Many of us can remember taking music lessons in our youth. For some, it was a passion that lasted until our adult years. For others, it was something our parents wanted us to do. Either way, we benefitted from learning music more than we realized. Recent studies show young children who take music lessons can boost brain growth.
Added by Stacey Doyle on November 30, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments
My daughter like's to take over the TV and laptop a lot and lots of time's she take's over Netflix's too, I don't mind. Most of the time I have to watch what she's watching even if she's really not watching it. She say's she is listening to it LOL, so of course when I'm not watching her programs I sometimes sing the songs by myself while I'm washing dishes or something. When that happens I have to listen to a lot of my…Continue
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Holly Tripp’s love of music some would say was inborn, she was raised in a musical family, and loved hearing tales of her great grandmother’s magical…Continue
Added by Susan Keefe on July 25, 2016 at 11:08am — No Comments
I like upbeat music. I listen to it when I run, when I am cooking and when I am cleaning. It puts me in a happy mood, which is always a good thing.
My wonderful husband used to be in a band, and his musical tastes tend to run heavier. I had a friend once refer to his music choices as "angry guy punk." (In…
Added by Lauren Markman on July 20, 2016 at 6:27am — No Comments
On the long drive back from our vacation, my son was happily ensconced in the backseat of the car with a movie on his iPad and his headphones on. They are those wonderful children's headphones that have a limit on them so the volume won't be too loud in his ears.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 13, 2016 at 6:35am — No Comments
Bach, Casals and the Six Suites for ’Cello, a project that took Hancoff eight years to complete, is a fascinating, immersive multimedia extravaganza that combines music, history and art, a gem for classical music enthusiasts.
The ebook has four volumes:
VOLUME 1: THE LIFE OF J. SEBASTIAN…Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on October 27, 2015 at 12:16pm — No Comments
Jane Tesh is a retired media specialist and pianist for the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mt. Airy, NC, the real Mayberry. She is the author of the Madeline Maclin Series, A Case of Imagination, A Hard Bargain, A Little Learning, and A Bad Reputation, featuring former beauty queen,…Continue
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As my family left a science museum on our vacation, we passed hundreds of girls lining the streets near a local arena. They were dressed in fan gear - shirts, shorts, socks, buttons, jewelry, hats - from head to toe and were holding signs, banners and flags for One Direction. And despite the heat and that it was four hours before the concert was supposed to start, there they were.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on August 7, 2015 at 6:18am — No Comments
Oh hello Monday, you bitch.
You can fight it all you want but it is here again and if you are not one of the chipper ones (where is my effin’ coffee) then we hope this new Punky Mom mixtape will help you battle through what comes your way today.
Songs about working, about making that money, and about well, it being Monday. As always though, a great mix of punk, classic rock and a few new tracks in there.
Own it Punkies. Like a boss. Full Spotify playlist below…Continue
Added by Paula Clark on July 27, 2015 at 11:47am — No Comments
My son was singing in the bathtub. This is not new. What was new was what he was singing. There, echoing off the bathroom walls, in his slightly off-key, boys soprano came the classic lyrics of:
Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof, woof, woof-woof! Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof, woof, woof-woof!…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 8, 2015 at 6:26am — No Comments
I'm currently obsessed with Taylor Swift's newest hit, Style. I admit I wasn't always a fan but over the past months, I've changed my tune, no pun intended. Her music is peppy and catchy but what really impresses me is the way she's been able to transform her brand into a vocal empire.…
Added by Kristen Luciani on March 11, 2015 at 3:32pm — No Comments
I have never been a model employee. From the age of 14 until I was 25, I've held around 12 jobs (I may be forgetting a couple). In each and every one of these positions, I would show up to work and do my job with one foot out the door. When I worked at Wal-Mart, I was forever filling up receipt tape with random notes to myself. Story ideas, song lyrics, scraps of poetry, random observations. I'd watch the customers for inspiration for character's that I would one day write about. I'd…Continue
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Today my son came into my room with this really strange disk thingy in one hand and a rectangular thingamajig in the other. At first I was so ready to yell at him, wondering why he's walking around the house with a smoke detector but as he got closer I realized it wasn't a smoke detector. The condition of it made it look like it could've been some type of artifact used by our grandparents, but it wasn't. At first, I myself…Continue
Added by Ronda on July 8, 2014 at 8:19pm — No Comments
** Whoever declared the recorder a "musical" instrument was obviously deaf.
** The UPS man has left more on my porch lately than the squirrels have.…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 20, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
When I was in fourth grade, I remember watching Saturday morning cartoons with my younger brother while my mom would sleep late. In between these cartoon shows, ABC began airing these four-minute music videos by a Puerto Rican group of teenage boys who called themselves Menudo. While my brother would point and laugh at these dark-haired pre-pubescent boys wearing matching outfits, shaking their little hips and singing Spanish songs about shopping malls and…Continue
Added by Robin Tolkan-Doyle on December 6, 2013 at 4:15pm — No Comments
If you have a music lover in your house, you should check out these great Pre-Black Friday deals on the following electronics. Don’t wait until wait to start your Christmas shopping on Black Friday, beat the crowds and check out these great deals. These offers below will end on November 23 and subject to end at any time.
I have included the following reviews and Pre-Black Friday deals:…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 23, 2013 at 9:22pm — No Comments
Thought provoking reflections on life.
This story begins in Arkansas with the nine-year-old Michael, and his younger brother, abandoned by their father, living with their strict grandmother who regularly beats them. The family attend church regularly, he discovers at a young age, he has a gift for playing the organ and it is the beginning of a lifelong love of music.
As any mother of a three-year-old knows, you spend a lot of your time asking your child, "Are you listening to me?" (The answer, by the way, is almost always 'no.' Children have much better things going on than listening to their mother.) One way to improve your child's hearing may be to give them music lessons.
Added by Lauren Markman on November 13, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments