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Simply Music Rhapsody Explanation‏

Simply Music Rhapsody was created for Simply Music by educator Lynn Kleiner. It is an Early-Childhood Music and Movement program and begins at birth. The focus is really joyful, playful music making with absolute purpose and intention at the heart. Parents get to experience and…

An Opportunity, An Invitation‏: Music Rhapsody

I want to invite you to consider taking advantage of an opportunity to impact young children and families, find great pleasure in small things, and grow your studio in rewarding ways. I know you’ve heard about Music Rhapsody, the Early-Childhood music and movement program. This…

Swear Words in Sheet Music

Maybe this is a funny question, but what do other teachers do about swear words in sheet music? I just printed the sheet music for Some Nights by Fun for a student to start learning in January, but I’m hesitant to give a 9-year-old sheet…

Lesson Length for Young Students

I’m starting a small 5/6 yr old group. I’m thinking of having it be 20 min instead of my normal 25-30. Any thoughts? I would have it be the regular time but tell the parents there may be some weeks that will be done early…

Stool for Young Students

Those of you who teach very young children (age 5-6), do you use a special kind of stool for them that is different from what older students or adults use? I have 2 piano stools, the one I use for very little children is a…

Starting age for SM

I’m a new SM teacher and have started one class with two students which is going really well so far. I have run into some people with younger aged kids than what I originally thought was a good age to start teaching. I had always…

Justifying not starting young students

I start students at age 7. Only one younger student who has started has worked out for me. So what do I say to a parent who asks me for a reason why I start at 7? I don’t want to be negative. I would…

Early childhood music & movement – Neil Moore

Is there a SM encouraged/endorsed Early Childhood Music & Movement program? If not, what are some favorites as lead-ins to SM? Music Rhapsody is our endorsed program. It beautifully integrates pieces from Simply Music throughout to lead seamlessly to Simply Music. It was designed by…