Another Enthusic Year

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!

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.