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  • Thanksgiving Tunes are Slim Pickn's

    As I was getting ready for my program, Music Mania, I did what I always do; I research tunes that I can play on violin or guitar. However, I didn't expect Thanksgiving to be an underappreciated musical holiday. Of course, many may already know that "Over the River and Through the Woods"...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by FiddleChick@evpl on 11-21-2008
  • Music Mania's Special Guests: Tales & Scales

    As a former Teaching Artist of Tales & Scales, I am SO happy to present the Tales & Scales Musictelling Company as our special guests at Music Mania this Friday, September 26th at 4:00 pm in the Central Library Lobby. This open reahearsal will last one hour and give patrons an opportunity to...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by FiddleChick@evpl on 09-24-2008
  • Teaching Music Appreciation for Children

    Sometimes individuals see music as something only a trained professional can do or teach. In learning a specific instrument and to one day perform or teach it for a living you may be right. However, there are some things you can do as a parent, relative or teacher to help young children learn about the...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by FiddleChick@evpl on 09-18-2008
  • "Banjo Granny"

    As I was looking for books patrons could check out that tied into my theme of the week (Folk Music) for Music Mania, I found a great book called " Banjo Granny " by Sarah Martin Busse & Jacqueline Briggs Martin. At the very beginning of the book there is a song written for the author's...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by FiddleChick@evpl on 09-10-2008
  • Woody Guthrie ALWAYS makes folk music fun

    This weeks theme for Music Mania is "Folk Music." By folk I of course mean "American Folk" or "Mountain Music." Of course, I already believe no matter what age you are, you are going to love folk music because of its peppy energy and silly lyrics. But, it never hurts to...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by FiddleChick@evpl on 09-08-2008
  • Children and how they can learn about composers

    This week's theme for Music Mania is Composers! As I imagine, like many teachers, I wondered for a moment how I was going to get kids into learning about composers. I was able to come across a great C.D. called " Peter Ustinov reads The Orchestra ." This C.D. is actually based from the...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by FiddleChick@evpl on 09-04-2008
  • Breathing new life into the music world

    You may notice after a period of time that your own child may become bored with their studies within classical music. Don't be discouraged or worried! As a classically trained musician I also went through a period of time where I became bored. Sometimes you become used to one type of song and dance...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by FiddleChick@evpl on 08-26-2008
  • How to make classical music fun for kids

    I've noticed not only as a former child musician but now as an adult musician/teacher that getting young children interested in classical music is almost like pulling teeth! Some kids just aren't interested in the classics. So, how do you get them interested? The Director of Education at the...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by FiddleChick@evpl on 08-25-2008
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