A History of Classical Music for Teenagers

music for teenagers

You can attend the 1st session as a taster on 31st January @ 7.30pm UK Time by using this link:


You may like to watch a video recording of a music appreciation session (for adults) from 3rd November 2021 on J S Bach's 'The Art of Fugue'. The sessions for this course will be in a similar format, but geared more to teenage musicians.

This course covers the development of Western Classical Music from the earliest records of Gregorian Chant to the contemporary music of the 20th and 21st centuries and is aimed at teenagers who want to widen their musical horizons.

This course will be especially beneficial to young instrumentalists, but prior musical knowledge is not a requirement.

Over 12 monthly session, (on the last Monday of each month) the course will introduce the styles and developments that each musical era brought with it as well as background context.

Students will have access to online material which will supplement the knowledge gained through the online sessions. They will also have the opportunity, if they wish, to compose pieces in the style that is being learnt.

Week 1: Early Beginnings, Gregorian Chant and the Birth of Polyphony

Week 2: 11th, 12th and 13th Centuries: Organum, Early polyphony, Leonin and Perotin, the Motet

Week 3: 14th and 15th Centuries

Week 4: The Renaissance

Week 5: The Birth of Opera

Week 6: The Baroque

Week 7: Stile Galant and the Early Classical Period

Week 8: The Late Classical Period

Week 9: The Romantic Period

Week 10: Late Romantics

Week 11: The 20th Century

Week 12: Where to now?