Have you ever tried incorporating classical music into your children’s school? It is something we try to add in each year and each year it just kind of gets put on the back burner. It just seems like we lose steam trying to pull together resources on the time period, composer, and pieces. If you are finding this to be the case with your attempts I am so excited to tell you about an amazing resource that takes all the work out of learning classical music.
is a company which creates CDs called Stories in Music. These are orchestral symphonies on CD each track has a specific lesson in mind. We were given Swan Lake for our enjoyment which includes ,tracks for the story behind the music, Tchaikovsky’s life, a sing-along, about the music, and even a track with the famous ballet set to speed metal performed by famous guitarist, Joe Stump.
From the site:
“The Story of Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky’s greatest ballet score, is the tale of a prince who falls in love with a beautiful princess. The princess, however, has been turned into a swan by an evil magician, and only the prince’s love can break the spell. This narrated version of the classic tale for children is sure to delight all who love ballet and enchanting storytelling.
A 24-page activity book included with the CD contains a biography of Tchaikovsky, information on acoustic and electric guitars, sheet music and words for a sing-along song, explanation of major and minor keys, puzzles and more. MP3 download from Maestro Classics website includes a PDF of the activity booklet.”
Maestro Classics has 10 various Stories
Ages 5+ and families.
Also available on iTunes & Amazon.com
We love these and I can’t wait to get them all. While I do think the price is a little more than I like, it is well worth it, especially if you use the MP3 versions. My children like learning composers but with Maestro Classics they love how much fun it has become.
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Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of the above product in exchange for my honest opinion. My review is based on our family’s experience and may or may not reflect your own. No other compensation was received.