Intro to Musicals for Elementary Students

Get a taste of 11 different musicals that you and your students will love!

Intro to Musicals for Elementary Students includes eleven lessons on eleven different musicals. Read about the story and background, watch video clips, work on one printable per lesson, take an online quiz, and explore links to outside sites with other materials to enrich your study. The eleven musicals are Annie, Seussical, Cats, James and the Giant Peach, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Mary Poppins, Newsies, Annie Get Your Gun, The Music Man, The Wizard of Oz, and Hamilton the Musical.

Your Instructor

Gena Mayo
Gena Mayo

Gena Mayo is a homeschooling mom of 8 who has been teaching music in various forms for 30 years. She has a Bachelors degree in Music Education and a Masters degree in Vocal Pedagogy (teaching voice lessons). It has been her joy to teach elementary and junior high choir, high school voice classes, private voice lessons for teens through adults, early childhood music and movement classes (babies through preschool), elementary general music, and music appreciation for elementary through high school. But, her favorite music teaching experience has been as musical director for stage musicals such as Seussical, Shrek, Singing in the Rain, Newsies, and Beauty and the Beast. It is Gena's desire to help all homeschoolers easily include music in their homeschools!

"I haven't even started but after browsing through all the links I am absolutely speechless. What an incredible way to study such a fun topic like a musical. You are genius! I can't wait to get my kids on board the musical train. I took Musical History in college on the East Coast years ago while on exchange from my Az university. I also was a stage mgr for Beauty & the Beast when it went to Broadway from Disneyland and got to be there for the premier with my original cast. My son will be performing in March at Carnegie for a strings invitational music festival and will be attending a couple musicals. This is going to be fun" ~Allison W.

"My boys are already working through [Gena's] 20th Century Music Appreciation Course (and loving it), but now they want to take a detour and soak up all the info about the 10 musicals included in this course, since there are quite a few that they aren't familiar with. You can bet that they'll all be into it within a couple days. And why shouldn't they? Not only are musicals fun and entertaining, but they are often a memorable depiction of different points in history, and are full of clever tidbits that have been sewn into the verbal fabric of our culture! Knowing where those sayings come from and the context for them makes language and relating to others more fun! The course says it's for elementary students, but older kids (and YOU) will enjoy it too." ~Erica Johns, owner of Enrichment, mom of 4 teen sons

"This is so exciting! My children didn't want to stop going through the musicals....We LOVE musicals, thank you making this a part of our studies." ~Jamie

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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