Parents use music with their children all the time! I don’t know of any parents who never sang, rocked, or hummed to their child at some point in time. The plethora of children’s shows on television makes finding songs to use with your children easy, but have you ever made music with your child without the help of pre-produced materials?
A few weeks ago, I wrote about Building Your Rhythm Band on a Budget. I had some great responses to that post! One of my favorites came from fellow blogger and music therapist, Rachelle Norman. Rachelle provided me with a duh moment when she suggested I create some videos demonstrating ways that you can use the instruments I suggested in making music with your family!
Beginning on Monday, July 18th, I will be taking you through the instruments I described in Building Your Rhythm Band on a Budget and focusing on ways that you can use these instruments to create your own music and songs!
Let me know in the comments if you have any particular ideas or questions you’d like to see answered in these videos!
Easy Tips for Using Music at Home: Drums
Easy Tips for Using Music at Home: Shakers
Easy Tips for Using Music at Home: Xylophone
Easy Tips for Using Music at Home: Rhythm Sticks (Coming soon!)
I’m so glad that Rachelle suggested you do videos! And now you’ve really piqued my interest by giving us a date for the series to start. Can’t wait to see the series in action!!! This will be perfect for me to share with moms of toddlers who are interested in using music in daily routines. Thanks, Natalie!
Glad you are excited Kat! I am too!
Great post! I think you can certainly build instruments on a budget using everyday items at home. A suggestion I have is that you can also use everyday sounds to add to your music making time. For example, the rain outside or hum of the stove fan can be a simple way to add color to your music! Cheers!
Thanks Theresa! That is a wonderful suggestion and a great inspiration for parents who may be struggling to “create” music!