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  • Learn About the Instruments of the Orchestra

    Our mission at SQUILT music is to help parents and teachers foster a knowledge and appreciation of beautiful music in children.  Through a series of volumes focusing on musical eras and composers, children are exposed to the essential musical pieces of the past and present.  During a Super Quiet UnInterrupted Listening Time lesson, children a...
  • 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...
  • Composer Study in the Homeschool

    Composer study is an essential part of a full and rich home education for children.  Whether it is exposing children to the ornate organ works of JS Bach, the tempestuous repertoire of Beethoven, the sweeping symphonies of Gustav Mahler, or even the iconic movie music of John Williams, learning about one composer IN DEPTH is of great value.  ...
  • 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...
  • Free Advent SQUILT Lesson

    Advent is the perfect time to incorporate beautiful music into your schooling plans.   Please enjoy this FREE download. All listening links, notebooking pages, and teacher instructions are included.  Two versions of this traditional Advent hymn by Charles Welsey are included.  The history of the hymn, as well as particular music elements, are...
  • Incorporating Music Into Your Morning Time With SQUILT

    Did you know that Super Quiet UnInterrupted Listening Time is the PERFECT thing for morning time? This year we have started using a morning basket in our homeschool.  It's a wonderful start to each day - a time where we include something of beauty and allow time for reflection and discussion.    Shortening SQUILT Lessons fo...