Swan Lake Unit Study with Maestro Classics (Giveaway)

I have two girly girls. Girls who have each dreamed of being a ballerina, danced in tutus around the house, and sat through every minute of “Barbie’s Swan Lake” more times than we can count. We’ve never actually been to the ballet, though we would like to go. And we’ve heard excerpts at various symphony performances, but we’ve never listened to the entire Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky. Of course, there’s a big difference between BARBIE’S Swan Lake and THE Swan Lake. (We didn’t know how it really ends!) Reviewing the Swan Lake CD by Maestro Classics has turned out to

Maestro Classics “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” Review

  I’ve shared Maestro Classics with you before, but today I want to share more about the Online Curriculum Guides for the CDs. What are they, how can you use them to take the CD even farther, how do they help make the learning even more fun and educational? Travel with me to 19th century France to learn about the history behind Paul Dukas’ symphonic poem, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice!” The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Maestro Classics The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a symphonic poem (an orchestral piece that contains a story) written by 19th century French composer, Paul Dukas. The symphony, inspired

Music with Mike Mulligan from Maestro Classics (Review)

What do you get when you cross a favorite childhood tale with an orchestra? You get Maestro Classics. 😉 I’m making an effort to fit more music study into our week and one of the ways I’m doing that is with Maestro Classics cds. We’ve taken our kids to the orchestra before, and they enjoyed it okay, but the thing about Maestro Classics is that it brings the orchestra to your kids — both physically, but also on their level. I’ve had my eye on them for a long, long time, and we’re finally diving in and trying them out