Every one is born with music inside of them!

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!

Heather Stenner

Heather Stenner has a passion for life! Her passions play out with music and children of all ages. Heather grew up in the Midwest and realized the importance of each day from a very young age. Her mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor when Heather was only 5. The doctors gave her mother 6 months to live. It was during the next 15 years that Heather developed her charismatic and joyful course for her own life! Her mother showed her strength and courage and an intense compassion for others and their suffering. Her mother passed away when Heather was 20 years old. Heather vowed she would continue to live each day as if it were her last. To treat people with compassion and believe in the love we all share for one another. At the age of 37, she became an orphan. Her father passed away from pancreatic cancer. Through it all, Heather realized that MUSIC was one of her coping mechanisms to deal with all the stress that cancer brought into their families lives. She vowed to share her love of music with children, so that it might also be a positive force in their lives! To this day, Heather creates music that has soul and passion. She hopes everyone will remember with the dawning of each day; we are all musical. Feel it in your soul. Keep it to yourself... or give it away.

Musical Beginnings!

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!

Heather Stenner

Heather Stenner has a passion for life! Her passions play out with music and children of all ages. Heather grew up in the Midwest and realized the importance of each day from a very young age. Her mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor when Heather was only 5. The doctors gave her mother 6 months to live. It was during the next 15 years that Heather developed her charismatic and joyful course for her own life! Her mother showed her strength and courage and an intense compassion for others and their suffering. Her mother passed away when Heather was 20 years old. Heather vowed she would continue to live each day as if it were her last. To treat people with compassion and believe in the love we all share for one another. At the age of 37, she became an orphan. Her father passed away from pancreatic cancer. Through it all, Heather realized that MUSIC was one of her coping mechanisms to deal with all the stress that cancer brought into their families lives. She vowed to share her love of music with children, so that it might also be a positive force in their lives! To this day, Heather creates music that has soul and passion. She hopes everyone will remember with the dawning of each day; we are all musical. Feel it in your soul. Keep it to yourself... or give it away.

Inner Voice, Loving Choice

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.  

ENJOY!

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

Gearing up for Halloween with your kids!

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!"

 

 

Heather Stenner

Heather Stenner has a passion for life! Her passions play out with music and children of all ages. Heather grew up in the Midwest and realized the importance of each day from a very young age. Her mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor when Heather was only 5. The doctors gave her mother 6 months to live. It was during the next 15 years that Heather developed her charismatic and joyful course for her own life! Her mother showed her strength and courage and an intense compassion for others and their suffering. Her mother passed away when Heather was 20 years old. Heather vowed she would continue to live each day as if it were her last. To treat people with compassion and believe in the love we all share for one another. At the age of 37, she became an orphan. Her father passed away from pancreatic cancer. Through it all, Heather realized that MUSIC was one of her coping mechanisms to deal with all the stress that cancer brought into their families lives. She vowed to share her love of music with children, so that it might also be a positive force in their lives! To this day, Heather creates music that has soul and passion. She hopes everyone will remember with the dawning of each day; we are all musical. Feel it in your soul. Keep it to yourself... or give it away.

Labor Day SALE! Enthusic Music Teachers Pay Teachers Store

To celebrate over 5,000 downloads
of our first Enthusic Music product
on TeachersPayTeachers,
we are throwing a sale on  September 4-7.
 
Everything in the TPT
Enthusic Music Store
will be 20% off!

Heather Stenner

Heather Stenner has a passion for life! Her passions play out with music and children of all ages. Heather grew up in the Midwest and realized the importance of each day from a very young age. Her mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor when Heather was only 5. The doctors gave her mother 6 months to live. It was during the next 15 years that Heather developed her charismatic and joyful course for her own life! Her mother showed her strength and courage and an intense compassion for others and their suffering. Her mother passed away when Heather was 20 years old. Heather vowed she would continue to live each day as if it were her last. To treat people with compassion and believe in the love we all share for one another. At the age of 37, she became an orphan. Her father passed away from pancreatic cancer. Through it all, Heather realized that MUSIC was one of her coping mechanisms to deal with all the stress that cancer brought into their families lives. She vowed to share her love of music with children, so that it might also be a positive force in their lives! To this day, Heather creates music that has soul and passion. She hopes everyone will remember with the dawning of each day; we are all musical. Feel it in your soul. Keep it to yourself... or give it away.

World Singing Day 10-22-16 Be a part of it!

Heather Stenner

Heather Stenner has a passion for life! Her passions play out with music and children of all ages. Heather grew up in the Midwest and realized the importance of each day from a very young age. Her mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor when Heather was only 5. The doctors gave her mother 6 months to live. It was during the next 15 years that Heather developed her charismatic and joyful course for her own life! Her mother showed her strength and courage and an intense compassion for others and their suffering. Her mother passed away when Heather was 20 years old. Heather vowed she would continue to live each day as if it were her last. To treat people with compassion and believe in the love we all share for one another. At the age of 37, she became an orphan. Her father passed away from pancreatic cancer. Through it all, Heather realized that MUSIC was one of her coping mechanisms to deal with all the stress that cancer brought into their families lives. She vowed to share her love of music with children, so that it might also be a positive force in their lives! To this day, Heather creates music that has soul and passion. She hopes everyone will remember with the dawning of each day; we are all musical. Feel it in your soul. Keep it to yourself... or give it away.

JOIN ME 'ROUND THE CAMPFIRE ON AUGUST 10!

LONGMONT, COLORADO  

AUGUST 10,  7:00-8:00 P.M.

ENJOY AN EVENING OF CAMPFIRE SONGS AND STORIES
WITH SONGWRITER AND EDUCATOR, HEATHER STENNER,
AT THE LONGMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY
- WEST PATIO. 

MARSHMALLOWS PROVIDED!

THE EVENT IS FREE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  
HOPE YOU WILL JOIN IN THE FUN.   CALL (303) 651-8477 TO REGISTER!

Heather Stenner

Heather Stenner has a passion for life! Her passions play out with music and children of all ages. Heather grew up in the Midwest and realized the importance of each day from a very young age. Her mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor when Heather was only 5. The doctors gave her mother 6 months to live. It was during the next 15 years that Heather developed her charismatic and joyful course for her own life! Her mother showed her strength and courage and an intense compassion for others and their suffering. Her mother passed away when Heather was 20 years old. Heather vowed she would continue to live each day as if it were her last. To treat people with compassion and believe in the love we all share for one another. At the age of 37, she became an orphan. Her father passed away from pancreatic cancer. Through it all, Heather realized that MUSIC was one of her coping mechanisms to deal with all the stress that cancer brought into their families lives. She vowed to share her love of music with children, so that it might also be a positive force in their lives! To this day, Heather creates music that has soul and passion. She hopes everyone will remember with the dawning of each day; we are all musical. Feel it in your soul. Keep it to yourself... or give it away.

New Products Available! Music Teachers Get Ready for Fall

Instrument Family Books
(for 2nd & 3rd graders)

Getting ready to introduce the instrument families to your 2nd and 3rd graders? Your students will love this fully reproducible 14 page coloring book. With it's organized form, this book provides a great spring board for instruction of a multi-week unit. Your students will love the fun illustrations and enjoy coloring while reading aloud. 

Print one for each of your students and when it goes home at the end of the unit, it will certainly help to foster musical conversations between family members!

Created to be simple and economical way for you to copy the book for your students.  This digital download comes with Lesson Notes & Printing Instructions. 

Conversations in Music (Poster Set)

These posters are excellent teaching aids as well as great classroom décor!
This poster set was designed as a tool to help students remember the meaning of musical symbols. The image gets stuck in their head and that’s the whole point!


This zip file includes:
10 Music Symbol Posters (PDF)
Sharp, flat, natural, repeat, duet/harmony, triplet, tie, rest, crescendo, decrescendo
1 Answer Page. (PDF)
10 Clip Art Graphics of each poster (JPG’s)

The PDF poster set is designed to print on letter size (8.5 x 11") paper. JPG’s are included for your own use as clip art or graphic images in your own presentations or handouts. Reproducible for your own classroom use.

Heather Stenner

Heather Stenner has a passion for life! Her passions play out with music and children of all ages. Heather grew up in the Midwest and realized the importance of each day from a very young age. Her mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor when Heather was only 5. The doctors gave her mother 6 months to live. It was during the next 15 years that Heather developed her charismatic and joyful course for her own life! Her mother showed her strength and courage and an intense compassion for others and their suffering. Her mother passed away when Heather was 20 years old. Heather vowed she would continue to live each day as if it were her last. To treat people with compassion and believe in the love we all share for one another. At the age of 37, she became an orphan. Her father passed away from pancreatic cancer. Through it all, Heather realized that MUSIC was one of her coping mechanisms to deal with all the stress that cancer brought into their families lives. She vowed to share her love of music with children, so that it might also be a positive force in their lives! To this day, Heather creates music that has soul and passion. She hopes everyone will remember with the dawning of each day; we are all musical. Feel it in your soul. Keep it to yourself... or give it away.

Campfire Songs at Longmont Public Library - August 10

Campfire Songs at Longmont Public Library - August 10

August 10, 2016   7:00-8:00 p.m.  Enjoy an evening of campfire songs and stories with songwriter and educator Heather Stenner at the Longmont Public Library-West Patio -- Marshmallows provided!
The event is FREE but registration is required. Call (303) 651-8477 to register!

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Sacred Songs of the Lemurian Sisterhood

EXCITED TO SEE THE RELEASE OF MY RECENT PARTNERSHIP WITH DR. AMBER WOLF

Vocals by Heather Stenner & Dr. Amber Wolf

Dr. Amber Wolf was given these songs by the ancients and Heather guided her in the final song arrangements and vocals.

CD AVAILABLE HERE

From Dr. Amber Wolf's website:
"
Sacred Songs of the Lemurian Sisterhood have been brought to life after 26,00 years (at least) at the urging of Kryon to Mele’ha (Dr. Amber Wolf); Kryon stated that she was the last Priestess of Lemuria. These songs were sung and chanted by the women of the Lemurian Sisterhood Sacred Circles – the meetings that were held regularly on Lemuria to anchor that spiritual civilization. The songs were for birthing, healing, visioning, celebration and gratitude to the Ancient Star-Beings who were the original parents of the spiritual civilization of Mu, the Mukulian Empire, or Lemuria.

These first songs have come through me as a gift of my Akash Awakening; my remembering. The Ancient Ones are always speaking to me, giving me their gifts of wisdom – and their point of view of humanity. Now I give this songs to you to hear, sing and chant – to feel in your soul and your DNA. Let them carry you to times past, to a garden where balance, abundance and peace was how we lived. Let that peace grow in your heart and carry you on your journey in the world today."

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Heather Stenner

Heather Stenner has a passion for life! Her passions play out with music and children of all ages. Heather grew up in the Midwest and realized the importance of each day from a very young age. Her mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor when Heather was only 5. The doctors gave her mother 6 months to live. It was during the next 15 years that Heather developed her charismatic and joyful course for her own life! Her mother showed her strength and courage and an intense compassion for others and their suffering. Her mother passed away when Heather was 20 years old. Heather vowed she would continue to live each day as if it were her last. To treat people with compassion and believe in the love we all share for one another. At the age of 37, she became an orphan. Her father passed away from pancreatic cancer. Through it all, Heather realized that MUSIC was one of her coping mechanisms to deal with all the stress that cancer brought into their families lives. She vowed to share her love of music with children, so that it might also be a positive force in their lives! To this day, Heather creates music that has soul and passion. She hopes everyone will remember with the dawning of each day; we are all musical. Feel it in your soul. Keep it to yourself... or give it away.

Nominate your favorite public library!

Heather Stenner

Heather Stenner has a passion for life! Her passions play out with music and children of all ages. Heather grew up in the Midwest and realized the importance of each day from a very young age. Her mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor when Heather was only 5. The doctors gave her mother 6 months to live. It was during the next 15 years that Heather developed her charismatic and joyful course for her own life! Her mother showed her strength and courage and an intense compassion for others and their suffering. Her mother passed away when Heather was 20 years old. Heather vowed she would continue to live each day as if it were her last. To treat people with compassion and believe in the love we all share for one another. At the age of 37, she became an orphan. Her father passed away from pancreatic cancer. Through it all, Heather realized that MUSIC was one of her coping mechanisms to deal with all the stress that cancer brought into their families lives. She vowed to share her love of music with children, so that it might also be a positive force in their lives! To this day, Heather creates music that has soul and passion. She hopes everyone will remember with the dawning of each day; we are all musical. Feel it in your soul. Keep it to yourself... or give it away.

Music changes our perspective

Three times in the last two days, I have had a conversation with someone where they made the comment, "I was really struggling with boredom and when I added MUSIC to the mix, it made the difference!"    Such a good reminder for me to interject my favorite playlists into my day.
I encourage each of you to do the same.

Made me think of this wonderful song.   Enjoy!

 

 

Heather Stenner

Heather Stenner has a passion for life! Her passions play out with music and children of all ages. Heather grew up in the Midwest and realized the importance of each day from a very young age. Her mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor when Heather was only 5. The doctors gave her mother 6 months to live. It was during the next 15 years that Heather developed her charismatic and joyful course for her own life! Her mother showed her strength and courage and an intense compassion for others and their suffering. Her mother passed away when Heather was 20 years old. Heather vowed she would continue to live each day as if it were her last. To treat people with compassion and believe in the love we all share for one another. At the age of 37, she became an orphan. Her father passed away from pancreatic cancer. Through it all, Heather realized that MUSIC was one of her coping mechanisms to deal with all the stress that cancer brought into their families lives. She vowed to share her love of music with children, so that it might also be a positive force in their lives! To this day, Heather creates music that has soul and passion. She hopes everyone will remember with the dawning of each day; we are all musical. Feel it in your soul. Keep it to yourself... or give it away.

Musician Spotlight - Chris Kennison (Simply Steel)

I first met chris Kennison back in 2007 when he was the sound engineer for one of the albums I was working on with Cheryl Miller Thurston.  His work was conscientious, thoughtful and right on target! Not only is he a musician himself, but he is just a wonderful person down to the core. I'm so thankful to call him my friend.  

Chris is currently back in Colorado after six months of playing with the Rhythm Cats Show down in Mesa, Arizona.

His music makes me want to put on my grass skirt and dance for hours.  He's released a couple of albums of his steel string music.  Check it out!

 

 

 

Heather Stenner

Heather Stenner has a passion for life! Her passions play out with music and children of all ages. Heather grew up in the Midwest and realized the importance of each day from a very young age. Her mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor when Heather was only 5. The doctors gave her mother 6 months to live. It was during the next 15 years that Heather developed her charismatic and joyful course for her own life! Her mother showed her strength and courage and an intense compassion for others and their suffering. Her mother passed away when Heather was 20 years old. Heather vowed she would continue to live each day as if it were her last. To treat people with compassion and believe in the love we all share for one another. At the age of 37, she became an orphan. Her father passed away from pancreatic cancer. Through it all, Heather realized that MUSIC was one of her coping mechanisms to deal with all the stress that cancer brought into their families lives. She vowed to share her love of music with children, so that it might also be a positive force in their lives! To this day, Heather creates music that has soul and passion. She hopes everyone will remember with the dawning of each day; we are all musical. Feel it in your soul. Keep it to yourself... or give it away.