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YOU Are Your Child’s First and Most Important Kindermusik Teacher

YOU Are Your Child’s First and Most Important Kindermusik Teacher

YOU Are Your Child’s First and Most Important Kindermusik Teacher (Not the Kindermusik Classroom Teacher) ​The Value of Your Kindermusik @Home Materials Part 1 In the Kindermusik International world, we believe that the parent—not the classroom educator—is the child’s first and most important teacher. More, we believe that the home environment—not the classroom—is the bestRead more about YOU Are Your Child’s First and Most Important Kindermusik Teacher[…]

Kindermusik Thoughts: “My Child Isn’t Doing It ‘Right.'”

Kindermusik Thoughts: “My Child Isn’t Doing It ‘Right.'”

When I participated as a mom in Kindermusik’s music and movement classes, whether as participant or as teacher, with any or all of my three kids as toddlers, now upper elementary and middle school, I quite typically experienced concerns, questions, or even sometimes embarrassments! I’d like to share a few thoughts with y’all, which IRead more about Kindermusik Thoughts: “My Child Isn’t Doing It ‘Right.’”[…]

Interview: Luz Santos, Soprano (who happens to be 75 years old)

Interview: Luz Santos, Soprano (who happens to be 75 years old)

I WILL BE ADDING TO THIS PAGE. This page will include notes from an interview with Luz Santos, Soprano. Luz trained with the Boston Opera Company and sang with the Boston and Filipino Operas. Her most famous operatic role was Gretel in “Hansel and Gretel” with the Boston Opera. She served for several decades asRead more about Interview: Luz Santos, Soprano (who happens to be 75 years old)[…]

Stump Natalie: “Why Do Boys Have Lower Voices than Girls?”

Stump Natalie: “Why Do Boys Have Lower Voices than Girls?”

Every session, I ask students if they have any questions related to voice or performance. One long-time voice student, at the time she was around 13 y.o., explores and observes the world with creative, curious eyes, ears, and – of course – mind. Every week, she has great questions for me about voice or performingRead more about Stump Natalie: “Why Do Boys Have Lower Voices than Girls?”[…]

How to Know Whether You’re Tone Deaf – & What You Can Do About It

How to Know Whether You’re Tone Deaf – & What You Can Do About It

Do You Think You’re “Tone Deaf”? Many people come to me believing and claiming that they are tone deaf. On inquiry, however, it seems that tone deafness seems is actually more of a mystery to them. What they know is that they’re told by others that you’re “off pitch” you “can’t sing” you should be quietRead more about How to Know Whether You’re Tone Deaf – & What You Can Do About It[…]

It Had to Be *You*: 1 Great Reason Why You Should Take Those Lessons

It Had to Be *You*: 1 Great Reason Why You Should Take Those Lessons

1 Great Reason Why You Absolutely Should Take Those Lessons You’ve Been Wanting to Take Let’s talk for just a minute about why, if you’ve been thinking about it at all, you absolutely should pursue voice lessons. This applies to learning an instrument, too. I think some people talk themselves out of taking lessons theyRead more about It Had to Be *You*: 1 Great Reason Why You Should Take Those Lessons[…]

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