Homeschool Programs

Homeschool Families

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.

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.

Is It a Fiddle or a Violin?

2019-2020 Dates Coming Soon 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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: 2 hours

Grades:  K-6

Group size: No minimum. Please call for availability.

Curriculum connections: language arts, music, social studies, visual arts


Making Waves at Historic RCA Studio B

2019 Dates Coming Soon

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Program at Studio B

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Guided Highlights Tour at Museum

Listen to the stories and sounds of Nashville’s oldest recording studio. The “Home of 1,000 Hits” provides a powerful and engaging environment for students to experience the convergence of science, technology, history, and music.

Grades: K-12

Group size: No minimum. Please call for availability.

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

Dazzling Designs

Dates TBA 

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Learn how costume design and instrument construction show off the style and individuality of musical artists. After a Museum tour focusing on key designers such as Nudie Cohn, students lend their own creativity to an instrument or article of clothing they can take home.

Grades: K-6

Group size: No minimum. Please call for availability.

Curriculum connections: Social studies, performing arts, visual arts

Songwriting 101 

April 10

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – includes a Guided Highlights Tour

Teaches songwriting fundamentals and reveals the secrets behind the creative process. Working as a group with guidance from a professional songwriter, students write original lyrics and advise on musical components. The program ends with a performance of the newly completed song. 

Grades: K-12

Group size: No minimum. Please call for availability.

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

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

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

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

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


Group size: No minimum. Please call for availability.

Curriculum Connections: Music, performing arts, social studies

Homeschool Groups (20 or More)

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