Sing, Play & Explore Music from Home

Music is good for the body and mind for kids – and adults – of all ages. By playing, dancing and listening to music, kids build coordination and improve communication and math skills. Plus, it brings joy and happiness. There are lots of great ways to explore music from your home. Here are just a few.

  • MacPhail Center for Music launched a new program called MacPhail K-12@Home that is offered at no charge for any students registered in a Minnesota school (K-12). The program provides live streamed music classes Monday-Friday. Class offerings change frequently. Samples of classes include “Music (singing, moving and other active music making)” and “Virtual Boot Camp for Beat Boxing.”
  • Jolly Pops, local children’s music and entertainment group led by Mr. Billy, offer Facebook Live “Half Hour of Singing and Fun for Little Ones” sessions at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Local dance-pop duo Koo Koo Kanga Roo has a YouTube Channel full of fun videos that kids can sing and dance along to. Check out their Ultimate Dance Party playlist for more than 30 Dance-A-Long songs including “Bubble Wrap Rap” and “Superheroes Unite.”
  • ClassicsforKids.com is website created by Cincinnati Public Radio that provides free lesson plans, podcasts, activity sheets and interactive games like “Compose Your Own Music”.
  • The Hootenanny, made up of two music performers and their son, is offering live children’s music classes at noon every weekday on Facebook and YouTube.
  • The Lucky Band, and award-winning husband and wife duo, is hosting Facebook Live jam sessions every weekday at noon.

There are lots of resources out there, so get your signing voices warmed up and put your dancing shoes on!

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