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  • Learn About The Nutcracker Ballet

    The Christmas celebrations aren't complete without The Nutcracker, are they? Here at SQUILT, we make learning about The Nutcracker simple, enjoyable, and flexible.  Your littlest children may simply enjoy scenes from the ballet and learning to recognize a few of the more famous character dances from the second act. Your older children, however,...
  • Introducing Musicals to Children

    Last summer, in an effort for my husband and I to relive our own childhood, we introduced our five children to the 1992 film, Newsies. We do things like that often… Buying the them ‘retro’ remake of toys we had when we were kids, blaring songs from our high school years that we had ‘burned’ on cds and having family movie nights of all the clas...
  • Happy 250th Beethoven!

    This year marks 250 years since Ludwig van Beethoven's birth. Celebrations around the world will pay tribute to this pioneer of not only the piano, but also large symphonic works.  Beethoven was also the pioneer of strong emotion in music - he took listeners from the very predictable and structured Classical Era of music - into the emotional wor...
  • 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 ...