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5 Simple, Easy Ways to Enjoy Musical Fun Indoors

One of the great things about musical activities is that they make really great indoor activities.  When it’s too hot or too cold to be outside, you can make the indoors lots of fun with a little creativity, a little inspiration, and these five simple ideas. #1 – Band in a Basket Chase away the [...]

That Secret Chord

The folks over at Vox tell the tale of that magic chord that shows up in so many Christmas songs, from Bing Crosby to Mariah Carey.

Sing Like a Pirate!

Ahoy, mateys! Did ye know? Tomorrah is National Talk Like a Pirate Day! Huzzah! Hoist the main sail! Batten down the hatches! WHERE'S MY PARROT?! It's fun to talk like a pirate...ye just need an extry big bucket of RRRRRRRRRRRs! Here in Kindermusik land, we be doin' a bit more than just talk like a pirate! [...]

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 [...]