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Episode #35: How to Make Your Children Lovers of Music

Updated: Nov 3, 2022

I hope your home is full of music! That you are always singing and that music plays a major role in the atmosphere of your home. If that seems like a tall order, this episode is for you. In this episode, I'll help you integrate music into your child's life so that they naturally and easily grow familiar with classical music. You'll hear about: - Cultivating a familiarity with classical music - How to use a composer study for two or three months at a time - A chronological approach that allows your child to create a musical timeline - The best time to start formal music training with children - The goal of teaching music - Using music to teach children scripture

Resources mentioned in this episode: - The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence by Betty Carlson and Jane S. Smith - Great Composers by Piero Ventura

- Seeds Family Worship especially Seeds of Faith (find on Spotify)

- The Verses Project (find here)

- Psalty (find on Spotify)

- Great Composer Series by Opal Wheeler (find at Zeezok publishing here)

- books by Reba Paeff Mirsky

- Handel and the Famous Sword Swallower of Hale by Bryna Stevens

- Peter and the Wolf

- The Nutcracker by Hoffman and Lisbeth Zwerger

- The Opera Aida by Leontyne Price and Leo & Diane Dillon

- Go In and Out of the Window by Dan Fox

- Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Diana Waring (find it here)