Since 2010, Teaching Children Music has been helping parents and
teachers provide an engaging music environment for children.

We have many videos for online learning, but the real magic happens off-screen through colorful, interactive play.
Our materials will guide you as your children learn to:
  • Read music and create their own melodies.
  • Develop their musical ear.
  • Understand and play with rhythm.
  • Sing beautiful, nearly forgotten art songs written for children.
  • Learn to play an instrument.
  • Comprehend music theory.
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See how our color-coded materials are helping busy parents give their children a comprehensive music education.

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The Solfege Train

Instructional e-book with more than 150 printables for teaching music fundamentals focused around solfege.  (Do-Re-Mi).  Originally sold for $25 alone.

Beginning Rhythm

Learn the fundamentals of rhythm and beat with our instructional e-book and printables.  Also includes rhythm games and activities such as Rhythm Bingo.

My First Piano Lessons

Color-coded piano primer with fun songs. Step-by-step lessons with video tutorials, printable sheet music, and supplemental activities to get budding pianists off to a good start.

Introduction to Ukulele

This video series is our first collaboration project.  Brooke Palmer teaches us how to play the Ukulele.

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Irish Music

We have a lovely arrangement of Irish music for piano.  From easy to intermediate, each song has an MP3 recording and video tutorial.  Available color-coded or in black and white.

10 Counting Songs and Activities

These classic counting songs are a great way to introduce counting to children.  Use the manipulative printouts to help teach the songs to the kids by ear, or give them the easy sheet music and have them play it!

Rainbow Castle is one of our board games

Adventure Pack #1- Board Games

These board games are all especially designed to teach your little ones how to read music. Each of the games are fast-paced and only take a few minutes to play.

Piano Chord Wheel

Adventure Pack #2- Teacher's Friend

These activities are all especially designed for piano teachers. Each activity is fast-paced and only take a few minutes to play, making them great for supplemental use during music lessons.

Adventure Pack #3- Solfege Fun

These 5 activities are all especially designed to help children learn to sing in solfege. Each activity is fast-paced and only take a few minutes to play

Adventure Pack #4- Crafts and Games

Get your scissors out because you're going to need them! These activities are a fun way to learn about the rhythmic value of notes, basic note-reading, and best of all, a full-fledged note-reading card game!

Christmas Music

The Christmas season wouldn't be the same without the traditional music we have grown to love.  Give your children a chance to shine as they chose from our 10 Christmas songs arranged for piano.  From easy to intermediate, each song has a video tutorial and color-coded printable.

Music Games and Activities

This 61-page e-book has 10 printable games and activities including our popular piano chord wheel.  The activities in this sampler will give you the opportunity to access the quality of our work.

Or you can get it all and MORE in our membership program.
Learn more below.

Tamsyn Spackman, musician, homeschooling mother of six children, owner and publisher at

​Dear Parents and Music Teachers,

I began this website when I noticed that there are dozens of elementary reading and math websites to aid in teaching the fundamentals to children, but relatively few for music.  I also saw that many of the existing music websites were cost prohibitive.

I noticed in education forums that for many, the prospect of teaching their child music was frightening because these parents never learned the basics of music themselves.  Music education was getting left behind because they didn't even know where to start.

Seeing these problems ignited a spark to pursue and combine my passion for music and childhood education, and Teaching Children Music was born.  Thank you for joining us!

There's even more in our membership program!

You don't have to be a musician to be a great music teacher.

What you need are solid tools, a basic knowledge on how they work, and a willingness to apply them.  It's time for a little music boot camp. 
Are you ready?


"All of the materials of hers that I have tried are great."

-Liz Austin from Doman Mom

"Tamsyn Spackman... is a "Doman mom" too.  She has taken the Doman philosophy (which is, in a nutshell: you can teach a tiny child absolutely anything that you can present to him in an honest, factual, and joyous way), along with her degree in vocal performance and years of teaching piano lessons to children, and created a lot of fantastic music resources that make music theory fun and accessible to young children...

"All of the materials of hers that I have tried are great.  They are well-made, fun, and easy to understand - for both the parent and the child."

"[It has] has ignited a passion I knew was hiding just beneath the surface."

-Adelina Priddis from Home Maid Simple

"While the lessons are directed at kids, adults could learn and benefit from these as well.  For example - part of the membership gave me access to a Do Re Mi printable strip for the keys.  After watching Tamsyn's video on how to use this, I learned more about music theory and how scales work than I ever did when I actually took music classes!"

"Teaching Children Music has given my kids a good introduction to music that has ignited a passion I knew was hiding just beneath the surface.  It also gives us the freedom to fit it into our schedule and our budget.  A one-year membership to Teaching Children Music costs less than 1 month of in person piano lessons - at least compared to everywhere I've looked!  The success I've seen with my kids and the knowledge I've gained myself has been worth it, so I know we'll be renewing when our year is up."

Our 150+ videos make online learning easy for you.

Our video library is geared for teaching children directly, which means that all you have to do is navigate to the topic you are interested in and push play! You and your child can practice the video lessons together, or they can watch the videos on their own. These videos alone are of great value.  Add to the dozens of videos the hundreds of printouts to choose from, all categorized for your convenience, and one can see that the value is incredible.

With colorful games and activities, coloring pages, crafts, and stories, these powerful learning manipulatives provide any musical teaching approach with a powerful punch.

Sample Video

  "The Solfege Train taught me more about music theory than 10 years of piano lessons."

-Alison Brown

"I love The Solfege Train, which I bought from Tamsyn a year ago. With this membership, it's available both as a book and printables, if you want to use it screen free, which was important to me when I got it, or as interactive videos, which are the way we're going now.

"Seriously, learning Moveable Do with the Solfege Train taught me more about music theory than 10 years of piano lessons. It teaches ear training and theory, two things I'm seriously weak on, in a very [Early Learning] way (my 2 year old does fine).

"And there's even more stuff I haven't even looked at yet! I'm really excited about it!"

  "My kids don't realize they're learning and not just playing games."

-Coral Johnson

"I absolutely love the resources available at Teaching Children Music! My 4yo twins and 2yo choose to play Rainbow Castle over CandyLand, and have no idea they're learning how to read music. And my fiercly independent 6yo is really loving 'teaching herself' to play the piano using the color-coded insert at the top of the piano in conjunction with the John Thompson Teaching Little Fingers to Play book I color-coded like Tamsyn shows in the Nursery Rhymes for Piano course. My kids don't realize they're learning and not just playing games when I use the resources from Teaching Children Music!"

"There is always something new to check out and add to our music education."

-Natalie Brandt

"Our kids are "Hands On" learners! They love to learn new things, but they also immensely enjoy hands on activities to support and review the material. I have written on why we feel that musical experiences early in life are important here. However, in order for music to have a notable effect on brain development, a child must physically engage in musical activities. These activities must provide a comprehensive sensory experience as well.

"So, not just listening, but dancing, clapping, singing, guessing, comparing, coloring, playing.... All those things and more we are trying to do with our kids on a daily basis. So naturally I am always on a look out for materials I can use in our daily music routine. Tamsyn's materials are a perfect fit in that regard, and the good thing there are more coming and there is always something new to check out and to add to our music education.

"I am looking for well-rounded, fun music experience for my children -- we listen to music, we play, we do ballet and visit theaters, we play music games, do solfege, they're starting to play piano and having fun with rhythm instruments. They love reading books. And I am delighted that a fellow parent with young children ( who also happened to be a music professional) is inspired to share excellent materials all of us can use, that are tried and proven by her own children and inspired by their questions and interests.

"Now we are looking forward to a Music adventure book that is going to be released!

"I highly recommend it to everyone."

-Glaine Elento-Tabo

"Tamsyn, I'm so thankful that I subscribed to your website because there are a lot of treasures to find like printables and videos. The printables are really great because I can apply it to my daughter who is 3 yrs old what we have learned in Little Musician. She loves the games though I changed it a bit to suit her interest but so far she likes them. I am also learning because I don't have any music background except drawing of staff.

"I highly recommend it to everyone because there are tons of stuff there and I know Tamsyn keeps on adding more."

"My children have done really well with the piano pieces."

-Helen Anderson

"I love this web-site. My children have done really well with the piano pieces and the Chord Factory story. We’re looking forward to getting our uke fixed so my daughter can start learning to play."


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