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  • The Classical Era of Music

    Classical Music (with a capital C) is defined as music composed specifically between the years of 1750-1820. The era falls between the Baroque and Romantic eras and is characterized by elegant, stylized forms. If you hear music spoken about in more general terms - "classical" music can then be any music that is in opposition to pop or folk music...
  • 5 Pieces Children Should Know From the Classical Era

    The Classical Era of music (1750-1820) contains pieces by the musical giants Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.  The music of this time period reflects a sense of order and precision in the world at that time. Reason and logic began to shape thinking. It was The Age of Enlightenment. Specific forms of music became prevalent; the concerto, symphony, a...
  • Learn About Chopin's Minute Waltz

    One of the most approachable and memorable piano works for children is the "Minute" Waltz, by Frederic Chopin. As we seek to spread a feast of beautiful music before our children, we must not neglect the piano music of Chopin.  Known as the Poet of the Piano, Chopin was one of the defining composers of the Romantic Era. Learning about the...