4 Ways to Explore Jazz with a Child

4 Ways to Explore Jazz with a Child

Say jazz and the following comes to mind: improvised, big band, swing, be-bop, free, dixie, energizing, relaxing… Pretty diverse list. With such diversity, exploring jazz with a child can involve repeated, fun activities and listening. Here are 4 ways to explore...
Singable Book: Jazz Baby

Singable Book: Jazz Baby

The singable books series is such a hit, it’s time for another installment! This post features “Jazz Baby” by Lisa Wheeler and R. Gregory Christie.  Winner of four 2008 literary awards, this one deserves space in your library. While there are a...

Growing

This week, the High Plains Band & Orchestra Camp is occurring in Hays, KS.  My daughter is there as a camper becoming more proficient as a musician.  My husband is there working with students but still learning as he observes other instructors & directors,...

The Remaking of TV Tunes

As a child of the 60’s, I grew up sing theme songs to many of my favorite shows such as “Gillian’s Island” and “The Brady Bunch”.  These tunes often come to mind at interest times.  (Gotta love ear worms!)  Now, some of these tunes are being used as a basis for some...