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Music History, One Piece at a Time

Ms. Elizabeth
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(170)
An ongoing course about historical and global trends in music, and the historical people and events that inspired new sounds, revolutionary styles, and famous compositions.

Class experience

Students will learn about the link between music and history, how music has changed over time, and how historical events changed the course of musical development. Learners will also practice talking about music, what they hear, and what they think about it with the guidance of a professional music historian and critic.
I have a Bachelor of Music degree in classical piano performance and Master's degrees in music history and music theory, as well as doctoral certification in Antiquities, Historical Music Theory and Criticism, and Piano.  I have a passion for presenting music in ways that get learners engaged in what they are listening to and interested in exploring the vastness of classical, folk, and global art music repertoire.
Some learners have found that they benefit from having a notebook to take notes with during class, but this is not required.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Please make sure your student is using a device with a working camera. Learners are required to turn their camera on once at the beginning of class for verification purposes, per Outschool Policy. After verifying, students can turn off the camera if they are more comfortable with it being off.
We will watch reputable and high quality music performances in class. Most of the music recordings used for this class are produced by: Deutsche Grammophon, Hyperion, Decca Records, Naxos, and others. 

Stage performances are produced and provided online by companies and venues including: The Royal Ballet, The Paris Opera Ballet, The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Division of the Performing Arts, Bayreuth Festspielhaus, The Joffrey Ballet, The Bolshoi Theater, and more.

Musical scores viewed in class are excerpts from Urtext editions or primary source documents such as original manuscripts.
Star Educator
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(170)
I am a professional academic and creative writing editor with a background in social and cultural history. Most of my classes on Outschool focus on academic writing, self-editing skills, and reading comprehension. I work primarily with middle... 
Group Class


1x per week
55 min

Completed by 94 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-13
3-8 learners per class

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