Music Education is a gift we can give our children in as little as a few minutes of intentional time given here and there. These resources are a compilation of some of the resources from my curriculum, as well as some extras that can be added to schoolwork, a music class, or used when you're just trying to fill some extra time before dinner!
Bach Composer Study - Free Lesson
Are you looking to add more composer studies into your homeschool or classroom? This free lesson is the first lesson in my unit "Conversations With Composers" and it is all about the life and music of J.S Bach!
This lesson is a fun, interactive, hands-on way to introduce your children to marvelous composers who contributed great musical works to this world!
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Beethoven Lives Upstairs
This award-winning Classical Kids series introduces children -- and adults -- to the joys of classical music. A dramatic story, a little bit of history and the world's best-loved classical music set the scene for these fun-filled musical adventures.
Also available from Classical Kids: Mr. Bach Comes to Call, Mozart's Magic Fantasy, Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery, Daydreams and Lullabies, Tchaikovsky Discovers America, Hallelujah Handel, Mozart's Magnificent Voyage
Find them for borrow at your local library or for purchase here.
The Carnival Of The Animals for Kids by Camille Saint-Saens (23 min)
Download a FREE active listening activity to accompany “The Carnival of the Animals”!
Disney’s ‘Peter & The Wolf’ narrated by David Bowie
DoodleChaos - Line Rider (Beethoven’s 5th Symphony)
These videos of hand draw doodles synchronized to music are so fun to watch, and are a fantastic visual way to begin to understand music. The creator spent over 3 months drawing everything by hand just to create this synchronized line rider track to Beethoven's 5th!
DoodleChaos has a number fo fascinating line rider videos to check out!
Find it and others here: https://youtu.be/vcBn04IyELc
George Meets The Orchestra
Follow George as he chats with players of the Sydney Youth Orchestra and learns all about the four families of the orchestra – strings, brass, woodwind and percussion.
This video is a perfect introduction to classical music for kids aged 2-5.
Watch George here: https://youtu.be/M0Jc4sP0BEE
Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Did you know this beloved book by Virgina Lee Burton has been set to wonderful music performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra?!
Check out your local library for a copy of the book and CD to borrow or purchase it here.
Musical Landscape - Free Lesson
Music is such an important part of your child's education. This free sample lesson will ignite a curiosity and love for music in a unique and fresh way!
In it you'll find two different activities designed for children ages 4-8 and 8-12, as well as taking a closer look at 3 popular instruments; the piano, violin and the piano.
Join me while we watch inspiring performances by 'The Piano Guys', '40 Fingers', and 'Joshua Bell.' Your child will also get to meet George and the orchestra and experience all the different instrument families there are.
Plus, inside this lesson you will be given some musical book suggestions and of course, some beautiful listening suggestions as well!
Download it here:
Virtual 360 Orchestra Experience
This video is an orchestral virtual reality experience of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra from The Netherlands. It includes 6 different points of view for both your eyes and your ears, right in the middle of the orchestra, as if you're one of the musicians.
Each location has a uniquely recorded audioscape, making this a way of experiencing the well-known 5th of Beethoven something you never heard before.
You're going to watch to use headphones to really experience the sound!
This video is part of the the educational interactive-art installation "The Virtual Reality Orchestra Explorer" by The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
Experience it here: https://youtu.be/V_To4k9AJXc