The Child’s Own Book of Great Musicians series by Thomas Tapper is a wonderful introduction to the great composers.
With the introduction, you’ll have 13 weeks of lessons (plus one more if you review) — enough to cover one semester with wiggle room for holidays and other activities.
You’ll find options for downloading Music Talks With Children also by Thomas Tapper on the introduction page. This book can be covered right along with the composers each week. The remainder of the free eBooks will be included with each composer.
We covered the composers in alphabetical order, however, we have included a timeline for those who prefer to cover the series chronologically.
13 free lessons to go with The Child’s Own Book of Great Musicians ~ free eBook.
Bach was a German organist and composer during the Baroque period. Unit resources.
Beethoven was a German pianist and composer spanning the transition from the late Classical period to the early Romantic period. Unit Resources.
Frederic François Chopin was one of the greatest Polish composers and pianist who lived during the Romantic period. Unit resources.
Edvard Grieg was a Norwegian pianist and composer during the Romantic period. Unit resources.
George Frederick Handel was a German-born composer during the Baroque period most known for his oratorio, “Messiah.” Unit resources.
Franz Joseph Haydn was an Austrian composer during the Classical period best known for his development of the symphony. Unit resources.
Franz Liszt was a Hungarian pianist and composer during the 19th century. Unit resources.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific Austrian composer during the Classical period. Unit resources.
Franz Schubert was an Austrian composer bridging the Classical and Romantic periods. Unit resources.
Robert Schumann was a German composer and critic of the Romantic period. Unit resources.
Giuseppe Verdi was an Italian composer of operas during the Romantic period. Unit resources.
Richard Wagner was a German born composer famous for his complex operas. Unit resources.
Composers in our free music studies listed in chronological order along with other resources for review.