Preschoolers and Music

  What are the most important things to teach preschoolers in music? Steady beat, steady beat, and steady beat. I am only half joking. (smile) In preschool music we are concern about the development of Read more…

PTAC – Houston

What a great day in Houston yesterday!  Here are the promised links to get some of the products that I referred to or demonstrated in my classes. Songs and Chants for Antsy Pants – www.kathiehillmusic.com Love, Read more…

Teaching Singing

I have been asked, “But if he plays an instrument is it really important that he sing?” Teaching children to sing is important and there are several methods to accomplish this. Here are a few Read more…

The Gift of Music

Through the rest of that summer and the next year God would gently teach me that my identity was not in being a writer, a mom, a wife, a music teacher, a piano teacher, or a Kid’s Choir Director.

Parking Dynamics

So many of you loved seeing the pics of Parking Notes.  I really appreciate all your words of encouragement.  Here are some pics of Parking Dynamics.  This game is similar to Parking Notes, but has Read more…

Parking Notes

I demonstrated my homemade version of this game at several conferences this year. It is not only a favorite of my younger students, but also a favorite with conferees in my classes.  I am very Read more…

Just Sorting it Out!

I love making the simplest of activities fun for young children.  When Kindergartners came to music today, I had two very simple but fun games waiting on them.  We practiced our introductory pitches thanks to Read more…