Sharing my passion for music

Had a wonderful time sharing my passion for music with Dr. John DeGarmo this week.  Listen to the interview here!  Dr. DeGarmo and his wife are just amazing people.  They have 3 biological children 3 adopted children and they host foster children in their home on a regular basis.  I can't even begin to imagine what daily life is like for them.  John and Kelly are such an inspiration to me.  If you are so inclined, check out Dr. DeGarmo's webpage for more information on what YOU can do to help foster kids.  

It was fun starting a conversation about the importance of music in our homes.  As children, we were all influenced by the music our parents played for us.  As parents, we have an amazing opportunity  to expose our children to a wide variety of musical genres.  Youtube, Pandora and other on-line streaming options create a theater for us right in our own home.  Just plug in an artist's name on You Tube and you can hear songs from all over the world! 

Children (AND ADULTS) don't need to play an instrument or sing to be 'musical.'  We are by nature all musical people.  We all consume music (I haven't met someone yet who doesn't listen to music) and some of us produce music for others to consume.   Encourage others to be musical be example.  Sing songs while you're cooking or changing the oil in your car.

Don't let yourself be stuck in a rut.  Throw a dance party with your family this weekend!
To see a list of what's on my dance party playlist visit my Enthusic Music Store and download the Mood Music pdf for free.

See you on the dance floor! 


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.