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 What is SQUILT, you ask?  Read the first SQUILT lesson post to find out more!  Quite simply, it is an easy, effective, and quick way to put music study into your homeschool!

These free lessons are snippets of what appears in my SQUILT Music Appreciation Curriculum. Volume 1: Baroque Composers is currently for sale. Volume 2: Classical Era will be on sale September 9, 2013, and Volumes 3 and 4 will be available in early 2014.  


The SQUILT curriculum is designed to assist the parent who has little or no knowledge of music teach their children the great musical classics. I have done ALL OF THE WORK FOR YOU! Each volume contains 10 lessons with printables, listening links, notebooking pages, and much more. Visit the SQUILT website to learn more!


Download the SQUILT printable by clicking the link or the page image, then click on any of the lesson links below to get started!  


Lesson 1:  

J.S. Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, Movement 1


Lesson 2:

Benny Goodman - Sing, Sing, Sing


Lesson 3:

Richard Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra


Lesson 4:

Aaron Copland:  Hoe Down from Rodeo


Lesson 5:

Edvard Grieg:  In The Hall of the Mountain King (Halloween Lesson)



Chopin's Minute Waltz



Included below are my favorite resources for music in your homeschool.  They will assist in a deeper undesrtsanding of music.