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SQUILT Music Appreciation Review

Last year we spent a semester learning about the orchestra, the instruments, and a few composers as well. We had a great time and I was able to put together my own curriculum that carried us through a basic introduction to classical music and the instruments of the orchestra.

This year I want to build on our foundation from last year and dive a little deeper into composer studies. But this time, I don’t want to have to create the study.

This time I want the plans done for me.

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I want something that is already well-planned but allows for flexible implementation. Because if you know me, then you know I am always following my own inspiration, but I need a solid leaping off point.

I had no idea what would fit the bill until I tried SQUILT music.

SQUILT music lessons are easy to implement music appreciation lessons that are perfect for your homeschool. Read my full SQUILT review and learn how we are implementing this curriculum. Continue Reading

Homeschooling, Music

Homeschool Music: Classical Composers and the Orchestra

Suddenly our homeschool music class seems to be my kids’ favorite subject.

This makes very little sense because I am the one teaching it.  It’s a bit crazy because I don’t play an instrument, other than rudimentary piano, and I don’t sing.  I lack musical talent in every single way.  Yet, we are all having a blast, learning a ton, and there are days that my kids beg for more!

So what are we doing?

We are studying classical composers and the orchestra and having an amazing time.

You are capable of teaching homeschool music to your kids. There are great books, videos and other resources available to equip you with everything you need to introduce your kids to classical composers and the orchestra. Continue Reading