You can watch this festive December flute lesson in action from this week at my house.
I currently have the beautiful opportunity to teach my nieces, Alyssa and Alori, private music lessons. It’s great because they are perfect ages to begin learning an instrument.
Alyssa is learning piano, she is 7 years old and Alori is learning the pennywhistle and she is 6 years old.
Alori is on Lesson 7 of The Magic Flute Course, which follows the seasons nicely, as we make our way through the Christmas season.
We are all enjoying it so much! I love how much they light up when it is so very playful.
Yay!! Congratulations, Astrid!!
You are the winner of the Winter Bundle Giveaway, which includes
I asked my husband to draw a number and he picked your number which was 62.
In fact, you look just like our little family when we were homeschooling. I also had two boys and a baby girl and we played outside in nature all the time.
(This is a picture of Astrid, when her daughter was a baby)
Can you tell us about where you are from and how many kids you have? And tell a little bit about your homeschooling interests or inspiring moments?
Oh my goodness, I am so excited! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Just now I was going to look at the piano courses I purchased from you, that I'm thinking of giving to my children for Christmas, and I saw THIS message that I won!
Wow, I am so...
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year!
Full of happy tunes that you can’t help singing from all the joy in the atmosphere.
One of the best ways to get through the colder and darker days is with music.
Do you or your kids have a musical instrument that you can easily play?
Do you have easy music to sing and play during this festive time?
I want to help you get what you need for this season.
The pennywhistle is one of the easiest starter instruments I have ever played. It is also known as the tinwhistle.
It has such a sweet, whispery tone and sounds beautiful.
I taught my kids to play it, and they loved it!
One of my most memorable performances was with my daughter and my students on Away in the Manger. She and my student played the ukulele and I played the pennywhistle and we all sang the three verses mixed with ukulele and pennywhistle. Everyone loved it! The kids sounded so sweet and so cute, just a perfect blend...
It's time to go on a Lantern Walk with your kids and sing I Go With My Little Lantern.
Would you like to learn how to play it yourself? You find it in my songbook Waldorf Autumn Festival Songs.
If you have the songbook already, check it out, you will find the sheet music in there.
Guess what makes my songbooks unique?
Each song comes with a cheat sheet for those of you who can’t read music, it looks like this
It took me so many years to learn how to read music. What if you just listened and played the music?
It's okay if you can't read music. Music is first, something you hear and second, it is something you read -if you want to dive into that world!
I hope you have a great time celebrating Martinmas and have a reverent and beautiful time on your lantern walks.
May your worries be few,
And may love always guide what you do
May you grow like a forest straight toward the light,
Grounded in the mother earth
Every year at Taproot Teacher Training we sing this as our closing song.
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What a beautiful song to bless us all as we enter back in with our families to renew our homeschool journey.
Barbara Dewey and Jean Miller, along with our Taproot team, gave such great value. We all tuned in live on Zoom to the workshops, got hands on experiences, got to participate in the chat, and meet in breakout rooms. I got to invite everyone to sing my song, Joyful Creation, live on Zoom, on Friday, with Miriam and her kids; and then live on Saturday at the hotel. The event was so wonderful and we all felt such a sweet connection.
What I find most fascinating is that this event usually takes place every year in Cleveland, Ohio, with a max of about 30 parents; but...