Diwali Holiday Song

This lovely song comes to us from member Kathleen Virmani. She wrote it to teach her students about the holiday of Diwali celebrated in India, which is celebrated at the end of October and early November. It was a hit at the conference! Diwali means “diyas (lights) in a row” and celebrates the beginning of […]

Conference Reflections Part 2

The annual CMN International Conference was held October 18-20 – and it was truly international, as some participants came from as far as Canada and Chile. Below is a collection of memories, thoughts and reflections from members old and new. Be sure to join us next year, September 19-21, 2014 at the National Conference Center […]

Conference Reflections

 The annual CMN International Conference was held October 18-20 – and it was truly international, as some participants came from as far as Canada and Chile. Below is a collection of memories, thoughts and reflections from members old and new, be sure to check in for another collection on Monday, and join us next year, […]

The Goals of Our Network

By Liz Buchanan Yesterday, October 18, was an important day for The Children’s Music Network.  Not only was it the opening day of our 2013 conference – it was the day our Board approved a new Strategic Plan that we hope will provide a great beginning for our next 25 years as an organization.   […]

CMN Conference Saturday Workshop Overview

9:15 – 10:30 Early Childhood Masterclass Wee Chant: MaryLee Sunseri Come sing a collection of chants and lullabies for birthing and parenting. Bonding, language development and musicality begin at 20 weeks gestation. These songs are as easy to sing as “Happy Birthday,” and encourage parents to sing with their babies. Primarily for work with infant/early childhood age. MaryLee Sunseri […]

Get your music on Pandora!

In only the past few years, streaming services have overtaken the music industry. Many services, like iTunes and Spotify are easy enough to be a part of; you just pay a small fee and there you are. Pandora is unique among these sites.  An offshoot of the Music Genome Project(http://www.pandora.com/about/mgp), Pandora does not charge artists […]

An interview with member Kathy Reid-Naiman

This post comes to us from the blog of Angelique Davies, an Early Childhood Educator based in Toronto.  Her Blog and other information can be found at her website. “My music had roots which I’d dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil.” ~ Ray Charles Kathy Reid-Naiman is an enormously […]