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How to Teach Music to the Hearing Impaired Child

I have said it before and I’ll say it again…EVERY child can and should learn music. I never want any student to feel like they can’t learn music because of a disability.   In this blog post, I want to give you ideas for how to teach music to the hearing impaired child.  Some of the most gifted musicians  have had a hearing impairment, but they did not let that hinder them.     Famous Musicians […]

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It’s Springtime…Let’s Sing About Rain

It’s Springtime…let’s sing about rain.  Springtime is for rain, thunderstorms, flowers blooming, and even more rain.  There are so many fun songs and activities that kids will enjoy learning.  In this post, I am sharing some of my absolute favorites.  As well as learning the songs with the motions, kids can add shakers or other instruments that sound like rain, and can even make a thunderstorm by adding drums.   It’s Raining, It’s Pouring It’s […]

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Music and Science Integration Ideas for Kids

These music and science integration ideas for kids are simple yet effective.  Student’s are using music in science every day without even realizing it.  Music helps student’s retain what they are learning and makes science come to life.     Science and Sound One of my favorite activities for learning about sound is the cup activity.  Fill up 8-10 cups with different amounts of water, like 1/4, 1/3, and 1/2, and experiment with how each […]

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Is My Child Musically Gifted?

Is my child musically gifted?  Should my child take music lessons?  What if my child isn’t performing to their potential? I have been asked these questions over the years by so many parents.  Music should be taught to every child, regardless of their natural talent or ability.  There is musical talent built into every single child, whether it is playing the maraca or performing a piano sonata.  There are some children though, just like any […]

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Shows that teach music

5 T.V. Shows That Teach Music to Kids

I love teaching music and getting to see the joy on children’s faces as they experience music in many different ways.  Since becoming a mom and experiencing pretty much every kid show out there, I am so impressed with how many shows not only play music, but actually teach musical concepts that. So, I decided to share my favorite T.V. shows that teach music to kids.   1. Little Einsteins This show is seriously incredible. […]

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3 Songs to Celebrate Mardi Gras with Kids

Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, is a big celebration where there are parades, music, tons of eating, and costumes.  I wanted to share 3 songs to celebrate Mardi Gras with kids that are so fun to learn.  These songs are not only perfect to use during a Mardi Gras celebration, but are great to teach about jazz music, big band instruments, and singing.     1.  “When the Saints Go Marching In” by […]

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Music Speaks Autism

Music speaks autism.  For some autistic children, participating in a music class can be overwhelming.  Every child is a unique individual and will have different learning styles, but all children can benefit greatly from learning music.   Music definitely speaks to my high functioning autistic son, and watching how quickly he learns music is amazing to me.  He can listen to a song one time and sing it from memory, is learning to play piano […]

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How to Encourage Learning in the Child who Hates Music Class

How to encourage learning in the child who hates music class?  Have you asked this question many times?  There is always that one child.  The child who acts out or disrupts, says “I hate this”, or who just doesn’t try.  It is so frustrating when you just want to teach music and want to reach every child, but don’t know how.  Or, maybe you are homeschooling and your child has no desire to learn music, […]

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How Your Life Is Like a Song

    How your life is like a song is pretty incredible.  You see, as we go through life, we are creating our own “song” including an intro, verses, chorus, and coda.   What’s amazing is how your life song is unlike any other person’s.  So, how can you write your song to make it sound beautiful?  What will your melody sound like? Intro When you are born, your song starts.  You have a blank […]

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5 Kidtastic Christmas Spotify Playlists

Spotify has some great Christmas playlists your kids will love to dance and sing along to.  I cannot tell you the number of times I push play, turn the music up, and my kids imaginations go to work.     1. KIDZ BOP Christmas! Kids LOVE Kidz Bop.  There is just something so fun about having some our favorite songs turned kid friendly.  This playlist is upbeat and so much fun to dance to!  Also, […]

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