Discovering Music


Our Unique Curriculum

connects music with visual arts, political and economic history, and Western Culture from 1600 to 1914.

History taught through the lens of the Arts and Music becomes more vivid and memorable. It’s history you can hold in your ears. Suitable for a full year of high-school credit. Perfect for college prep.

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College Prep
High School Credit
Schools and Co-ops
Adult Learners

For thousands of years, every generation passed Western Culture on to the next. . . .


What will you do?

Discovering Music from Professor Carol on Vimeo.

See it in action with this Video Tutorial.

Why do you need a music curriculum?

  • Grounding in the arts and humanities is excellent college prep for homeschoolers and traditionally schooled students. A student’s success in college often depends on having a solid historical context for learning.
  • Music was recognized in ancient times as one of the seven essential subjects comprising the Liberal Arts. Music has always been central to Classical Education.
  • By connecting music history to political and cultural history, we make all of history more memorable and more interesting.
  • Success in any profession depends on the ability to connect with other people and to be comfortable in a variety of social situations. Knowledge of music is an excellent social tool and confidence builder.

How does our music curriculum achieve those goals?

  • Homeschool students have a unique opportunity to get in-depth knowledge of Western Culture and its significant accomplishments. There are virtually no curricula in public or private schools that can rival the content of Discovering Music. This course presents college-level material effectively tailored for middle-school and high-school students.
  • Discovering Music focuses on Western Culture, covering the history of Europe and adding special units on how European Culture was adopted in Russia and America. See the Contents of the course and a Sample Unit of the Resource Book.
  • Discovering Music takes a comprehensive approach to history and the arts, linking literature, geography, social movements, science and technology, paintings, and architecture to form a more complete picture.
  • By experiencing the arts of a particular time and place, students are better able to understand what happened – the social and political forces as well as the daily life of historical figures.
  • Read our FAQ to see if this course is right for you!

Can you do it? You don’t have to because we’ve done it for you. Professor Carol does all of the instruction in video lectures totaling more than 13 hours. Text support contains terminology, annotations, projects, viewing guides, and quizzes that track the video instruction. Extensive listening guides provide musical examples throughout the course (a 3-CD audio set comes with the tangible edition). No prior music background is needed by either the parent or the student.

Here are some suggestions for how to use the curriculum.