Classical Composers Monthly Review & Giveaway


Melody of And Here We Go recently shared about a classical music resource service called Classical Composers Monthly.  Well, I checked it out! And it’s great!  Please allow me to tell you about it…

Essentially a (CC!) homeschool mom, Erica Johns, and her son have searched, reviewed, and compiled the best online resources for many classical composers, as well as some artists.   They offer three collections at a cost of $15 each and from their website, this is how it works —

Each month you will receive an email introducing a classical music composer, and you will get a special members-only link to access the resources we’ve compiled for you. In most cases you’ll get interesting ebooks,  a playlist you will be able to enjoy with a simple click, videos related to the composer and their music, activities, assignment ideas, and more. (content varies depending on what is available at the time when we compile the resources) You’ll continue to have access to each Classical Composer resource page indefinitely.

You can also access the resources for any of the composers in your purchased collection at any time. 

Let me just say, I know none to very little about classical composers.  The bit I know is from my years of playing the piano and since then, our cc studies last year and this year.  I could really use the help on preparing for teaching about the composers to my little scholars!! Plus I love that they’ve screened all the provided videos, etc to ensure they are family friendly.  This means, when my oldest says, “Can we watch another video on ____ ?”  (which he ALWAYS does) then I can say, “Yes, click on the next one.” rather than think, “uhhh, no, because I spent over an hour and this is the only good one I found.” while actually saying “sorry, bud, no.” (run-on sentence anyone? sorry my mind thinks in run-ons!)   Just that little bit of extra sounds so great to me! 

If you’re interested, check out the FREE lessons offered here — 

George Frideric Handel

Claude Monet

If you’re *really* interested, comment below to enter the giveaway!  Erica has graciously offered for one reader to win a free collection of their choosing.  To enter the giveaway, please comment below with which collection you would choose! (You can always change this choice later if you do win, so no pressure!) The giveaway ends March 13, 2013 at 11:59pm.  Also, please make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you do win! Thanks!! & good luck everyone!

UPDATE: Now, if you’re *really really* interested and don’t want to wait to see if you win, enter the coupon code ccathome during checkout for a 20% discount.  

Note: You can’t buy my love! : )  I was given the product to review.  This review is my simple & honest opinion.  I was not compensated for this review, nor is this an affiliate link. 

Comments

  1. says

    This is wonderful as I am just learning all about these composers through classical conversations. So I would love to win collection 1. Thanks for the opportunity.

  2. Christine Hollingsworth says

    I love opportunities to do better at our Fine Arts in our homeschool. Thanks for this giveaway, and thanks to Erica, as well. The Handel lesson looks amazing. Coolio!
    christine@ecjm.org

  3. says

    I think collection 1 would be my first choice, but since I don’t know much about the composers, maybe others would be good as well. :) This looks fun, and I know how much Elijah loves classical music.

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