Music Appreciation Monday – Beethoven

Music Monday on Harmony Fine Arts Join us every Monday for a new musical selection.

Music Appreciation Monday – Ludwig van Beethoven

This week we will listen to a very familiar song written by Beethoven.

Ludwig van Beethoven – Fur Elise

This composer is featured in Harmony Fine Arts grade 1 plans, Harmony Fine Arts grade 2 plans and in Harmony Fine Arts grade 6 plans if you would like to listen to more Beethoven.

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Harmony Fine Arts Grade 1 Art and Music Plans


Harmony Fine Arts Composer Study Listening Log @harmonyfinearts

Older students may wish to start a composer listening log for each of the composers we listen to over the coming months. You can click and download a free log above. You can find some suggestions on how to use the listening log and some examples in this entry: Appreciating Great Music: For Children and Moms Too.




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Encouragement for My Homeschooling Mom Readers

I know there are new families that haven’t seen some of my archive posts that may be the solution to some of your art challenges or general homeschooling issues. I have gathered a few here in this post and I invite you to click over and read more about each topic.

Art Binder Tabs @harmonyfineartsStoring All Your Wonderful Art-Related Papers and Projects:

Finding a good system for storing artwork, coloring pages, and notebooking pages took some time in our family. I finally landed on a simple to implement method and continue over time method that I shared in this blog entry:  How Do I Make an Art Binder?

why-include-art-and-music-appreciation-from-harmonyfineartsFeeling like you don’t have time to teach art or don’t have any talent?

Having trouble getting started with art appreciation? I wrote a four part series years ago that may help you decide to give art a try if you have been struggling with the decision: Why Include Art and Music Appreciation? Look at the bottom of the linked entry for the three other parts to this series.

VSP+Learning+buttonDo you have a child who doesn’t fit the typical student mold?

I wrote this post years ago about my middle son and his special challenges in homeschooling as a visual spatial learner. Or more accurately, my challenges in teaching him. I have a friend who is dealing with a VSP learner this year and it made me remember this post I wrote and I passed it along to her. Take a look at the specific things that helped our family: Helping the Visual Spatial Learner.

As a footnote to the VSP entry: My son is now 23 years old. He has accomplished much since leaving our homeschool…even without college. He is a licensed pilot. He has worked as a chef. He is currently training as a drone camera operator. For fun, he rides mountain bikes, snowboards, skateboards, and draws. Where will he go next? Not sure but it is an exciting story to watch.

I hope you find something here to encourage and inspire you.


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Sketch Tuesday – Please Note

Sketch Tuesday Drawing Assignments @harmonyfinearts small

Please note there is no new assignment for this week.  I am taking a break this week but will be back to put together a slideshow next week. Here is the information about the current assignment.

Current assignment: The theme is Mexican food.

Due Date: Monday, October 24, 2016.

All sketchers are welcome and there is no need to sign up. Send in your sketches in jpg format and mail them to: by Monday, October 24, 2016 and I will include them in Tuesday’s slideshow. Complete instructions are found by clicking the Sketch Tuesday tab at

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