• Brain study suggests classical musicians should improvise

    Posted December 7, 2013 by Brendan McCreary

    Please read this article!   "Researchers have found that listeners engage with classical music more when musicians improvise. A collaboration of researchers from Imperial College London and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama examined the electrical signals in the brains of musicians and...

  • November Lessons

    Posted November 14, 2013 by Lynn Kleiner

    A couple weeks away from Thanksgiving and getting into festive fowl season - time to stock up on your turkeys and ducks!!   Watch my rhythm readers class perform their rendition of "Turkey Feathers," from the Farm Song and the Sounds of Moo-sic book and CD. We did this lesson with scarves, bu...

  • Lynn Kleiner Teacher Training Workshop 2014

    Posted October 22, 2013 by Lynn Kleiner

    Since the launch of Simply Music Rhapsody teacher licensing in 2012 we have only offered teacher training workshops to music teachers intending to fulfill the SMR licensing and teaching requirements. This year we are THRILLED to be once again opening up the teacher training workshops to ALL music ed...

  • You’ll Be Amazed How Just A Song Could Break Through To This Wo

    Posted October 21, 2013 by Sasami Ashworth

    I just saw this link on Lynn's Facebook page and it completely melted my heart and reinforced my feelings about music therapy and the role of music in healing! My grand mother has Alzheimer's and I have been meaning to play music for her but I swear I am going to go sing old Christian Hymns to her r...

  • Orff on the Go!

    Posted October 7, 2013 by Lynn Kleiner

    If you have seen my "Orff on the Go! Advice from Lynn" video in Music Box, then you know that an Orff-class-in-a-box is not a myth!! For preschool Orff teachers who are always on the move, have a lack storage space (or NONE), or have limited resources to purchase Orff instruments, there are wa...

  • Music Lesson Plans, Resources, CDs and Puppets

    Posted September 30, 2013 by Lynn Kleiner

    Music teachers looking for lesson plans, songs, stories with music and more should click Downloads after logging in at www.lynnkleinersmusicbox.com.   Looking for CDs, puppets, felts, story books, teacher books, go to www.musicrhapsody.com. This can be a bit confusing, especially for new M...

  • Sports Music Theme, Team Spirit

    Posted September 23, 2013 by Lynn Kleiner

    A teacher was asked to have some type of song or activity to go with their Spirit Week where each child is asked to wear their favorite "team" shirt.  Here's the song that he will teach:   Take me out to the ball game take me out with the crowd Buy me some peanuts and craker jacks I d...

  • Winter Holiday Lessons, Concerts, Events

    Posted August 29, 2013 by Lynn Kleiner

    A Holiday Collection was suggested by one of our wonderful Music Box teachers.  This sounds like a fantastic theme for a new book and CD but it certainly won't happen before the winter holidays so I will let you know a great way to find that adorable little story, mini musical, instrument and m...

  • Music for Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, and U.S. Hist

    Posted August 29, 2013 by Lynn Kleiner

    With Labor Day coming up, and a general need for patriotism with all of the global tension arising, the "Patriotic Songs" FREE lesson plan is sure to bring a smile to your faces and a warmth to your young Americans' hearts! Complete with Pre-Revolutionary, Revolutionary and World-War era themes, th...

  • Music Teachers in Music Box are My Friends!

    Posted August 26, 2013 by Lynn Kleiner

    Oh dear, this is just so silly, of course I am good friends with everyone in Music Box, why do I have to "Add as Friend"!? HA! I noticed this in Music Box "Members" today that I'm not "friends" with lot of you yet so I clicked the little “Add a Friend” button and made it all the way up t...