15-Minute Music Lesson

A Fine Arts Summer Adventure into Narnia (E13)

A Fine Arts Summer Adventure into Narnia (E13)

For the last few years I’ve been doing collaborations with the wonderful homeschool providers Alisha Gratehouse and her daughter Olivia Gratehouse of Masterpiece Society and Dachelle McVey of Literary Adventures for Kids! Last Christmas we did What the Dickens?: A Christmas Carol Teatime with Dachelle, Gena, Alisha and Olivia. And last year about this same…

Free 15-Minute Music Lesson on Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols

Free 15-Minute Music Lesson on Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols

Last December I taught a really neat live class for the Music in Our Homeschool Plus membership. I was all about Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, which I wasn’t very familiar with before I prepared for teach the class. Today, I have a short version for you. Enjoy this free 15-Minute Music Lesson on…

15-Minute Flamenco Music Lesson for Kids: Music of Spain

Let’s enjoy a free 15-Minute Music Lesson of Flamenco Music of Spain today! Flamenco music is a passionate and emotive musical genre that originated in the southern regions of Spain, particularly in Andalusia. It is characterized by its powerful rhythms, intricate guitar playing, soulful vocals, and expressive dancing. Enjoy learning about Flamenco! Disclosure: I get…

15-Minute Music Lesson of “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”

15-Minute Music Lesson of “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”

As the holidays approach, many families find themselves listening to holiday music on the radio or streaming it online. This is a great way to get into the holiday spirit! However, have you ever stopped to think about what your children are actually hearing when they listen to these songs? If you’re looking for a…

15-Minute Music Lesson of Music Inspired by the Moon ~ Music in Nature Series

15-Minute Music Lesson of Music Inspired by the Moon ~ Music in Nature Series

Today’s Music in Nature Series brings you a 15-Minute Music Lesson of Music Inspired by the Moon. Numerous composers throughout the centuries have written music that the gorgeous nighttime celestial body inspired them to write. Enjoy listening to three pieces today, but there is also a list of more if you’d like to continue your…

5 Notable Romantic Era American Composers to Study during High School

5 Notable Romantic Era American Composers to Study during High School

Today let’s have a 15-Minute Music Lesson about 5 Notable Romantic Era American Composers to Study during High School! The Romantic Era of music was during the 1800s. The American composers we’ll learn about today are Stephen Foster, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Lowell Mason, Edward MacDowell, and Amy Beach. Read about each composer below and listen…