Reviewing a gorgeous set of baby instruments, this set of shakers and tambourines are made specifically to be baby safe musical instruments.
What is the triangle, and how do you play it? Some ideas and brief demonstrations are given in this blog post.
Playing music games is a great way to pass some time at home, and with the educational benefits of call and response rhythm games. A fun way to teach your child turn taking.
A post shining a spotlight on a festive favourite instrument- sleigh bells. Make music with your children to get you into a festive mood with sleigh bells.
Introducing a new series of blog posts: children’s (my children’s) responses to music. Imaginative responses to music
Mini tambourines are a good instrument choice for smaller children. They are easier for small children to hold onto, and therefore play independently; and for very small children who mouth objects, enclosed mini tambourines are available, which are much safer for them to use on their own. What Is a Tambourine? Tambourine means little drum,... Continue Reading →
How to learn music with wooden sticks. Developing a sense of musical pulse, motor skills and turn taking with wooden sticks.
A spotlight on the glockenspiel. A first musical instrument for children in the tuned percussion family.
Spotlight on tambourine, a great first percussion instrument. What is a tambourine and how to play it
Making a hand drum out of items you have at home. Keeping the children busy with screen free activities.
If you have read this blog before you will know that I decided to use this time to teach my children some music. One of the things I wanted to teach my 5year old was how to start reading musical notation. You can read more about starting to teach him about this here. In a... Continue Reading →
More DIY instruments to make with your children while stuck in self isolation. This time: balloon shakers.
A review of a children’s classical music concert: Crash, Bang, Wallop! From the CBSO’s Notets series.