Early Childhood Music, Music, Music Education, Music Therapy, Music with Autism

Introducing Music Into Your Child’s Daily Rhythm

When and how to start layering music into your child’s daily rhythm   Many parents would like to include music in their child’s daily rhythm but are not sure when or how to do so. Here are a few insights I’d like to offer you based off of common questions I receive from parents.  … Read More Introducing Music Into Your Child’s Daily Rhythm

Early Childhood Music, eBooks, Music, Music Education, Music Therapy, Music with Autism

Play Simple Christmas Songs with Xylophone Fun

Xylophone Fun Christmas Edition During my teaching I found a need to create a curriculum for my students to teach them basic music reading skills. Most of my little students were learning to identify and match colors and letters. They were also learning basic reading skills. I found that my students, mostly students with special… Read More Play Simple Christmas Songs with Xylophone Fun

Early Childhood Music, eBooks, Music, Music Education, Music Therapy, Music with Autism, Recommended Resources

Xylophone Fun Resources

Did you know there are many different ways to use our Xylophone Fun Curriculum (eBooks)? We will be sharing suggestions of different ways to use this great resource. To begin with I thought I’d share with you the different instruments that you can use this curriculum with. Of course I had already mentioned the “Xylophone”… Read More Xylophone Fun Resources

Early Childhood Music, Indoor Play, Music, Music Education, Music Therapy, Play

My Top 10 Instruments to use with Babies and Toddlers

Babies and toddlers have lots of toys and as a parent or teacher you are constantly bombarded with new toys to purchase or gift. If your baby or toddler tends to love music (what baby doesn’t) you probably considered purchasing some small instruments for him for his music making and discovery.   I urge you,… Read More My Top 10 Instruments to use with Babies and Toddlers

Early Childhood Music, eBooks, Music, Music Education, Music Therapy, Music with Autism

Now Available: Xylophone Fun eBook Package

Xylophone Fun eBook Package     If you haven’t checked out our curriculum “Xylophone Fun” eBooks for children, be sure to visit our eBooks page to learn more. There are currently four volumes available for purchase: Volumes 1, 2, 3, and our Christmas edition. Each volume introduces slightly more difficult songs and builds on previous… Read More Now Available: Xylophone Fun eBook Package

Music Education, Music Therapy

How my training as a therapist would have made me a better educator

Before becoming a music therapist I was a music educator. After completing my Bachelors is Music education I took a job as a general music teacher in a public elementary school. My training had prepared me to teach children to sing and play instruments as well as music theory and appreciation. What it didn’t teach… Read More How my training as a therapist would have made me a better educator

Early Childhood Music, eBooks, Music, Music Education, Music Therapy, Music with Autism

Just Released: Xylophone Fun Volume 3

The Latest Edition of Xylophone Fun is Here! Volume 3 builds on what was learned in Volumes 1 and 2 with more songs, some slightly more difficult than the previous volumes. Each song is provided with and without lyrics. Providing the lyrics encourages the child to sing along while playing. Now the child is not… Read More Just Released: Xylophone Fun Volume 3

Early Childhood Music, eBooks, Music, Music Education, Music Therapy, Music with Autism

Xylphone Fun Christmas – Updated!

Happy Holidays Everyone! A year ago I created my first online resource: Xylophone Fun eBook which comes in Volumes 1, 2 and Christmas. (Stay tuned for Volume 3.) This is a resource I created to offer a basis for  introducing music reading in preparation for beginning piano. Children are able to first match color and… Read More Xylphone Fun Christmas – Updated!