Music Appreciation: Where Do Movie Soundtrack Composers Find Inspiration?

In this class, students will first try to figure out if an excerpt of music is from a movie or from a classical piece. We'll then look at modern composers of music scores like John Williams and see how classical music influenced them.
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50 minutes

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Meets once


year olds


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Class Experience

Students will listen to music from popular movies and learn about the composers that created it. Students will also listen to a variety of classical music that played a significant influence in the modern creations.

Students will apply critical listening skills to instrumental music in order to analyze what they hear.

Students will practice identifying the instruments they hear.
I am a music educator with over 15 years experience and love to teach music appreciation.
No homework will be assigned. A playlist will be posted at the conclusion of the class so students will have the ability to listen the entirety of the pieces that were discussed in class.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
  • YouTube
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Movie music will be selected from movies that kids are generally familiar with such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, superhero movies, etc. All music will be secular in nature.


Christina White
Lives in the United States
Musician, Composer, & Artist
78 total reviews
128 completed classes

About Me

Thank you for your interest in my classes! I look forward to sharing my two biggest passions - music and art - with your learners. 

I am a performer, composer, artist, and educator with over twenty years experience teaching music and art.  I am... 
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