The decision to sign kids up for music lessons may seem like an easy one. Music education is beneficial in so many ways. Who wouldn’t want their child to have that experience? But what music teachers don’t usually tell you before you take the plunge is that takin.... read more
Connoisseurs of midcentury illustration can't get enough of Richard Erdoes, and perusing these pages, it is easy to see why. Published in 1973 and currently out-of-print, Musicians Around the World is a pictorial journey across the musical landscape of the globe. From America .... read more
Whether or not your child is destined to be the next Mozart or Mendelssohn, all children share a natural love of music and the ability to create it on their very own. Children are firebrands, lead by their hearts and natural curiosity without inhibitions or notions of .... read more
We are a huge musical family. We just love peppering conversation with songs or singing on the road. The sillier, the better, and off-key is fine for the less musical-minded in our family. Of all the places we like to sing, our favorite place is on the trail because we're usua.... read more
It's the holidays! Time to shop, eat, celebrate with the family, and break out the music! Although this time of year is one of the busiest and most stressful, it is also an excellent occasion to experience the abundance of music that's out there during the holiday sea.... read more
Music and the silver screen go hand in hand. They are linked together to create a complete, fully textured and emotional experience. A musical soundtrack is essential in establishing the mood and film's personality, foreshadowing events to come, creating tension and exc.... read more
While we acknowledge that there are plenty of great songs written specifically for children, we are always thrilled to find, in our quest to listen to anything other than The Wiggles on our daily drives to preschool, music that has—shall we say—somewhat more universal app.... read more
Music is a classic component of a child’s education. Whether through a school program, a church choir, or individual instrument lessons, many parents seek out some sort of musical instruction for their young kids. We sense our kids’ innate musicality and want to .... read more
I'm frequently asked by parents what age their children should start taking music more seriously and begin a musical instrument. It always makes me happy to see that parents truly understand the importance of music to ask this question. Music is a wonderful way to express .... read more
What music do you love listening to with your kids? What albums have lightened your day, or brought inspiration and poetry to the most mundane moments of childcare? What CDs have your kids requested over and over? What songs does everyone in your family know by .... read more
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