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Trepak (The Nutcracker) Music Lesson Plan and Listening Map is a ready-to-teach music lesson pack. It includes the lesson plan and colorful resources that make learning about Tchaikovsky's "Trepak" engaging and fun!
Trepak (Russian Dance) Music Lesson Plan
Trepak (The Nutcracker) Listening Map (A-A-B-A-Coda Form)
Itroduction to the Trepak (Traditional Russian and Ukranian Music and Dance)
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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...