Included in our Complete Kindergarten Curriculum and used through Second Grade, Music Enrichment begins fostering an appreciation for and understanding of classical music in young listeners. Each week includes a classical piece, an explanation of the work, and questions for discussion. We provide links to the complete selections for YouTube, iTunes, and Spotify on this page.
Patrick Fata is a pianist, composer, writer, and educator. He studied at the Conservatoire National de Région de Rueil-Malmaison in Paris, and at Huntington and Butler Universities in Indiana, where he specialized in piano performance. Patrick began composing primarily for piano, but is now focused on chamber and orchestral music, and has also written and recorded five albums of worship music with his wife, Amy. Patrick is developing curriculum for Memoria Press that combines music history and theory to expand students’ understanding and appreciation of classical music.
Having this guide was very helpful because all the information was in one book and I didn’t have to look it up each time. However, most of the concepts were too difficult for the kindergarteners and 1st graders. Perhaps this book can be used for older grades and a simpler version can be made for the K-2 children?
croush2 (verified owner) –
Excellent guide! We use this with our whole family! (9 of us) It has made us love classical music even more than before! I love the biographies, the summary of the songs, the questions used to get you think about the songs. Very well done!