music blog shutterstock_298844453

Hitting the Right Note

Posted on March 11, 2016

By Candy Jones-Guerin

Music in Our Schools Month is the National Association for Music Education’s annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools. It initially began as a single statewide Advocacy Day and celebration in New York in 1973 and transformed itself into a month-long celebration of school music starting in 1985.

Take some time this month to learn about some of history’s great musicians with these eBooks available on the GVRL platform.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1st Edition
October 2015
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart introduces young readers to one of history’s greatest composers. They will trace Mozart’s life from his childhood touring Europe as a musical prodigy through his years in Italy, Salzburg, and Vienna. They’ll learn about his struggles for independence and his musical innovation.

Ludwig van Beethoven, 1st Edition
November 2015
Ludwig van Beethoven allows young readers to get to know one of the most world’s admired composers. His music, from the beautiful Moonlight Sonata to the stirring Eroica Symphony, is still performed around the world today. As he proclaimed to his patron, “There are and there will be thousands of princes. There is only one Beethoven.”

Top 101 Musicians, 1st Edition
July 2014
The individuals profiled in this lively volume have been responsible for some of the most inspired and lasting works in the history of music, those that have remained timeless even as musical styles, genres, INSTRUCTORuments, and technologies have evolved.

Contemporary Musicians
October 2014
While popular music in all its varied forms is a source of common interest and an insatiable curiosity among readers of all ages, thorough biographical information about its stars and superstars can be difficult to find. Consult this ongoing reference series for biographical information on more than 3,600 important figures in today’s musical arena.

Rolling Stones: A Musical Biography, 1st Edition
January 2012
By 1964 the United States had been ’invaded’ by a number of British bands, led by the Beatles. The Rolling Stones were seen as more rebellious and rowdy than the Beatles. The Stones far outlasted the Beatles and all the other 60s-era British bands. This book chronicles the adventures of these Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.

Enjoy these titles and many more with a free trial to Gale’s eBook platform (GVRL). Learn more about Music in Our Schools Month at


[alert-info]Megan McCarthy

About the Author

Candy is an explorer and educator with a passion for technology and the latest trends. Living and teaching ‘on the road’ for many years taught her a lot about how to build stronger communities and schools.



Leave a Comment