A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers by Coffeewoman Does It All

Platforms: Book
Release Date: 2009
Genre(s): Music
Publisher(s): Bright Ideas Press
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A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers by Coffeewoman Does It All

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Review by Coffeewoman Does It All

What’s In a Name?

There is no doubt that most of us have heard of these names:  Bach, Mozart, Brahmas, Tchaikovsky, and Verdi.  We know their music but do we really know who they were?  Where were they born, where did they live, what style of music did they compose and so on.  These questions and many more are answered in the A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers Book published by Bright Ideas Press.  This curriculum is geared toward ages 9-13 but in studying the book more closely, I found that I could gear it for my 8 year old, 5 year old and 3 year old.

Timberdoodle supplied me with the e-book version.  In the book I found biographies of the composers, coloring sheets, games (like Composer Go Fish), pictures of the composers, fill-in pages to put information that you learned and links to their music.  I chose to pick a random composer out of the book to study.  For our first week, I chose Vivaldi.  On the first day we listened to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.  I told the children who wrote it and that we would be learning about him.  The second day we listen to the music and then I read Vivaldi’s biography.  On the third day we colored the coloring page and on the fourth and fifth days we cut out Vivaldi’s picture and wrote out the facts on our fill-in page.  I thought the changes that I made worked well with our kids.  They loved when daddy came home because they would tell him about Vivaldi and what we learned.

I would highly recommend that homeschooling families add this to their curriculum.  On further inspection of the book, I know that when my children get older, we can study the book again and learn even more.

Hannah and Patrick coloring a composer portrait.

Patrick coloring a picture of Vivaldi at the girl’s orphanage.

Hannah coloring her picture.

A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers Book:  http://www.timberdoodle.com/A_Young_Scholars_Guide_to_Composers_Book_p/088-935.htm

Bright Ideas Press:  http://www.brightideaspress.com/

Free Homeschool Catalog:  http://www.timberdoodle.com/Articles.asp?ID=139

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Legal Disclosure:
As a member of Timberdoodle’s blogger review team, I received a free copy of A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.


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