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July 2013
July 30, 2013

Music as Food

Children must receive music instruction as naturally as food, with as much pleasure as they derive from a ball game, and this must happen from the beginning of their lives. Leonard Bernstein

July 21, 2013

A Classical Radio Station for Kids!

What a wonderful idea–a classical music station for kids! WBGH out of Boston has created Kids Classical Channel. Classical New England presents a 24-hour continuous channel of classical music programs created for kids. Listen to the Kids Classical Channel and introduce the world of classical music to a young person in your life. I just […]

July 15, 2013

Lullabies for Your Baby and You: Sleep Sound in Jesus

Lullabies have for millennia been the perfect music for babies. We parents may sing to our little ones, but sometimes we wear out and need someone else to sing for us! Michael Card’s lyrics and melodies in the Sleep Sound in Jesus collection are the perfect lullabies, not simply because of their restful qualities, but […]

July 9, 2013

Happy Birthday, Ottarino Respighi!

OTTORINO RESPIGHI was born in Italy on July 9, 1897.   As a boy, he took piano and violin lessons from his father, who as a piano teacher.  His father made sure that Ottarino received further training in violin, viola, composition, and music studies.  Finishing his certificate in violin, he went on to Russia to play in […]

July 1, 2013

Dancing with Scarves

HERE’S ANOTHER MUSIC ACTIVITY for toddlers and young children. In fact, older children would love this just as much! This is another fun idea from the book Sound Choices.   Slow dance/Fast dance. Carefully select several of your favorite CDs or recordings, basing your choice on the contrast between fast and slow music. For the earliest […]