Periods of Music History
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons Music Listening Glyphs & Activities
UPDATE: I've separated each page into its own PDF file to make things easier for Distance Learning during school shutdowns. Students will enjoy listening glyphs of Antonio Vivaldi's The 4 Seasons because it's a calm activity where students got to spread out throughout your classroom and color or dra...
Vivaldi's Spring: Mvt 1 Steady Beat Play Along [Black Violin]
Happy first day of Spring! Made with your youngest musicians in mind! Follow along with the steady beat movements:pat sides (blonde girl), clap (girl with po...
Teaching About the Great Composers – Colourful Keys
Little touches like these make it easy to bring tidbits of music history into the conversation a bit more often, teaching about the great composers.
Composer JOHN WILLIAMS Movement and Activity Ideas -
Are you looking for ways to integrate composer lessons into your curriculum? John Williams is a fun and easy composer to teach about in music class. In fact, thanks to the “Star Wars” saga, I’ve noticed a lot of enthusiasm and relevant learning going on right now during music class. And, if the kids are […]
Mozart to Miley: Why the Most Musical Children Come From Musical Families — Victoria Boler
Mozart, Miley Cyrus, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wynton Marsalis. What do they have in common? These classical, pop, baroque, and jazz musicians all came from musical families. Hopefully your family can do without waking up your child in the middle of the night and forcing him to practice (as
Montessori-Inspired Music Appreciation: My Name is Handel
I've had fun finding new ways to introduce music appreciation to young children. Today, I’m sharing Montessori-inspired activities that work well for a study of composer George Frideric Handel. Disclosure: Previously, I received the complete set of Maestro Classics CDs. I’ve also received a number of the downloadable MP3/PDF titles. Montessori Print Shop gave me a copy of the music printables. (This post also contains affiliate links.)I have a Montessori-inspired music appreciation series…
Bach & Roll: 10 Modern Songs Written By Classical Composers
Turns out that some of your favorite hit songs aren't modern at all. They were ripped off from classical composers.
Tchaikovsky for Kids
Tchaikovsky for kids is one of the most popular composers, especially during the holidays! Let's learn about Tchaikovsky's life, and listen to his most famous music.
Composer Study Series: 8 Week Series Wrap-Up!
It's been exciting studying these great composers who changed the face of music in their time and have continued to make a lasting impression on music
5 Composers Children Will Enjoy
Now that I've given you a list of 5 pieces of music children should know, let's talk about composers your children will enjoy. These are composers who either wrote a lot of music for children, or whose music just APPEALS to children (or the child in all of us). As with ALL of music, this list is subjective, based on my years of teaching elementary school music and the extensive research I have conducted for the SQUILT curriculum. It is also important to note that children should not be
Composer Study: Our Resource List
Composer study has been a simple addition to our homeschool over the years. We don’t spend a ton of time learning about composers, but still get some basic knowledge while we learn to appreciate the incredible music. Our plan is easy. Spend one day per week over the course of a month focusing on a... Read More
The Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy Listening Activities
Do you need a fun way to review form, rhythmic, and melodic concepts through a classical connection? If so, these listening activities are for you! This set of activities focuses on the Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy from The Nutcracker by Peter Illich Tchaikovsky. The set includes: - Dance of th...