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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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dfxg8Qh3bBQ 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

Show-Stopping 4th of July Music

7/4/2019 | Lauren Harrison

We've put together some great tunes you can play as a festive backdrop to your 4th of July celebrations! On this list, here are some orchestra pops classics (hey 1812 Overture!) as well as some tributes to America’s cultural heritage (West Side Story has amazing music). So pull out your picnic blankets and sunscreen and get... Read More

Get Outside the Orchestra: Music Activities for Camping with Kids

7/3/2019 | Lauren Harrison

If you're like many Coloradans, there's a good chance your family will be spending some quality time this 4th of July weekend enjoying some s'mores around a campfire. Whether you're venturing out for a weekend in the mountains or pitching a tent in your backyard at home, we've put together... Read More

Family Thunderstorm Activity

6/10/2019 | Sara

Kids of all ages can have fun together when they team up to make an indoor thunderstorm! This activity can be as simple or as complicated as you’d like, taking up just 20 minutes or a couple hours. Start by talking to your kids about thunderstorms. What do they hear?... Read More

Comforting Music for Children

4/17/2019 | Sara

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 maintain, or regain, a sense of tranquility and calm. Play these pieces at... Read More

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