Category Archives: Music

“The Sneaky Sounds” Instrumental Prelude

Congratulations to all the performers today!  The Penguins and the Mustangs did a great job acting out “The Vanishing Pumpkin,” our Halloween show.  The Explorers set the Halloween mood with a musical prelude “The Sneaky Sounds.” About a month ago, … Continue reading

Posted in Explorers 13-14, Halloween, Instrument Play, Music | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

In The News: Is Music The Key?

“Consider the qualities these high achievers say music has sharpened: collaboration, creativity, discipline and the capacity to reconcile conflicting ideas. All are qualities notably absent from public life. Music may not make you a genius, or rich, or even a … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Music Lesson | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

In The News: Music And Video Games

In my group of private music lesson students, there are several boys who are Minecraft enthusiasts.  Minecraft is a video game about breaking and placing blocks to build shelter, food, clothes and weapons from resources, such as pigs and trees.  … Continue reading

Posted in All-Stars 13-14, Bears 13-14, Butterflies 13-14, Dolphins 13-14, Ducks 13-14, Elephants 13-14, Explorers 13-14, Giraffes 13-14, Ladybugs 13-14, Music, Music Lesson, Mustangs 13-14, Penguins 13-14, Rockets 13-14, Seals 13-14, Turtles 13-14, Wranglers 13-14, Zebras 13-14 | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

In the News: Music and Language

“It turns out that kids who are poor readers have a lot of difficulty doing this motor task and following the beat. In both speech and music, rhythm provides a temporal map with signposts to the most likely locations of … Continue reading

Posted in All-Stars 13-14, Bears 13-14, Butterflies 13-14, Dolphins 13-14, Ducks 13-14, Elephants 13-14, Explorers 13-14, Giraffes 13-14, Ladybugs 13-14, Music, Mustangs 13-14, Penguins 13-14, Rockets 13-14, Seals 13-14, Turtles 13-14, Wranglers 13-14, Zebras 13-14 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

NPR: On Practicing Music

“Regular practicing is a path towards self-discipline that goes way beyond music — it’s a skill that has hugely positive ramifications for personal fulfillment and lifetime success.” – Anastasia Tsioulcas from “Getting Kids to Practice Music – Without Tears or … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Music Lesson | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

In the News: Landfillharmonic Project

With a sudden attack of allergies, this Houston weather has got this California girl congested!  I am having some difficulty putting together a post about the musical happenings at Parish, so, instead, I want to share about music that is … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Welcome Camp Acorn 2013

It’s June!  Which means I completed my second year as a music therapist and martial arts instructor at The Parish School.  Whoo!  June also marks the start of my second year teaching music and martial arts to all the campers … Continue reading

Posted in Agents 2013, Bears 2013, Belugas 2013, Bubbleologists 2013, Buccaneers 2013, Camp Acorn 2013, Chameleons 2013, Chefs 2013, Detectives 2013, Dinosaurs 2013, Ducks 2013, Explorers 2013, Kittens 2013, Martial Arts, Music, Owls 2013, Pandas 2013, Penguins 2013, Robots 2013, Travelers 2013, Turtles 2013, Zebras 2013 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment