A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers Product Reviews by Homeschool Moms

A Young Scholar's Guide to Reviews: Product Reviews by Homeschool Moms

Gail Nelson at Learning Tangent
I loved the stories, and the real life incidents relayed in them. Haydn’s sense of humor comes through when students read about the Farewell Symphony, and Mozart’s genius is apparent through his biography. They bring the composers to life in a way that’s very approachable for the age level, and avoid discussing certain composers, like Wagner, who were just not good people. It’s one thing to have a difficult personality (like Beethoven), but another entirely to express hatred in the way which Wagner did.  See more…
Michelle Cannon at Holistic Homeschool
The #1 selling point for Lorelai is the hands-on activities. The coloring pages, folderbooks, maps, games and other activities included in this curriculum are a motivation for her. Although she has no learning challenges, she’s not big on reading. She’d much rather do activities than read. Knowing she’ll have a note-taking page to fill out or a coloring activity helps her to get through the reading part to get to the “fun” part. See more…
Anne Campbell at Home Educating Family
Everything, with the exception of the music, is included in one manageable sized book for both teacher and student. This is a plus for me, because it makes it easy, inexpensive, and portable. I can’t tell you how much I love this feature! One of my pet peeves is bulky, cumbersome curriculum, and with three students in three different grades, I don’t have the time or space for complicated! See more…
Cathy Duffy at Cathy Duffy Reviews
The combination of hands-on learning with more-traditional learning methods should make this course interesting to children with different learning styles. See more…
Jennifer at The Curriculum Choice
Our family has very much enjoyed using this study. One of the things that I love about it is that it can easily be geared towards various ages. While it is written for grades 4-8th, even my  younger children have been able to get a lot out of just listening to the various composers. The back of the book includes coloring pages and my younger children have really enjoyed coloring them as they listen to various pieces of music by each composer.  See more…
Kimberly at Raising Olives
A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers is a wonderful, well-rounded composer study that clearly shows the development of musical style, the relationships between composers and the influence of religion on music. It puts all of this into a geographical and historical context with map and timeline work. See more…
Tristan at Our Busy Homeschool
This curriculum really worked for my range of ages because there was something for everyone. See more…
April Bradley at Eclectic Montage
This is one of the most organized, well-thought-out books I have ever used. The authors are not only very knowledgeable about their topic, the composers, but they have also created a tool kit for helping students of all ages enjoy learning about them. See more…
Jill at Clark Clan Craziness
I have tried to study different classical composers in the past and never amounted to much. This study has pulled everything I would want to study and more together in a way that is fun and very easy to use. See more…

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