Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Meet thc Composers!

So many of you have been asking me about the lesson plans I have been using for my homeschool groups. I'm happy to say that one of them is now available for download!
Meet the Composers! provides a wonderful opportunity to introduce elementary students who may have minimal or no musical knowledge to some amazing composers and the art of composing!

Designed to be taught in 4 one and a half hour classes, these plans provide the complete format to not only introduce students to some amazing composers, but also to give them the opportunity to create their own compositions through a few basic composing techniques. These plans are perfect for use in an elementary classroom,, working with a homeschool class or even using for year-long group lessons in your own music studio. The packet provides class plans, supply lists, and a resource section with materials you will need!

And just because I appreciate your support, I am giving a FREE copy to one of you!  Simply leave a comment! 

And if you also reference Meet the Composers! on your own blog, you can leave me another comment letting me know and I will add your name in again to the drawing!   I will draw a name on September 21st!

To purchase your copy now, simply click on the Online Store tab above!



40 comments:

S. Smith said...

I would love to use this book with my students!

Shauna Leavitt said...

I would love to use this book with my students as well AND I'm loving your incentive program that you are using. I've adapted it a bit and am using it with my students. Love!

Kathy said...

Perfect timing....I've been thinking about starting a composer series but didn't know where to begin. I would love this resource. :)

Carmen said...

This would be perfect for my next piano camp. Thank you!

Julia T said...

Thank you for making this available! I'm planning on doing a composing camp next summer and would love to get more ideas.

Heidi said...

What a great resource. I'd love to use it for group lessons or to help them complete the composer challenge this year.

Joy Morin said...

Looks great, Sheryl! I love teaching my homeschool music history class each week (thanks to your blog post about your class, I started my own!) and would enjoy having another resource to draw from when I am lesson planning. :)

Carol Choo said...

Inspirational! I love it! I'm from Singapore and currently starting on introducing classical composers to my preschoolers. I'm loving every bits of your creativity and inventive ideas! Kudos! Thanks for sharing!

Carol Choo

Lisa said...

Looks like a great asset to any studio!

Val said...

What a terrific resource! I would love to get my hands on that!

Kenna said...

I would love to check out your composer book! I'm an elementary music teacher.

Gretchen said...

Thank you for your generosity in making this available. I can't wait to begin to use it with my music students.

themckennafamily said...

I am going to be teaching about different composers with my piano students this year during group lessons. I would LOVE a copy! Thanks so much for sharing all of you good ideas.

Ames said...

Looks so fun!!

Janelle said...

I'm loving the idea of this!

Beth Anne Ake said...

I am a young college student who loves teaching piano, and have been thinking about trying to incorporate composer studies in my lessons. Would love this resource!

CraftyCarole said...

Love your ideas. I'm back in the elementary school after a junior high school hiatus and trying to incorporate as many composers into my year as possible!
I've been using classicsforkids.com as my jumping point but would love to have some other resources

Karen said...

Would love to use with my students

DizzyLizzy said...

Fabulous! I would be thrilled to use this in my studio.
Elizabeth

Jenn said...

This sounds great! I'd love to do this with my students.

Jayne said...

This sounds great, I would love to be able to use it with my students!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a wonderful resource! =)

Drema

Leanne Lee said...

This looks like a fantastic resource! Thanks for the giveaway!

Natalie said...

Amazing giveaway! Thank you! I love introducing students to new composers. This would be awesome.

mIn said...

I am about to start group classes with my students and this would be the PERFECT resource to learn about music history and the composers! Thank you!

Whitney said...

What a wonderful way to teach some history and encourage composition! Love your site. Thank you for sharing these wonderful ideas.

Joni Stephenson said...

I'm always looking for more creative ways to teach history and classics. This would be great! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Joni

Bev said...

Would love to win, enter me!

Jennifer said...

Looks great Sheryl. Thanks for doing the giveaway! :)

Anonymous said...

I was hoping to start a composing unit very soon! I would love to take a look at what you've come up with. As a brand new music teacher I would definitely appreciate the help!

Jeannette said...

I would LOVE to use this book with my students! thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

I would love to use that with my students :) Hope I can get a copy!!

Donna Cox said...

My students love to learn about composers! They are always asking me, "Who are we going to learn about next?"

Snowie12 said...

It's awesome! Can't wait to get a copy for my student.

Carly Dawn said...

I would love a copy of this also. It is my first year teaching music and I need all the help I can get!

Sarah Burrows said...

Such wonderful ideas! Glad to have found your blog!

Lucy Paj said...

Hi Sheryl, this looks to be a fantastic resource - I would love to read about it further :-)

Barb Wagner said...

Is it too late to get a copy of this? It looks amazing!

Barb Wagner
pianomom@earthlink.net

Barb Wagner said...

Is it too late to get a copy of this? It looks amazing!

Barb Wagner
pianomom@earthlink.net

Sheryl said...

Barb, Meet the Composers is available in my store. Just click the link at the top of my blog!