Scott Joplin was an African American composer who is famous for the Ragtime style of music. Watch this short video about Joplin or read some of the facts below.
Important Facts: Share this with your children to talk about Scott Joplin’s life, his challenges, and his successes.
Print out and color this picture of Scott Joplin at the piano as you listen to the ragtime playlist below.
Get on your feet and check out this fun video to learn some of the popular dances that could have been danced along to some of Scott Joplin’s famous rags! You can then practice these dances while listening to the playlist below.
This video is great for older children to hear how all the musical parts come together to make this fun, upbeat music. Listen as the video separates out what each hand is playing and then what happens when you bring those parts back together again.
Enjoy this playlist featuring some of Scott Joplin’s music as well as other famous rags.