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8 Pieces of Comforting Music for Children (and Grown-Ups too!)

Children can be equally as affected as adults by the stressors in their environments, even if they are not always able to communicate it to the grown-ups in their lives. The following music can help your children (and you as well) maintain, or regain, a sense of tranquility and calm during difficult times. Play these …

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5 Secret Classical Music Gems Great for Bedtime

Classical music’s calming effects are widely known and well-studied. Listening to classical music has been proven to enhance relaxation by increasing dopamine production and decreasing the production of stress releasing hormones. It’s no wonder why parents often play classical music for their children during bedtime or quiet time. However, if you head to the store …

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Tiny Tots Winter 2018 Sneak Peek and Exploration Activities

We’re getting soooo close to the start of Winter Tiny Tots. Are you as excited as we are?! We thought it would be fun to share some of the winter repertoire along with some suggestions for engaging kiddos with the music. Here’s a sneak peek of 5 pieces you’ll hear at Tiny Tots in February and March …

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5 Winter Scenes in Classical Music

Winter is upon us, with all of it snowy landscapes and frostbit mornings. For centuries, composers have been inspired by the beauty of the season. From depicting snow-covered trees to portraying the sounds of the frozen tundra, here are five pieces that will remind you of your favorite parts of winter. Check out the Spotify …

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5 Unusual “Instruments” Used in Orchestra Music

Check out the pieces below written by some very creative conductors and the weird “instruments” they chose to include. If you’d like to hear a playlist of music featuring unique instruments, we have two of them! Here and here. Find a full list of audio playlists, organized by mood and activity, here. Check out the …

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4 Pieces of Music to Relieve Stress

Children can be just as affected as adults by the stress and anxiety around them, whether they are able to put words to it or now. We wanted to create a follow-up to our Music as Stress Management blog post, sharing ways in which music can calm the little ones in your life (and the …

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6 Musical Pieces to Get Rid of the Winter Doldrums

Welcome to February! We’re solidly in midst of winter now with lots of cloudy days and cold temperatures that keep us all indoors. Winter can be beautiful (especially in Colorado with the magnificent Rocky Mountains), but for many of us it will only be a matter of weeks until we’re begging for summer to be …

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5 Holiday Themed Musical Activities for Your Family

While your family is gathered and good spirits, here are some fun and musical ways to keep up the holiday cheer. Teach your children your favorite holiday songs Many of us have been listening to the same holiday music for our entire lives, year after year. Though there are undoubtedly some songs we wish we …

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3 Fall Rhythm Activities

After these past few days of cool weather, we can officially say: Fall is here! This time of year makes us want to light all the pumpkin candles we can find, wrap ourselves in sweaters, and drive through the mountains to see all the beautiful leaves. While us grownups are sipping on pumpkin spice lattes, …

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