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Best of Chopin | Free Homeschool Curriculum Resources

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 Piano Solo
Nocture in E Flat Op.9, No.2 for Intermediate 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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Swan Lake | Sheet Music for Easy and Intermediate Piano

Swan Lake” is a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875-1876. Originally performed in four acts, this piece is based on Russian folk tales and centers on a princess named Odette. Odette was turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer. The music from this ballet is well-known throughout the world.

Download Swan Lake | Free Sheet Music for Easy Piano

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Download Swan Lake | Free Sheet Music for Intermediate Piano

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Alexander Calder | Free Printables and Lesson Plans

Teach about how art and science complement each other. Alexander Calder’s art is a great way to explain kinetic art, art that moves. Learning about this sculptor and toy designer lends to easy and fun hands-on lessons. The following are links to a biography, coloring page, projects, video, and lesson plans to teach about Alexander Calder.

Alexander Calder (1898-1976) American Artist, Sculptor and Toy Maker

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Alexander Calder was born in 1898, in Lawnton, Pennsylvania. He was born into a family of artists. His father Alexander Stirling Calder was a prominent sculptor who created many public sculptures in the Philadelphia area. Calder’s mother, Nanette Lederer Calder, was a professional portrait painter who studied art in Paris before moving to Philadelphia where she met her husband Alexander Stirling Calder.

In 1902, at the age of four, Alexander completed his first sculpture – a clay elephant. In 1909, when he was in the fourth grade, Alexander sculpted a dog and a duck from a sheet of brass. The duck, which could rock back and forth, is one of his earliest examples of his interest in kinetic (moving) sculpture. Read the rest of Alexander Calder’s biography at www.makingartfun.com.

Free Printable Artist Biography

Printable Biography – Alexander Calder

Free Worksheet

Printable Word Search – Alexander Calder

Free Printable Coloring Page

Printable Coloring Page – Alexander Calder

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Free Lesson Plan and Project

Lesson Plan and Cookie Project with Free Printable Cookie Design Worksheet

Printable Cookie Design Worksheet

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Free Art Project Ideas

Pipe Cleaner Project – Alexander Calder

Fun Video with Instructions for Kinetic Art Project and Information about Alexander Calder

Piet Mondrian | Free Printables and Lesson Plans

Have you heard of Piet Mondrian?  Chances are that even if you haven’t heard of this amazing artist that you have seen his work, copied in clothing, shoes, architecture, and advertisements.  Below are ideas to explain how one artist can influence many other spheres of life.  In addition to the links and ideas below,  go to google images and type in “Piet Mondrian Influences.”  You and your student will be surprised how many different areas have been impacted by this artist.

Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) Dutch Modern Artist

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Piet Mondrian was born in Amersfoort in the Netherlands, in 1872. He was the second of his parent’s children. At a very young age his father Pieter and his Uncle Fritz, both artists themselves, introduced Piet to the world of art.

In 1892, Mondrian entered the Academy for Fine Art in Amsterdam as a qualified teacher. While teaching at the academy he also practiced his painting. Most of his paintings from this period were of landscapes. These pastoral images of Holland included fields, cows and windmills. These paintings were representational, and show the influence that the pointillist (painting with dots) and fauvist (vivid colors) movements had on him. Read more…

Free Printable Artist Biography

Printable Biography – Piet Mondrian

Free Worksheets

Printable Word Search – Piet Mondrian

Printable “Meet the Artist” Job Application Worksheet

Free Printable Coloring Page

Printable Coloring Page – Piet Mondrian

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Free Lesson Plan with Art Project

Lesson Plan – Piet Mondrian

Pablo Picasso | Free Printables and Homeschool Lesson Plans

Interested in teaching about Pablo Picasso?? Below are several links to do just that, including biography, coloring pages, watercolor project, and a couple of others!

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish Modern Artist

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Pablo Picasso was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain. He was the first child of Don Jose Ruiz y Blasco, an art teacher, and Maria Picasso y Lopez. At an early age Pablo showed an interest in drawing. His first words were “piz, piz”, which is short for “lapiz”, the Spanish word for pencil. …Read the entire biography at www.makingartfun.com

Free Printable Artist Biography

Printable Biography – Pablo Picasso

Free Worksheet

Printable Word Search – Pablo Picasso

Free Printable Coloring Pages

Printable Coloring Page | Self Portrait – Pablo Picasso

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Printable Coloring Page | Three Musicians – Pablo Picasso

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Free Lesson Plan and Project

Printable Learn to Watercolor Project | Three Musicians – Pablo Picasso

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Website with Free Artist Activity

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Free Printable Artist Minibook

Pablo Picasso Free Printable Minibook

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Printable Music Flash Cards (Treble, Bass, Viola)

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 printable music flash cards are attractive and are a great way to drill note recognition.

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Treble Clef Printable Flash Cards

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Bass Clef Printable Flash Cards

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Viola Clef Printable Flash Cards

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Flash Frog Printable Note Naming Flash Cards

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Best of Brahms | Free Homeschool Curriculum

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.

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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