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Ben Folds, the National Symphony Orchestra, and Magic: Improvisation Unpacked

You may have recently watched a viral video of Ben Folds improvising a work with the National Symphony Orchestra. It's rather impressive and demonstrates a host of skill sets, not just by Ben, but by the entire orchestra. To create something new on the  spot like this takes knowledge and talent. While Ben is calling [...]

Book Review: Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schnachner

How could you not love a book with a title character named Skippyjon Jones?! The adventures of Skippyjon Jones are a delightful series of books based on author Judy Schachner’s real-life Siamese cat. Apparently, Skippyjon Jones is no ordinary pet. Because Skippyjon Jones is certainly no ordinary cat. And that’s precisely what makes the hilarious [...]

Independence Day and the Music of the USA

Happy Independence Day to those celebrating in the United States! Music has been with us from the beginning. Native peoples had their own music, used for ceremony and celebration. Settlers from Western Europe, mainly from the British Isles, the Netherlands, France, and Spain, brought with them a rich musical tapestry. Folk songs, tavern songs, and [...]

7 Tips for Making Every Day a Musical Day

Any parent who’s been attending Kindermusik classes for even a short period of time quickly realizes just how enjoyable and powerful singing, dancing, playing, exploring, and making music can be - not just for their child, but also for them!  It’s no surprise then, that Kindermusik Educators are often asked for ideas about how to [...]

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 [...]