Tiny Tots

Behind the Scenes: Tiny Tots Venues

Inside the Orchestra is getting ready for Tiny Tots: Ocean Adventure! We’ll be headed to Denver, Adams, and Jefferson Counties in April. At Tiny Tots, we literally put the audience “inside the orchestra!” Families and school groups sit on the floor, circled by a 30-piece orchestra. We require large spaces with no permanent seating. That …

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Behind the Scenes: Tiny Tots Music

Inside the Orchestra is starting the year off strong with big plans for Spring Tiny Tots: Ocean Adventure! In these programs, children and their families will sit encircled by our 30+piece orchestra and go on an immersive, interactive musical adventure! Let’s go behind the scenes with our Music Director and Arranger, Daniel Leavitt, aka Conductor …

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Music from Around the World

At our Tiny Tots programs last month, little ones and their grown-ups were encircled by our orchestra and special guest performers for a musical tour of the world. We played music from more than 12 different countries and cultures and featured 14 amazing individual guest artists. Here are just a few highlights with some activities …

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Music Listening Activities

Active Listening Activities for Kids Active listening is often a skill that is difficult for young children (and, who are we kidding, it can be difficult for adults as well). These activities will help engage your child in active music listening as well as teach them about the emotional, musical, and sequential characteristics of music. …

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Imagination Musical Fun

Use your imagination to adventure to faraway places, imagine exotic animals, and turn yourself into fun characters. Take a Look & Listen Watch and listen as Inside the Orchestra’s very own flutist, Valerie Johnson, takes you on a musical adventure. Carnival of the Animals Carnival of the Animals is a short 14-movement suite by French …

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Mini-Music – Fine and Gross Motor Activities

Check out the short playlists and activities below to engage kids in fine motor or gross motor activities. Turn up the music and let them have some independent activity time. Fine Motor Playlist Check out our fine motor mini-playlist, featuring steady music to help little ones concentrate. Fine Motor Activities Babies and young toddlers will …

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All About the Instruments – String and Woodwind Families

Instrument Families Orchestra instruments are grouped into four main families: the string family, the woodwind family, the brass family, and the percussion family. Today, we will learn about the string and woodwind families. The String Family String family instruments are any instruments that use vibrating strings to create their sound. In an orchestra, the most …

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STEAM for All Ages

Music is a fascinating blend of physical vibrations, basic counting, complicated mathematical patterns and rules complete with a whole lot of creativity and humanity thrown in. Because of this, it’s the perfect medium for early learners to explore the scientific process. Below are three STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) experiments for kids in …

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Press Release: Winter Tiny Tots Begins February 13th

Tiny Tots: Immersive Orchestra Concerts for Children Denver, CO — October 15, 2018 —Inside the Orchestra will be bringing its popular Tiny Tots program to locations all around the Denver metro area this winter, with programming running from February 13th until March 2nd. Tiny Tots gets children truly “inside the orchestra” by seating the audience on …

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Press Release: Inside the Orchestra Selected as a Grantee of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management Program

Inside the Orchestra will participate in $43 million program Denver, CO — September 5, 2018 — Inside the Orchestra today announced that it is a grantee recipient of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program. The invitation-only program seeks to strengthen the organizational capacity and programming of small and mid-size cultural organizations within Atlanta, …

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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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