From the category archives:

Music 101

Foreign Language Jukebox: How to Use Music to Teach Languages

May 24, 2010

Susanna Zaraysky is a language expert. She speaks seven languages (English, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Serbo-Croatian) with excellent accents. She has also studied Hungarian, Hebrew, and Arabic. After teaching English in Argentina, Bosnia, and the United States, she realized how to make foreign language learning fun and easy through listening exercises and music. [...]

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Music & Development

February 16, 2010

Music is a powerful tool for both engaging and energizing children as well as encouraging development. But how can music help your child? I spoke to two experts to find out how you can harness the power of music in your own home. Amazon.com Widgets Joe Rothstein is a speech pathologist who works with many [...]

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Rhythm and Blues for the Winter

February 4, 2010

Meredith Pizzi is a board certified music therapist in Massachusetts. She has years of experience working with young children and using music to enhance development, social skills, and just plain have fun. In this article she discusses how to keep kids entertained over the long winter months with music! New England winters aren’t easy for [...]

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Debbie & Friends in the Recording Studio

October 14, 2009

Ever wonder how professional musicians record music in the studio? Debbie Cavalier has just created a really neat post describing how she and her band put a song together. You can listen (and download) the full song, So, So Happy, and then listen to each individual track and see how each instrument is recorded separately. [...]

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From Itsy Bitsy Spider… To Charlotte’s Web

October 5, 2009

Steve Blunt is an award-winning kids’ musician from New Hampshire. A former middle-school English teacher, Steve now works as a music teacher and performer. His music gets kids up and dancing and he always encourages the adults to sing along. In this article he discusses the importance of music in the classroom. Music is both [...]

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Sing it Again!

September 30, 2009

Meredith Pizzi is a board certified music therapist in Massachusetts. She has years of experience working with young children and using music to enhance development, social skills, and just plain have fun. In this article she discusses how difficult it can be to engage babies at first and insists that you just have to keep [...]

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In-Home Music Lessons!

August 25, 2009

Have you been thinking about getting your child music lessons but you’re not sure how to fit it into your busy schedule? Wouldn’t it be great if someone would just come out to your house and sit down with your kids for an hour or so and teach them to play fun music? I just [...]

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