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  • 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...
  • What Makes SQUILT LIVE! Wonderful?

      Do you want to give your children a truly BEAUTIFUL music education, but don't know where to start? The SQUILT LIVE! community is a vibrant group of children and parents who are learning tremendous amounts about composers, music history, music theory, instruments, the grammar of music, and MUCH more. It is a community where children as young a...
  • Summer Music Appreciation Lessons

    Many people ask if we have SQUILT LIVE! lessons in the summer. The short answer is YES! Summer is the perfect time to beat the heat with music - enjoy a live afternoon lesson (or catch a recording if you miss it live), pour a glass of lemonade, and dive into beautiful music. Summer is also the perfect time for the homeschooling parent to get a B...
  • Music and The Special Needs Child

    Music is powerful - especially powerful for children. If we exclude music from our children's education, we are depriving them of an entire WORLD of experiences, emotions, and creative processes. Music can help children relate to others, express themselves, and improve reasoning skills. (I could go on and on - there are SO MANY benefits.) Mus...