Making Music Praying Twice is a Catholic music curriculum that focuses on children from birth through 8 years old, although many older children may enjoy the curriculum (or maybe even just being helpers). It is a 95 song journey through the Liturgical year of the church. Making Music Praying Twice (which comes from a quote by St. Augustine of Caterbury who said, “He who sings,
Last school year, I had a strong desire to start my boys in music lessons. And, while this led to a quest for a free piano, which my husband spent many hours refinishing for us, it has also brought much joy into our home. At the time, our daughter was in preschool, and we decided to focus only on starting our boys with the piano,
Not everything has to become a formal lesson at our house, but I love being able to sneak in some learning with a helping of fun. I have seen in my own life that songs I have learned as a child I can still remember to this day. While this has many applications to homeschooling I only want to talk about one today, called Schoolhouse
The History of Classical Music is published by Beautiful Feet Books, a long-respected homeschool curriculum provider. The 75 lessons in this curriculum move through classical music starting with Corelli in the Baroque Period and going all the way to Stravinsky in the Modern Era. Here is a list of the many composers studied: Corelli Vivaldi Bach Handel Haydn Mozart Beethoven Schubert Berlioz Mendelssohn Chopin Schumann
It’s that “most wonderful time of the year” again! Many homeschool families take the entire month of December off while others continue on with their regular school routine. In years past we have taken a break from our regular studies – even the 3R’s – to focus on some type of Christmas unit. This year, however, because of some unexpected changes in our schedule, we
After two year of homeschooling, I heard an idea I quickly embraced. In fact, I don’t know why it hadn’t been implemented already. Start each day with worship. We read the Bible. Math lessons were completed. Spelling done. But what about ideas wrapped in melody? I wanted words from the saints echoing in our soul. Our worship time varies greatly from new music to old.
The composer biographies written by Opal Wheeler are a great complement to a Charlotte Mason style composer study. I say complement because studying the biography of a composer is not essential to enjoying his music which is the core of a composer study. Composers in the series include Bach Beethoven Handel Haydn Mozart Schumann Chopin Brahms Foster MacDowell Schubert The biographies cover both the childhood
Art and music appreciation are subjects that if not given priority, fail to be done in our home. (It’s probably safe to assume that is true for many homes.) It seems like every year I plan on adding art appreciation to our long list of subjects and at the end of the year I realize that once again I haven’t done it. One of the