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If your child is struggling in school with one or more subject areas, I can help. Teaching at the Elementary, Middle and High School levels since 2002, my training and experience spans a broad spectrum. As an Instructional Specialist, I have worked with students with special needs in a variety of settings from self-contained special day settings to inclusive mainstream classrooms. I also have expe


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Fusion Fighters

Trying to help this young lady get a scholarship to Fusion Fighters Irish Dance Fest this summer. All it takes is "likes and shares." Please, take a moment to check out this little dancer and share her efforts with your share button! Thanks very much!

Introducing Cast Member Lauren Compton in our second Fusion Dance Fest Video Scholarship Competition!

Lauren who dances in Maryland, USA, will be joining Fusion Fighters along with an International cast of 80 dancers from over 15 countries. Together they will create the first ever professional ‘Online’ Irish Dance Show!

Cast Positions Still Remaining, DM for details!

Music: Sean Softley - Feis Strings


How exciting! Thank you!

blogs.ancestry.com 03/11/2017

What 770,000 Tubes of Spit Reveal About America

Very interesting discussion about how our population has moved over the generations.

blogs.ancestry.com Ancestry scientists used data from 770,000 tubes of spit submitted by customers to map out generations of American migrations across the country to reveal


As usual, another school year is off to a blazing start! With one quarter behind us and already well into the winter holiday season, do your best not to lose focus. Maintain study routines and don't procrastinate. Break time will be here before you know it, and you don't want those holidays to approach with late assignments over your head! Reach out to me if I can help in any way. :-)


"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States of America. The lyrics come from "Defence of Fort M'Henry",[2] a poem written on September 14, 1814, by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in Baltimore Harbor during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812. Key was inspired by the large American flag, the Star-Spangled Banner, flying triumphantly above the fort during the American victory.

The poem was set to the tune of a popular British song written by John Stafford Smith for the Anacreontic Society, a men's social club in London. "To Anacreon in Heaven" (or "The Anacreontic Song"), with various lyrics, was already popular in the United States. Set to Key's poem and renamed "The Star-Spangled Banner", it soon became a well-known American patriotic song. With a range of one octave and one fifth (a semitone more than an octave and a half), it is known for being difficult to sing. Although the poem has four stanzas, only the first is commonly sung today.


Woody Guthrie-This Land Is Your Land

woody guthrie /this land is your land July 14, 1912: Woody Guthrie was born. 1933: Woody Guthrie releases 'The Science of Sound.' 1941: Pete Seeger and Woody...


After taking a break from composer of the day, we are back! Now, we're are going to look at some of the contemporary "songwriters". Since the music is not classical in genre, they are not referred to as composers. Here, we will look at the music, the writer, and the events in history that shaped their music.
Our first choice is Woody Guthrie.
Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie (/ˈɡʌθri/; July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter and musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional, and children's songs, along with ballads and improvised works. He frequently performed with the slogan This machine kills fascists displayed on his guitar. His best-known song is "This Land Is Your Land". Many of his recorded songs are archived in the Library of Congress.


Sergei Rachmaninoff video and voice

Very cool videos of Rachmaninoff with friends.

Sergei RACHMANINOFF (1873 - 1943) is one of greatest Russian composers This is the most complete collection of his video clips. The recording of Rachmaninoff...


Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - BBC Proms 2013 (Stephen Hough : Piano )

Today's composer is Rachmaninov (Russia 1873-1943). He left Russian at the time of the October Revolution (1918) and moved his family to New York. He and his wife became US citizens 2 months before he died.
This video gives a very nice, interesting, description of the the musical piece. Enjoy!

Sakari Oramo: Conductors - The BBC Symphony Orchestra Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - BBC Proms 2013 (Stephen Hough : Piano ) Sakari Oramo: co...


Today's composer was Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) Leonard Bernstein was an American 20th century composer, writer, teacher and conductor. All of these activities he pursued to a remarkable degree with great energy and success. He died 5 days after retiring- of lung cancer and pneumonia.


Sousa Marches to Greatness Man, Music, Marine

John Philip Sousa Biography. No claim of ownership. All rights and privileges are referred to legal owner.


Semper Fidelis

Semper Fidelis is the official march of the United States Marine Corps. It was composed by John Philip Sousa in 1889 and immediately became the official marc...


This week we are going to learn about American composers. We will start with the obvious: John Philip Sousa (1854- 1932). Sousa - American composer, bandmaster, arranger and writer known as "The March King". He composed 136 marches including "The Stars and Stripes Forever" - the national march of America. He was born in Washington, D.C. and had 9 siblings. Sousa also wrote several novels.

familyeducation.com 09/23/2016

SAT Essay Tips - FamilyEducation

familyeducation.com Learn basic principles and tips behind the essay section of the SAT.


Today's composer is Mozart (1756-1791). Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart the incredible 18th century Austrian composer of the Classical era. A child prodigy, he lived a full but short life, nevertheless creating over 600 compositions. At age 30-31 he was a teacher of Beethoven in Vienna. At age 32, in spite of his phenomenal output of compositions, his financial position deteriorated (possible gambling and overspending) and he began to borrow money. At age 35 he was commissioned to write a Requiem (Catholic Mass for the dead). He composed the Magic Flute, which was very successful. He suffered from severe depression and died December 5, the day after rehearsing the Requiem (probably rheumatic fever), and was buried in an unmarked pauper's grave.


Mozart - Requiem in D minor (Complete/Full) [HD]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor (K.626) -- Live Version. I. Introitus: Requiem aeternam (choir with soprano solo) (0:00) II. Kyrie (choir) (5:28)...

biography.com 09/22/2016

Wolfgang Mozart

Biography.com has a great bio of Mozart which discusses his life in relation to political and world events of the time. Nicely done and a quick read!

biography.com A prolific artist, Austrian composer Wolfgang Mozart created a string of operas, concertos, symphonies and sonatas that profoundly shaped classical music.


Wonderful flashmob Verdi, La Traviata

I love this! Opera doesn't have to be formal and stuffy-- Here is an awesome flashmob doing a fantastic production of La Traviata. Bravo!

Wonderful flashmob featuring Verdi's La Traviata at Amsterdam department store De Bijenkorf. Take Five, is a series featuring performances we believe to be a...


Today's composer is Verdi (Italy: 1813-1901) Giuseppe Verdi was an Italian 19th century composer. One of the most influential opera composers of all time and still now one of the most popular and most performed of opera composers.


Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 - Leonard Bernstein


Ludwig Van Beethoven - Für Elise - Video Dailymotion

Ludwig Van Beethoven - Für Elise


Today's composer is Ludwig van Beethoven (Germany: 1770-1827)
German 19th century classical composer and virtuoso pianist. Beethoven was one of the most influential composers of all time and one of the most popular. He was known to be grumpy, irritable and manic depressive. He gave his first public performance at 9 years old and published his first work at 12.


Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott - Lullaby (Brahms)

Simply beautiful~

Music video by Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott performing Lullaby (Brahms). (C) 2015 Sony Music Entertainment http://vevo.ly/6ulJGO


Today's composer is Brahms (Germany: 1833-1897) One of the 'Three B's", Brahms is one of the giants of classical music. His output includes most genres except for opera and ballet.
Called by some 'Last of the Classicists' he is classified in the Early Romantic period. He died of Cancer.


Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (Allegro-Adagio)

Watch this one- you'll be glad you did!

Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G Major, BWV 1048, Allegro Adagio. Johann Sebastian Bach was taught by his father to play the violin and t...


Today's composer of the day is J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Bach is now considered to be one of the greatest German baroque composers. During his lifetime however he was famed as an organist rather than as a composer.
He came from a dynasty of 7 generations of musicians extending from the 16th to the 18th century. Apparently he had 76 male relatives who were musicians and 53 of them were called Johann!
(Quote taken from 52 Composers.com)


"Jack, who is the composer of the day today?"
"Taco Bell!"
" Well, sort of..... :-). Pachelbel."
" That's what I said."


Pachelbel Canon in D Major - the original and best version


Please consider a donation, http://www.voicesofmusic.org/donate.html and we will make more videos like this one :) We need your help! Pachelbel's Canon--the ...


Today's composer is Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706). He was a German composer, performer and teacher. An important composer of the Baroque period, he worked with JS Bach's father and was Godfather to JS Bach's sister. He is best known for his Canon in D, but was a prolific composer with over 200 pieces to his credit.


Today's composer is Aaron Copland (1900-1990). He is also from NY, and was the youngest of 5 children. He became a Harvard professor around the age of 50. Copland is best known for composing and conducting. "To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself... inconceivable."


Aaron Copland Conducts Appalachian Spring - Doppio movimento Audio 1963 [Remastered - 2015]

If you don't know this piece by it's name, you will likely recognize the tune. Enjoy!

Here's my brief remastered take of Aaron Copland conducting the famous Appalachian Spring movement, Doppio movimento (aka "Simple Gifts"). I remastered from ...


As some of you know, I have one child who attends public elementary school and I am homeschooling my other child. In the morning, as we prepare to begin our studies, I play music for him and we talk about the composer, what country they are from, what type of music it is, etc. It's rather random. I am not using a curriculum. We are just building his familiarity and appreciation for various types of music and composers.
As Jack is a huge Star Wars fan, today's composer was John Williams. Williams wrote the score for over 100 films, and he won awards for many of them. He was born in Queens, NY and attended Julliard. He's also a veteran.




Purcellville, VA

Other Schools in Purcellville (show all)
Patrick Henry College Patrick Henry College
10 Patrick Henry Cir
Purcellville, 20132

The Mission of Patrick Henry College is to prepare Christian men and women who will lead the nation.

Patrick Henry College Patrick Henry College
10 Patrick Henry Cir
Purcellville, 20132

God's Harvard God's Harvard

LVHS Viking Music LVHS Viking Music
340 N Maple Avenue
Purcellville, 20132

Loudoun Valley High School Band, Orchestra and Chorus Information

The Neighborhood Learning Center The Neighborhood Learning Center
711 W Main Street
Purcellville, 20132

The Neighborhood Learning Center is a full-service childcare facility located inside of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Purcellville, VA. We provide a nurturing, Christian environment for infants and children from 6 weeks old through 5th grade.

H.E.A.R.T.S. Homeschool Baseball H.E.A.R.T.S. Homeschool Baseball
Purcellville, 20132

Mathnasium of Purcellville Mathnasium of Purcellville
1020 E Main Street, Ste L
Purcellville, 20132

Mathnasium of Purcellville, your neighborhood math-only learning center. We help kids in grades K-12

Impact taekwondo Impact taekwondo
743 E Main Street
Purcellville, 20132

Nothing is impossible Master CHO

170 West Main Street, Suite 106
Purcellville, 20132

STREST assists clients in reducing the effects of stress, loss and trauma without diagnosis through

BRMS Theatre BRMS Theatre
551 E A Street
Purcellville, 20132

Blue Ridge Middle School PTO theatre department produces family-friendly productions, explores Broad

Anuk Rooney Piano Studio Anuk Rooney Piano Studio
119 E Main Street, # 7
Purcellville, 20132

Private piano lessons are currently being offered in the Purcellville area by Anuk Rooney.

Pete Durand Music for Everyone Pete Durand Music for Everyone

Pete was a musician, businessman, quiet composer & technician, a “rock n roller,” fiercely loyal friend, & an inspiration to all. Above all, he was dedicated to the idea that everyone should have the joy of music creation if they wanted it.