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 …

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 …

Seasons of Change

  Rhythmsforliving.com was launched in 2009 and was the main source of information and resources for our music therapy and music education community in south Florida. Our private practice in Florida enjoyed a wonderful 6 years of community with many families and colleagues and many wonderful music therapists. When we …

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 …

Music with Babies and Toddlers: Part 1 – Music and Signing

Music is a great way to encourage development and enhance creativity, even in the littlest ones. Especially with the little ones! Children are naturally drawn to music which makes it easy to engage them. Music also is a great way to encourage communication in these pre-verbal kiddos.   When our …

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 Available: Xylophone Fun Volume 2

Volume 2: Introducing New Songs Does your child love music? Have you thought about introducing your child to piano? Here is a simple method to introduce your child to basic music reading skills that can be later transferred to learning piano. Research shows that music engages both sides of the …

Embracing the Benefits of Music – Part 1

Image by Joyce Hesselberth As I’ve been preparing for an upcoming workshop, I’ve been reading many articles about the benefits of music. Its refreshing to reiterate for myself the importance of the work I am involved in. My reading has re-energized me, motivated me to continue what I’m doing, and …