Rhythm and Babies

So maybe your kids are just a little too young for handling a recorder, but you still want to try some music with them. Try playing little games with them. Under about 4-5, and almost all their learning really should be through play, and even after that it should be fun. You can use baby rattles or egg shakers like these ones available from Amazon. You could even make your own tambourines. That’s right! I found this little gem on BusyBeeKidsCrafts.com. They did a fantastic job in explaining everything. So…

Learn to Read Music!

I know, music has become this big “mystery language” that has people thinking that they can’t possibly learn without spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars on private lessons. But nothing can be further from the truth! Learning to read music is as easy as A, B, C, because you see, music uses some of the letters in the alphabet. Even if you’ve never read music before, chances are pretty good that you’ve heard someone talk about that darn C-sharp that just gives them trouble. The first thing you need to…

Book Cover Design

I thought I’d update everyone on the progress – we are working on book cover designs. Wow! What a hair-pulling experience – it’s so important, and so difficult. Below is one idea – I think I like the basics, I’ll need to add a few music-making pictures to it to really make me fall in love with it though. 🙂

Music Aids Learning Languages

Really? Yes! When I found this article in my email box this morning, I was over the moon! It was so obvious, because I have long felt that my ease in understanding a new language comes in large part from music. Granted, I have never focused on one foreign language long enough to learn it, but that is my failing in focus and devoting the time, not lack of ability. In a recent blog on NeuronetLearning.com, the author cites a 2013 study in the American Journal of Psychology. The study…

Teach Your Kids Music in 12 Weeks!

Frustrated by the high cost of private lessons? Trying to weigh the cost vs. the benefits of them? Do you wonder if it’s even worth it, because who knows if your kids will even like music? I have a solution for you! In 12 easy to understand lessons, you can be the first music teacher your kids have. Using the recorder and my proven method, you will gain a basic understanding of music and the ability to share that knowledge with your kids. This workbook includes exercises, music and explanations that…