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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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