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  • The Harp Music of Ireland

    Harp music is known to have existed in Ireland from as early as the year 1000 AD. The harp, the simple wire-strung type we see on the Irish National Emblem, was an integral part of Irish society in Medieval times.  From 1100-1600, different groups of invaders brought with them many different types of harps. Naturally, harp music evolved and incr...
  • A Celebration of World Music

    With the cancellation of so many travel plans, we have the perfect plan for you this summer. Join as we travel the globe in SQUILT LIVE! Music reflects the soul of a people. Music gives us a window into the history and spirit of a country. We can literally EXPERIENCE a culture by closing our eyes and listening to its music. This summer your chil...
  • Learn About The Music of John Williams

    Without a doubt, the most prolific composer of the Modern Era is John Williams. This legendary film score composer has written music for over 100 films and won five Academy Awards. You might not know that he also wrote music for television (Gilligan's Island), musicals (Fiddler on the Roof), and four Olympic games. And... of course you know the ...
  • 15 Broadway Musicals for Kids

    The world of Broadway musicals is a rabbit hole worth falling into with your children. Not only are musicals entertaining, but they can also teach us so much about important issues during a particular time in history. Musicals showcase a performer's musical, theatre, and dance talents, not to mention the sheer complexity of choreography, scener...
  • Learn About Handel's "Messiah"

    Handel's Messiah, the oratorio that tells the story of Christ from the prophecy of His birth all the way through His death and resurrection, is a piece of music that is so very simple, yet complex at the same time.  For this very reason, it is the PERFECT piece of music to study with children of ALL ages. The youngest of children are capable of ...
  • Learn About Aaron Copland

    A pioneer of American Modern-Era music was Aaron Copland. Copland used traditional American themes and stylized them into a unique brand of American "classical" music. A study of Aaron Copland is the perfect introduction to the Modern Era of music. Copland's new and inventive style of music depicts the vast American landscape of the early-mid 1...