Thursday, July 30, 2009

"We Need Music to Survive"

From an article my mom just sent:

"I now understand that music is not part of "arts and entertainment." It's not a luxury, something we fund from budget leftovers. Music is a basic need of human survival. Music is one of the ways we make sense of things. a way to express feelings when we have no words, a way to understand things with our hearts when we cannot grasp them with our minds.

Music functions as a container for experience---it augments capacity to grasp complex things. Without music, the events of our lives slip like water through cupped hands. Music increases our capacity to hold life experiences and to celebrate them..."

---Karl Paulnack, Boston Conservatory pianist

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Keeping music a rich part of our children's lives.

I would love to hear your feelings about what music means to you and your family. My new Blog provides a forum for sharing views, resources, and fun tips to ensure that music is a rich part of our children's lives.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Deciding what words and tone will give readers a good idea of what my upgraded website has to offer. Does the following do it, I wonder?

Welcome to Lisa Monet's Song Circle. This is where music is made and shared with kids and families, which means everyone. We hope you'll check out the music, videos, blog, photos, and ideas for making music together. To inspire, delight, and empower each other with our song-sharing is what we like to do best. We'd love to hear from you via blog comments, pictures, and email. As the song says, “The more we get together the happier we'll be!”

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Love makes the world go 'round

"There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another." Frank Zappa