Famous Musicians Wall Chart ~ Free Download

Music Appreciation

When Charlotte Mason described Music Appreciation she stated, “Hearing should tell us a great many interesting things, but the great and perfect joy which we owe to (our children) is Music.  Many great men have put their beautiful thoughts, not into books, or pictures, or buildings, but into musical score.”

With this in mind, we study 1 composer, his life and works a month. Ambleside Online offers a free Composer Schedule and they offer online radio links and suggested book titles or biographies on famous musicians.

This year I created a wall chart with pictures  and a very short biography on the following musicians:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • (Franz) Joseph Haydn
  • Wilhelm Richard Wagner
  • Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • George Frideric Handel
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Sir Edward William Elgar
  • Edvard Hagerup Grieg
  • Jean Sibelius
  • Joseph-Maurice Ravel



Musician’s pictures


Laminate 2 pictures on 1 A4 sheet

You may download this 21-page pdf. file Composer of Month (it is large ) and then laminate the poster and the pictures of each composer.

I laminate the pictures because they will be re-used during the next few years.

Let your children read about the composer and write a few important facts in the biography scroll.

How have you studied famous musicians the CM way?

17 thoughts on “Famous Musicians Wall Chart ~ Free Download

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  2. Can you here my sigh of relief where you are… big grin! I can’t thank you enough for this fantastic resource. I am off to laminate these posters and getting ready to start our composer study on monday.


  3. What amazing resources that you have provided! Thank you so much for your hard work! It was great to see your resources on Homeschool Freebies!


  4. Thanks so much Nadene! We have been studying classical composers this year. To my delight, I discovered my oldest son adores this music! We now play classical music in the background most of our HSing day and have found it has a tremendous calming effect (and not just for the kids 😉 Wonderful. My son will love this. Thanks again so much for sharing your labors!


  5. Thank you so much! I haven’t done any of this with my kids but would like to. You have done an amazing job with everything. What a blessing for you to offer it for free.


  6. Thanks for all the great resources. I was sent over from Homeschoolfreebieofthe day. I will be excited to use this information and see what else you have. Thanks again.


  7. Found your website through the Erskine family’s Freebie of the Day page. This is BEAUTIFUL!!! So helpful! So kind of you to offer so many of your ideas! Thank you a thousand times!


  8. Love it, and thank you! Will be linking this on my Charlotte Mason Composer Study lens. I think that besides recognizing the music (most important), knowing the face of the composer is also helpful.


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