Making Music in the
Classroom and at Home

Fiddle Session 2015

What a great start we've had to our Fall session! I have loved getting to know everyone and working with the kids. They are beautiful music-makers and a joy to play with. I think everyone is having fun, too!

Check out the video above - this is Derek chanting "Here is the Beehive" from the Fiddle collection. Notice his rhythm and the shape of his phrases? Hopefully, after a few weeks of Music Time! you will be able to catch a clip of your little one singing at home like this!

It goes to show how important parent participation and encouragement is in music education. If you are listening to CDs at home and actively participating in class, your children are likely to do the same (and we'll have a ton of fun!). However, don't be discouraged if your child isn't participating the way you think they "should" in the classroom. Some children will observe for a little while - or long while - before they feel comfortable interacting. No matter how your child participates, know that they are little sponges absorbing all the time. You may be surprised to hear them break out singing "Ram Sam Sam" during bath time or "Sweet Potato" in the backseat.

Have a great weekend - and keep on singing!

Ms. Mandy