I had a blast visiting libraries all over the front range of Colorado last year and last week I kicked off another great year with a lovely group of children and their families at the Schlessman Family Library in Denver . It was wonderful to see parents helping their children explore the instruments I brought along and even help them make their own. We talked all about instruments that are played when you STRIKE, SHAKE OR SCRAPE them.
Setting parents at ease at the very beginning on our time together is important to me. It’s not our job to be musicians in front of our children. It’s our job to be musical risk-takers. Whether we are listening to new kinds of music or putting ourselves out there with a little lyrical or instrumental improvisation when the mood hits, our children are watching us. They are learning from us and it’s so important to model a love and curiosity about all kinds of music.
On top of my visits to Colorado libraries, I’m thrilled to continue working with Scott Johnson on his social musical initiative World Singing Day. I love working alongside his wonderful team of enthusiastic kind hearted people.
Wish I was visiting your local library? Let your librarian know about me. I’d love to come and share my enthusiasm about music with your community.
Enjoying this wintry day. Stay ENTHUSIC out there!