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

Johannes Vermeer

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 Vermeer for this month. … Continue reading Johannes Vermeer

Ludwig van Beethoven

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 Ludwig van Beethoven. Pieces by Composer:  I’m particularly excited about this performance … Continue reading Ludwig van Beethoven

Praise to the Lord the Almighty

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. Some of this year’s selections … Continue reading Praise to the Lord the Almighty

Grasshoppers and More

Nature study can be as simple as a short walk in the neighborhood or as elaborate as a week in a National Park. Don’t make it hard.  This month, We are going to look for Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids, and the Praying Mantis. If you can’t find these critters in your yard, you’ll be able to … Continue reading Grasshoppers and More

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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 Alfred, Lord Tennyson to share with you this month. Biography Alfred didn’t start out his life as a Lord. He was a … Continue reading Alfred, Lord Tennyson

A Mighty Fortress is Our God

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. Some of this year’s selections … Continue reading A Mighty Fortress is Our God