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  • John Philip Duck & The Washington Post March

    Music and literature can be paired together beautifully. As we teach our children to appreciate good music, we can engage them with quality literature as well.  This post is the first in a series of music and book pairings. These quick, easy (and 100% FREE) lessons will expose your children to a piece of music, a composer, and a story. Of cou...
  • Music Appreciation for Summer

    Summer is the perfect time to give your children something different - something you might not have included during the regular school year. The summer months are also the time when we celebrate our patriotic holidays - Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.  A knowledge of American music is essential - the music of American composers reflect...
  • 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...