Let Me Teach For You!
Take one thing off your plate.
Sit back and relax as I lead your children in music appreciation lessons that will engage, delight, and leave them wanting more.
A SQUILT LIVE! membership is the perfect way for children to gain a little independence and for parents to know they are learning music from an EXPERT who has a passion for providing families with a quality music education.
"SQUILT LIVE! has become such a fun anchor to our week! It is a blessing! I only wish I could get something like laundry done during your lesson however I can't help but join my kids to watch and listen too.
A rich packet of information along with your kind guidance keeps us focused, and well, the music plays for itself. We love everything about SQUILT!"
We are currently finishing our 2020-2021 school year schedule.
Click here to see the full list of themes, lesson dates, and everything you need to know about membership in 2020-2021.
Current themes & special events:
May: Movie Music Month - this May we will explore how "classical" music has been animated. We will also have an encore presentation of our John Williams "May the 4th Be With You" lesson.
Join us for a Summer of Song in June, July & August.
Singing is beautiful and so much fun. In June we will learn what a folk song is, the characteristics of a folk song, and also listen to and sing a plethora of folk songs!
In July we will learn about the different types of voice, choral singing, barbershop groups, and other vocal ensembles.
To round out the summer in August we will listen to songs from around the world.
Remember, SQUILT LIVE! is structured so you can join us at absolutely any time. We have BASICS lessons for new members - once you watch them you'll be ready to go for your first LIVE! and/or recorded class.
With a SQUILT LIVE! Monthly Membership You Receive:
2 live SQUILT music appreciation lessons taught by Mary (recordings available if you are not able to attend). Lessons include printable listening maps, notebooking pages, and supplemental activities.
A monthly listening calendar - clickable PDF with an engaging piece of music to share with your children each day - NEW for 2019-2020: Available as a password protected YouTube playlist
Access to the archives of all past live lessons (over 80 recorded lessons for you to choose from)
- Access to all previous special events - including special events done with Chalk Pastel and No Sweat Nature Study LIVE!.
- Access to SQUILT "Basics" lessons - short lessons about the fundamentals of music - presented on a bi-monthly basis and recorded for our members
20% discount on all products in the store, as long as you are a member
A members only volume - SQUILT Goes to the Movies - valued at $16!
A weekly member email with teaching tips, event reminders, and more!
Who is a SQUILT LIVE! Monthly Membership For?
(We think EVERYONE, but if you really want to know ...)
Preschool through middle-school aged children
Families with multiple ages learning together at the same time
Children of all learning abilities and styles
Homeschool Co-Op classes
Parents who want to learn about beautiful music with their children
Families who want to design their own music appreciation studies according to era of history. Use our indexed archives to pick and choose the lessons you want to watch!
3 Levels of Membership:
BEST VALUE! $200/year
Mary holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Southern Methodist University and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Georgia State University. She taught music in the public schools in Texas and Georgia for 10 years before beginning her career as a homeschooling mother.
During this time she began to develop the SQUILT Music Appreciation curriculum, all the while teaching piano lessons, music co-op classes, and more. It is her heart's greatest desire to share her love of music with children. SQUILT LIVE! is the culmination of years of sharing the SQUILT method with literally thousands of children.
Her favorite composer is Aaron Copland and her favorite instrument is the pipe organ. Music is so much more than Beethoven, Bach, & Mozart (although we learn about them, too) and she wants to bring your children that wonderful variety.
She enjoys playing piano and directs the Cherub Choir at her church. When she's not working on SQUILT you will find her spending time with her family or curled up somewhere reading a good book!
"Truly, Mary, you are so gifted and we enjoy your lessons so much. You provide an amazing place to appreciate and learn a wide variety of music, a break from our busy day and an opportunity for me to model being a 'teachable student' to my little one......I enjoy this class as much as she does! For about an hour after each class we dive a little deeper.
I wish you many more joy-filled years of this outreach as you are truly making a difference!"
~ Margot - SQUILT LIVE! parent
"I wanted to to thank you SO much for everything you have given us this year.
We joined you in June and have learned so much - we never miss a lesson! The listening calendars are a highlight in our day. We always listen around the breakfast table and we have a growing list of our favourite pieces of music (Beethoven’s 7th and Dudamel’s Conga del Fuego are high up there!). Our daughter has asked Santa for a violin and our son will start Ukelele lessons in January and I credit all of this to your passion and knowledge, which inspires and informs."
~ Lisa - SQUILT LIVE! parent
How long are the online lessons? Lessons are 45 - 60 minutes, with a brief time after the lesson for parents to ask any questions about the music.
Is SQUILT LIVE! a stand alone resource? YES! No prior SQUILT or music appreciation knowledge is necessary.
Will the lessons be recorded? YES. All lessons will be recorded and you will have access to them in the archives.
What will I need to prepare for a SQUILT LIVE! lesson? Simply print the materials for that lesson from the member area and login to the webinar. It's that easy.
What is your co-op licensing? One membership per FIVE FAMILIES, please. This means that the families in the membership need to be viewing the lessons TOGETHER.
Will you have lessons in the summer? Yes. Learning doesn't end in the summer, and SQUILT LIVE! is a year-round program.
How do you select music? Each month has a theme and the pieces for the month center around our theme. Music is from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern Eras.
What days are the live lessons? Live lessons are scheduled on Mondays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. ET -- if you can come at either of those times you are good!
- How do I renew my membership? Membership is automatically renewed. Your membership can be managed at any time by logging into the member area and accessing the member dashboard.