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  • 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 ...
  • Women Composers: Teresa Carreño

    Teresa Carreño was one of the most important women composers of the Romantic Era. She was also an accomplished conductor and pianist. To celebrate Women's History month and women composers at ALL times of the year, use these resources to teach your children about this famous Venezuelan musician.
  • 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 ...
  • Dynamics Turkey Printable

    Dynamics - the louds and softs in a piece of music - are a great entrance point for listening. Children are easily able to distinguish between loud and soft.  In each SQUILT lesson, we use the Italian terminology for different dynamic levels. (You would be amazed at the command of this vocabulary many of our students have!)     This simple Dyna...