These DIY shaker eggs are easy to make and help kids explore rhythm and sound. They are great hands-on music accessories for preschoolers! I think egg shakers are a great exploratory learning tool to have in any preschool or home – and visually interesting shaker eggs are even better! We’ve made fancy shaker eggs before, and they have been so popular that I couldn’t … [Read more...] about Fancy DIY Egg Shakers to Make with Kids
What makes a musical note higher or lower? Here are some simple ways you can demonstrate the physics of sound. Video demos of activities you can do at home, and examples of more ways to explore music at home at the end of the post. The Way Things Work Now is one of my favorite resources for raising kids who think. Scientific concepts are explained using woolly mammoths. The … [Read more...] about What Makes a Musical Note Higher or Lower?
CES 2017 featured some amazing new music technology. The ONE smart piano is making music education more accessible than ever before. This is the one piano that anyone can learn to play! Have you always wanted to play the piano, but never got a chance to take lessons? Do you have kids who want to play, but no affordable teacher? Or, maybe you have a teacher but your … [Read more...] about The ONE Piano That Anyone Can Learn to Play
Peter and the Wolf may be my all-time favorite piece of classical music for kids! When MomSelect asked if I was interested in reviewing the new Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood app as part of a promotional campaign, I was intrigued. Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood Kids' App Review Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood takes your classic Peter and the Wolf tale and … [Read more...] about Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood: Kids’ App Review
Ever since my mom started teaching my kids piano via Facetime, she and I have been researching piano curriculum options to find the best piano music and theory books for young pianists. We have both taught many young piano students over the years, but this is the first time either one of us has really focused on pulling together an up-to-date piano curriculum we were happy … [Read more...] about Piano Music and Theory Books for Young Pianists