The Key Of G

The Kindness of Kindermusik And How It Changes the Lives of Young and Old

Guest Blog by Cameron Terry Kindermusik® has been providing music based education to children around the globe for over 40 years and thanks to Carol Penney, recently expanded their initiative to the elderly and elder care facilities. I had the… Continue Reading…


Reunion Recipe

Ingredients: One cup VISION, one cup PLANNING, stir enthusiastically with a GENEROUS PORTION OF SUPPORT from COLLEAGUES, CLIENTS, AND COMMUNITY! I’ve had this idea in my head for a while now, and last Saturday was a dream come true. Celebrating… Continue Reading…


Busting Baby Myths Part Four

Myth Four: Little babies can’t appreciate a music class, and as an adult, “I can’t carry a tune in a bucket!” Truth: In Kindermusik class, our goal is not to create musicians (or evaluate your musicality!), but to share with… Continue Reading…


Busting Baby Myths Part Three

Myth Three: I just had a baby! No way I can get out and take my infant into the real world! Truth: You should absolutely cuddle in, snuggle down, and soak up every second of the newborn experience.  However…. HOWEVER,… Continue Reading…


Busting Baby Myths Part Two

Myth Two: There is no benefit to attending a class if your baby is sleeping all the time. Truth: This class is specifically designed for newborns/infants – awake or asleep – and the grownups who love them Your new “Freshie”… Continue Reading…


Busting Baby Myths Part One

Myth One: Newborns and Infants Can’t Learn Anything in a Class. Truth: Au Contraire! Your baby is learning to live outside the predictable aquatic, warm, dark environment in which she developed. She is learning how to self-soothe, how to communicate,… Continue Reading…


Busting Baby Myths: Fresh Facts about Kindermusik Foundations Class for Newborns to 12 months

While in Australia for a Kindermusik conference earlier this year, my husband took surfing lessons.  We made conversation with the instructor – who was originally from Canada but had married a woman from Australia after moving there to instruct. When… Continue Reading…


Meaningful Moments

Every other month, families enrolled in Kindermusik with Gina join me to take our show on the road to the ElderCenter Adult Day Care in Statesville, NC. We participate together in regular lesson activities like instrument play, sign language, singalongs,… Continue Reading…


I am a Lifelong Learner

And what better place to learn than on the other side of the globe in sunny Australia! It was a wonderful way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Kindermusik International, as well as my 55th birthday and 33rd wedding anniversary.… Continue Reading…


It’s NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION TIME: TIME TO QUIT SAYING “GOOD JOB”

We are all looking back with regret on the days of “participation trophies for everyone”, but are those of us who work with or are rearing children still perpetuating a generic praise reflex?  If a child is actually doing a… Continue Reading…