Monday, November 22, 2010

Bright Ideas Press... TOS Crew Review

Bright Ideas Press sent me a copy of A Young Scholar's Guide to Composers to use with Eric, Emily and Ellen and to review for the TOS Crew.  

I have to just say... I LOVE this book!  For $34.95, Bright Ideas Press sells a book of 32 weekly lessons that span 6 eras of music and composers such as Bach, Handel, Mozart, Strauss and 22 others.  All the information needed to teach a new lesson each week is included within the pages of this book, including reproducibles to make a lapbook for each era and coloring pages for younger students as well as timelines, quizzes, and note-taking pages for older children.
Ellen working on her first music lapbook
Seven year old, Ellen says, "I liked it! I don't know what else to say...."

While we are not keeping up with a weekly lesson, we are enjoying working through A Young Scholar's Guide to the Composers.  I would definitely recommend this book for anyone looking for a great way to teach their children classical music.

Click here to read what other Crew members had to say about Bright Idea Press.

**disclaimer... I was sent this book free of charge for my honest review.  I received no other compensation.


  1. We reviewed this book too and we too are loving it!

  2. We also really enjoyed this curriculum. We reviewed it last year and finished it up this year.

  3. I have really enjoyed the recipes, homeschooling tips and stories on your blog. I have an award for you on my blog, I hope you accept it :-)

  4. Everything I have read about this composer study makes me think it will be a great addition to our studies!


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