Benefits of Music and Movement Activities for Preschoolers & Toddlers | How You Can Implement Them at Home

Music and Movement

As parents, we are constantly worrying about making the best decisions for our children. We want them to grow up to be healthy, happy, confident, kind… the list is endless. Thinking of how to accomplish all this can be overwhelming, but I have good news! As a music educator specializing in early childhood education, I […]

Music Activities For Toddlers & Preschoolers | 10 Fun & Easy Music Activities for Childhood Development

Music Activities

Music activities are a wonderful way to spend time with your child. On top of having fun expressing yourselves, there are so many benefits of music making. Singing songs can help with a child’s language development, dance can help develop their gross motor skills, and playing musical instruments can help develop fine motor skills. Here […]

Guitar Brands: The Newbie’s Guide to the Best Guitar Brands in 2021

Guitar Brands

The brand of guitar that you choose is an important thing for new players to think about. Here’s a breakdown of the best guitar brands to help you choose. The love of music is not born in a vacuum. For most of us, we start out as music lovers then decide to emulate our guitar […]

The Best 15 Christmas Songs You Can Learn on the Piano

10 Classic Christmas Carols to Learn for the Piano

If you’ve recently received a piano as a Christmas gift, you probably want to learn how to play some Christmas songs on the piano. But to do that, you’ll need to become the master of the instrument. Impress your holiday guests by serenading them with some of their favorite carols. Here are a few classics […]

How to Play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on Piano

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Learning to play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star is the rite of passage for all new pianists it is also a popular English nursery rhyme by 19th-century English poet Jane Taylor and was published in 1806 as “The Star.” but sometime later the poem was set to the melody of “Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman.”  Here’s how […]

The Best Piano Lesson Books for Students and Teachers

Piano Books

Whether you’re a student or a teacher of piano, books are your friends. These are basic piano library lessons books that are perfect no matter where you are on your piano journey. Having a library of piano lesson books allows you to easy access to make sure you’re getting the most out of your practice […]

How to Read and Play Ukulele Chords: Soprano, Concert, and Tenor

Ukulele Chords

If the ukulele is your first instrument, learning it can be overwhelming at the start. Ease into it with this guide on how to read and play ukulele chords or take ukulele lessons with Merriam Music. There are literally hundreds of basic ukulele chords to choose from. If you’re a newbie, that probably sounds overwhelming. Learning […]

Types of Saxophones: What One is Right for You?

Type of Saxophones

The saxophone is one of the world’s most popular instruments and is technically in the woodwind family/woodwind instruments although they are usually made of brass. It was first conceived around 1840 and developed in 1846 by a Belgian born instrument maker/inventor by the name of Adolphe Sax. Find out more about the different types of […]

10 Easy Gypsy Jazz Songs That Make You Sound Like a Pro, Even If You’re Not

Gypsy Jazz Songs

The unique style of gypsy jazz is gaining major attention from the music community. Learn how to play the top tunes in this genre and what makes them unique. Every now and then a music style comes along and finds its way into the mainstream. Right now, gypsy jazz is hot, and if you are […]

12 Great Jazz Piano Songs That Are Easy to Learn

Jazz Piano Songs

Jazz piano songs are smooth and soulful pieces of music. But that’s no reason to be intimidated by the genre. Here are some easy and beautiful jazz songs you can learn on the piano. Are you new to piano but are beyond the beginner stages? You’re probably interested in learning advanced songs. If you’re a […]