Music for Teaching Children- Kiddliewinks Music

This week I interviewed Heather Monro from Kiddliewinks Music about how she came to write ‘Don’t be Serious’ and ‘Don’t be 2 Serious’. These are two fantastic resources for Early Learning. Make sure you check out their website! Why did you start making music for children? I have been teaching music to children since 2001,Continue reading “Music for Teaching Children- Kiddliewinks Music”

Music for Teaching Children- Julie Wylie MNZM

There is a huge collection of children’s music available now through channels like iTunes, YouTube and Spotify, however, some children’s music is not actually suitable for children in terms of teaching outcomes, sound quality, and complexity. Over the next few weeks, I will be looking at some great artists that make music for children, startingContinue reading “Music for Teaching Children- Julie Wylie MNZM”

Using Disney songs in the classroom

When Disney’s Frozen was released in theatres, children in my music classes were excited to sing Let it go during music time. For whatever reason, the children really connected with this song and it became a favourite overnight. Every week, I would have to remind them that we would finish music time with Let itContinue reading “Using Disney songs in the classroom”

The advantages of an in-service music program

When I worked in Early Learning, there was no music program. I worked for three years to build up an incredible Music Education program but unfortunately, the program was not seen as a necessity and was dropped due to budget restrictions. While I can completely understand why this happened, I don’t believe it was inContinue reading “The advantages of an in-service music program”