PRELUDE: an Introduction to Music for Children, is a music curriculum for ages 4 to 12.
Through 12 simple lessons, you and your children will experience a streamlined journey to discovering and exploring the sounds and music that surrounds you!
Each lesson in our 'PRELUDE' curriculum is educational and filled with creative ways to teach children about different musical themes including: The Orchestra, The Jazz Era, String Instruments, World Music and Singing just to name a few!
'PRELUDE' is 42 pages in total, and includes 3 exclusive supplemental videos.
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.
Designed to be completed in 20-30 minutes, each lesson includes:
- focused teaching on the topic
- a hands on activity or craft
- a selection of listening suggestions
- a selection of reading suggestions
Each lesson in the curriculum offers an alternative activity for your Younger 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!
Lesson topics include:
The Jazz Era
Music Around the World
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 hard copy version:
This physical guide will help you, the teacher or parent, open up the world of music for your children with a profound sense of wonder and curiosity.
The print copy of 'PRELUDE' is 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.
By using your phone’s camera you will be able to click on the QR codes and be linked directly to some inspiring performances.
Purchase the digital copy of 'PRELUDE' here.
This curriculum so engaging and easy to use. I love how I can pull it out with no prep. We all enjoy learning from it and it has opened the door to further learning many times. Thankyou for the excellent resource!
This book has made music fun and easy for a non musical mother. I love music but since I don't play an instrument I was at a loss. My kids love music time. I love that its easy, I don't have to prepare anything in advance. Thanks for creating this wonderful resource!
This open-and-go music curriculum book is incredibly user friendly and aesthetically beautiful! It has been thoughtfully curated and provides a great introduction to a variety of musical themes. My kids love the QR code’s and the activities are engaging. Thank you Sonja for creating “Prelude!” We are looking forward to starting the composer studies too. Highly recommended My Home Grown Symphony.