August 8:​ $160

Roger Kamien's

Music Appreciation

ISBN-13: 978-0077837310
ISBN-10: 1308170092

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Hal Leonard's Music Theory for Guitarists

ISBN-10: 063406651X
ISBN-13: 978-0634066511 

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Deposit:​ $80

Parents do not need to buy

the curriculum

November 1:​ $160

Total Cost: $400



General Description:

This one day, 34 week class is designed to teach the joy of music, the creation of music, and give the students a background to understand music throughout history.  Going through the development of music chronologically, students learn about the styles of music and how to recognize each era.  Students also explore specific composers, and train their musical ears to recognize songs by those composers.  Can you tell a Mozart from Bach?   Students learn note value, and basic music theory.  The course is modified to reflect the interests of the students. Note reading is not taught or required.  

Students who should take this class:

Any student interested in music or wanting to learn about the guitar or ukulele would enjoy this class.


​Class fees cover all classroom materials and any materials related to the text.  It is not necessary for the students to purchase a textbook.

​Supplies Provided by the Student:

Students must bring either a guitar or ukelele to class each week.

Music Appreciation with Guitar and Ukelele Instruction (Gr. 6-12)



Deborah Woody is a graduate of MTSU with a degree in music business, and double minors in music and mass communication with an emphasis on education.   She has taught guitar and piano for 25 years and homeschooled for 16 years.  Using her interest in all things old and also practical, she has taught both history and finance to homeschoolers and in co-ops for the last 12 years.  As a homeschooling parent, she has developed interesting ways to combine curriculums while ensuring that all her classes meet the requirements under Tennessee law.