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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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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 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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