If you're looking for a book that will get your kids excited about music, look no further than the Maestro Mastery eBook! This printable children’s book will help you nurture your child’s musical genius with photos & biographies of famous composers for kids.
This digital copy of Maestro Mastery is the perfect way to inspire your child’s love of music. Your children ages 5+ will love learning about these fascinating music pioneers and their amazing achievements with this exciting and informative picture book. Plus, it even includes links to listen to samples of the famous works from these great composers!
The Value of Classical Music for Kids
Introducing classical music to kids of all ages is a fantastic way for them not only to develop their musical skills, but also to learn about music history.
The benefits are numerous when it comes down to how this impacts child development. From improved concentration levels to increased creativity, there are many reasons to introduce the little ones in your life to classical music.
In fact, research shows that young children listening to classical music feel more relaxed and calm than before listening to it (source). Another study showed that children who undergo musical training tend to develop a better verbal memory and reading ability than children who don’t (source).
With so many advantages to learning about and listening to classical music, it’s no surprise that so many music teachers, parents, and homeschoolers have loved reading the Maestro Mastery eBook with their children!
Let’s explore some of the other benefits of classical music for children:
1. Improves Sleep
Listening to classical music before bedtime is a great way to help your little one get a more restful night's sleep! In fact, researchers at the Sleep Foundation say that listening to 45 minutes of soothing classical tunes can help children of all ages, from babies to elementary school children, sleep better at night (source).
2. Better Concentration
Not surprisingly, classical music has also been found to help elementary school children with ADHD concentrate better (source). Aside from concentration, classical tunes also appear to help with speech, language, and motor skills in young children.
3. Reduces Blood Pressure
A study conducted at Oxford University found that some classical music was effective in lowering the participants’ blood pressure, while the other genres studied either had no effect or actually contributed to an increase in blood pressure (source). This has led to the theory that classical music might also help in treating heart disease for kids, when used as an additional therapy alongside other treatments.
4. Suppresses Stress
Of course, classical music has been shown to have a calming effect on the heart, making it perfect for stress relief. In one study, this effect was even evident in children's movies and cartoons that use classical pieces as background noise (source). Even pregnant women who listen to classical music are reported to feel less stressed!
5. Increases Productivity
Playing classical music for kids has also been found to make their reading more enjoyable. Likewise, it also tends to improve the quality of work that they do. This is because classical music creates a sense of relaxation which helps them focus on tasks for longer periods. One study even found this to be true for ADHD children (source).
6. Helps Relieve Pain
It turns out that listening to classical music can even help kids with pain relief, especially with headaches! In fact, a research study showed that music therapy is extremely calming and soothing for hospitalized children and teens, and that it has a significant effect on their pain reduction (source).
Fun Facts About a Few of These Brilliant Composers for Kids
Let’s take a look at some of the great composers of classical music throughout the ages that are featured in the Maestro Mastery eBook. The stories of these musicians will surely inspire your child prodigy!
1. Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven's music is so powerful and expressive that it can move people in a way no other composer has been able to match. Essentially, he translated emotions into music. Beethoven was among the child prodigies of his generation who first publicly performed at age 8.
His most famous works include Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op 67 (1808), Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op 92 (1813), and Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op 125 (1824).
2. Johann Sebastian Bach
Regarded as the most accomplished organist and harpsichordist of the Baroque era, J. S. Bach wasn’t widely known until after his death. However, the diversity of Bach's music is unparalleled. From large orchestral and choral settings to chamber pieces for various combinations or solo instruments, he truly wrote it all!
Bach’s most famous works include Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, Goldberg Variations, and Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor.
3. Antonio Vivaldi
Vivaldi was a brilliant composer and a strong influence on Bach. So strong, in fact, that Bach transcribed 10 of Vivaldi’s works for keyboard instruments. Also, being a priest, Vivaldi was a prolific composer of choral and sacred music.
His most famous works include Four Seasons, L’estro Armonico Op. 3, Concerto No. 10 in B Minor, and Flute Concerto La Notte.
4. Francesca Caccini
She was the first woman to compose opera and one of the most well-paid musicians in court at the peak of her career. Francesca Caccini, one of the more famous women composers, grew up with a love for music surrounded by Florence's finest artistic residents—the famed Medici family.
Her most famous works include Il Primo Libro delle Musiche a una e due Voci and La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina.
5. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Remarkably, Wolfgang Mozart composed more than 600 pieces in his short lifetime! This prolific musician, along with his sister Maria Ana, were child prodigies. At only age 5, he began to compose and even publicly performed.
His most famous works include The Magic Flute, the unfinished Requiem, and Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, nicknamed the Jupiter Symphony.
6. Florence Price
When the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performed a new piece by an unknown composer on June 15, 1933, it caused quite a sensation. The music critic for Chicago's Daily News declared that "this faultless work speaks its message with restraint and yet manages to convey passion."
The unknown composer was Florence Price, the first black female composer to have her work performed by a major orchestra!
Her most famous works include Symphony No. 1, Piano Sonata in E Minor, and Violin Concerto No. 2.
7. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Most classical music lovers are probably familiar with Tchaikovsky. His famous compositions are tuneful and picturesque. He could evoke emotion with his open-hearted melodies that make you want to dance in the street or sit down for a lovely afternoon tea.
His most famous works include Swan Lake, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies from The Nutcracker, and 1812 Overture.
Make Learning Fun with the Maestro Mastery™ eBook
Of course, there are so many more incredible maestros to learn about and great masterworks of music that are worth listening to!
The Maestro Mastery eBook from Byron’s Games makes it easy for you and your kiddos to discover a world of passion, genius, and sound, from the timeless tones of the Medieval Era to the modern melodies of today.
Music has the power to evoke emotions, improve mental and physical health, and so much more. Plus, your child will have so much fun discovering the inspiring stories of the 52 musical legends featured in this music composers book for kids!
This classical music education book also includes the time period of each composer, so your kids can also learn a little bit of history through music.
Coupled with the Maestro Mastery Memory Game, this printable eBook will be your young virtuoso’s go-to guide for beginning their musical careers!
If you have a young music lover in your life, or if you’re just looking for an exciting way to learn more about classical composers, download a copy of the most exciting book about music composers for kids—the Maestro Mastery eBook!
Not only is it packed with fascinating facts, inspiring quotes, and immersive videos, but it also has beautiful illustrations that will capture the imaginations of children and adults alike.
And when you’re ready for even more musical fun, don’t forget to check out our companion classical composers music game, the Maestro Mastery Memory Game from Byron’s Games!