painting by Barbara Krafft from Music with Ease
As we are learning Twinkle, Twinkle on the violin, it was appropriate for us to learn a bit about Mozart this week. We read a very neat biography of him written kind of like a fairy tale.
When Mozart was three he would stand on his tiptoes to reach the piano keys. He already knew what notes sounded good together. He could play the violin just by listening to others play. He wrote his first song at 5 and his first symphony at age 8!
We also read Play, Mozart, Play! a cute little picture book about Mozart.
We’ve been listening to CDs of Mozart music in the car and to Mozart on pandora.com.
Every once in a while we pull out our musical instrument three-part cards and look at the different instruments and try to identify them in a piece that is playing.