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  • Learn About Beethoven

    “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 chi...
  • 3 Ways to Build the Habit of Attention Through Music Appreciation

    In an increasingly fast-paced age, our children are left with precious few opportunities to slow down. They are left with little time to be STILL, silent, and contemplative.  The education pioneer, Charlotte Mason, so aptly stated this concern: It is impossible to overstate the importance of this habit of attention. It is, to quote words...
  • Learn About Charles Ives: What Charlie Heard

    Let's add to our growing list of music and book pairings! Our subject is Charles Ives, the American composer who changed the landscape of music in the Modern Era.  Through the book, What Charlie Heard, (along with another picture book about Ives), and the music lesson presented in this post, your children can learn about this musical pioneer ...
  • 15 Picture Books About Music

    Children can learn just about anything from a beautiful picture book. In our ongoing efforts to bring quality music to children, we're bringing you complimentary music lessons that go along with some of our favorite picture books.  Following is a list of 15 of our favorite picture books that have music connections. There are SO MANY MORE, but...
  • John Philip Duck & The Washington Post March

    Music and literature can be paired together beautifully. As we teach our children to appreciate good music, we can engage them with quality literature as well.  This post is the first in a series of music and book pairings. These quick, easy (and 100% FREE) lessons will expose your children to a piece of music, a composer, and a story. Of cou...
  • Music Appreciation for Summer

    Summer is the perfect time to give your children something different - something you might not have included during the regular school year. The summer months are also the time when we celebrate our patriotic holidays - Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.  A knowledge of American music is essential - the music of American composers reflect...