Sunday, January 17, 2010

My first KEET TV video!

How can you make more time for music in your children's daily lives?

Asked by our local PBS station's "Ready to Learn" director to share some ideas on this topic, I've just made a video, with a professional video producer, (aka my husband) that is the pilot for our new series called "My Everyday Music". Here's some of what I shared:

"We are all natural music-makers and music is meant to be a part of our daily lives. Children naturally love singing and discovering new ways to have fun with words, sound, rhythm and movement.

If you don’t consider yourself a singer, think again. Now is the time to give yourself back the gift of singing. If you can talk, you can sing. Sing with your child every chance you get. Let them know that everyone is a singer, and that there’s no such thing as a bad singer. Sing your child’s name, sing simple phrases, sing that you love them!

Instead of reading a book, try singing it! You don’t need any special training to make music. There are lots of books with many ideas for having fun exploring music with your child. Find them at your local library or favorite bookstore."

For more ideas go to my website at

Happy singing together!



  1. Thanks for a very encouraging article. Far too many decide after one negative experience that they can't sing. Sadly, they may miss out on a lifetime of joy and learning.

  2. You're so right. And it means a lot coming from you, Linda, and makes me want to know more about what encouraged and motivated you to make the beautiful music you do!

  3. I'm amazed at how intuitive a love of music is for young children. Sapphyre is now 15 months old and she dances, and moves to rhythms and belts out songs with me in the car on the way to and from school everyday. She has no inhibitions - I only wish I were the same!

  4. What a joy to hear about Sapphyre and her exuberant expressions of singing and dancing! And how fortunate that she has a mom who recognizes and appreciates her natural talents.