Monday, December 31, 2007

On this Eve of a New Year

On this eve of a New Year it gives me time to reflect. Have I communicated to you (the parents of small children) the importance of music in a child's life? Have I shown you what a difference it can truly make in a child's skill levels and overall development? I am constantly looking for ways to improve my communication with young families. Do you have any suggestions? I would welcome them as I feel it is vital to have a consistent musical activity in a little ones life. The power that music has is unmistakable. Think of your own memories and how many of them are related to music. It is a vast array I'm sure. Get your little one away from the TV screen, the video game, or the movie and get up and dance. Sing a song together. But more importantly do this on a consistent basis. Do it intentionally! Kindermusik can help you with this. Your child will thank you!

Monday, December 10, 2007's such an important part of our lives! Even as adults we need to continue learning and striving to be better all the time. You wouldn't want to go to a doctor who graduated from medical school and 10 years later had never taken any more classes, read any more medical journals...well you get my point. Here at Musical Beginnings we think it is important that we, your teachers, keep learning and growing also. In October every educator attended the Kindermusik Convention in Chicago. We heard from excellent speakers such as Dr. Becky Bailey, Daniel Levitin & Maria Bailey. Not to mention the Kindermusik great such as Carol Penney and Michael Dougherty (pictured with us), Kindermusik chairman & CEO. This all took time away from our family, friends and even adjusted our teaching schedule. But it was well worth it to learn more and be rejuvenated to come back to class more excited and even better than ever.

These ladies that I have the privilege to work with are outstanding! They each one really care about you and your children and have a heart to give your child the very best!

Sunday, December 2, 2007


Hello Moms, Dads & all those interested in early childhood music!

I am venturing into an unknown area....the blog! Sounds pretty ominous to me! I'm not really sure what to do or where to start! I do know that many times I have thoughts or ideas about music for our children and don't know where to go with them. I think this will be a good starting point. Therefore, from time to time you will see an addition to my blog giving you ideas and thoughts on music for your children. Stay tuned!