Mother’s Day Music Activities

It's nearly here! The day we set aside to celebrate mothers and all they do for us. Whether you celebrate by serving up breakfast in bed or making a coupon book for "free hugs," we all know she'll love whatever it is you do as long as it's overflowing with love.Speaking of hugs... One Mother's [...]

New Father Jitters: A Father’s Day Story

Hello friends! The summer months roll onward and this Sunday is Father's Day. We're going to give you a list of fun activities for the day, but first, a story. I wear lots of hats - blog editor, professor, conductor - but the one I am most proud of is father. I remember being scared [...]


I remember a certain Flag Day just a few years ago; it sticks in my memory as a parent. My sons and I were taking in the sights at Independence Mall in Philadelphia. This area is packed full will history - amazing buildings, incredible statues and, of course, the Liberty Bell. This day, as we [...]

Enjoying Spring with Music!

In some parts of the world, it's spring. Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and mamas everywhere are happy that kids can be outside, playing and enjoying the warmer weather. Unlike other times of year when music and the season are synonymous, you may not make a connection between music (or musical activities) and [...]

Crazy Sounds: What the Voice Can Do

Okay folks...this is going to be a weird post, but stay with me. I'm a collegiate choral director, so singing is big part of my life. The human voice constantly amazes me. As of late, I have been doing a lot of guest conducting with middle school age kids. This age group is a hoot. [...]