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 […]
Go behind the classical music and discover the love stories that inspired some of the most beautiful classical compositions.
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 […]
Piano lessons as a gift? Well, the short answer is – yes, of course! And here’s why. If you’re like me you might feel tempted to want to give a gift that gets you instant excitement when they open it. Yet, I also have quite a few photos that show my kids playing with the […]
Maria Cannon from HobbyJr.org is a guest blogger for this post. There are exciting ways for the little ones to spend their time that will help them learn, grow and explore their own creativity as well as the world around them. Then there’s the television. What’s it going to be? The latter is the easy option, […]