Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Classic Music Study

One aspect of a Classical Education is to incorporate the study of Classical Music. So far this school year we have studied Mozart, Beethoven, and now we have started on Tchaikovsky.

We use the following format for our Classic Music Studies:

Music Study Format
1. Listening Study
2. Comparison
3. Biographical information( Picture books, children biographies, movies, etc..)
4. Project (making craft instruments, etc...)

A great resource for Children's Classic Music projects, printouts and audio is: http://www.classicsforkids.com/
Today during our Music hour we read the Picture Book "Swan Lake" illustrated by Shigeru Hatsuyama while listening to a few selections from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Sometime we turn the lights off and listen to a piece while laying still. At elementary age don't expect to get more than a "I like the way it sounds." or "This music is pretty." With an other child you can ask more probing questions.


  1. This will work great with our composer learning. Thank you for sharing this, I will dig up the site to egypt as well. Thanks for dropping by tonight and sharing. I thought I followed you I had seen someone posted a site also. I will check em both out. Thanks again, God bless you. Have a super great week! :)

  2. I meant also to share, your blog is great. Very beautiful and loads of information. God Bless! Thank you again!

  3. Great thanks! My girls are very musical and we will be doing this.


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