First Kindermusik Class

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This blog post (http://yu-fei.blogspot.com/2009/06/kindermusik-trial-class.html) got me thinking about that FIRST CLASS EXPERIENCE. Sometimes I think, as parents, we won't be happy with a new experience unless our children are squealing in delight, impressing everyone with how (brilliant/advanced/coordinated/social/musical) they are, sitting attentively, singing loud and clear, clapping, holding hands with other kids… Me? I have a […]

3 signs you might be in a great baby-and-toddler music program:

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1. Happy grown-ups! Parents and teachers check their egos at the door. Grown-ups are clapping, wiggling, and bouncing just as much as the children.  2. No one talks about the children as “musicians” and “non-musicians”: The best early music programs for kids aren’t in the business of creating little virtuosos. They use music to grow great children […]

Did You Know…March is “Music in Our Schools” Month?

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  March is Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM)! 2009 MIOSM Theme: "Music! Just Imagine…" 1. Use these links to find out how to participate in MIOSM and promote support for school music. MIOSM Home What is MIOSM? Download Logos Activity Ideas MIOSM Chairperson MIOSM and Advocacy MIOSM Awareness Items World's Largest Concert MIOSM Archive Press […]

Let’s rock! Even newborns can follow a rhythm

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Infant brain responds with error signal when beat is disturbed, study finds by Robin Nixon Jan 26 09 The finding, published in the Jan. 26 issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, adds to growing evidence that the newborn brain is not the blank slate it was once thought to be. […]

Music . . . as Good as Laughing!

Cardiovascular Benefits Of Music Similar To Those Found In Laughter Link to article in Medical News Today Listening to your favorite music may be good for your cardiovascular system. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have shown for the first time that the emotions aroused by joyful music have a […]