Living Music From the Heart: Music Curriculum Volume 2 for Ages 7 and Older

Continue your FAMILY MUSIC MAKING journey and bring live music into your home!

No need to learn how to read music, just simply WATCH, LISTEN, and PLAY, but there is music notation for those who can read music, also! see examples below

Join in the joy of building listening skills,playful music games, singing songs from America's rich folk history like Shortnin' Bread and Ducks in the Millpond!

Start your child in grade 1 up to grade 3, but begin your music lesson journey now so when your child enters grade 1 he will be familiar with the tunes because you are singing them and playing them all the time!

Finally, add the songs to your seasonal celebrations as the lessons follow the seasons for a full year!

Living Music From the Heart: Music Curriculum Volume 2 
by Jodie Mesler

The difference between Vol 1 &2:
 -Vol 1. is for the child at age 6, imitation/HANDS stage of development
-Vol. 2 is for the child at age 7, feeling/HEART stage of development

Yes, Begin here if you like because volume 2 is a beginner method with all the tools you need to get started! But, it is built on Volume 1 and reinforces the child's foundation.

Will you become a successful music teacher, even with little musical experience? Yes, here is a real mom who taught her daughter, get the scoop in this great review 

Can the wooden pentatonic or diatonic recorder be substituted with this method? Yes, simply play the same notes D, E, G, A, B.  They are the same tone as penny whistle. Watch my video on How to play and finger the Choroi Pentatonic Flute, for a free tutorial.


Here are samples of the actual Lessons, written in two different formats, one for the beginner and one for the musician.


Want to know all about LMFH Vol.2? continue to read about the complete overview of the curriculum

What people are saying...

I received my vol 2 package yesterday. I wanted to say thank you. This is truly an amazing product. When I received vol 1 last year, it was a breath of fresh air. It brought fun and games and play into our home and music lessons. This vol 2 carries your wonderful teaching style and beautifully laid out lesson plans but expands from vol 1 into an amazingly complex and deep curriculum. You have gone above and beyond with this volume. It can (and will be) used for several years in our home. This is not a throw away after one year package. -Rebecca from Indiana


The intended age is 7-9 for this program, but I am using it with my 12 year old who hasn't had much recorder in the past. I think it would also be wonderful for a mother of very young children to get this program just to learn for herself. She could sing the songs as part of daily life, and really incorporate them into the child's memory, but she'd also have this magic flute! I imagine a mother with little ones sitting on a blanket in the garden, and the mama plays lilting songs on the pennywhistle and the children dance around in the grass. -Lauri from Pennsylvania

We have Volume 2 and are in the 2nd lesson - and my son loves the blow dragon blow game. Although, my son learns recorder at Waldorf School (He's in his 2nd year) and I teach him at lunchtime.  I can very slowly read music, and I really like the way Jodie has put the lessons together. I find it easy to follow, and some tunes he already knows so then we move quicker and finish up by her last part, called improvisation, where we make up our own tune. -Ali from Australia