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Scott Joplin – The King of Ragtime

Who Was Scott Joplin? Scott Joplin was an African American composer who is famous for the Ragtime style of music. Watch this short video about Joplin or read some of the facts below. Important Facts: Share this with your children to talk about Scott Joplin’s life, his challenges, and his successes. He came from a …

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Art Party

Art Party Video We regularly release Virtual Art Parties to help you and your children connect with music and art at home. Virtual Art Parties are the perfect way for kids and adults of any age to let their creativity flow, relax with the calming power of music and art, and find some inner tranquility …

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88 Instruments – Story and Activities

Watch and Listen Watch as the main character strums, picks, and plunks his way to finding the perfect instrument for him, the piano! Hands-On Piano Activities Paper Piano – Babies to Elementary If you don’t have a piano or keyboard at home, this 2D piano is a great way for young ones to get hands-on. …

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Opera for Kids: Opera Conducting, Puzzle, Mad Libs, & Music

About Opera Conducting Opera Puzzle Conductor Steven explains that one of the main differences between conducting an orchestra and conducting an opera is all the different parts that have to come together in a performance. This puzzle is a fun way to visualize many of the things that have to join perfectly in order to …

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Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Find the full Activity Guide to go along with this story here: Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! Find other fun and educational videos here. Thank you to Abner Genece for reading us this fun story. Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! is a delightful story about the instruments of the orchestra that includes some simple …

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Music From Around the World Part Two

Let’s explore music and arts from Japan, Australia, India, and the United States. Check out Music From Around the World Part 1 here. Japan Shojoji is a Japanese nursery rhyme about a hungry raccoon-dog, called a tanuki. In the song, the tanuki taps on its belly like a drum. At Tiny Tots, we featured the …

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Time to Drum!

Percussion Videos Watch as percussionist Peter Cooper tells you about the percussion instruments in the orchestra. Percussion Activities for Babies – Preschool Pom Pom Drum Painting This is a fun activity to involve your littlest ones in both music and art-making at the same time! This tutorial makes drum sticks out of pom-poms and wooden …

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Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin!

Thank you to Abner Genece for reading us this fun story. Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! is a delightful story about the instruments of the orchestra that includes some simple musical math. Watch and Listen Musical Math for Toddlers through Elementary Toddlers through Preschool Basic counting is an important part of music. Use this simple, …

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Music High and Low Videos

Music High and Low Videos: Watch & Listen From Activity Guide: Music High and Low Woodwind musician Kathryn Simpson shows off some of the high and low note sounds in the woodwind section using her Piccolo and English Horn. Watch a silly straw trick to see how the length of a tube changes the pitch …

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