Friday, July 18, 2014

Singing A Story: The Magic of Musical Books - Part 1

Singing A Story: The Magic of Musical Books

Part I: Why Sing a Book?

Brigid Finucane here from Merit School of Music in Chicago, where I teach early childhood music and movement classes.

A passion of mine is music and literacy, and one of my favorite ways to share this with students and families is by presenting musical books at the end of classtime. When a book is sung, it goes beyond the simple and everyday – it’s elevated into a new and special experience! A musical book engages, invites positive communal participation, opens teaching opportunities and provides non-stressful (group) pronunciation practice, especially important for the many families and students I work with whose first language is not English.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

What do you want to know?!

With summer comes tons of sun, fun, and quality time with friends and family, and our guess is that you’re more likely pondering next weekend’s cookout more than your fall programming. At Heritage Music Press, we understand that rib glazes are easier to pick than your fall curriculum and we want to help! Let us know what topics are interesting and relevant to you. Our writers are standing by to get you the information that you need to succeed.

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