Most kids would go on American Idol and crash and burn. You know, the fiasco early rounds where people with little skill and even less self-awareness croak and stutter in front of millions of TV viewers?
But what if you could prevent that kind of humiliation for your child?
What if you could mold his tuneless, rhythm-less music babble into something beautiful for his future?
Then Musical Mother Tongue is for you! (Mother and child age 3 to 5)
Gently guided by a certified music development specialist, this experience helps mothers sing more clearly and confidently as they become excellent music models for their children. It helps mothers establish a child's initial rhythmic, tonal, & movement vocabulary in a fun, heart-connected way.... while his aptitude is still flexible!
Most importantly, it launches child audiation, the often neglected mental musical instrument that 'plays' all the others.
In 4, short, 10-minute sessions, Musical Mother Tongue invitingly and informally demonstrates how to
Sing and move with my "hello" song today, and before each session. It really is good to see you!
Use this vocal warmup any time you plan to sing. It will open up your breathing and make your voice and body feel relaxed.
Remember why and how to model singing for your child with these easy questions.
Need a visual to check your response to the last lecture? Watch me write curvy words with body parts. See if you can call out which part is writing! This is a silent film...
Remember why and how to model musical movement with these questions.
This is an example of a song in Dorian mode. Enjoy singing and moving along!
Enjoy two versions of this rhythmic poem in triple meter. See which one your child responds to the most.
Have fun with the words and moods and fun 'tude in this rhythmic poem in duple meter.
Remember why and how to add instructive variety to your child's listening vocabulary with these questions.
Follow me and soon you'll add these moves to your repertoire!
Find out two free and easy tricks you can use to catch your child's attention when you're making music together.
Let's keep the fun going!
Remember how and why to invite your child's imitation when you make music.
It's my passion and commitment to help you give your musically gifted, 3-to-5 year old child the guidance he needs to think music like a mother tongue and become a confident singer, instrumentalist, composer, and contributor to your cherished musical traditions.
This class is easy and fun for both of you. You will feel strong in your voice and flowing in your movements when we're done. And your child will feel the joy of being heard and mastering new skills in rhythm and melody.
I have an Early Childhood Mastership Certification from the Gordon Institute for Music Learning. I value good vocal health, evidence-based practice, informal yet structured guidance, and access to all styles of music.
I have enjoyed music all my life, from singing solos in church as a kindergartner to playing flute in national competitions as a high schooler and singing in opera choruses currently... to playing drums in Brazilian and Guinea West- African style groups over the years.
I started teaching music in 2005 to bring lifelong music enjoyment to as many children and families as I could reach. And now, it's your turn!