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This study introduces students to a wide variety of composers, but through works especially captivating to children. An assortment of picture books designed to accompany the works further augment the study.


This guide: 


  • is designed for a full year (3 terms/36 weeks), but can be altered, if needed
  • offers teaching notes, activity suggestions, some printable pages, exam prompts and thirty-six lessons which coordinate with the Children's Classics CD
  • is designed for early elementary children primarily, but can certainly be used with slightly older students


Some of the many selections include: 


  • The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
  • Scenes from Childhood
  • Children's Games
  • The Carnival of the Animals
  • The Flight of the Bumble-Bee
  • Peter and the Wolf
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice


Some of the many composers include: Britten, Schumann, L. Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Saint-Saens and Bizet.


This guide is already included in both Year One: The Complete Guide and in Foundations: Lesson Plans for Year one. You do not need to purchase this guide if you have purchased or plan to purchase either of these two guides.



Spotlights: Introduction to Music

  • Please be aware that PDF files are only accessible for 30 days! You need to download your files to your computer or print them within this time range. Thank you!

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