Are you a busy homeschool mom who needs one less subject to facilitate?
A teacher or parent who doesn't feel confident leading their students or children through music appreciation lessons themselves?
Or maybe you are a substitute teacher looking for a fully prepared music lesson?"Learn with Me" Video Lessons are for YOU!
About "Learn with Me" Video Lessons:
Let us do the teaching, reading and facilitating of each lesson in our 'Conversations with Composers' curriculum in order to give you, the teacher or parent, a more “hands off” approach.
Our 'Conversations with Composers' curriculum workbook and video lessons work hand in hand! All of the information and activities facilitated in the "Learn with Me" Video Lessons are directly from our 'Conversations with Composers' workbook.
Facilitating your children's learning is simple:
- Have the listed materials gathered at the beginning of each lesson for your child(ren).
- Press or scan any links in the workbook to view music performances or supplemental videos when prompted to in the lesson video.
That’s it! Each lesson beautifully finishes off with Sonja reading a hand chosen story relating to the theme of the lesson.
About 'Conversations with Composers':
'Conversations with Composers' is a Composer study of 12 inspirational Composers spanning the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th century era's.
This curriculum for ages 4-12 covers the life, history, style and famous works of 12 dynamic musicians.
Each lesson in 'Conversations with Composers' is educational and filled with creative ways to teach children about the lives of 12 famous composers including: J.S Bach, L.V Beethoven, George Gershwin, Clara Schumann and John Williams just to name a few!
'Conversations with Composers' features detailed hand drawn illustrations throughout, including a set of custom cut-out paper dolls! The curriculum is 77 pages and includes 3 exclusive supplemental videos to accompany the lessons.
Accompanying each lesson is a craft or activity, as well as a handful of reading and listening suggestions. All suggestions are hand picked and pre-screened to correlate with the theme of the lesson. This unit even includes the opportunity to learn how to dance Tchaikovsky's "Trepak" and how to waltz!
Designed to be completed in 20-40 minutes, each lesson includes:
- focused teaching on the composer
- a hands on activity or craft
- a selection of listening suggestions
- a selection of reading suggestions
- composer colouring pages for busy hands OR to display as a timeline
Each lesson in the curriculum offers an alternative activity for your Young Learners (ages 4-8) and for Older Learners (ages 8-12) so you can teach the whole family together!
What a blessing to be able to give our children a lifelong love and appreciation of music and the lives that created such great masterpieces!
- J.S Bach
- A. Vivaldi
- W.A Mozart
- L.V Beethoven
- Pytor Tchaikovsky
- Clara Schumann
- Frederick Chopin
- Johann Strauss
- Camille Saint-Saens
- George Gershwin
- Scott Joplin
- John Williams
Additional supplies needed:
Activities are designed to be done at home with regular household supplies. Once in a while, there may be additional supplies needed (for example, chocolate bars in Lesson 8.)
A listening platform and the use of the internet (mainly for YouTube video clips) is highly recommended! If you prefer to make the most use of your time, the Listening Suggestions can be played during the activity time. All suggestions can be found on YouTube or on your favourite listening platform.
About the 'Conversations with Composers' workbook:
All the information and activities facilitated in the video lessons are directly from the workbook, therefore, having either a hard copy or digital copy of 'Conversations with Composers' is crucial.
Both the digital and physical ' Conversations with Composers' workbooks are easy to use with simple instructions, a clear list of materials often found in your home to use in lessons, and an appendix of reproducible resources.
With our digital 'Conversations with Composers' workbook, you will be able to click links right from the file or use your phone’s camera to click on the QR codes when a prompt is given in the video and you’ll be linked directly to some inspiring performances. Print out the whole workbook on your own home printer, or just print out the resource pages as needed.
Purchase the hard copy 'Conversations with Composers' workbook along with the stand alone video lessons if you prefer to have a physical spiral bound copy of the curriculum. You'll be able to photocopy resources and use your phone's camera to click on the QR codes and be linked directly to some inspiring performances when a prompt is given in the video.
Please note: Once you have completed your purchase you will receive an email with a PDF detailing instructions for how to download the video lesson files. Digital products are final sale and are not eligible for return. See refund policy here.