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Outside the Orchestra: Music Movie Marathon

10/10/2019 | Lauren Harrison

There are so many amazing films that bring our love of music to the big screen. From biopics, to documentaries, to stories based on true events, movies can be a great way to teach your children about music in a relaxed atmosphere. Perfect for a rainy day, sick day, or... Read More

Get Outside the Orchestra: Outdoor Music Games for Kids

9/2/2019 | Lauren Harrison

There are dozens of musical games you can take outdoors with your kids this Labor Day. Most require little more than some space and a speaker. You can play these games at birthday parties, family reunions, BBQ's, or just for the fun of it. Musical Hide and Seek Help your... Read More

Classical Car Jams for the Whole Family

8/29/2019 | Lauren Harrison

Looking for classical music for your rush-hour commute - or for a road trip with the family? We've got you covered. One of the biggest challenges about listening to classical music in the car is that it can be so hard to hear the quiet sections (and then when you... Read More

Children’s Bedtime Music

8/24/2019 | Lauren Harrison

This peaceful playlist will help settle your little ones to sleep. Play it during their bedtime routine or after you lay them down to sleep. It features a wide variety of music, from piano solos, to instrumental trios, to string orchestras with music composed from 1730 to 1978. Franz Schubert... Read More

Classical Music 101- 14 Essential First Pieces for Kids

8/17/2019 | Lauren Harrison

Would you like to introduce your children to classical music but you're not sure where to start? We've put together a Spotify playlist of 14 essential pieces of classical music to spark curiosity and inspire your little ones. Read on below to find out more about each piece on the... Read More

Early Morning Wake-Up Soundtrack for Little Ones

8/3/2019 | Lauren Harrison

This is the perfect playlist for those early mornings with little ones. As the first rays of sun are streaming through your windows and everyone is slowly waking up, turn on this playlist as a delicate way to start the day. Check out the videos below for a bit of information on... Read More

Outside the Orchestra: Performing Arts Games for Kids

7/31/2019 | Lauren Harrison

Orchestra music is only part of the vast world of the performing arts. There are many fun and engaging activities your kids can do that are taken from the world of theater, dance, opera, and other art forms. Below are some of our favorite games that contribute to a well-rounded... Read More

Outside the Orchestra: Children’s Books all About Music

7/24/2019 | Lauren Harrison

We all know how critically important it is to read to our children. Fortunately, there is no shortage of children's books out there, covering nearly every topic you can imagine. We've put together a list of some of the best children's books about our favorite topic-music! Many of these titles... Read More

Classical Music Inspired by the Outdoors

7/20/2019 | Lauren Harrison

Explore the outdoors with this Spotify playlist. Hear the sounds of animals, of sun-spotted forests, of running brooks, and more. Read on to find out more!  Camille Saint-Saens - Carnival of the Animals: L'Elephant  Carnival of the Animals is a great piece of music for kids because it’s so easy to hear how the music relates... Read More

Outdoor Music Activities for Kids: Music and Water

7/18/2019 | Lauren Harrison

It goes without saying - it's hot outside! We've put together some of our favorite activities to cool off, beat the heat, and enjoy some music in the process. We think you and your little ones will have a great time exploring these fun outdoor music activities, bathing suit required.... Read More

Music for Family-Time Fun

7/13/2019 | Lauren Harrison

Time to get silly with your family with this fun playlist! This music provides great inspiration for creative dance parties, outdoor family fun, or an upbeat game night. So put on your dancing shoes and let the laughs ensue!  Pytor Ilych Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker: VII- Dance of the Reed Flutes The... Read More

Get Outside the Orchestra: Music Activities with Sidewalk Chalk

7/11/2019 | Lauren Harrison

You don't have to purchase any fancy equipment to teach your children about music. With a little sidewalk chalk and some imagination you can reinforce musical concepts with your little ones while enjoying the summer weather. Giant Chalk Keyboard We love this activity from And Next Comes L, a music-focused... Read More

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