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Frederic Chopin | Homeschool Music Lesson Plans

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Hey Kids, Meet Chopin

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) Polish Romantic Era Composer

Frederic Chopin | Hey Kids, Meet the Composer Biography

Frederic Chopin was born on March 1, 1810 in Poland. His father was French and his mother was Polish. In his future the music of both of these nations would influence his compositions. Some of his works for piano are called mazurkas and polonaises, which are polish dances. Read more...


Frederic Chopin Writing Assignment

Write a few paragraphs on Frederic Chopin that includes facts about his life and music. Then ask your child to complete the project by watching a recorded performance of Chopin's Polonaise Op. 53 on YouTube.com. The following questions will help to guide their critique.

1) If the music was telling a story, what would it be? (No right or wrong answers - just a way to get kids to really listen and think.)

2) Is the music expressive? Does it maintain a steady beat throughout? Do you hear a variety of dynamic levels (p, mp, mf, f) and tempo (speed) changes?


Chopin Polonaise Op. 53 in A Flat Major


Music Lesson Plan Worksheets

Learn about Frederic Chopin with a printable famous composer worksheet.

Frederic Chopin | Word Search Worksheet
"Meet the Composer" Job Application Worksheet


Beginner and Easy Piano Sheet Music

Appreciating the talent of a famous composer is never richer than when you're playing their music. Ask your child's music teacher about including the study of one of the following pieces in their music lesson.

Funeral March Easy Piano Sheet Music/Level 3
Nocture in E Flat Op.9, No.2 Easy Piano Sheet Music/Level 5
Polonaise Op. 53 (Heroic) Easy Piano Sheet Music/Level 5