Open Throat Infographic | How 2 Improve Singing
This infographic is a summary of my previous blog post, called very creatively “Open Throat”. The blog post introduces the concept of an open throat when singing, explains what it means and describes how to achieve open throat. The blog post also sheds some light on myths surrounding the topic of an open throat for […]
Music Listening Worksheets, K-6
Generic musing listening for grades Kindergarten through 6th grade. These are awesome for music class and great for a sub!
Vocal Warm Up Routine for Kids: Animal Sounds Make It Fun & Easy!
This vocal warm-up appeals to elementary music students as it uses animal sounds to create vocal flexibility and endurance. #chorus
7 Tips for a More Productive Choir Rehearsal | Ashley Danyew
Making progress, learning, improving, feeling a sense of accomplishment - ah yes, a productive choir rehearsal is something we all strive for, though attaining it may be another story. You might be really organized, good with time management, and good about getting things done on your own, but add
Sing Your Way To Health? It's no joke! This chart is great, and I can't WAIT to get back to where a perfectly flat abdomen (except on an inhale!) is just one of the many bonus perks I'm enjoying! I NEVER had anything even close to 'muffin top' at my waistline until I was almost 50 and had not been singing FT - as I did for 20 years - for some years, already
How to teach someone to match pitch – D. Brian Lee
This topic comes up a few times a year on the various forums that I belong to. It’s time for me to write a fairly “permanent” piece on it that…
40 Call and Response Songs and Games for Children's Choir | Ashley Danyew
Call and response is a musical form based on dialogue - someone sings or plays a phrase of music and someone else (or a group of people) respond in the subsequent phrase. Call and response stems from a variety of musical traditions, including African, Cuban, folk, and even church music (think cantor
How to Teach Your Children's Choir to Sing in Parts | Ashley Danyew
Singing in parts is one of the great joys of choral singing. The challenge of singing an independent line and the fulfilling feeling of creating harmony and musical interest is both fun and motivating for singers (of all ages!). But how do you teach that? How do you introduce part-singing in child
Child’s Play Music – our weird and wonderful instruments! Contact us today to book your incursion! We build all our own instruments, and every instrument is a one-off design. Recycling…