Music As A Tool For Growth & Development by David Meyers For the past 25 years, I have been creating fun songs which are simple to play. I use them to teach guitar. A little over one year ago I began applying my teaching methods with an eleven year old child of autism. To my […]
Today’s advice on how to handle a chaotic audience comes to us from the award-winning children’s music artist, author, puppeteer and producer Val Smalkin! Question: What do you do as a children’s artist when you are performing at an event where the parents are paying no attention to their children who are running wild? Answer: […]
CMN Mid-Atlantic Honors Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer On April 9, 2017, The Children’s Music Network (CMN) Mid-Atlantic Region held a Tribute Luncheon at El Golfo Restaurant in Silver Spring, MD, honoring the musical duo Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer. In a warm, informal setting, these children’s and family music trailblazers generously shared stories and […]
This is a crosspost from our twice-yearly journal, Pass It On! It’s a column called Let’s Talk Tech, by our Blog Editor Alina Celeste. Stop reading if you’ve never heard or said the following phrases: Nobody buys music anymore. Social media is a necessary tool for promotion. Giving your work away for free seems to […]
Blog Editor Alina Celeste recaps our most recent International Conference. Our annual conference was just a few weeks ago, and I am still singing, dancing and smiling in my heart. This yearly gathering of song, support, learning and boundless love is such a unique, unmissable event! To be surrounded by fellow musicians and educators is […]
Our conference is less than two weeks away and we are so excited! Take a look at these fabulous, fascinating workshops. If you’re in the Bay Area, consider a day pass!
Read on for part two of the lovely, inspiring conversation between member Lily Emerson and this year’s Keynote Speaker, Melanie DeMore. PART 2 On Body Percussion, and the Gullah Stick: MD: Well, you know, I was a founding member of the band Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir, and our band did African American […]
Member Lily Emerson recently interviewed Keynote Speak Melanie DeMore. Part one of their conversation is below, part two will go up this coming Thursday. Be sure to see Ms. DeMore speak at our upcoming conference! Photo by Cryss Clark. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Melanie DeMore, the keynote speaker for the […]