My heart grew a bunch last Friday when I received a video of the song "There's a House in the Middle of the Town" from a group of school children in Austria. They tackled this challenging add-on song in English and really nailed it! Keep up the good work!
Last week as I visited with some preschoolers at LaFayette Elementary school, I had so much fun talking with them about the instrument we are all born with... our voice! Lots of instrumental musicians have to pack up their music and their instrument into a case before they travel but one of the best things about using our voice as our instrument is that no suitcase is required other than our very own body! Taking good care of our body by eating good foods and exercising all take good care of our body which in turn, takes good care of our instrument.. our voice.
Use your voice to make a positive difference in the world!
I'm thrilled to start this new year with a renewed sense of direction and purpose. I've been fortunate to spend time with family and friends and have been able to ground myself in the love and joy I find in the simple things.
Today I'm getting back to the basics with my daily routine and excited to have music as my life's work. In the next month I'll be sharing music with students at Lafayette and Rocky Elementary Schools. I love the anticipation of their smiles as I plan for these sessions.
I'm also in the studio working on several exciting projects. I'm invigorated when I face the creation process and humbled when I'm in the editing process. Each phase has a new learning to offer me.
I hope music brought you some joy during the holiday season and you will enjoy this JJ Heller song, "This Year!" It's my January favorite!
I had a wonderful visit at Eagle Crest Elementary school today.
We talked about listening to
inner voice to help us make loving choices. When we do this, the love around us and inside of us grows!
It's fun to pull these songs
out of your bucket
when you need a little pick me up
or when you want to help a friend that might be feeling sad.
Fill up your bucket with songs!
I'll Do the Best I Can Today
Begin With the End in Mind
(c) Heather Stenner
Love Grows - (c) John Ferell
I Like Myself - (c) Pamela Robinson
I Celebrate Life - (c) Steve Eulberg
A song for all ages!
"Oh, My Darling Frankensteen"
to the tune of "Oh, My Darling Clementine."
-from the album and songbook,
"Campfire Songs for Modern Kids!"