Written by Joanna Predo, author, long-time music teacher and musician. A few years ago I purchased a wooden toy xylophone for a project. For the purposes I needed it, I thought a cheap, department store version would work just fine. I was wrong. When I tapped the keys with the mallet, they didn’t play the notes they were supposed to.
Written by Joanna Predo, author, long-time music teacher and musician. Choosing and gifting age-appropriate instruments. First of all, a child who can hit, press, or whack, is a child who can have fun playing with instruments. Instruments for the ‘whacking’ stage are drums or percussion.
Written by Joanna Predo, author, long-time music teacher and musician. If you don’t consider yourself ‘musical’, should you still engage musically with your children? I recently attended a music concert at my daughter’s primary school. During one particularly up-tempo number, I was struck by something that happened.
Since the end of October, $5 from all sales have been going towards these kits for children in palliative care, so that they can enjoy making music with their families and spark a little musical joy in their precious lives.
We at Tiny Tones are thrilled to launch The Lily Calvert Music Therapy Kits in partnership with the Lily Calvert Foundation . The program aims to spark joy from music and encourage families to explore music therapy through donating musical care kits to children who are in a palliative care program all across Australia.
Wow! We are one! Huge thanks to all who have supported us! We thought it would be a good time to re-introduce ourselves and Tiny Tones to those of you who are new customers, subscribers and also those who perhaps haven’t just seen our faces for a while.
Written by Louise Lindsay, Founder of Gumnut Music.Music is a universal language, but it doesn’t always feel accessible - especially to those who have had no formal training. That is why I am drawn to drumming - it’s accessible! Almost everyone can bang on a drum, bucket or pan. It’s uncomplicated fun that provides a multitude of long-lasting benefits..
Written by Michaela Ivory, qualified music and singing teacher, mother of three, The Musical Mum. There is such a wide variety of children’s instruments available out there and it can be hard to know what to look for.
Written by Amethyst Meade - Mother of two and play schooler at Treasure Hunt Mumma. Setting up a play area in your home that fosters a love of music does not need to be complex. Here are some factors to consider when setting up for musical play. And then let the music play!
Written by Louise Lindsay, Founder of Gumnut Music Music has the power to connect us, brighten us and even console us. Now more than ever, we need to be sharing music with our communities. Music makes us happy, and if we make happiness our goal, the rest will follow.
Written by Michaela Ivory, qualified music and singing teacher, mother of three, The Musical Mum. Singing to your child provides the foundations for their musical development, cognitive development and social-emotional development. By providing them with plenty of singing and musical play opportunities, their own singing voice will blossom.
Written by Amethyst Meade - Mother of two and play schooler at Treasure Hunt Mumma. So you’ve read about all the wonderful benefits of musical play and how great it is for your child (and you!). But.. what’s next? Here are some fun and simple ideas on how can you incorporate musical play into your daily home life.