Music Appreciation of the Romantic Era for High School

Learn about music of Europe and America during the 1800s

The Music Appreciation of the Romantic Era online course consists of 36 lessons about the music, genres, styles, and composers of Western Music from about 1800-1900. You'll learn about Schubert, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Rossini, Wagner, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Stephen Foster, Gilbert & Sullivan, Edward MacDowell, Amy Beach and many more!

Once purchased you have forever access to the course.

Music Appreciation of the Romantic Era for High School includes written lessons, videos to watch to learn more about concepts and to listen to the music, assignments to complete using printables which are provided, and online quizzes.

Use the course to get a full or half-credit in high school Fine Arts. The course can be used for all ages (K-12), but is specifically written for the junior high/high school level.

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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!

Course Curriculum

Gena Mayo has done it again! "Music Appreciation of the Romantic Era for High School" offers students and parents a chance to learn about more than 40 different composers. Some musical selections were familiar, while others were completely new to me. Each lesson offers a brief biographical piece about the composer, followed by numerous samples of the composer’s work to enjoy. I cannot think of a better way to learn about music!

~Michelle Habrych, homeschool mom of 2 teens

Music Appreciation of the Romantic Era for High School is every bit as captivating as the other courses in the series. The written material that introduces the composers is as long as it needs to be and no longer. It motivates students (or should I say me?) to want to listen to all the musical selections. The videos embedded in the course have been carefully chosen so we don't have to wade through dozens of videos ourselves. The quotes by and about the composers are enlightening. The brief quizzes that follow each lesson help your student to focus. The curriculum is perfect for a once-a-week course and is highly enjoyable for students and teachers alike.
~Melanie Wilson, homeschool mom of 6 and blogger at

It's nice to have one fewer thing to plan- especially when the subject is one I'm not familiar with anyway.
I can hear an objection coming. "Well, couldn't I just hunt up the information about the composers in books and online? And couldn't I find all the YouTube videos so that we could watch and listen to all the music? And then I wouldn't have to buy a course." Well, yes, you could do that. But, do you have any idea how many hours it would take you to plan? I do because I've tried to do music appreciation that way before. Trust me. It's not worth it.
This course is more than worth the cost because all of the planning is already done. All of the information has been found and presented in a very clear, concise, and easy to understand way. All of the videos have been chosen and previewed and are presented with comments about their content. The printable pages have already been created and are ready to be used. It's all done for me. All I have to do is give the kids the computer and check up on their work later. That's awesome, my friend!

~Leah Courtney, homeschool mom of 4 and blogger at As We Walk Along the Road

This course is just what I needed for my daughter's high school music credit this year! I love the easy to use course outline with all the necessary links and downloadable notebooking pages included. This saves me tons of time! My daughter is gaining a new appreciation for classical music and it integrates seamlessly into our homeschool days. Thank you, Gena, for creating this course!
~Sara, homeschool mom, blogger at Embracing Destiny and The Homeschool Post

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.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

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