29 October 2011

A Young Scholar's Guide to Composers: A Review

As you may know, at our house we really enjoy music appreciation. Last year was our first year to begin composer studies and they were such a big hit--the kids LOVE studying about them and learning their music.

Because of this I was very excited to have the opportunity from Timberdoodle to review A Young Scholar's Guide to Composers! What a wonderful resource for our studies!

This book is 329 pages FULL of 32 lessons, bios of 26 composers and 6 eras of music. It also includes a timeline, maps, composer info cards & game instructions, quizzes & answer keys, coloring pages, listening suggestions and more.

This book is recommended for ages 9-13 or grades 4th-8th; however, I've been using it with my 1st and 3rd graders. My 3rd grader is doing great with it and I simply adapt it for use with my 1st grader. He can listen to me read the composer bios, do the coloring pages and obviously listen to the music while learning.

I am especially liking the printable timeline. I am printing it off as we study and we're hanging it in our learning room. The composer cards are also a lot of fun, as are the games.

Music appreciation can be a wonderful addition to your homeschool studies--or to a classroom setting as well. A Young Scholar's Guide to Composers is perfect for introducing your children to the history of music and composers from the Renaissance period through the Contemporary period.

You can find this great book on Timberdoodle's site here for $31.50. Go check it out!

I highly recommend this book--and Timberdoodle in general! They have amazing products and are so helpful there! If you haven't checked them out before, I know you'll love them.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book through Timberdoodle in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

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