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Kids Discover Music Careers – Part 4 – Music Teacher

In part 4 of the “Kids Discover Music Careers” series, I will be talking about my experience as an elementary music teacher.  There are many types of music teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.  Music teachers are some of the hardest working people I know and do so many things that may or may not go unnoticed.  Not to mention, students learn so much in music classes.  Are you curious what it takes […]

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Kids Discover Music Careers – Part 3 – Technical Arts

In today’s post, Rik Hedlund talks about his career in the technical arts field.   He works behind the scenes at our church as well as for different events around town helping with the technical side of the music industry.  But, he is also a very talented musician who uses his love of music to help him with producing.  His knowledge of music allows him to hear what is going on around him and make […]

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Kids Discover Music Careers – Part 2 – Singer

This is post 2 in the series that teaches kids about the different careers in music.  Today, I am excited to share a guest post written by Kaci Berry, a music teacher, singer, and worship leader who talks about her journey to becoming a singer and how she uses singing in her career.  If your child has ever wondered what it takes to make a career out of being a singer, then do yourself a […]

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Kids Discover Music Careers – Part 1 – Piano Accompanist

Has your child always wondered about what it would be like to have a music career?  Have they wondered how to pursue these different careers and what steps to take to get there?  In this 5 part series, we will be taking a closer look at what it is really like to pursue music as a career.  In today’s post, we will be exploring all things that go into being a piano accompanist.     1. […]

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7 Kid Friendly Songs About Summertime

I am so excited it is finally summertime!  We cannot wait to spend the summer months relaxing and playing in the water.  While playing outside, we always have music playing and are known to have a few dance parties in our swimsuits.  So, I decided to share with you my favorite 7 kid friendly songs about summertime for you and your family to enjoy too.   1. “Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh […]

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How to Integrate Music and Foreign Language

Follow my blog with Bloglovin There are so many different spoken languages. While teaching foreign language, music helps form connections between the language being sung and the history behind that country.  Not to mention, learning languages and music from around the world is so much fun!  Integrating music with any subject is one of my favorite things to do.  So, this post is all about how to integrate music and foreign language. Learn About the […]

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5 Reasons Your Child Needs to Take my Online Piano Course

When I started learning piano, the only option back in the 80’s was in person lessons.  My teachers were amazing and I learned so much from them and loved teaching my own piano students face to face.  Nothing will ever replace that teacher to student interaction.  I am simply trying to give you another option for learning.  It is simply amazing to me that in the day and age we live in, not only can […]

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7 Things You Don’t Know About Me-The Domestic Musician

I am obviously passionate about music education, and that is what 90% of my blog posts are about.  But, I wanted to let my readers know a little bit more about me.  So, what better way to do that than to tell you 7 things you don’t know about me-The Domestic Musician.   1. I am an extroverted introvert I can talk to a camera, a room full of people, a classroom full of kids, […]

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How Poetry and Music Go Hand in Hand

To celebrate National poetry month, the music educator in me wanted to share how poetry and music go hand in hand.  I love using poetry to teach music, because there are so many similar characteristics between them.   There is truly nothing I love more than forming connections between music and other subjects.   Poetry and music both have… Rhythms and tempo When you read a piece of music, there are many notes to be […]

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Music and Social Studies Integration Ideas for Kids

While in school, I never had a teacher who made learning history, geography, or social studies fun and exciting.  It wasn’t until a music teacher taught a “50 States” song, that I realized I could retain and memorize facts.  So, when I became a music teacher, I wanted my student’s to not only learn the objectives I was required to teach, but also make learning other subjects fun by integrating them with music.  If you […]

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