Orchestra Lapbook for Cycle 1 Classical Conversations

I’ve mentioned her before in my Organizing a Classical notebook post, but now it’s time for you to truly see the amazing work of my friend Karen from Wisdom and Righteousness. Up today, the Orchestra lapbook and study guide.

Of course anyone could use this guide for a study of classical composers, but it’s specifically designed for Classical Conversations, cycle 1. If teaching music makes you a little nervous, this is the resource for you! Karen has given you a wealth of information, even detailing what to say to your students.

Awesome Features:

*A very thorough script to help parents teach the content to their students

*Hands-on lapbook pages for the orchestra, instruments, and composers

*A complete timeline that ties history in with the composers

*Pages of beautiful and colorful artwork

*Tons of websites, games, printables and extra resources are listed

*It’s all done for you! Imagine the time you will save!



Perhaps one of my favorite features of the lapbook/study guide is the timeline. It’s wonderful to have a hands-on way to understand how things fit in history.


Below is a close-up of the individual composer pieces. Each mini-book contains biographical information, a photograph, famous works and more.


You will love this brand new resource. Just think of all the time you will save by having everything put together right here, complete with outside hyperlinks to music and more. You won’t need to supplement at all!

Karen has offered to graciously a free copy of the Orchestra Lapbook to TWO of my readers. Woot! Enter below.

Can’t wait? Go grab your own copy of the Orchestra lapbook now!

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  1. Just hung up an orchestra diagram over my sons drums…would love this

  2. I grew up playing piano and still enjoy it today! we started lessons with our oldest and he loves it :0)
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  3. :) totally lovin’ this!!!!! been trying to get around to this for years and years!!!

  4. Wow, this looks fabulous! And yes, it would save lots of time!

  5. I’ve been playing the piano since I was 8 years old and still have my first piano!

  6. I used to play clarinet in highschool
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  7. I played the clarinet in middle and high school, and a little in college – I still pull it out randomly! :)

  8. My husband played in the orchestra, euphonium, bass clarinet. I am not so musically able :)

  9. This is such a nice giveaway! I did play an instrument when I was younger. Although I was not happy about it in the least, I played the baritone. ;)

  10. Wonder if some of the activities would be suitable for a group setting like my abecedarian class. I think I’ll have to get it regardless.:)

  11. I played violin grade school through high school. I played a little piano when I was young too. I love music!

  12. The piano! Do not have one now, but we do have a keyboard and I would love to start teaching my 2 year old how it works

  13. I played the flute when in elementary school and a little piano as an adult.

  14. I LOVE Classical music and this looks awesome!

  15. Oh, P.S. I play piano and flute :)

  16. Looks awesome. I played piano when I was younger and (sigh) ours is now badly in need of tuning;)

  17. that is great!

  18. We all played instruments in our family, both for school and church. I was clarinet and saxophone!
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  19. I played flute and piano

  20. Haha, not really. I briefly played recorder and ukele for my church in ekementary school. :) I don’t remember a thing though. I want to start Olivia in piano lessons and plab to learn alongside her. But we love music and listen to looks of composers for music study. Olivia has also enjoyed visiting the symphony a couple times. Doind the lapbook would be a fun revist to our previous orchestra studies.

  21. I played the clarinet for 8 years. My 8 year old daughter is in her 2nd year of piano.

  22. What a great giveaway…I played the clarinet in middle school and high school. My son plays piano and violin.

  23. The only instrument I’ve ever played is the recorder:)

  24. Very excited to start the orchestra/composers section next week. My son had so much fun with the artists, and I know he’s going to love the composers even more because he and his sister love, love, love music of any kind!! :)

  25. OH!! And I played the trumpet, the piano, and handbells. I also took voice lessons. :)

  26. I have played flute for most of my life; in bands and orchestras. I was a flute performance major in college, and still play – though my real love for playing is for church, not so much for anything else. I also played piccolo, saxophone (some alto, mostly bari), and guitar in the Army (National Guard) Band, and still play guitar from time to time and I sing for church praise team on a regular basis. Music is in my bones, and has always been a big part of my life! (ok, sorry. that was a long answer.) :)
    We are about to embark on Orchestra in CC, and I’m supposed to be leading our group through the orchestra song etc., since I seem to be the most musically “inclined” one in the group (I guess…). :-) I would love to have this resource! Looks like fun.
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  27. The only musical instrument that I have ever played is the “recorder” flute type instrument back in the fourth grade! I love music and look forward to my children learning more about music and composers. We hope to join our local Classical Conversations group in the fall! :)
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  28. I have never played an instrument but always wanted to play piano.

  29. I took piano as a child for a few months, but always wished I’d kept up with it.

  30. I love all of your giveaways!

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