Free and Frugal Resources to Teach Composer Study


This free homeschool resource unit is brought to you by Vicki Arnold of the Vicki Arnold blog.

After the learning art in your homeschool post went up last month, a reader requested a similar resource for music studies. I live to serve, so that is exactly what you are getting today. Without further ado, here are free and frugal resources for learning about composers and music styles in your homeschool.

How To Study Music

Music Styles/Periods

Classical Instruments

Famous Composers

Free & Frugal Audio Resources

  • Music Appreciation Log Sheets :: These are not audio files, but would are great (free!) companions to your music listening. You have to scroll down the page for the link to the PDF file.
  • Homegrown Learners :: SQUILT printable worksheets. The post is describes how to introduce classical and the SQUILT technique to your homeschool. You can also find a selection of lessons to go with this, complete with links to audio files and videos.
  • Classics for Kids :: free audios of popular classical music selections
  • Freegal Music :: You will have to check to see if your library subscribes. If your library is subscribed you get a set amount of free downloads each week.
  • NAXOS :: An extensive collection of composers with biographies and audio files.
  • Classical Archives
  • Piano Society
  • 2013-2013 Composer Study :: A YouTube playlist curated for the 2012-2013 Ambelside Online curriculum’s music study.

Free & Frugal Apps & Games

A few of these links are a referral link. This costs you nothing additional. Here’s my full disclosure policy.

Resources from Other Homeschoolers

Sometimes it is helpful to see how other homeschoolers have approached a particular topic. In my research for this post, I came across a few I thought would be helpful.

That should be enough information to get composer study underway in your home school. See you next time!


Vicki Arnold is a happy wife to one, busy homeschooling mama to four, and blogger. You can find her blogging at the Vicki Arnold blog – where P31 & Titus 2 meet Colossians 3:23. If she’s not there, you can probably find her on Pinterest.




  1. says

    Thanks for including our composer study in this list. It was a fun year using it and I know we will continue to use it year after year adding more books/reading about the various composers into our days.

  2. Amanda says

    Is there a way to download this post in its entirety? I want to save it on my computer to review later?

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