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  • A Classical Music Playlist for Fall

    As we're picking apples, getting out cold weather clothes, and carving pumpkins, there is something else memorable about fall - MUSIC. Whether it is listening to Vivaldi's Autumn from The Four Seasons, or Grieg's In The Hall of The Mountain King, there is some music that is distinctly for THIS season. Music triggers our senses and emotions. M...
  • Best Books for Music Appreciation

    The gift of music appreciation lasts a lifetime.  Through the SQUILT curriculum, learning HOW to appreciate beautiful music is simple and FUN!   Once our children begin to learn about great music, it naturally leads to a curiosity about the composers of that music, and to a curiosity about instruments, the orchestra, and much more.  Following...
  • Getting Started with Music Appreciation

    Including music appreciation in our child's homeschool education is a worthy endeavor. “Music has the power of producing a certain effect on the moral character of the soul, and if it has the power to do this, it is clear that the young must be directed to music and must be educated in it.” (Aristotle)  Sometimes, however, getting started is th...
  • 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 ...