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 … [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 … [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 The music event was hosted by Morgan … [Read more...] about 2015 New Music Showcase- Country’s Hot New Talent
I did receive a Casio Portable Keyboard CTK-2400 Sound EFX Sampler to facilitate review. I did not receive monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own. Casio Portable Keyboard My son is seven and he plays the piano. He has been playing for a little over ayear now and he is getting better all the time. When I got the chance to review the Casio … [Read more...] about Casio Portable Keyboard CTK-2400 Sound EFX Sampler Review
I came up with this tutorial for how to make an organized music practice binder for my son and I thought it may be useful to others. He plays piano for school and I needed to get his music binder more organized to easily keep track of his practice records, sheet music, and music rewards. This post is brought to you by Post-It Brand. It features a fun DIY project using products … [Read more...] about DIY Music Binder Tutorial- How To Organize Sheet Music
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 The Benefits Of Music For Children