Musical Adventures :: Antonio Vivaldi
Have you introduced your children to classical music and composer study? If not, I hope this lens will help to inspire you to do so. Antonio Vivaldi is without a doubt one of my favorite composers, both for his music and his dedication to the girls in the orphanage where we taught.
In our home, we began our study of Vivaldi with a brief introduction to his music with Themes to Remember. A humorous application of lyrics to help young children remember not only the name of the composer, but the title of the piece as well. We then dived into a study of Vivaldi by reading biographies, locating his country on a map, creating a notebooking page, and of course listening to his music whenever possible.
Let the music of Vivaldi fill your home as you introduce your family to this master.
Themes to Remember
Music is magical, and classical music is especially so. Children, especially, become very excited when they hear classical music on the TV, radio, computer--all around them--and can tell you what is being played and who composed it! They love the humorous illustrations and lyrics in "Themes To Remember." Learning is joyful and exciting. This learning system is unique, tested, and amazingly effective. Learn by singing along with Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and the rest of the best!
Vivaldi Online Resources - Lesson plans and freebies to supplement your composer study
- Classics for Kids
Classical music's great composers come to life through music and stories
- Making Music Fun :: Antonio Vivaldi
Meet the Composer Biography Series | Creative Resources for Elementary Music Education
- Children's Group :: Classical Kids
A dramatic story, a little bit of history and the world's best-loved classical music set the scene for fun-filled musical adventures the whole family will enjoy.
- Classical Magic
The company that brings you Themes to Remember provides a proposed schedule for learning 128 classical music melodies over a 6 year period, a list of themes and additional teaching suggestions and resources.
Vivaldi's Ring of Fire
The award-winning Classical Kids series introduces children -- and adults -- to the joys of classical music. A dramatic story, a little bit of history and the world's best-loved classical music set the scene for these fun-filled musical adventures.
Great Vivaldi Resources - Biographies and music to enhance your study of Vivaldi
Printables & Lesson Plans - These links provide a wealth of resources to teach about Vivaldi.
- Making Music Fun :: Vivaldi
Many links to free printable worksheets, coloring pages, lesson plans and solos.
- Instructor Web :: Music Lesson Plans
This site provides lesson plans, printable worksheets, activities and other teaching material and resources. Music topics and categories include general music theory, history, and other related lessons.