Friday, April 30, 2010

"Music is well said to be the speech of angels" - Thomas Carlyle
Didgeredoo:
Andy Graham with a bow didgeredoo!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Next drum circle: Saturday May 8th. More details 2 follow.
Odd instruments: The Theremin.
http://ping.fm/5RjDY

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Make your instrument!

Children from Springfield, IL made some really cool instruments. Check it out! Make 'em yourself.

http://students.ed.uiuc.edu/langellr/summer.htm

Monday, April 26, 2010

"I can’t live without music. To me music means fun and action. When I am angry with my parents or my sister, music is able to calm me down." - Age 13, Germany

Friday, April 23, 2010

Famous Composer Timeline-
Bach: 1685 - 1750
Telemann: 1681 - 1767
Handel: 1685 - 1759
Vivaldi: 1678 - 1741
Purcell: 1659 - 1695
JIG : A lively dance, usually in 6/8 or 12/8 time. Let's do a jig.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Now is a good time to celebrate music!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next. ~Franklin P. Jones

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

“You know the drum was the first instrument besides the human voice.” - Billy Higgins

Monday, April 19, 2010

Aretha Franklin, [Queen of Soul] -
"I've always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music."

Thursday, April 15, 2010

"Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music." ~William Stafford

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cool Animal Sounds! Check it out:
http://ping.fm/FIdWI
“When I am happy I like to sing those songs that I like.” - Age 8, Hong Kong, China.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself." - Bach

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Mary had a Little Lamb for Piano - Music Lesson

My son teaching "Mary had a Little Lamb" on piano.
Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZfze3pU_Cw

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Even after regular lessons are started the fun spirit of music should continue to be emphasized.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Gary is offering drum lessons in the little town of Cotati. Email me if interested. gary@musicforkids.com
Fill glasses with water at different levels and check the intervals of the scale. The higher water the lower the pitch. Happy drumming.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

If parents start music education early a childs later education will b no trouble.
The instinct for rhythm appears in all human beings.
Drums of all kinds are the most common and practical of all musical instruments.
Have your daughter burn you a CD of her music for your car.
Enjoy music with your teens. Ask your son to plug in his iPod on the next family road trip.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Music is powerful. It can help quieter kids
reveal things they normally can’t. Music can express emotions adolescents may not be able to voice. It’s also at the center of many social interactions, cultural movements, political movements. Music creates an atmosphere. Music stirs passion.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Coming soon: americas music supply.com
Music is a way to connect your heart to your brain.

Quick one!

Students who have been involved in public school music programs score higher on their SATs than those who don't.