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Homeschool Programs

Are you an individual homeschool, or does your group have fewer than ten students? The following programs and options offer valuable learning experiences for homeschools, with no minimum size. Please note that pricing for programs varies.

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String City: Nashville's Tradition of Music and Puppetry

July 1-13
10:00 am and 11:30 a.m.

Learn about Nashville’s emergence as Music City! String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry is a lively telling of our city’s musical legacy. Start with the early days of stringband music and gospel music and the birth of the Grand Ole Opry. Meet the icons of country music as the show travels through time with classic recordings that lead to present-day hits. A unique way to introduce students to their, String City brings history, visual arts, and music together on a single stage. Over thirty country music artists appear in puppet form and every one of them had a hand in helping Nashville become Music City. Let your students discover Nashville’s cultural heritage in a fun, new way! Limited capacity. Tour the museum before or after the performance for a complete field trip experience.

Program length: 70 minutes

Grades: K-6

Group size: No minimum. Please call for availability.

Curriculum connections: Social studies, language arts, performing arts, visual arts, music

String City was created by Nashville Public Library's Wishing Chair Productions in collaboration with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and was made possible by a special gift from Judy and Steve Turner to the Nashville Public Library Foundation.

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IS IT A FIDDLE OR A VIOLIN?

2019-2020 Dates Coming Soon

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

In Texas it's a fiddle. In Boston it's a violin. In Nashville it depends. This one-of-a-kind, toe-tapping partnership joins the resources of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum with those of the Nashville Symphony. From tours to musical performances-classical to country music-Is It a Fiddle or a Violin? will challenge you to think about music in new ways.

Program Length: 120 minutes
Grades:  K-6
Group Size: 10-150 students
Curricular Connections: Fine Arts, Social Studies, Performing Arts

Select Standards:
TN Music GM.P1, GM.R3, GM.Ch2
TN Social Studies K.3, K.14, 1.19, 1.37, 1.38, 3.39, 3.41

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DAZZLING DESIGNS

In this program, students focus on stage costumes, accessories, and instrument design from the museum's collection. By looking at design details, students learn about different eras in American and country music history, as well as personal expression and symbolism. Following an interactive museum tour, students have a chance to create their own designs.

Program Length: 60 minutes
Grades: K-3
Group Size: 10-150 students
Curricular Connections: English Language Arts, Music, Social Studies, Visual Art

Select Standards:
TN Visual Art MA.Cr3.A, MA.Cr3.B, MA.P1.A, MA.P2.A, MA.R1.A, MA.R1.B, MA.R2.A, MA.R3.A, MA.Ch2.A, MA.Ch2.B
TN Music GM.Ch2
TN Social Studies K.3, 1.38, 2.40, 3.9

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Guided Highlights Tour

During an interactive tour of the exhibits, students learn about the history of country music. Integrating the museum's architectural details, music, films, visual art, and historic artifacts, the exhibits provide students with a multi-layered learning experience. During the tour, students have opportunities to listen to recordings and learn how different people, styles, and influences have affected the music. Students also learn about the growth and development of Nashville as a music industry center. All programs include a Guided Highlights Tour except Making Waves at Studio B.

Tour Length: 1 hour 30 minutes

Grades: K-12

Group Size: 10-80 students

Curricular Connections: Language Arts, Music, Social Studies, Visual Art

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SONGWRITING 101

Learn songwriting fundamentals, including the basics of song form, rhyme scheme, and meter, and secrets behind the creative process. Working as a class with guidance from a professional songwriter, students will analyze a song then write original lyrics and advise on musical components. The program ends with a group performance of the new composition.

Program Length: 2 hours 30 minutes, includes Guided Highlights
Grades: 2-12
Group Size: 15-60 students
Curricular Connections: English Language Arts, Music, Social Studies

See the Teacher Resources page for the program lesson guide.
Additional fees apply.

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MAKING WAVES AT STUDIO B

Conducted at Historic RCA Studio B, located on Music Row, this program teaches about Studio B’s historical significance, acoustical studio design, and the three basic phases of recording: tracking, mixing, and mastering. Students explore the various roles involved in these processes and learn about the science of sound as they participate in the mixing of a recording.

Program Length: 60 minutes
Grades: 5-12
Group Size: 15-50 students
Curricular Connections: Music, Science, Social Studies

Select Standards:
TN Music GM.P1, GM.Ch2
TN Social Studies 5.64, US.86
TN Science: GLE 0507.T/E.1-E.3, GLE.0607.T/E.1, GLE.0707.T/E.1, CLE 3231.T/E.1, CLE 3231.3.1

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Self-guided Museum Tour

Tour the museum galleries and learn about country music, from its pre-commercial folk roots in the nineteenth century through its modern-day popularity. Limited-run exhibitions explore artists in-depth and reveal their lasting legacy and impact. Our vibrant experience includes priceless artifacts, rare photos, original recordings, archival videos, newly produced films, touchscreen interactives, and more. Register with the education department in advance to request a student activity pack of gallery activities and games that enrich a self-guided learning experience. Information about the museum's permanent and temporary exhibitions is found on the exhibits page.

Program Length: At your own pace (recommend two hours)

Grades: K-12

Group size: No minimum. Please call two business days in advance to reserve an artifact adventure.

Curriculum Connections: Language arts, music, social studies, visual arts

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Trunk Program: Shapes, Sound Holes, and Strings (Free!)

Check out an instrument trunk for use in your classroom. Students can play the banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. The teachers’ guide offers lessons to accompany the trunk.

Curricular Connections: Language Arts, Math, Music, Science, Social Studies, Visual Art

NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 03:  Tim McGraw (L) and Faith Hill (R) take a photo with the crowd during an All Access program at The Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum's CMA Theater on May 3, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum)

All Access

Programs and ticketing information announced as scheduled.

Hear stories and gain insight directly from recording artists and other professionals in the music business. An in-person interview in the CMA Theater, All Access explores Nashville’s creative community, history, and culture in depth, and enables students to engage with performing artists through live question-and-answer. This powerful program extends the story told in the museum’s exhibitions and brings the gallery experience to life. All Access leaves a lasting memory that inspires students for years to come. Previous All Access programs have featured Keith Urban and Reba McEntire. Programs are announced as scheduled. Admission is free for Title I Schools.

Program Length: 75 minutes

Grades: 6-12

Group size: No minimum. Please call for availability.

Curriculum Connections: Music, performing arts, social studies

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