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June 2013
June 25, 2013

Music Activities with Older Babies and Toddlers

Here are some excellent music activities to do as a follow up to my previous blog from the out of print book, Sound Choices.   Playing with the elements. Just as you name objects, body parts, colors, and shapes, use your mental sound checklist and use the elements of sound as you go about your […]

June 18, 2013

Simple music activities to do with your infant

HERE ARE THREE VERY SIMPLE MUSIC ACTIVITIES to do with your infant, gleaned from Sound Choices, Guiding Your Child’s Musical Experiences, by Wilma Machover and Marienne Uszler, Oxford University Press, 1996.   Mirror sound Imitate your child’s first sound, whether it is a cooing sound, a sung pitch, or the first attempts at speech. The […]

June 15, 2013

Let All Creation Praise!

Even the trees clap their hands in praise to the Lord!   You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Isaiah 55:12    

June 11, 2013

How Do You Feel About Your Own Creativity?

Parents, I invite you to review the history of your own art life. If you feel nostalgia or regret at what has been “lost,” the feelings are your own creativity just looking for a place to happen. Your creativity is still there. Sally Warner  

June 8, 2013

Happy Birthday, Albinoni!

WE’VE LOOKED into Bach’s life and the musical influences in his life. Now we meet one of those people: Tomaso Albinoni! Happy Birthday, Albinoni!   He was born today, June 8, 1671.   Tomaso was born into a financially secure family of Venice, Italy in 1671. As a boy, like other boys of his time who grew […]