Our Tea Time post today is written by Mary of Homegrown Learners. Be sure to stop by her blog for more learning with music fun!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the great composers from the Classical Music Era. He was born in 1756 in Austria and was already composing by the time he was just FIVE years old!
Mozart’s father was very involved in his son’s life, and took he and his sister (Nannerl) on a tour through Europe when Mozart was just a young boy. He played for many famous people and royalty. Upon meeting Marie Antoinette the young Mozart proclaimed he would “marry her one day”.
This never happened, but Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (“Wolfie”) did grow up to be one of the most accomplished composers and keyboard players in all of Europe during that time. He died at the very young age of 35, but left behind over 600 compositions, and has gone down in history as one of the greatest composers of all time.
Books to Read:
- Child’s Own Book of Great Musicians: Mozart (This is a free download)
- Mozart, the Wonder Boy, by Opal Wheeler – a wonderful story about Mozart’s childhood – some versions come with an accompanying CD
- Famous Children: Mozart – a very nice picture book about young Mozart
- Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? – part of the Who Was? Series
- Children will enjoy listening to Mozart’s Variations on Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Download a free notebooking page/listening form and Super Quiet UnInterrupted Listening Time lesson from Homegrown Learners.
- During your day, play a Mozart Pandora station, or listen to this Mozart playlist .
- Record your favorite Mozart facts on this notebooking page.
Tea Time Snack:
Why not listen to Mozart while you are enjoying some Star Cookies? You can also play the music while you are baking these wonderful treats!
If you are looking for something less time consuming, Skor Bars are also a wonderful treat!
Our Guest Writer:
Mary is a lifelong musician and loves teaching children music history and appreciation. She has written a music appreciation curriculum for children: SQUILT. She also blogs at Homegrown Learners about homeschooling her 12 year old daughter and 8 year old son.