One of my favorite things about homeschooling is being able to incorporate the fine arts into our home. Studying about specific composers and listening to their music throughout the day has been such a fun and relaxing time in our homeschool. I thought it would be fun to do a series on some favorite composers!
The basic idea of composer study is this:
Pick a composer to study, read great books about him and listen to the music often! I also like to incorporate coloring sheets, worksheets and even notebooking while they are listening the the music. The Charlotte Mason way of composer study is usually to take an entire term to study one composer. That would be one composer every 9-12 weeks. I prefer to do one a month or one every 6 weeks, that’s just my preference.
This week is all about Chopin!
Below is a list of printables, resources and ideas for you to use to create your own Chopin Composer Study!
Lesson Plans, Printables and Unit Studies:
Chopin Meet the Composer from Making Music Fun! There is a free printable music biography, create a writing assignment, word searches and other worksheets, and lots of free printable sheet music so your children can try to play Chopin.
TLSBooks has a Music Worksheet page with tons of free printables! Scroll down to Printable Music Books and you can instantly download a Chopin composer book composer book which includes a quiz and writing exercise. Instructions for printing and binding your book are in the file.
Frederic Chopin Composer Study Packet from Year Round Homeschooling – this packet has 32 pages of copywork, biography pages, word searches, coloring pages, notebooking pages, a timeline worksheet and more!
The Best of Chopin Music Station on You Tube
Books to Read:
Frederic Chopin, Son of Polan Early Years $12.56
Frederic Chopin, Son of Poland Later Years $12.95
Life of Chopin FREE on Kindle!
Chopin The Boy Who Made Beautiful Melodies FREE on Kindle!
Don’t miss the other posts in our series:
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!
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