“Music is a higher revelation than philosophy.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
The music of Beethoven has spoken to listeners for nearly 250 years. His symphonies, sonatas, concertos, chamber music, and MORE have gained him the reputation as one of the most important composers in history - if not THE most important composer in history.
Giving our children a knowledge of the life, times, and music of Beethoven is a gift they will carry their entire lives. It will build an appreciation and love for music that will stay with them forever.
Children’s Books About Beethoven
Children learn so much through stories. Quality stories of the composers give us a glimpse into the life and times behind the music.
Beethoven certainly had a colorful life (to say the least), and stories about him are engaging, funny, and often sad. It is good for our children to see the many facets of the composer, and to understand what drove him to write so many beautiful masterpieces.
Beethoven: The Story of a Little Boy Who Was Forced to Practice (Free ebook download!)
Ludwig Beethoven and the Chiming Tower Bells (an Opal Wheeler biography - among our very favorites!)
Download and print this picture of Beethoven to include your SQUILT binder - or just to put up in your schoolroom as you are learning about Beethoven!
Online Resources to Learn About Beethoven
Favorite Beethoven Recordings
One of the easiest ways to expose our children to the music of Beethoven is just to play the music everywhere and often! Use these recordings to help:
Beethoven Lives Upstairs (free streaming with Amazon Prime)
The Best of Beethoven (free streaming with Amazon Prime)
50 Must-Have Beethoven Masterpieces (free streaming with Amazon Prime)
Beethoven Symphonies 1-9 (free streaming with Amazon Prime)
And of course, the best way to learn about a composer’s music is to LISTEN. This video should give you enough to listen to for a while!
Learn About Beethoven in SQUILT LIVE!
In October we are celebrating the music of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Join us for the month and receive TWO live lessons (taught by Mary, a degreed music specialist), a 31 day Beethoven listening calendar, and access to our ENTIRE archives, which includes over 25 video lessons and printable lesson packets.
A SQUILT LIVE! membership is perfect for children preschool - middle school. Our lessons appeal to all ages learning together.