Music History, Printables

New Composer Lapbooks: Vivaldi & Prokofiev

As mentioned yesterday, two new lapbooks have been added to my digital shop: Antonio Vivaldi and Sergei Prokofiev.

If you aren’t already familiar with my lapbook curriculum, you might be interested in checking it out if you offer monthly group classes or summer music camps. Every year, I offer a music history camp using these lapbooks for my piano students and we study a composer from each historical time period. I’ve also used this curriculum in the past to offer weekly music appreciation classes for homeschoolers. To date, I have twenty different composer lapbooks available to choose from.

Purchasing the PDF for a composer includes the license to print and copy from the PDF for your entire teaching career for personal and educational use with your students. As the teacher reads the biography booklet and discusses terms/music related to the composer, students are responsible for cutting out and assembling the items for their own lapbook to take home.

Here is some info about the two new lapbooks.

In the lesson about Vivaldi, students will enjoy learning about “The Red Priest” and his passion for composing and teaching music to the orphans and students at the Ospedale della Pietá in Venice. Special focus is given to Vivaldi’s most well-known work, The Four Seasons.

Vivaldi collage

Sergei Prokofiev was a great Russian composer of the Modern Era. Students will learn about how the political upheaval in Russia impacted Prokofiev both personally and as a composer. Special attention will be given to perhaps his most well-known work, Peter and the Wolf.

Prokofiev collage

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2 thoughts on “New Composer Lapbooks: Vivaldi & Prokofiev”

  1. Thanks so much for this great material, Joy! I used the Vivaldi lap book this year, and the students absolutely fell in love with his music and Padre Rossi himself. I also made some revisions as a cello teacher–I found a clip of a manuscript of a cello concerto by Vivaldi on IMSLP, and printed it out on parchment paper. We also worked on it a little bit. I also read “Vivaldi’s Four Seasons” by Anna Harwell Celenza, and that was an excellent addition.

    My only concern is with the coloring picture of Vivaldi. It looked very odd to me, but I used it anyway with lots of hesitation. Then it came together what was odd with it when one of my students said it looked like Vivaldi was wearing a bathrobe. Is it possible to change it?

    Again, thanks so much and best wishes.

    1. Hi Marla! I was thrilled to about how you were able to extend the Vivaldi lapbook for your cello students. That is wonderful. Thanks for the feedback about the Vivaldi drawing — yes, it’s a robe, but I imagine it is a priest robe rather than a bath robe! I’ll admit that your comment made me chuckle a little; nevertheless, I will consider making an update to the drawing. Thanks for your comment and feedback!

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