• Easy Orff

    Posted March 21, 2013 by Lynn Kleiner

    A teacher asked for easy Orff activities.  Here's one we've been enjoying lately since we are planning a Farm theme for all our preschool-grade 1 concerts this year.    This is from the book/CD Farm Songs and the Sounds of Moo-sic, "I Plant a Little Seed."    The...

  • Simply Music Rhapsody!! Simply Awesome!!

    Posted February 19, 2013 by Lynn Kleiner

      Hello fellow music educators!   As you may have seen in previous blog posts or music box events, the past two years have been a whirl-wind of new teaching ideas and projects with a number of collaborating educators! One of my biggest undertakings throughout the years has been a joint ...

  • Promo video for My Trip to the Mountains March 22-23 workshop!

    Posted February 18, 2013 by Lynn Kleiner

    As our new music teacher-book, My Trip to the Mountains, inches closer to the press and our mountain-themed workshop sits just around the corner, we are excited to present this little promotional video with some footage of an incredibly fun and enriching session in Texas! Please spread the word abou...

  • Fall Music Fun for Active Music Making!

    Posted September 25, 2012 by Lynn Kleiner

    Dear Music Box Friends, Since I am teaching in Southern California, I might not see the changes of the seasons like many of you but I still get excited to bring out my favorite books, puppets and songs for autumn, including Halloween and Thanksgiving fun.  I’ll highlight a few of my favorites ...

  • Weather Songs, Holiday Shows, Winter Songs

    Posted September 13, 2012 by Lynn Kleiner

    Weather Songs, Songs for Holiday Shows, Snow and Winter Songs are all topics in the Music Box Forum.  Go to www.lynnkleinersmusicbox.com.   The book and CD, In All Kinds of Weather, Kids Make Music is available at www.musicrhapsody.com.    Use your Music Box Teacher...

  • Baby Music Class

    Posted September 10, 2012 by Lynn Kleiner

    Baby Music Classes is a topic in the forum at www.lynnkleinersmusicbox.com.   See what the favorites are from our classes.  For teachers who are members of Music Box, please share your favorite baby music activity in the Music Box Forum and I will send you a new recording to use with ...

  • Ukulele for 5-6 year olds, really?

    Posted August 1, 2012 by Lynn Kleiner

    Ukulele is great but what age should you introduce it? Most of the instruments at Music Rhapsody’s Summer Music Day camp are just not age appropriate for our youngest campers, 5-6 year olds.   We recommend the clarinet, trumpet, flute, saxophone, or guitar for our older students.  Eve...

  • Orff Improvisation, thoughts of a six year old, special moments in teaching

    Posted May 6, 2012 by Lynn Kleiner

    Sometimes you just never know! My 4-6 year old introduction to Orff class was practicing their parts for "The Butterfly" from my book Jungle Beat.  Each had decided on the part they wanted to play on their Orff instruments (the butterfly flying, the caterpillar down below, the spinning, the sle...

  • Observing Orff Teachers

    Posted March 25, 2012 by Lynn Kleiner

    A great way to get new ideas and improve our teaching is by observing other Orff teachers.  You might  pick up techniques on classroom control, see how to encourage participation, when to limit the student “ideas”, how to set up the classroom, transitions and more.  Sometimes, we obse...

  • Music Teaching Videos recommended for new music teachers

    Posted March 8, 2012 by Lynn Kleiner

    New Music Teachers will get lots of teaching tips from the video lessons at www.lynnkleinersmusicbox.com. See a variety of Lynn Kleiner's workshops including Orff activities for 4-8 year olds, music for parents and their babies, beginning ukulele lessons, tips for music teachers using puppets, ...