for learning to improve your singing and speaking voice.

My log cabin in Alaska was an amazing school room from which to teach my 3 children. There weren’t as many resources available as there are now for homeschool families, but I was resourceful. Every year, the public school district where we lived got rid of their old text books and all sorts of other education resources. Even their old school desks were up for grabs at the annual auction.

So I used to take my children with me to find everything I could possibly find that could benefit them. I also purchased other curricula, but we relied heavily on what the school district either gave away or auctioned off. I have to say that I felt like a kid in a candy store because it was so much fun and my children had the time of their lives picking out books and other items that interested them.

Those homeschooling days were amazing and I will be forever grateful that I had so much quality time with my children, teaching them to read, to think, to dream.

While I was raising my children (all have graduated from college), I also taught private voice lessons in our community and many of my students were homeschoolers. Before I moved from Alaska to live in California, I was also hired to travel around the state to give workshops to homeschool parents on the impact of music in early childhood development.

My teaching experiences in Alaska made me realize that very few people who live outside of large cities have access to voice teachers and that the internet would someday be a way to provide voice training services to them and when it happened, I wanted to be a person who could offer that training to homeschool families and others who might live in places where there is no voice teacher available.

Of course, that day has arrived, and I’m diligently working to make the dream come true. As a start, I’ve provided free online video lesson tips through YouTube and have had nearly 500,000 views of those videos from people all over the world, including Ireland, China, Singapore, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Argentina, Brunei, Sweden and many other places and here’s what they say about the lessons! Additionally, I continue to add new pages and articles to this site on a regular basis so that you, as a homeschool student or parent, can make use of the resources I gather.

And so, I encourage you to explore this site and utilize every bit of help you can get from it.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them on my Questions Page.

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