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Robert Schumann

Composer Study is simple. Pick a composer to listen to over a period of time. Every once in a  while, play a composition by him or her. Listen to it. Think and talk about it. This month, we are listening to compositions by Robert Schumann. Pieces by Composer:  Biography:   Robert Schumann was a Romantic … Continue reading Robert Schumann

Joy to the World

Hymns are beautiful truths poetically told, hung on a rhythm, and held in a melody. This makes them memorable. Hymn study is extremely simple. Sing the hymn once a day. We’ve provided you links to different versions to enjoy as well as a link to download the sheet music for the hymn. Some of this … Continue reading Joy to the World

Robert Louis Stevenson

Poetry is a simple thing to enjoy. Pick a poet. Read a poem for the enjoyment of it. Listen to the rhythm of the words. Hear the music in them. We’ve picked a few poems by Robert Louis Stevenson to share with you this month. Biography Stevenson authored many books as well as poetry.  You may recognize titles … Continue reading Robert Louis Stevenson

Simple Beauty for December 2022

Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for December, with a focus on words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful. This month, we will study Gainsborough, Schumann, Stevenson, Winter Birds, and “Joy to the World.”

Thomas Gainsborough

Picture Study is simple. Look at the picture with your children for a few minutes, and then talk about what you saw. Try to remember as much about the piece as you can. Enjoy the beauty of it. Art is not a chore; it’s a pleasure.  We’ve chosen some works by Thomas Gainsborough for this … Continue reading Thomas Gainsborough

Simple Beauty for November 2022

Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for November, with a focus on words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful. This month, we will study Vermeer, Chopin, the Brownings, Squirrels, and “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing.”

Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Poetry is a simple thing to enjoy. Pick a poet. Read a poem for the enjoyment of it. Listen to the rhythm of the words. Hear the music in them. We’ve picked a few poems by Robert Browning to share with you this month Biography Robert Browning was a British Victorian poet who lived from 1812-1889. His father … Continue reading Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

O, For A Thousand Tongues to Sing

Hymns are beautiful truths poetically told, hung on a rhythm, and held in a melody. This makes them memorable. Hymn study is extremely simple. Sing the hymn once a day. We’ve provided you links to different versions to enjoy and a link to download the sheet music for the hymn. This month, we are learning … Continue reading O, For A Thousand Tongues to Sing

Frederic Chopin

Composer Study is simple. Pick a composer to listen to over a period of time. Every once in a  while, play a composition by him or her. Listen to it. Think and talk about it. This month, we are listening to compositions by Chopin. Biography:    Frederic Chopin (1809-1849) was born in Poland. His father … Continue reading Frederic Chopin