Music to the Ears

“I know that the most joy in my life has come to me from my violin.”
-Albert Einstein



In our house, we love music!

Who doesn’t love a well played musical instrument? Or even a squeaky violin or slightly out of tune piano … when it is your child playing, it is music to your ears, despite the mistakes and occasional squeak of strings.


And we all know music is fabulous for the brain


Continuing with the last post, touching on learning while listening to audio stories … today I’d like to feature some of our music-orientated CDs that we use for learning.




I discovered these lovely CDs on Amazon last year when we introduced a composer per month to the children. Each CD features one famous composer and his music, while listening to a narration of his life. We have learned so much about incredible composers just by listening to these stories.

An Introduction to the Classics by Vox Music Masters can be found here on Amazon.



I just so happened to find a beautiful collection of classical composers for sale at the local dollar store. {What a shame, in some ways, that these magnificent musicians are belittled to be sold at the dollar store?!} It was a great find for me, however,  to accompany the narration CDs.


Another fabulous CD collection is Classical Kids, which features interesting stories centered around the lives of many great composers. You can find the collection on Amazon, as well, by visiting here.

  • Beethoven Lives Upstairs






I hope this helps if you are looking for ways to introduce classical composers, music or audio learning to your family.




January 23, 2016 - 11:14 am

Brenda (Gigi’s Mom) Awh, this makes me miss those days! I love those stories too. Thankful that your childhood has so many good memories. Love you Gillian, thank you for sharing and for those kind words. xo

January 22, 2016 - 11:12 pm

Maike I don’t like audiobooks much as I can’t concentrate on listening to them. I prefer books or movies instead. But I like seeing your girls play the violin and piano. I used to play the violin for years when being in their age, giving concerts, and loving it. But there was so much pressure behind it that I gave it up in high school and I regret it so much. I sold my violin back then and now don’t have the money anymore and I would have to start again from zero.

January 22, 2016 - 8:11 pm

Our Home of Many Blessings Thanks for sharing! I love to see children playing piano! We have one and we are teaching ourselves to play it.Its been an adventure,lol.