• Gathering Drum and more

    Posted Tue at 4:01 AM by Karin Nanos

    I'm looking for activity suggestions for children birth-3 years of age using the gathering drum. My students have varying degrees of abilities. Some have low muscle tone and aren't able to move their bodies easily. Some have speech difficulty. Anyone else out there working in Early Intervention usin...

  • To use or not to use CD in class

    Posted September 11 by Tiffany Michelle Brown

    Hello!   About to start my first class and am forgetting whether or not to use the music on the CD's in class.  I enjoy the instrumental accompaniment to the songs and wish there were an instrumental track to be used in class.  Especially with the younger ages.     Would...

  • Recorder from an Orff Approach in Music Box

    Posted August 3 by Lynn Kleiner

    I just received an email asking about my preferred brand of recorder, a recorder book, lesson plans and materials for teaching recorder from an Orff approach.  I use the Aulos, a beautiful 3 piece model.  Its more expensive but a very nice instrument.   Always go with the best qu...

  • Early Childhood Conference

    Posted June 14 by Lynn Kleiner

    I remember preparing for my first preschool music class, wondering how it would be compared to the elementary classes I had been teaching for the past 5 years.   Wow.  There was a big difference!  This was the early 1980's and it was difficult to find any resources.  My Orff...

  • Malaysia Teacher Training, May 2014

    Posted May 31 by Lynn Kleiner

    Having a blast in Malaysia! Have you signed up for a Simply Music Rhapsody summer teacher training course in your part of the world yet?? Visit the website or call 1+(310)376-8646 for more information or to register today!     Love,Lynn   www.simplymusicrhapsody.com www.lynnkl...

  • Recorder Brands

    Posted May 11 by Lynn Kleiner

    Recently, a teacher was discussing what brand of recorders to choose for her elementary class.   Some of the suggestions were far from the quality that I insist on for my students.   I know some settings have very limited resources but if you are able to come up with just a bit m...

  • Simply Music Rhapsody FAQ's

    Posted May 5 by Lynn Kleiner

    With the summer teacher trainings around the corner, and many new enhancements made to the Simply Music Rhapsody program in the last year, I thought it would be good to answer some commonly arising questions about the live trainings, online training and the SMR program in general.   Q: Where ...

  • Shaker Songs

    Posted April 14 by Lynn Kleiner

      Lynn’s Suggested Shaker Eggs Songs   Songs of the Sea Sandy Sandy Sand* Wipe Out   Spanish Music Rhapsody Cheki Morena   Kids Make Music, Babies Make Music Too Silly Sam* Up So High Shake and Stop (with interesting ways to pose!)   Our Favorite Shenani...

  • Spring Lesson Plan Ideas for Preschool and Elementary

    Posted April 8 by Lynn Kleiner

    Spring Music Lesson Plans for preschool and elementary can be found in Music Box by using the Search feature at the top right on the menu bar.   Several of my favorites are "All Around the Gardener's Bench," and "I Plant a Little Seed," from Farm Songs and the Sounds of Moo-sic . And ...

  • VOSA eNews

    Posted April 6 by Lynn Kleiner

    Here is some info from VOSA eNews about the summer trainings in Australia: Early Childhood Conference of the Performing Arts (ECCPA) Keynote Presenter: Lynn Kleiner (USA)         16 & 17 August, 2014 Australia's Premier Early Childhood Conference of the Performing Arts.S...