For Babies, It’s All About Change

  (First of all, how great are these pictures???) Quick read about an interesting study, sent along by Kindermusik educator Sally Reynolds (Australia) with this note:: “This is really interesting – entirely backs up what we see happening in Village classes all the time and makes the link between understanding emotion and developing language.” Just as […]

Inside the Kindermusik “Bubble”

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We have learned the hard way in this recession that things are not always as they seem. Banks are not as solvent, General Motors is not as mighty, real estate is not as valuable.  In fact, it seems as though we are in an epidemic of inauthenticity: character, genuineness, good faith, and sincerity are under […]

Why Do We Teach Music?

  I've run into this great, simple piece a zillion times (including on Kindermusik studio sites, of course), but still can't find its source. Is it possible it's from here? (http://www.pmea.net/whyteach.pdf) Anyone know more? Why Do We Teach Music? Not because we expect you to major in music. Not only because we expect you to play or […]

Twitter Word of the Day: “Kinder”

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From Twitter, July 5-6, 2009.   chloe_louise13: Is running the kinder room by myself today. My god is it hard work! reportbusiness: The kinder and more thoughtful a person is, the more kindness they can find in other people. (Leo Tolstoy) esachsenmaier: spent a lazy july afternoon wandering the new kinder gentler manhattan – bike […]

Music Is Math

  Check out Music Is Math video. This is incredible. An Irish musician/video artist named Glenn Marshall created a program that "listens" to music and generates visuals based on what it hears. He describes the process on his blog, http://glennmarshall.wordpress.com/.