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Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Impressionist Era Composer

Claude Debussy was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, on August 22, 1862. He was the oldest of five children. His father owned a china and crockery shop, and his mother, Victorine Manoury Debussy, was a seamstress.

Claude began piano lessons at the age of seven with an Italian violinist named Cerrito. His musical talent was quite evident, and by the age of ten Claude began studying music at the Paris Conservatoire. During his time there he studied composition, music history, piano, organ, and solfge. His experimental approach to composing music was problematic to his teachers however, as he did not like following the strict rules of the Conservatory.  Read more…

Here are some free resources you can use to teach your kids about Claude Debussy.   There are several printable resources, including a biography and free printable sheet music.

Free Biography

Claude Debussy | Printable Biography

Free Worksheets

Claude Debussy | Composer Word Search Worksheet
“Meet the Composer” Scavenger Hunt
“Meet the Composer” Job Application

Free Sheet Music

Clair de Lune for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo

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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) Russian Romantic Era Composer

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in 1840 in present-day Udmurtia, Russia. His father was a Ukrainian mining engineer. Peter began piano lessons at the age of five, and within three years he could read music as well as his teacher. Read more…

Here are some free resources you can use to teach your kids about famous Russian composer, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky .  Have a look at the homeschool lesson ideas.    There are several printable resources, including a biography and worksheets.  And to round out the study on Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, there is free printable sheet music.

Homeschool Lesson Ideas

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Printable Biography

Free Printable Worksheets

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Word Search
“Meet the Composer” Job Application | Worksheet

Play Tchaikovsky’s Music
Give your kids a hands-on music making experience. Ask your child’s music teacher about including the study of one of these pieces in their music lesson.

Swan Lake (Solo) for Easy/Level 1 Piano Solo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake (Duet) Easy/Level 1 Piano Duet by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Beriozka (The Birch Tree) for Easy/Level 2 Piano Solo | 4th Symphony Theme
March Slav for Easy/Level 2 Piano Solo
Trepak (Nutcracker) for Easy/Level 2 Piano Solo
Arabian Dance (Nutcracker) for Intermediate/Level 3 Piano Solo
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Nutcracker) for Intermediate/Level 3 Piano Solo
Chinese Dance (Nutcracker) for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
Dance of the Reeds (Nutcracker) for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
Theme from 1812 Overture for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
March (Nutcracker) for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
Waltz of the Flowers (Nutcracker) for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo

 

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Learn all about some great Italian composers!  Here is a wonderful collection of resources for learning all about Vivaldi and Rossini.  With each composer, there are free printable resources that will help your child learn all about these composers from Italy.  Learn in a fun way with printable biographies, word search worksheets, writing assignments,  printable sheet music, and homeschool lesson plans.  Best of all, these resources are all free!

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Italian Baroque Era Composer

Antonio Vivaldi was born on March 4, 1678 in Venice, Italy. Antonio’s father, Giovanni Battista, a barber before becoming a violinist, taught young Antonio to play the violin and then toured Venice playing the violin with him.  At the age of 15, Antonio began training to become a priest. At the age of 25, he was ordained a priest and soon after became known as the II Prete Rosso, “The Red Priest”, because of his red hair. Due to his health, he left the priesthood in 1703 after only 3 years. But he was still able to pursue a career in music.

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Antonio Vivaldi | Printable Biography

Free Sheet Music

Spring (Four Seasons) by Vivaldi for Easy/Level 2 Piano Solo
Autumn (Four Seasons) by Vivaldi for Intermediate/Level 3 Piano Solo

Free Worksheets

Antonio Vivaldi | Word Search
“Meet the Composer” Job Application | Worksheet

Free Lesson Plans

Homeschool Music Lesson Plans for Antonio Vivaldi

 

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792-1868) Italian Romantic Era Composer

Gioachino Antonio Rossini was born in Pesaro, Italy on February 29, 1792 into a family of musicians. Gioachino’s parents began his musical training at a young age.  At the age of six, he was playing the triangle in his father’s band.  Antonio’s father made a bad choice and had to go to jail. His mother, as a result, decided to move her family to Bologna to support them as an opera singer. As a child, Antonio performed as an apprentice opera performer, and later entered the Conservatory of Bolonga to study cello and composition. Because he was so taken by the music of Mozart his classmates referred to him as “the little German.”

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Gioachino Antonio Rossini | Printable Biography

Free Worksheets

Gioachino Antonio Rossini | Word Search
“Meet the Composer” Job Application | Worksheet

Free Sheet Music

Overture to William Tell for Easy/Level 2 Piano Solo
Barber of Seville for Intermediate/Level 4 Piano Solo
Overture to William Tell for Easy Clarinet Solo
Overture to William Tell for Easy Trumpet Solo

Lesson Plan

Write a few paragraphs on Gioachino Antonio Rossini that includes facts about his life, music and culture. Then allow your child to be creative in their response to the YouTube Video clip.

Watch a YouTube Video
Watch a performance of Rossini’s William Tell Overture on YouTube.com.

 

 

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Frederic Chopin was a Romantic-era Polish composer.  He was born on March 1, 1810 in Poland. His father was French and his mother was Polish. In his future the music of both of these nations would influence his compositions. Some of his works for piano are called mazurkas and polonaises, which are polish dances.  All of Chopin’s compositions include the piano; most are for solo piano, although he also wrote two piano concertos, a few chamber pieces, and some songs to Polish lyrics

Here are some free resources you can use to teach your kids about Frederic Chopin.  Have a look at the homeschool lesson plans.  A well-rounded lesson plan to teach your child all about Chopin.  There are several printable resources, including a biography.  And to round out the study on Frederic Chopin, there is free printable sheet music.

 

Free Printable Composer Biography

Frederic Chopin | Printable Biography

 

Free Worksheets

Frederic Chopin | Word Search
“Meet the Composer” Job Application | Worksheet

 

Free Sheet Music

Funeral March for Intermediate/Level 3 Piano Solo
Nocture in E Flat Op.9, No.2 for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
Polonaise Op. 53 (Heroic) for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo

 

Free Lesson Plans

Homeschool Music Lesson Plans for Frederic Chopin

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Is your child struggling with note naming? Does he or she love to play an instrument but has trouble with knowing which note to play? For music teachers, moms, dads, or even yourself, these free printable music flash cards are attractive and are a great way to drill note recognition.

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Treble Clef Free Printable Flash Cards

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Bass Clef Free Printable Flash Cards

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Viola Clef Free Printable Flash Cards

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Flash Frog Free Printable Note Naming Flash Cards

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Learn all about great French composers Camille Saint-Saëns and Claude Debussy !  With each composer, there are free printable resources that will help your child learn all about these composers from France.  Learn in a fun way with printable biographies, word search worksheets, writing assignments,  printable sheet music, and homeschool lesson plans.  Best of all, these resources are all free!

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) French Romantic Era Composer

Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns was born in Paris, France in 1835. His father was a government clerk who died 3 months after his birth. At the request of his mother, Camille’s great-aunt Charlotte moved in with them. She was the first to introduce him to the piano. Beginning piano lessons at the age of two, he came to be known as one of the outstanding child prodigies of his time. He almost immediately began to write music with his first composition for piano dated March 22, 1839. His talent was not limited to music, he also learned to read by age three and mastered Latin by age seven. Read more…

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Free Printable Composer Biography

Camille Saint-Saëns | Printable Biography

Free Worksheets

Camille Saint-Saëns | Word Search
“Meet the Composer” Job Application | Worksheet
Kangaroo from Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saens) | Listening Map

Free Lesson Plans

Homeschool Music Lesson Plan for Camille Saint-Saens

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Impressionist Era Composer

Claude began piano lessons at the age of seven with an Italian violinist named Cerrito.  His musical talent was quite evident, and by the age of ten Claude began studying music at the Paris Conservatoire. During his time there he studied composition, music history, piano, organ, and solfge. His experimental approach to composing music was problematic to his teachers however, as he did not like following the strict rules of the Conservatory.  Read more…

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Free Printable Composer Biography

Claude Debussy | Printable Biography

Free Worksheets

Claude Debussy | Composer Word Search Worksheet
“Meet the Composer” Scavenger Hunt
“Meet the Composer” Job Application

Free Sheet Music

Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo

 

 

 

 

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Johannes Brahms was born in Hamburg, Germany on May 7, 1833. Johannes’ father, a town musican, gave him his first musical instruction.  At the age of seven he studied piano with Otto Friedrich Willibald Cossel. Young Brahms gave concerts in Hamburg and worked playing piano in restaurants and theaters to help support his family.

When Brahms was 20 he met famous composers Franz Liszt and Robert Schumann.  Schumann was so impressed with Brahms’ music that he wrote an article for a music journal that made Brahms famous.  Brahms’ success was also due to his hard work and his critical attitude toward his own music.  He never felt he could live up to the standard set by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Below are some free resources you can use to teach your kids about Johannes Brahms. Have a look at the homeschool lesson plan. A well-rounded lesson plan to teach your child all about this Romantic Era composer. There are several printable resources, including a biography. And to round out the study on Brahms, there is free printable sheet music.

Free Lesson Plans

Homeschool Music Lesson Plans for Johannes Brahms

Free Printable Composer Biography

Johannes Brahms | Printable Biography

Free Worksheets

Brahms |  Word Search Worksheet
“Meet the Composer” Job Application | Worksheet
Brahms | Coloring Page

Free Sheet Music

Lullaby (Cradle Song) for Piano Solo by Johannes Brahms
Waltz in Ab for Piano Solo by Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dance No. 5 for Piano Solo by Johannes Brahms
Brahms Lullaby by Johannes Brahms for Intermediate Flute Solo
Brahms Lullaby by Johannes Brahms for Intermediate Clarinet Solo
Brahms Lullaby by Johannes Brahms for Intermediate Alto Saxophone Solo
Brahms Lullaby by Johannes Brahms for Intermediate Trumpet Solo
Brahms Lullaby by Johannes Brahms for Intermediate Violin Solo

 

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Learn all about some great German composers!  Here is a wonderful collection of resources for learning all about Bach, Handel, Pachelbel, Beethoven, and Brahms.  With each composer, there are free printable resources that will help your child learn all about these composers from Germany.  Learn in a fun way with printable biographies, word search worksheets, coloring pages, writing assignments,  printable sheet music, and homeschool lesson plans.  Best of all, these resources are all free!

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Baroque Era Composer

Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany in 1685. As a child, Bach’s father taught him to play violin and harpsichord. His uncles were all musicians, serving as church organists and court chamber musicians. One of his uncles, Johann Christoph Bach, introduced him to the art of organ playing.  Read more…

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Free Printable Composer Biography

Johann Sebastian Bach | Printable Biography

Free Worksheets

Johann Sebastian Bach | Word Search

“Meet the Composer” Job Application | Worksheet

Johann Sebastian Bach Multiplication Connect-the-Dot

Johann Sebastian Bach Coloring Page

Free Sheet Music

Minuet in G for Easy/Level 1 Piano Solo

Musette in D for Easy/Level 1 Piano Solo

Toccata in D Minor for Intermediate/Level 3 Piano Solo

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo

Minuet in G for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo

Minuet in G Minor for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo

Musette in D for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo

Toccata in D Minor for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo

Free Lesson Plans

Homeschool Music Lesson Plans for Johann Sebastian Bach

George Frideric Handel  (1685-1759) Baroque Era Composer

George Frideric Handel was born on February 23, 1685 in the North German province of Saxony, in the same year as Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. George’s father wanted him to be a lawyer, though music had captivated his attention. His mother in contrast, supported his interest in music, and he was allowed to take keyboard and music composition lessons. His aunt gave him a harpsichord for his seventh birthday which Handel played whenever he had the chance. Read more…

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Free Printable Composer Biography

George Frideric Handel | Printable Biography

Free Worksheets

George Frideric Handel Word Search

“Meet the Composer” Job Application | Worksheet

Messiah/Hallelujah Chorus | Listening Map

Free Sheet Music

Hallelujah Chorus for Intermediate/Level 3 Piano Solo
Theme from Water Music for Easy/Level 2 Piano Solo

Free Lesson Plans

Free Lesson Plans for George Frideric Handel

Johann Pachelbel (1685-1750) Baroque Era Composer

Johann Pachelbel was born in Germany, in the city of Nurnberg in 1653. His father enrolled him in the St. Lorenz High School but soon recognized Johann’s musical potential and arranged for outside musical training.  Johann also showed such impressive academic abilities that he was allowed to attend various non-music classes at Nurnberg’s Auditorium Aegidianum.  These abilities also allowed him to gain entrance to the Universitat Altdorf in 1669 at the age of fifteen. In addition to his academic and musical studies, he served as organist at the Pfarrkirche.  Read more…

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Free Printable Composer Biography

Johann Pachelbel | Printable Biography

Free Worksheets

Johann Pachelbel | Word Search
“Meet the Composer” Job Application | Worksheet

Free Sheet Music

Canon in D for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
Canon in D for Intermediate Guitar Solo

Free Lesson Plans

Homeschool Music Lesson Plans for Johann Pachelbel

Ludwig Van Beethoven(1685-1759) Baroque Era Composer

Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in 1770, to Johann van Beethoven and Maria Magdalena Keverich. Although Beethoven’s exact birth date is not known, his family celebrated it on December 16. Ludwig’s first musical instruction came from his father Johann who was said to have been a harsh instructor. Johann later asked his friend, Tobias Pfeiffer, to teach his son. It seems that the harsh treatment continued, as Johann and his friend would come home late on occasion to pull young Ludwig from his bed to practice until morning..  Read more…

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Free Printable Composer Biography

Ludwig Van Beethoven | Printable Biography

Free Worksheets

Beethoven Word Search
“Meet the Composer” Job Application | Worksheet
Beethoven Multiplication-Connect-the-Dot
Beethoven Coloring Page

Free Sheet Music

Beethoven’s Fifth for Easy/Level 2 Piano Solo
Ode to Joy for Easy/Level 2 Piano Solo
Für Elise for Intermediate/Level 3 Piano Solo
Ode to Joy for Intermediate/Level 4 Piano Solo
Minuet in G for Intermediate/Level 4 Piano Solo
Moonlight Sonata for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
Ecossaise for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
Pathetique Sonata for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
Rage Over a Lost Penny for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo
Beethoven | Free Piano Book for Easy/Intermediate Piano
Für Elise for Easy Flute Solo with Piano Accompaniment
Ode to Joy for Beginner Flute Solo with Piano Accompaniment
Für Elise for Easy Clarinet Solo with Piano Accompaniment
Ode to Joy for Beginner Clarinet Solo with Piano Accompaniment
Ode to Joy for Beginner Alto Saxophone Solo with Piano Accompaniment
Ode to Joy for Beginner Trumpet Solo with Piano Accompaniment
Ode to Joy for Beginner Trombone Solo with Piano Accompaniment
Ode to Joy for Beginner Violin Solo with Piano Accompaniment
Ode to Joy for Beginner Viola Solo with Piano Accompaniment
Ode to Joy for Beginner Cello Solo with Piano Accompaniment

Free Lesson Plans

Homeschool Music Lesson Plans for Ludwig Van Beethoven

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Romantic Era Composer

Johannes Brahms was born in Hamburg, Germany on May 7, 1833. Johannes’ father, a town musician, gave him his first musical instruction.  At the age of seven he studied piano with Otto Friedrich Willibald Cossel. Young Brahms gave concerts in Hamburg and worked playing piano in restaurants and theaters to help support his family..  Read more…

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Free Printable Composer Biography

Johannes Brahms | Printable Biography

Free Worksheets

Brahms |  Word Search Worksheet
“Meet the Composer” Job Application | Worksheet
Brahms | Coloring Page

Free Sheet Music

Lullaby (Cradle Song) for Piano Solo by Johannes Brahms
Waltz in Ab for Piano Solo by Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dance No. 5 for Piano Solo by Johannes Brahms
Brahms Lullaby by Johannes Brahms for Intermediate Flute Solo
Brahms Lullaby by Johannes Brahms for Intermediate Clarinet Solo
Brahms Lullaby by Johannes Brahms for Intermediate Alto Saxophone Solo
Brahms Lullaby by Johannes Brahms for Intermediate Trumpet Solo
Brahms Lullaby by Johannes Brahms for Intermediate Violin Solo

Free Lesson Plans

Homeschool Music Lesson Plans for Johannes Brahms

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Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany in 1770, to Johann van Beethoven and Maria Magdalena Keverich. Although Beethoven’s exact birth date is not known, his family celebrated it on December 16. Ludwig’s first musical instruction came from his father Johann who was said to have been a harsh instructor. Johann later asked his friend, Tobias Pfeiffer, to teach his son. It seems that the harsh treatment continued, as Johann and his friend would come home late on occasion to pull young Ludwig from his bed to practice until morning.

Below are some free resources you can use to teach your kids about Ludwig van Beethoven. Have a look at the homeschool lesson plan. A well-rounded lesson plan to teach your child all about this Classical Era composer. There are several printable resources, including a biography. And to round out the study on Beethoven, there is free printable sheet music.

Free Lesson Plans

Homeschool Music Lesson Plans for Ludwig Van Beethoven

Free Printable Composer Biography

Ludwig Van Beethoven | Printable Biography

Free Worksheets

Beethoven Word Search
“Meet the Composer” Job Application | Worksheet
Beethoven Multiplication-Connect-the-Dot
Beethoven Coloring Page

Free Sheet Music

Beethoven’s Fifth for Easy/Level 2 Piano Solo
Ode to Joy for Easy/Level 2 Piano Solo
Für Elise for Intermediate/Level 3 Piano Solo

Ode to Joy for Intermediate/Level 4 Piano Solo

Minuet in G for Intermediate/Level 4 Piano Solo

Moonlight Sonata for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo

Ecossaise for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo

Pathetique Sonata for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo

Rage Over a Lost Penny for Intermediate/Level 5 Piano Solo

Beethoven | Free Piano Book for Easy/Intermediate Piano

Für Elise for Easy Flute Solo with Piano Accompaniment

Ode to Joy for Beginner Flute Solo with Piano Accompaniment

Für Elise for Easy Clarinet Solo with Piano Accompaniment

Ode to Joy for Beginner Clarinet Solo with Piano Accompaniment

Ode to Joy for Beginner Alto Saxophone Solo with Piano Accompaniment

Ode to Joy for Beginner Trumpet Solo with Piano Accompaniment

Ode to Joy for Beginner Trombone Solo with Piano Accompaniment

Ode to Joy for Beginner Violin Solo with Piano Accompaniment

Ode to Joy for Beginner Viola Solo with Piano Accompaniment

Ode to Joy for Beginner Cello Solo with Piano Accompaniment

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Here is a free printable all-in-one piano book for your young beginner.  This book is all you need to get started!  This 34 page printable book is in a high quality PDF format.  Most pages have cute illustrations, making it engaging for the young beginner.

The makers of this primer piano book describe it like this:
The MMF! All-in-One Primer is a graded edition that for young piano students the speeds progress by introducing students to a limited collection of musical elements, and then drills these elements sufficiently to help the student may gain mastery over them. It’s an everything-they- need-and-nothing-they-don’t method book to help students succeed quickly. MMF! All-in-One Primer is recommended for the younger beginner. Older students may elect to begin with the MMF! All-in-One Piano Book – Level 1A.

All-In-One Piano Primer Book for the Young Beginner

Contents
Introduction  Color That Note! Note Name Worksheet | Treble Clef
It All Adds Up | Basic Rhythms Worksheet
Middle “C” Warm-Up
Middle “C” and “D” Warm-Up
I Love Bubble Gum
Au Clair de la Lune
I Am a Gold Lock
Fudge, Fudge, Call the Judge
How I Love My Horsy
I Saw a Goat
Color That Note! Note Name Worksheet | Bass Clef
Rhythm Connect | Basic Rhythms Worksheet
Doctor Foster
Purple Cow
Who’s That Tapping at My Window
Jack Be Nimble
Do Unto Others
Hop On One Foot
Lucy Locket
Jim Along Josie
Banbury Cross
I Had a Little Hobby Horse
Let’s Celebrate
Review
Certificate

Recommended Piano Apps
Apps that really help kids to learn to play the piano.
MMF! Piano Primer App | Download on Apple App Store
Treble Clef Kids | Download on Apple App Store
Music for Little Mozarts | Download on Apple App Store

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