Virtual Opportunities Available
Programs for Groups of Any Size
Offered once a month, Homeschool Days provide interactive, engaging educational programs based on themes relevant to our one-of-a-kind collection. All programs are led by Museum staff and volunteers who facilitate unique experiences designed specifically for homeschool students. Advanced registration required to participate. Each Homeschool Day program costs $15/family for non-museum members and $10/family for family-level museum members. A minimum number of students is required for programs to take place. Recommended for ages 8 and up, but all are welcome. Each Homeschool Day program is approximately one hour long and includes an optional one-hour tour afterwards. Program start times are listed below.
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Fall Homeschool Day Programs
- Is It a Fiddle or a Violin? ( Sept. 6, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.)
- Science of Sounds at Studio B (Oct. 3, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.)
- Songwriting 101 (Nov. 2, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.)
- String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry (Nov. 30, 2023 at 11:30 a.m.)
Discover Linda Ronstadt Art Making Program (Jan. 3, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.)
Discover DeFord Bailey Music Making Program (Feb. 8, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.)
Hatch Show Print/Alpha-Blox (Mar. 5, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.)
Hatch Show Print/Alpha-Blox (Mar. 6, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.)
Is It a Fiddle or a Violin? (Apr. 4, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.)
Discover Linda Ronstadt Music Making Program (May 7, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.)
Spring Homeschool Day Programs
- Discover Linda Ronstadt Art Making Program (Jan. 3, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.)
- Discover DeFord Bailey Music Making Program (Feb. 8, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.)
- Hatch Show Print/Alpha-Blox (Mar. 5, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.)
- Hatch Show Print/Alpha-Blox (Mar. 6, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.)
- Is It a Fiddle or a Violin? (Apr. 4, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.)
- Discover Linda Ronstadt Music Making Program (May 7, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.)
Words & Music for Homeschool
Homeschool students can strengthen their creative writing skills by participating in the Words & Music songwriting program. Through five weekly classes, students are guided by a museum educator and songwriter to create their own song lyrics. The course culminates with a performance workshop that features a selection of student lyrics set to music by a professional songwriter. For students in grades 9-12 interested in participating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advanced registration required. Family-level museum members receive a course discount. A minimum number of students is required for this course to take place. All classes will be held virtually on Zoom (a link will be shared via email). The final performance workshop will be held at the Museum.
Family-level museum members: $40; Non-members $60.
Price includes all five lessons.
January 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 1:00-2:00 pm CT via Zoom (songwriting lessons)
February 13 from 1:00-2:00 pm CT at the Museum (songwriter workshop + Guided Highlights Tour)
Referrals: Families may receive one complimentary home school program (following Words & Music) for each referred family that registers for Words & Music. Offer valid through the 2023-2024 school year.
MEMBERS PURCHASE HERE
($20 discount off program fee activated at checkout)
Meet Your Instructor
Annie Adams is the Words & Music Program Coordinator. She assists with Words & Music, Songwriting 101, and occasionally serves as a staff songwriter as well. Prior to joining the Museum’s education team, Annie taught voice, piano, guitar, and songwriting to students of all ages.
Annie has been an active member of Nashville’s music scene since she arrived in 2009, writing and performing original country/Americana music regularly under the stage name Annie Kennedy. In 2016, Annie was featured in the “Rockin’ Boots” campaign for RocketBuster Boots and named one of four women “Trailblazers.” She has performed all over the US and internationally, booking a solo tour in Amsterdam in 2017. Annie continues to write and perform today, also working as a professional studio vocalist and ensemble singer. Annie holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Commercial Music from Millikin University.