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  • Learn About Mozart - Free Listening Calendar

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, affectionately referred to as "Wolfie" in his childhood, is a composer children can relate to and enjoy learning about. As we learn the story of Mozart, expose our children to his music, and give them extended amounts of time to appreciate that music, their love and desire for more music grow. Not only does learning...
  • 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...
  • Using SQUILT With Classical Conversations

    The beauty of the SQUILT Music Appreciation curriculum is that it can go so well with ANY homeschool curriculum.  Classical, Charlotte Mason, Interest Led, even Unschooling - no matter your style or curriculum, SQUILT is versatile and designed for multiple ages and learning styles.  Regardless of what core curriculum you choose for your chi...
  • 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...
  • 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...