Entries by My Little Conservatory

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Ragtime Favorites

So much of American popular music comes from or has been influenced by African-American culture. Ragtime is a fun one to get to know with your children. Ragtime brings together the polyrhythms (two rhythms played at the same time) of African music and the march beats made popular by John Philip Sousa. It enjoyed its […]

Classical Christmas songs – the best of list

I love Christmas music! Whether you talking about time-honored pop songs or classical Christmas songs, they’re all on my playlist for the holiday season. But it’s the classical Christmas songs that help set a relaxing, happy and cozy mood that keeps me centered during what can be a hectic time. Some of my favorite times […]

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What’s more important than a strong academic foundation for school?

Many parents put in a lot of thought into what preschool activities their child will do thinking that what their child learns there will have a huge influence in how they do in elementary school and beyond.It’s true, however not in the way you may think. I hear “my 3 year old can already read,” or […]

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But I don’t want to do that! Use music to create solid routines and ease transitions

We’ve all been there. Your child is behaving like an angel and suddenly turns into a little devil when you tell them that they have to do something else. It’s understandable. They’re not really little devils! They’re learning how to behave properly and what your expectations are of them. And who wants to stop something […]

The Perfect Family Road Trip Playlist

Summer is here! And if you’re like my family, that means – ROAD TRIPS! I grew up with family road trips and have a lot of fun memories of lying in the back of the car singing along to pop songs, and then falling asleep to my parents music and the rhythm of the road. […]