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!