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Music Meet Up #2: It’s Alive!

We had a blast at our second Music Meet Up this past Sunday! At Music Meet Up #1 in November, students had each played an original composition of their own and each student had picked a name at random and was assigned to learn the composition by the student whose name they picked. We also dared them to try to…

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Music Meet Up #1: Song Monster

Today we had our first Music Meet Up! Six students ages 7-10 met and each shared a song or beat they had written. It was a great opportunity to begin to learn how to appreciate and show respect for each others’ music, and how to share their own work. It’s not an easy thing to do,…

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Sweet Music – Valentine’s day musical activity

  I don’t know about you, but I love the bargain aisle at Target.  I could easily pick over that 7′ x 2′ space for hours, imagining all the games I could create and prizes I could giveaway.  Ahhh…I digress.  The point is, I found this tiny mailbox and fell in love.  Thus, the Sweet…

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Planting the Seeds of Music

When you tend a garden, the joy you get from the process doesn’t come about very quickly. Nope – the gratification comes with time, patience, and hard work. You don’t expect the plants to rise out of the ground instantaneously. That would be a miracle (and probably terrifying!). Nor do you attempt to make plants…

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The Sonic Connection

In the beginning there was sound… the sound of your heart, the sound of the street, the sound of the rhythms that drive your feet. In our kids drum classes we will explore the world through sound and redefine how we interact with our environment through music. While our primary goal is always to keep…

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Kids Drum Classes

We are happy to announce our kids drum classes for ages 4-7. Classes begin May 1st and will be held at Cynthia King Dance Studio on Prospect Ave.  Play Music classes are about having fun and getting all the developmental benefits that music has to offer. From the first class, kids make music, learn by…

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Meet Evan, the 5 year old teacher

Watch Evan play the drums I first met Evan on his fifth birthday.  He and his best friend Rosie were taking a birthday drum lesson with me.  Right away, I could tell these kids were obsessed with music. Literally, they were running from instrument to instrument, singing, playing, and so excited by their own creativity….

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5 Instruments to Play, part 4 – Woodwinds!

Now for part 4 in our series, 5 Instruments to Play Instead of Piano Do you want a great social and emotional outlet for your child? Try a woodwind instrument! Typically you can’t mention woodwinds without the words ‘band geek’ popping up, but have you ever noticed that kids who played the clarinet or flute…

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5 Instruments to Play, part 3 – Mallet Percussion!

Now for part 3 in our series, 5 Instruments to Play Instead of Piano No, they’re not new countries or names of poisonous snakes. The marimba and vibraphone are mallet percussion instruments. Never heard of them? Think large pianos that you hit with mallets. Marimba and vibraphone are among some of the coolest and most…

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5 Instruments to Play, part 2 – the Harp

Now for part 2 in our series, 5 Instruments to Play Instead of Piano Imagine baby angels and cherubs floating blissfully on a cloud of serenity and peace…that’s how your child would sound practicing the harp. An often forgotten instrument, harp is one of the most versatile and foundational instruments available. When most people think…

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