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  • 5 Reasons to Join SQUILT LIVE!

    Children deserve a quality music education. Music represents everything beautiful in the world. It gives us a window into the lives of composers in different eras. It puts us in touch with each other's humanity. It elicits feelings and emotions like nothing else can. Music is a gift - one that is so very simple to give to our children. Th...
  • 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...
  • Classical Music Inspired by Birds

    Nature is the inspiration for so many beautiful pieces of art and music. With spring just around the corner, it's a good time to listen to classical music inspired by birds.  Whether you share these pieces just for their intrinsic musical value or incorporate them into a study of birds in your home, school, or co-op, we think they're a charmi...
  • Learn About Mozart - Free Listening Calendar

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - perhaps the greatest composer who has ever lived. (He is also one of our picks for the 5 Composers Children Will Enjoy.) Children can relate to Mozart (affectionately nicknamed "Wolfie") because of his precocious nature and playful spirit. Children AND adults feel an immediate connection with Mozart because of his or...
  • Learn About The Nutcracker - with SQUILT LIVE!

    The story of The Nutcracker provides an array of learning opportunities for children. It is so much more than the childhood story of the Nutcracker fighting the Mouse King, or being able to recognize The Dance of The Sugarplum Fairy.  The Nutcracker is a classic tale (actually first called "The Nutcracker and The Mouse King" by ETA Hoffman), ...
  • Free Advent SQUILT Lesson

    Advent is all about waiting, expectation, and preparation.  What better way to convey this to our children than through the beautiful music and words of traditional Advent hymns?  When we finally arrive at Christmas Day our hearts have been yearning for the birth of Jesus - yearning for that peace and hope that only He can provide. Super Quie...