By Barbara Krafft
In my first post about Music Study, I explained that we study a composer and his works for 6-8 weeks at a time and why that is an important part of our children’s education.
This week I will share how we accomplish this study through a simple process –
- I introduce the children to the composer’s name and invite them to listen to it the first time while we eat lunch, work on a handicraft, draw, or do a puzzle.
- Then we listen to it everyday during some portion of school as background music.
- Sometime during that 6-8 week period we read a book or biography about the composer.
- At the end of the study, we do a notebooking page about the composer’s life and our favorite piece that we learned. Often the girls will share the reason it is their favorite piece.