• 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, distance based trainings and the SMR program in general.   ...

  • 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...

  • Gathering Drum Update!

    Posted April 5 by Lynn Kleiner

      BIG update for my Music Box friends!   I spent the day with the incredible Remo Belli himself, now 87 years old and as sharp and fit as ever, working on how to improve instruments for babies, children with special needs  and people with Alzheimer’s.  He is...

  • Preschool/Kindergarten Orff Music Wish List

    Posted March 12 by Lynn Kleiner

      A new music teacher proudly proudly proclaimed "My school gave me $2500 so I bought a Bass Xylophone!"  After asking a few questions, it became clear that this was the only instrument the teacher had for the preschool and kindergarten students!   Oh dear, I wish I could have spoken...

  • Orff Classes-The best Screen Saver!

    Posted February 24 by Lynn Kleiner

    Best Screen Saver – Making Music! Too much screen time for children is a frequent concern among educators, parents, even the American Academy of Pediatrics.   Why does it matter how much media our children are consuming?   It matters because of a child’s mental, phys...