One of my sons’ favorite activities when Mom is out and Dad is in charge, is DANCE PARTY! This is something that my husband came up with one evening when he was watching the kids. I came home and heard all about the awesome dance party they had. I was very curious and so I… Read More Dance Party
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
As I’ve mentioned before, my son LOVES music! He probably didn’t have a choice since he has been engulfed in it since he was in utero. Anyway, I thought I’d share a few of our favorite musical toys, toys that he enjoys playing with, and toys that make me as a musician, music… Read More How I Use Music With My Son: Part 4 – Our Favorite Musical Toys
FreeNotes Guest Post by Mary Brieschke, MT-BC Freenotes Wing In my music therapy classes, I was introduced to a new instrument that is now one of my favorites to use in music therapy sessions. FreeNotes are built by Richard Cooke, and designed so that people at all experience levels can play music. Cooke has done… Read More FreeNotes: Beautiful Music Made Simple
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!
Are you looking for quality instruments for your kids or your classroom? Some of my favorite instruments are made by Remo, Basic Beat, and Hohner Kids. You can find all of these at westmusic.com! Remo makes bright, colorful instruments like the Lollipop Drum and Remo Kids Drums with a rainforest theme. … Read More Looking for quality instruments?