Music + Exercise with Your Child

Music + Exercise with Your Child

We live in a world where people are attached to screens of all sizes throughout their lives. Studies have shown the importance of children having limited screen time. Let me be honest. When my daughter was a toddler I did sit her in front of the TV to watch her...
Client Spotlight: The Cornelsen Family

Client Spotlight: The Cornelsen Family

This month’s client spotlight shines on the Cornelsen family. Both children’s have been taking piano lessons. As the family prepares to move away, we share their story through the mom – Jamie. How did you first hear about Music Sparks? I heard about...
A Music Cheat Sheet for Parents

A Music Cheat Sheet for Parents

Remember cheat sheets or crib sheets from your school days? I had a science teacher that allowed us to have a 3 x 5 card with as many notes as we could fit on it during tests. That was when I learned the difference the point of a pen could make in space needed! When I...
5 Ways Music Can Boost Community Spirit

5 Ways Music Can Boost Community Spirit

By sharing my vision, I highlighted music being a way to connect ages and abilities. What I was eluding to was using music to develop and to support community spirit. This thread of community spirit will be woven around the post throughout the month. What is community...

Music and Listening

Listening and music work together. Music can play in the background while we do a task: children playing, a sage or caregiver completes a task. But that is not the same as ACTIVELY listening to music attending to the music that is being played or performed. Check out...