Zeezok's mission statement is:
"Established in 2003, we believe "It is better to build children than to repair men." To that end we strive to provide quality literature and educational books for use in training the next generation. We trust our products will assist you in developing your family's love for God and country."
Zeezok is a small company, but has about 50 titles currently in print. Ranging from composers to history to penmanship they have a lot to offer.
We reviewed a couple of the books from the Great Musicians Series.
Each of Zeezok's composer series has a paperback book about each author with written music throughout. It written for children to understand in story format. There is a CD for each composer also. The CD has the music that is in the book. There is also a study guide too.
I did not know who Stephen Foster was or what music he had written, but I do now! He wrote many songs I have heard of, but thought they were just folk music (which they are) with no original composer.
He wrote "Oh Susanna" and "Camptown Races."
We liked the story, but the CD was not our favorite. It was too fast to sing a long to and the music was not very good quality. I was disappointed with it because we had helped to learn the songs and sing with them.
Edward MacDowell is the other one we received to review.
MacDowell wrote instrumental sheet music. He played the piano and had amazing talent.
The study guides are helpful for the parent. They give comprehension questions to discuss with your child. There is also a bunch f little tidbits about the time period or what certain words mean.
Study Guides $4.95
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