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  • Women Composers: Teresa Carreño

    Teresa Carreño was one of the most important women composers of the Romantic Era. She was also an accomplished conductor and pianist. To celebrate Women's History month and women composers at ALL times of the year, use these resources to teach your children about this famous Venezuelan musician.
  • Lenten Listening Calendar

    Music is an integral part of Lent. The season of Lent (the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday) is a time when we prepare our hearts and minds for the death and resurrection of Jesus. From Medieval chants, Bach's liturgical music, and Martin Luther's hymns - to more contemporary hymns, there is a rich selection of music for the Lente...
  • 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 ...