Your child may enjoy an accessible instrument or music appreciation course!


When money is a hindrance and you are in the "wanting to test out the instrument stage" then accessible instruments like the harmonica, ukulele, guitar or recorder might be a good option! These instruments are well priced for beginners yet still require a "system" of learning that can readily be found through music books, online tutorials or even YouTube channels.

Many libraries, in fact, loan out these instruments for free as part of their educational learning plans. If not, then at least you may be able to track down some of "how to play" books in your library's collection!


You can also keep costs down by purchasing music appreciation and/or composer units from My Homegrown Symphony (written by yours truly 🎶). These hands on, engaging lessons come to less than $4 a lesson and give a thorough lesson plan on themes and subjects such as rhythm, the orchestra, instrument families, world music, jazz music and over a dozen famous composers. What's even better is that these creative lessons can be done together as a family with multiple ages!


Come browse our music appreciation lessons:

PRELUDE - An Introduction To Music

Come browse our composer lessons:




Hey! I’m Sonja Hindmarsh. I am passionate about my faith, family and serving the world through music!

Whether it means performing or mentoring children in their musical abilities, music has been important to me all of my life.

As a professional musician, I have been blessed with opportunities to perform in countries around the world including Germany, Romania, and throughout the United States and Canada. Being able to use music as a ministry, both in mission settings and local church settings, is a dream come true.

I direct a private music studio of violin students, freelance as a professional violinist and am the conductor of The Pacific Mennonite Children's Choir in Abbotsford, Canada. Oh, and I run a music curriculum business on the side 😎

I am so lucky to be able to inspire children to love music themselves, whether that means performing, enjoying, or listening.


Looking for some quick wins to jumpstart your family's journey with music?

1. Check out my FREE resources. I love giving families hands on curriculum to get them started, so head on over to my free library and download as many resources as you'd like!

Free Resource Library


2. Join me in my “Music Support” Facebook group! We’re a supportive community of people at all stages in our musical journey where we support, give help and ideas if needed.

Music Support Group


3. Read one of my popular blogposts! This post about "How Much Technology Should We Use In Music" and "6 Free Music Sites For Children" is the perfect place to start!