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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