Written by Joanna Predo, author, long-time music teacher and musician. A few years ago I purchased a wooden toy xylophone for a project. For the purposes I needed it, I thought a cheap, department store version would work just fine. I was wrong. When I tapped the keys with the mallet, they didn’t play the notes they were supposed to.
Written by Joanna Predo, author, long-time music teacher and musician. Choosing and gifting age-appropriate instruments. First of all, a child who can hit, press, or whack, is a child who can have fun playing with instruments. Instruments for the ‘whacking’ stage are drums or percussion.
Written by Joanna Predo, author, long-time music teacher and musician. If you don’t consider yourself ‘musical’, should you still engage musically with your children? I recently attended a music concert at my daughter’s primary school. During one particularly up-tempo number, I was struck by something that happened.
Since the end of October, $5 from all sales have been going towards these kits for children in palliative care, so that they can enjoy making music with their families and spark a little musical joy in their precious lives.
We at Tiny Tones are thrilled to launch The Lily Calvert Music Therapy Kits in partnership with the Lily Calvert Foundation . The program aims to spark joy from music and encourage families to explore music therapy through donating musical care kits to children who are in a palliative care program all across Australia.
Wow! We are one! Huge thanks to all who have supported us! We thought it would be a good time to re-introduce ourselves and Tiny Tones to those of you who are new customers, subscribers and also those who perhaps haven’t just seen our faces for a while.
Written by Louise Lindsay, Founder of Gumnut Music.Music is a universal language, but it doesn’t always feel accessible - especially to those who have had no formal training. That is why I am drawn to drumming - it’s accessible! Almost everyone can bang on a drum, bucket or pan. It’s uncomplicated fun that provides a multitude of long-lasting benefits..
Written by Michaela Ivory, qualified music and singing teacher, mother of three, The Musical Mum. There is such a wide variety of children’s instruments available out there and it can be hard to know what to look for.
Written by Amethyst Meade - Mother of two and play schooler at Treasure Hunt Mumma. Setting up a play area in your home that fosters a love of music does not need to be complex. Here are some factors to consider when setting up for musical play. And then let the music play!