We all love music. If you have ever seen a toddler start swaying along to music you realize just how innate our enjoyment is and how music really can move you- literally! Music can also be very educational for kids. From improving eye-hand coordination, to learning to hold a beat or melody, musicial toys for kids have tons of benefits. Children love becoming involved in … [Read more...] about 6 Musical Toys For Kids With Great Sound Quality
Have you ever wanted to learn more about music therapy for kids? Well today I have, Carrie Friddell MT-BC, a Board Certified Music Therapist to tell us more about what music therapy is and how it is helpful for kids. She works with children with special needs in her clinical music therapy practice, In Harmony Music of Middle Tennessee. Carrie also is a Music Together center … [Read more...] about What Is Music Therapy For Kids?
My son and I go to the theatre a lot. It is great bonding time and we have so much fun. This past week we got to enjoy the Disney show "Newsies" at TPAC in Nashville. Part of the reason that we go is because I love theater (having spent so much of my life on stage) and my son loves music and dancing. But the other reason is because I feel he should learn to enjoy and appreciate … [Read more...] about The Value Of The Arts In Teaching Children Life Lessons
Y'all know I live in Nashville so naturally, I enjoy good live country music. I don't have a chance to get out without the kids very often but when I was invited to the 2015 New Music Showcase, I couldn't resist. It was really fun to get to hear some of the hottest new talent coming to country radio. 2015 New Music Showcase Line Up #Nashville bring the music baby! … [Read more...] about 2015 New Music Showcase- Country’s Hot New Talent
The Post-it Brand has compensated me to create a fun DIY project using products from the new Post-it Study collection. I came up with how to make an organized music practice binder because my son plays piano and I needed to get his binder more organized to easily keep track of his practice records, music, and music rewards. DIY Organized Music Practice Binder … [Read more...] about How To Make An Organized Music Practice Binder
I love American Idol so when I had the chance to do a Q&A with Former American Idol contestant Danny Gokey, I was happy to do so. Gokey has been very busy lately with a brand new single ("Hope In Front of Me") and album released on June 23rd! His sophomore album is produced by Grammy Award winning Keith Thomas (Amy Grant, Vanessa Williams, Carman) and Bernie Herms (Casting … [Read more...] about Danny Gokey Q & A, New Album and New Book
If you were to ask my 4th grade orchestra teacher why he dedicated his life to teaching young children how to play stringed instruments, I assure you his answer would not be, “because it sounds so pretty.” Talking to him later on in life, he would say he loved the change he got to see in children. “You can see something light up,” when the kids are really learning and getting … [Read more...] about Music Makes A Difference In Children’s Lives