Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian composer who lived less than 40 years, but left us more than 600 musical works. Learn about this classical composer with these free Mozart printables, resources, and ideas to create your own Mozart Composer Study with your kids.
This post is part of the Composer Study Series
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 love filling my home with beautiful music. I never thought I would be one to enjoy classical music. It was a surprise to see how much I enjoyed listening to it with my children. Since we enjoy it so much, I thought it would be fun to do a series on some of our favorite composers.
How do you do a Charlotte Mason composer study?
The first thing to do is to pick a composer to study, read great books about him and listen to the music often. When we choose a composer to study, we play their music daily.
Listening time can be done during morning time, or during a break for lunch. We will also look for calming videos with the music pieces playing in the background.
I also like to incorporate coloring sheets, worksheets and even notebooking while they are listening to the music. These are great options for younger children. It helps to include them and immerse them in the studies.
How Long Should We Focus on One Composer?
The Charlotte Mason way of composer study is usually to take an entire term to study one composer. That would make it so you are learning about one composer every 9-12 weeks. I prefer to learn about one a month or one every 6 weeks, that’s just my preference.
How to Study the Great Composers
Stories of Great Composers – This open and go resource will introduce your children to the lives of 12 famous composers. It includes everything you need in a unit study. Text, reading comprehension questions, written narration, maps and timeline projects.
Learning about Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the most famous and popular composers of all time. He was one of the most influential composers in the history of Western music. He composed his first piece of music at the age of 5 and wrote his first opera at the age of 12 and was a musical genius.
Mozart is a great choice for composer study because kids are fascinated with the fact that he was a child prodigy. He also is one of a few composers to compose music in every type of musical genre of that time.
Below is a list of printables, resources and ideas for you to use to create your own Mozart Composer Study.
Mozart Biography Printables:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria. He died on December 5, 1791 at the young age of 35. His death was hard to identify, as he was very sickly for many years. Researchers now say it was most likely from a vitamin D deficiency.
These biography printables would be great to keep in a composer notebook.
About Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is an audio story with music samples and links to teacher lessons and a quiz.
Meet Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – this is a printable biography with links to videos and also printable sheet music for your kids to try to play themselves.
Mozart Biography – simple biography with a timeline and link to a Mozart worksheet.
Mozart Lesson Plans, Games, and Unit Studies:
These lesson plans, printables and unit studies will help to further your study of Mozart. There is enough material here to create a solid month of learning of this famous composer.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Homeschool Lesson Plans – 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 like Mozart!
The Quick Story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Video with vocabulary lesson for children and teaching plans.
These Classical Pop Mozart Playing Cards are perfect for a music history lesson with your teens.
Mozart Listening Plans
Listening Ideas for Music by Mozart – If you are unsure of what to listen to, this is a great list.
Free Unit Study with links to a book, listening resources, questions and more.
The 5 Famous Mozart Pieces free printable course will guide your children through 5 different pieces of his music.
Mozart Music Lesson Plans are geared for use with Junior High aged students to help them appreciate his music.
Easy Piano Printable Sheet Music for Mozart’s Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman, His 12 variations on Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star in two different versions.
Mozart Notebooking Pages
Here is another beautiful set of Composer Notebooking Pages. There are 8 different composers and Mozart is included.
Free Composers Notebooking Set – this is a subscriber only freebie that you can access in our subscriber library. This is a 17 page notebooking set that covers 13 famous composers including Mozart. It is a great addition to a composer study.
Famous Musician Biography pages – Mozart is included as well as blank composer notebooking pages for further studies.
Mozart Printables for Young Learners
The printables and mini books are also great for younger learners to work on while you are listening to the music. My younger children enjoy drawing and coloring while they listen to music.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Coloring Page with printable facts.
Mozart Staggered Printable Book – This is a cute flap book to build with facts about Mozart.
Learn to Draw Mozart – Step-by-step instructions on how to draw an adorable little Mozart.
Ambleside Composer Fun Printable Mini Book – This mini book about Mozart is based off of the Thomas Tapper books in a mini book format.
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 almost 20 years.. 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!