Classical Composers Through Time!

In this 10-lesson online course, students will explore the life and works of ten classical music composers dating from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century eras in Western art music history.
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Completed by 83 learners

60 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Mon Jun 13

Meets Once per week
6pm - 7pm

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Class Experience

Students will learn about the life and career of 10 major classical music composers (Palestrina, J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Wagner, Debussy, Stravinsky, Cage), general musical/stylistic characteristics of the era in which each composer lived, and specific examples of how these general musical/stylistic characteristics can be seen in works by each composer. 
I have a passion for music listening, music theory (how music is put together!), and music history (how music has evolved over time). I have both my Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Music Education, and have a majority of music teaching experience with elementary and middle school students. I strongly believe that an understanding of music's content (the actual "stuff" of music), music's affect (how music makes you feel), and music's context (social, cultural, and historical context) all lead to greater understanding and appreciation. 
I highly recommend that students listen to my "Suggested Listening Examples" for each composer throughout the week, as well as review any class notes they take in class meetings. This will help students apply the ideas and concepts that we go over during the week.
I will provide any listening lists, study guide handouts, etc. through Outschool classroom. I might suggest a notebook for students to take notes.
I will suggest YouTube as a website to use for my Suggested Listening Examples, although there are other options for music listening, streaming that can also be used.
No purchase of materials necessary.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
We will play a review listening game at the end of the course!
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Chris LandiMusic Matters
43 total reviews
71 completed classes

About Me

Hi! My name is Chris Landi. I currently teach general music to students in preschool through 4th grade. I also have experience teaching instrumental music to students in 4th grade through 12th grade, particularly concert band, jazz band, and... 
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