Let’s Celebrate Spring With Vivaldi!

Yes, the spring is finally here! Our children can spend more time outside after being cooped up in houses during the long winter. Don’t you just love spring air? And gentle crocuses and snowdrops pushing their pretty heads through the soil? Everything is so full of vitality and exuberance! Just like Vivaldi’s music in hisContinue reading “Let’s Celebrate Spring With Vivaldi!”

Let’s learn about musical instruments

Long before your child gets to learn to play musical instrument, he can learn about instruments and have fun with them too. Chances are, your child is already familiar with some of them and, most likely, has some toy musical instruments that he loves to play. Good! Let’s encourage it with variety of fun activities.Continue reading “Let’s learn about musical instruments”

Christmas in July: The Nutcracker Ballet and Beyond

Most of American children know The Nutcracker as a ballet, while some are familiar with a movie thanks to Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. But how many heard of the original story by E. T. A. Hoffmann? Why not to start a child’s introduction to Nutcracker with the book itself? Or better yet,Continue reading “Christmas in July: The Nutcracker Ballet and Beyond”

Give Them an Experience as a Gift

We all know, this Holiday Season is unlike any other. But thanks to many great online companies, there are still plenty of holiday experiences to enjoy with the family. One of them, is timeless favorite, The Nutcracker ballet. Check out the places streaming it (some are even for FREE!) Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, “Fireside Nutcracker,” Dec.Continue reading “Give Them an Experience as a Gift”

May I suggest classical music as Holiday gift?

I love classical music, and I think that 4 is a perfect age to start introducing it in more direct way. Many of us, likely, played “baby Mozart” type of music for our babies and toddlers. Some of us, probably, attended “mommy and me” types of classes where our little ones moved to the classicalContinue reading “May I suggest classical music as Holiday gift?”