Music

Tips & Advice

While many children want to learn about classical music and perhaps how to play an instrument, parents often have many questions as to the best way to go about helping their youngster make the best choice of instrument, select a teacher and learn to practice properly. The information in this section provides some helpful guidance in these areas.

How Can I Interest My Child in Classical Music?
Children can gain enormously through the study of classical music, from learning to think creatively to imagining solutions to complex problems.

Selecting an Instrument
Find that one instrument whose sound thrills your child, but remember the size of your car's trunk!

Choosing a Music Teacher
What to look for and which questions to ask any potential music teacher. Practicing Tips Tips for creating a successful practice environment for musicians and parents.

Guided Listening Teaching Tips
A few helpful hints from Dr. Kay Edwards, Miami University

Soothing Music for Your Young Child
Try playing some of these classical favorites at naptime or bedtime.

Girl Scouts of America Junior Badge: "Making Music"
Classics for Kids® can help fulfill several of the requirements for this badge.


Soothing Music for Your Young Child

It's never to early to introduce a child to great classical music. Try playing some of these soothing favorites at naptime or bedtime.

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring BWV 147
Chorale Prelude BWV 645 "Wachet Auf"

Beethoven, Ludwig van
Für Elise
Piano Sonata in c# minor, Op. 27, No. 2 "Moonlight:" Adagio sostenuto

Brahms, Johannes
Lullaby

Chopin, Frederic
Prelude in Db Major, Op. 28 No. 15 "Raindrop"
Nocturnes

Debussy, Claude
Prelude Book 1, No 8 "La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin" (Girl With the Flaxen Hair)

Grieg, Edvard
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: Morning Mood

Handel, George Frederick
Concerto for Harp in Bb Major, Op. 4 No. 6: Andante allego

Humperdinck, Engelbert
Hansel and Gretel: "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep"

Massenet, Jules
Thaïs: Meditation

Mendelssohn, Felix
Concerto for Violin in e minor, Op. 64: Andante

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major, K.299: Andantino
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K.467: Andante

Pachelbel, Johann
Canon in D Major

Rachmaninoff, Sergei
Concerto for Piano in c minor, Op. 18 No. 2: Adagio

Saint-Saëns, Camille
Carnival of the Animals: No. 13, "The Swan"

Schubert, Franz
Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114 "The Trout:" Andantino

Tchaikovsky, Piotr
Sleeping Beauty: Waltz

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Fantasia on Greensleeves

Vivaldi, Antonio
The Four Seasons "Winter:" Largo

Waldteufel, Emily
Skater's Waltz

Music

Tips & Advice

While many children want to learn about classical music and perhaps how to play an instrument, parents often have many questions as to the best way to go about helping their youngster make the best choice of instrument, select a teacher and learn to practice properly. The information in this section provides some helpful guidance in these areas.

How Can I Interest My Child in Classical Music?
Children can gain enormously through the study of classical music, from learning to think creatively to imagining solutions to complex problems.

Selecting an Instrument
Find that one instrument whose sound thrills your child, but remember the size of your car's trunk!

Choosing a Music Teacher
What to look for and which questions to ask any potential music teacher. Practicing Tips Tips for creating a successful practice environment for musicians and parents.

Guided Listening Teaching Tips
A few helpful hints from Dr. Kay Edwards, Miami University

Soothing Music for Your Young Child
Try playing some of these classical favorites at naptime or bedtime.

Girl Scouts of America Junior Badge: "Making Music"
Classics for Kids® can help fulfill several of the requirements for this badge.


Soothing Music for Your Young Child

It's never to early to introduce a child to great classical music. Try playing some of these soothing favorites at naptime or bedtime.

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring BWV 147
Chorale Prelude BWV 645 "Wachet Auf"

Beethoven, Ludwig van
Für Elise
Piano Sonata in c# minor, Op. 27, No. 2 "Moonlight:" Adagio sostenuto

Brahms, Johannes
Lullaby

Chopin, Frederic
Prelude in Db Major, Op. 28 No. 15 "Raindrop"
Nocturnes

Debussy, Claude
Prelude Book 1, No 8 "La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin" (Girl With the Flaxen Hair)

Grieg, Edvard
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: Morning Mood

Handel, George Frederick
Concerto for Harp in Bb Major, Op. 4 No. 6: Andante allego

Humperdinck, Engelbert
Hansel and Gretel: "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep"

Massenet, Jules
Thaïs: Meditation

Mendelssohn, Felix
Concerto for Violin in e minor, Op. 64: Andante

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major, K.299: Andantino
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K.467: Andante

Pachelbel, Johann
Canon in D Major

Rachmaninoff, Sergei
Concerto for Piano in c minor, Op. 18 No. 2: Adagio

Saint-Saëns, Camille
Carnival of the Animals: No. 13, "The Swan"

Schubert, Franz
Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114 "The Trout:" Andantino

Tchaikovsky, Piotr
Sleeping Beauty: Waltz

Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Fantasia on Greensleeves

Vivaldi, Antonio
The Four Seasons "Winter:" Largo

Waldteufel, Emily
Skater's Waltz

 

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