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  • 25 Patriotic American Classical Music Pieces

    Music is a universal language we all have the capacity to understand and appreciate.  The ability to recognize and appreciate varied types of music is a gift we can give our children. Here at SQUILT Musicit is our mission to equip families and educators to share music with children - to give that most precious of gifts to the next generation....
  • 10 Best YouTube Channels for Classical Music

    We KNOW it is important to expose our children to beautiful music. Each SQUILT Music Appreciation volume features carefully curated recordings of the best music to share with children. In our quest to bring you the best curriculum, we have discovered several YouTube channels that are wonderful for children. Use these channels throughout your ...
  • Lenten Listening Calendar

    Music is an integral part of Lent. The season of Lent (the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday - this year it is March 1 - April 15) 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 ...
  • 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.  ...