About

 

Hello! I’m Jodie Mesler of Living Music and for years I have been putting together music for parents, teachers, children and families.

It is my desire to give you helpful musical knowledge that inspires you and your family to learn music together in a meaningful way.

Today we have incredible technology that has opened the doors to new learning possibilities!

The new way is by taking online music classes so you can teach your child

  •  get lesson plans
  • a music teacher
  • and a music community 

If you think you can’t do music because you feel like

  • you don’t have the proper knowledge or experience
  • or you just don't have enough time to do it on your own
  • or you lack motivation

I may have just the remedy for you.

 

EVERY HUMAN DESERVES A MUSICAL EDUCATION

Music is a desire born within each of us. A small child is always humming and singing; but unfortunately, if music is not developed at a young age, it becomes dormant.

It is important that you continue to cultivate music. It's never too late to begin because music is alive in you. You just need to wake it up.

The good news: you don't have to start off by reading music anymore, you have new technology right at your fingertips.

You get to start by singing songs and you get to learn how to play beginning instruments like the recorder and the piano, with instant online access.

All you need is

  • a good plan
  • a good guide
  • and a good place to start

Again, my name is Jodie Mesler and I’m excited to tell you about Living Music.

It is my music company where I offer

  1. Wonderful collections of Children's Songs
  2. Inspiring Music Courses
  3. Private Lessons: one-on-one in my home studio or online.

I have a background early childhood education and musical performance at Clayton State.

I have made my music career in my home as a private music teacher for over 20 years teaching piano, flute, guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, pennywhistle, recorder, Choroi pentatonic and C flute, as well as songwriting.

Today, as a performer, I play the keyboard for Harvest Point UMC which inspired me to write the album, Rays of Grace.

I am also in a new band, Southside Reunion. My husband is the singer and guitarist and my little brother is the drummer, and I switch back and forth from bass to flute. We are working on releasing an all original blues rock album in 2020.

My husband and I have three children, now in their teens. We homeschooled them during the early years using the Waldorf inspired curriculum. During this time, I learned about what children truly need in a music education.

Music is a huge part of the Waldorf curriculum and it is one of the components that makes a child become a success in the future.

Resources were slim back in the day, so there was no Waldorf music curriculum for parents to follow, only books. And it's hard to learn music from a book. So I decided to create a music course specifically designed for moms to include video. In 2008, Living Music was born.

WHAT IS LIVING MUSIC?

  • "Living music," is living within us.
  • It is live music with only our human voices
  • It is live music adding a flute, or guitar, ukulele or piano with our singing
  • It is becoming one by making music together
  • It is a sweet way to unify the family
  • And it's backed by a beautiful philosophy of love and light

When my young family first started, we began with pentatonic music, which we all found magical. I wish all kids could experience playing around on the pentatonic notes, because there are no wrong sounding notes and all the notes sound pleasing and endless.

Pentatonic melodies are often found in our American folk songs, too. I went on a hunt and found the ones that are in the pentatonic and we added them in to our days. What a fun way to learn music and history.

I was able to limit our media use and replace it with making live music. In a heavy media driven world, we had to go against what was popular. It was hard because our boys loved playing video games and watching videos.

I put together songs to sing throughout our days and seasons celebrating festivals and holidays. Then off in the distance, I would hear my kids singing our songs while they were in their rooms playing. Sweet success!

We added the pennywhistle, The Magic Flute, to the mix when my oldest turned 6, making music come more alive during our circle time and celebrations.

Then as my oldest turned 8, I added my collection of American folk songs, Playful Pentatonic Piano to our days, which is an introduction to learning piano, including fun and games.

How easy it was to homeschool with so much music to add to all these amazing celebrations: Michaelmas, Martinmas, Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas, the Winter’s Solstice, the New Year, the Epiphany, Valentine’s Day, May Day, Vacations, Summer Solstice, 4th of July, Harvest, and Halloween.

We went on to share our live music with our homeschooling friends, church, the local schools and extended families.

Let me tell you how you can get our music plan for your family so you can create a magical homeschool full of great musical fun, too!

 

THE MUSIC

Imagine each season being filled with new songs for your family to fit all the wonderful life activities which include holidays and festivals.

When you start singing songs that fit your days, it creates so much joy. I love Christmas music, and every year I would sing the same songs I heard ever since I was a child.

So imagine, not only do you sing the same Christmas songs every year, you will get to sing songs about:

  • The Epiphany-Three Kings Day, Valentine's Day 
  • spring, May Pole, summer, vacations, summer solstice, and harvest and gardening
  • Michaelmas, apples, leaves, and autumn
  • pumpkins, Halloween, Martinmas, lanterns and lantern walks
  • Advent, stars, winter, peace and the winter solstice
  • Family heritage, daily life, the tooth fairy, and more

There are over 60 songs that we made for you. And the fun part, you get to begin your new year again with the same songs. This instills natural rhythm and awareness of the changes in nature.

"Our life is a joyful creation and our song is a joyful celebration." from Joyful Creation in our Waldorf Inspired Songs.

Our songs are full of love, light and meaning, and awe inspired about the wonder of life. Which is refreshing, because if you listen to current music, it's mostly about young people's relationships.

By listening to our music, you can get an idea of what a family sounds like singing together.  You can hear how I am not a trained singer. I am just a mom playing and singing with my kids.

These songs where made to give you examples of how you can do it, they are not perfect, they are doable.

When you look in the songbooks that come with the digital albums

  • You will see that I picked easy singing keys for moms
  • I made sure to use simple chords
  • Even a beginner can do it

I mostly use the key of D or key of G; meaning, out of twelve major keys, we just stick with two.

Our Songs in the Key of D & G are made for

  • our mother's singing voices
  • easy guitar chords
  • fits our starter flutes- pennywhistle, recorder, pentatonic flute
  • easy beginning songs with only 3 notes so young kids can play
  • also more advanced songs, too
  • you can also play these notes on piano 
  • to make it even easier, I created cheat sheets for those of you who can't read music with notes above the lyrics so you can play along.

Singing is the best way to start your music education with your family.

Get Started

DIGITAL ALBUMS which includes a SONGBOOK for only $7 each.

Waldorf Inspired Songs

Autumn Festival Songs

Christmas Festival Songs

Make Way for King Winter

Sweet Songs for Spring and Summer

Rays of Grace, songs for meditation (no songbook needed)

ABOUT THE MUSIC COURSES

Let me be your guide, as I have taught countless music lessons throughout the years and I will give you easy instructions on where and how to begin your musical education so you can teach your child.

Watch a few videos and you get a basic understanding of what your child needs musically.

  • Get lessons on how to play your instrument
  • how to practice on your instrument
  • get videos on how to teach your child
  • how to encourage your child to practice
  • get visual aids
  • lesson print outs
  • samples of me teaching children
  • extra videos showing how to add games to the songs

Then you simply teach your child only after a few lessons.

Continue to follow all the lessons and you and your child will have a new talent that brings your family so much joy.

Plus, you get support from me and all the families that are enrolled in the courses in our private Facebook community.

CHOOSE A COURSE

Playful Pentatonic Piano for teaching ages 6-12 Years Old

COMING SOON

The Magic Flute 1 for teaching ages 6 Year Old

The Magic Flute 2 for teaching ages 7-9 Year Old

The Magic Flute 1 & 2 for teaching Multi Age Children

 

TESTIMONIES

“Living Music has been a very dear resource for our family for many years now. It’s how I gained the passion and confidence to play myself, which enabled me to bring the delightful and sweet music of Jodie's digital albums, and many other songs and verses, to my children in their early years. And we have used Living Music’s music method for my children the last three years. It's been the magic ingredient that allowed for us to have such a strong musical presence in our home, and has made for such an enchanting experience. I have even written a song called Sweeping Song. It’s a pentatonic song we sing and play on our pennywhistles. It goes like this:"

 "Thank you, Jodie, for giving us another magical journey!"

-Miriam Hurr

A PATH THAT LEADS TO SUCCESS

Imagine being able to add uplifting and meaningful music to all your days, just by listening and singing along to one of my digital albums or enrolling in one of my music courses.

You don’t want miss this opportunity while your kids are still young. They want to experience this exciting music journey with you.

Not only will you be helping their brains develop, but also the whole being- mind, body and soul. This is so important for developing healthy human beings.

All you have to do is enroll in the music courses or choose a songbook at Living Music and let the natural human music flow in a way it was intended.

I promise you will gain so much confidence about starting music with your family, just like my family and many other families have gained a musical gift to last them a lifetime.

I have done all the work for you from my many hours of teaching hundreds of children and families throughout the years.

Get your music plan today that is right for your family that leads transformation and to music making success TODAY!

And last, I want you to be easy with yourself. Music can be very intimidating, but don't let that stop you. It is about persevering, and your child will learn how to persevere because you are setting such a great example. It's one step at a time.

 Join us and the many families who have chosen to make music apart of their everyday life.

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