Wild for Winter Wonders

Wild for Winter Wonders

Nov 28, 2015

As parents, we want our children to experience the many wonders that life has to offer.  Through their young eyes, we get to revisit the childhood wonder of winter and the holidays that are woven within its fabric.  Those of us in Lakeland, FL have to improvise a bit and be creative in making this season REAL for our children. Our holiday celebrations can be...

Let Musical Creativity Flow… Start with a New Pencil

Let Musical Creativity Flow… Start with a New Pencil

Feb 11, 2014

A Brand New Pretty Pencil has so much potential !    There may be stories to write, or pictures to draw, or songs to write, or instruments to make.  What kind of instrument can be made with a pencil???  It is likely for a child to get a colorful  pencil as a Valentine’s gift these days, esp. from teachers.  But, there are many creative ways to use...

Hawaii Revels in Ukulele Magic

Hawaii Revels in Ukulele Magic

Aug 5, 2013

The Ukulele is best known for it’s part in the musical culture of Hawaii.  And the great Hawaiian Ukulele player, IZ, brings the heart of Hawaii out in the hearts of people as we listen to his music. In our cultural excursions Kindermusik Camps for the big kids this summer, and in the second year of the Kindermusik for the Young Child program, we study...

Lap Harps Make Melodies Easy

Lap Harps Make Melodies Easy

Dec 3, 2012

Recently a mom inquired about a good guitar appropriate for her very young son.  He seems fascinated with the big guitar, and she wants to get an instrument for him that would foster this interest.  In my opinion, a guitar, even a small one is not the best option.  The lap harp is a perfect first stringed instrument. because it introduces the sounds of the...