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Learn about the life and music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Get a premium piano arrangement, biography, and two activity worksheets.
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Nutcracker) for Easy/Level 4 Piano Solo (2 Pages)
Hey Kid's, Meet Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Biography
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Word Search Worksheet
Meet the Composer Job Application
The composer word search is designed to build reading skills. Instead of including the search words on the worksheet, students are challenged to identify keywords in the composer biography. The words that define the life and achievements of the composer are the search words. The search words are included on the "About" page if you get stuck.
Students fill this job application out for the composer, including all the facts they have learned while reading the composer biography.
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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in 1840 in present-day Udmurtia, Russia. His father was a Ukrainian mining engineer. Peter began piano lessons at the age of five, and within three years he could read music as well as his teacher. In 1850, Peter's father was appointed as the Director of the St. Petersburg Technological Institute. It was there that Peter received his education at the School of Jurisprudence. The only music instruction he received was piano lessons from a piano manufacturer who occasionally made visits to the school. He also attended the opera and theater with his classmates. It was the works of Rossini, Bellini, Verdi and Mozart that he enjoyed the most. Read more...