The Delight-directed High Schooler – A Music Study

Delight-directed high school music study

My sixteen year son old loves music. He plays three different types of guitar as well as the piano and ukulele. Not only is he musically inclined, he’s also a delight-directed learner.

We have been homeschooling for five years, and the first four of them I spent battling with my son, Oscar. It seemed impossible to get him to sit still for more than ten minutes at a time. And forget trying to get him to finish a book. He’s just not a reader, never has been.

With his being a junior this year, I decided it was time to take a good look at what we’ve been doing and perhaps figure out what I’d been missing.

Why was it so difficult to get him to get things done?

He’s not a disobedient son; he seems constantly distracted, but only when it came to schoolwork. I knew he would sit and play instruments for hours on end. He taught himself everything he knows, so I knew the discipline was there, but I wasn’t sure how to tap into it.

Then it hit me — music. His love of music drives him. There was only one thing to do:  derive every school subject from music. I started researching online and at my local library. After a couple of weeks, I had my plan and my books put together for the music study. . .

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