Are you looking for a gift that will last a lifetime?
Wouldn’t it be nice to find a gift that will keep your child’s attention longer than just a few days after your child opens it this Christmas?
Music and art are the gifts that keeps on giving! This year, consider giving your child music or art lessons – whether learning about the orchestra and composers or learning to sing or play an instrument or learning about Great Artists or learning how to draw or paint.
Here are my recommendations of music and art gifts and courses with special Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday deals.
For Elementary / Middle School
For Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Week, the Jus’ Classical Fine Arts Membership deal is $9 off the first month and then $19 a month after that OR get a whole year’s membership for only $200 (that’s one month free, one month for $9, and 10 months for $19)!
Jus’ Classical Fine Arts Membership is a monthly membership for elementary and middle school students of guided access through Jus’ Classical courses plus one live class a month.
This includes guided access* each month through units from Jus’ Classical music and art online courses, including The Composer Detective, The Artist Detective, Making Music with Handel, and Drawing with Rembrandt. Units contain videos, worksheets, notebooking pages, and lesson plans.
*Guided access means you and your child get new, fresh content so that you are never bored! This means you get access to different units from Jus’ Classical courses each month as long you remain in the membership.
How to Integrate Music and Art Into Your Day to Day Homeschool Life
With the Music & Art Homeschool Summit All Access Pass, dive into Speaker Workshop videos for parents about integrating music and art with other subjects and into daily life. For kids, there are live class video replays of music and art activities.
In the Music & Art Homeschool Summit:
- Gain insights from skilled educators on incorporating music and art into your homeschooling curriculum
- Get a firsthand look into the importance of art and music from those whose made it their career
- Experience the significance of music through the perspective of a homeschooling family
- Re-read the transcriptions for another way to access each presentation or for a quick refresher anytime you need it
Grab the Jus’ Classical Holiday Bundle for only $37 (value $116)! You’ll get eight products which help you make four U.S. holidays more meaningful and even add music and art to your holiday celebrations!
Bundle includes these eight holiday unit studies and resources:
- America the Beautiful: Songs of America
- Reformation Day Activities
- 31-Day Thanksgiving Journal
- Turkey Headband Pattern
- Christmas Carol and Coloring Book
- Investigating The Nutcracker Ballet
- Advent Calendar Pattern and Devotional
- Investigating Messiah Oratorio
Singing Made Easy
Does your child want to learn to sing? My friend Gena Mayo (of Music in Your Homeschool) has a six-course bundle called Singing Made Easy which is on sale for 30% off through November 30!
Music Lessons for Holidays and Special Days
In this course, you and your child will learn about, listen to, and do activities with various songs and music which relate to holidays such as New Year’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, the Fourth of July, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! Also included are fun music lessons for special days such as Star Wars Day/May the Fourth, Talk Like a Pirate Day, and Dr. Seuss Day!
World Music for Elementary
A perfect complement to world geography and history, each lesson of World Music for Elementary is about the music of a different country or area of the world. Your child will learn about unique instruments, folk dances, songs, and styles.
Learn Classical Music with Cartoons
Oh yeah! We all love cartoons, so this is a fun way for your child to learn all about classical music and composers by watching cartoons!
Audio CDs or MP3s from Maestro Classics
Maestro Classics is one of our favorite audio story and classical music series. Their mission is to cultivate a love of music through education and joyful performances, to expand and develop listening skills and encourage adults and children to listen together. They have a series of CDs (also available as MP3s) of narrated classics, including Peter and the Wolf, Carnival of the Animals, Mike Muliigan and His Steam Shovel, The Tortoise and the Hare, Casey at the Bat, The Nutcracker, The Story of Swan Lake, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Juanita the Spanish Lobster, and more.
Maestro Classics is having a fabulous Black Friday sale with prices as low as $8.98 for a single MP3 ($11.95 for a CD) or $79.98 for all 12 stories on MP3 ($99.95 for the 12 CD collection). Wowzer!
Masterpiece Society is offering 30% off all courses with the code MASTERPIECE30 or DELIGHT30 for Awaken to Delight courses for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Masterpiece Society has a variety of art courses to learn painting and or make mixed media projects or study artists.
Early Elementary Art Courses include themed courses like Backyard Nature, Dinosaurs, Down on the Farm, Space Explorers, Under the Sea and Featherly Friends.
Your child may also enjoy Seasonal Art Courses, such as Watercolor Whimsies: Christmas Edition, Winter Wonderland, and A Nutcracker Christmas.
In Mixing with the Masters Courses, students will connect with art masters in a hands-on, multi-media experience, while learning about their lives, art styles, techniques, mediums, and genres.
If your child is reading a particular classic book, he or she may enjoy combining it with an art project in the LiterARTure projects. Some of the books with LiterARTure projects are Anne of Green Gables, Wind in the Willows, Winnie the Pooh, Little House on the Prairie, Peter Pan, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Hobbit, and more.
For Middle / High School
Music in Our Homeschool offers three classes for middle and high school students for a credit of high school fine arts and is offering 30% off all courses with the code THANKS2023 through November 30.
Music Appreciation: Middle Ages Thru Classical Era, which consists of 36 lessons about the music, genres, styles, and composers of Western Music from 450-1800. Students will learn about Gregorian Chant, the beginnings of musical notation, and musical terms and people like madrigals, motets, and Mozart.
Music Appreciation of the Romantic Era consists of 36 lessons about the music, genres, styles, and composers of Western Music from about 1800-1900. Students will learn about the music of composers like Schubert, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Rossini, Wagner, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Stephen Foster, Gilbert & Sullivan, Edward MacDowell, Amy Beach and many more!
20th Century Music Appreciation course consists of 36 lessons about the music, genres, styles, composers, and performers of the 20th century to the present day. This includes a variety of styles such as ragtime, big band, jazz, opera, ballet, impressionism, serialism (tone row), symphony, film music, folk music, rock and roll, musical theater, and more.
Masterpiece Society also has art courses for middle and high school students, and is offering 30% off all courses with the code MASTERPIECE30 or DELIGHT30 for Awaken to Delight courses for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
The Art Through the Ages series includes Ancient Art, Medieval, Art, Classical Art, Eastern Art, and Tribal Art.
Middle and high school students will also enjoy the courses focusing on one type of medium in Art School, which has courses in drawing, acrylics, watercolor and pastels.
The Nature Journaling Series for middle and high schoolers consists of Amphibians and Reptiles, Trees, Mammals, Birds, Insects, and Wild Plants and Fungi.
Other art courses include Playful Pet Portraits, Hand Lettering, and Art Appreciation.
Want more recommendations for music resources even if they are not on sale for Black Friday?
Check out other Jus’ Classical favorites on sale for Black Friday here.