Providing kids 6 weeks old to 6+ years old in Maryland and Virginia the benefits that music education has to offer.
We offer your school “visiting music specialists with training in child development to provide musicality and creativity” as recommended by the National Association of Music Education (www.menc.org). Curriculum includes orchestral instrument exposure, music theory, rhythm and much more.
Mission: The MusicForLife Kids strives: To create a musical community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. To give the student an intensive professional education in his or her musical discipline. To prepare each student with a solid foundation in music and an expansive education in the liberal arts. And, through its community and continuing education programs, to offer the highest quality music instruction and performance opportunities for students of all ages.
Beginning today, the National Aquarium will be playing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as a 4-D Immersion Film!
aqua.org Our 4-D Immersion Theater gets you closer to the sights, sounds, and smells of the action.
Tomorrow morning at 10 am Kidsinger Jim will be performing at the Other Barn in Columbia!
Fun fact! There are 230 strings required for a piano to make its full range of sounds!
getsingspiel.com You may spend a lot of time picking out scales and pouring our hearts into the piano, but how much do you know about the instrument itself? The piano is an incredible musical instrument...
Did you know? There are 8 different sizes of saxophones in the sax family!
blog.oup.com The saxophone has long been a star instrument in jazz, big bands, and solo performances. But when exactly did this grand instrument come about? Who invented it? Not many people know that when the saxophone first appeared in jazz, many performers turned up their noses to it, preferring the clarinet.
Tomorrow at the Parkville Library you can enter a life-size Candy Land! It starts at 11:00 am!!
The Great Turkey Stuffing is tomorrow at the Perry Hall Library! Have fun at the Giving-Thanks Workshop 1:00-4:00 pm!
eventbrite.com Turkey Gobble Workshop is our first ever Thanksgiving Workshop and features our adorable 15" turkey, Butterball, which comes with a FREE bow tie of choice, a birth certificates and nylon take home bag. The Giving-Thanks Workshop features a drop in storytime read aloud of the new title There Was An...
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at the Hippodrome begins tonight!!
baltimore.broadway.com Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of Oklahoma! and The King and I that’s delighting audiences with ...
Have a safe and Happy Halloween!
Trick IN Treat for Tots will be this Sunday at Robinson Nature Center in Howard County! Begins at 10 am!
howardcountymd.gov This is a special events page for the Robinson Nature Center's two trick or treat events: Trick or Treat Among the Trees and Trick-IN-Treat for Tots.
Starting tonight through October 30, Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart is at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore!
disneyonice.com Your favorite Disney characters and stories brought to life with the artistry of ice skating to create an unforgettable family experience | Follow Your Heart | Royal Farms Arena Baltimore, MD
Tomorrow is the Tiny Tots Halloween Party at Bear Branch Nature Center! 10:00-11:30 am, ages 2-5!
koddler.com Event Dates: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - Celebrate Halloween a few days early! Meet some of the creepy, crawly critters that live at Bear Branch; enjoy a Halloween-themed snack; and play a few Halloween-themed games! Wear your costume! Registration is required, please call or visit the we
Halloween Harvest Moon story time at Ladew Gardens! Tomorrow morning 10:30-11:15 ages 2-4 and 12:30-1:15 ages 3-6! http://www.ladewgardens.com/EVENT-CALENDAR/Storytime
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Fun Fact! The clarinet descended from a French instrument, the chalumeau!
normans.co.uk The clarinet is a great instrument! i've got some great interesting facts for you that I think you might like. Let me know what you think.
Check out the percussion garden at Port Discovery this Sunday 12:30-3:00 and 4:00-5:00!
Family fun at Walters Art Museum this Saturday 11:00-4:00! "A Medieval Life Family Festival!"
thewalters.org Visitors of all ages will be immersed in the medieval culture through hands-on art-making, cultural performances, storytelling, artist demonstrations, gallery scavenger hunts, and special appearances by our adored mascot, Waltee.
Fun fact about the timpani from BSO's James Wyman! It can take up to one to two years to build a complete set of timpani and they probably cost more than your car.
bsomusic.org By Alyssa Porambo Ah, the timpani. No orchestral percussion section is complete without them! And here at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, we have one of the most killer timpanists in the biz, James Wyman (otherwise known as the Tattooed Timpanist), who is about to drop some knowledge on you about…
Fun Fact! Over 70 different pieces of wood are put together to form the modern violin.
blog.sheetmusicplus.com By Brendan Lai-Tong Here are some interesting facts about the violin that you may not have known: The modern violin has been around for roughly 500 years. It was said to have been designed in the 1…
Singing to a child can soothe, encourage speech and language development and act as a teaching tool! There are many benefits of singing to children!
oureverydaylife.com Kids are drawn to music and most are singing simple songs by age 2 or 3. Exposure to music starts early when parents use singing to entertain or calm an infant or toddler. In fact, research suggests ...
Come and hear the Baltimore Philharmonia Orchestra this Sunday at 3:00! A concert at Loch Raven High School full of movie music! You may even spot one of our teachers, Ms. Heather, in the viola section!
baltimorephilharmonia.org Fall 2016 Concerts October 2, 2016 3:00 pm St. Anthony of Padua Church October 16, 2016 3:00 pm Loch Raven High School CINEMA MAGIC Repertoire Modest Mussorgsky : Night on Bald Mountain John...
Plan ahead for Saturday! The Ellicott City Fire Department is having an open house this Saturday 1-4 pm! Fun for the whole family!
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Fun fact about the guitar! One of the oldest guitar instruments was chitara, which was used in Ancient Rome.
guitarhistoryfacts.com Here you can find out the most incredible facts about guitars, starting from its history, types, fun facts, and countless ways this popular instrument managed to interact with our modern societies.
Don't miss Fall Story Time at Ladew Gardens tomorrow! 10:30-11:15 for ages 2-4 and 12:30-1:15 for ages 3-6!
ladewgardens.com Ladew Topiary Gardens
Dancing for the whole family? Sounds like fun! Check out Free Fall Baltimore FazaFam! Sundays 4:30-5:30 beginning this weekend!
culturefly.org FazaFam Baltimore's Family Dance Jam We are kicking off our season with *Free Fall Baltimore and we are at a Brand New Location! FazaFam Baltimore's Family Dance Jam combines games, easy moves and great music from Salsa to Disco, Hip-hop, Caribbean, Motown and more. 50 minutes of fun to strengthen y...
Fun fact! The word 'trombone' is derived from the Italian word 'tromba' which means 'trumpet', and 'one' which means 'big'. Together they formed the word 'trombone' which means 'big trumpet'
softschools.com The trombone is a brass instrument, capable of producing sound that is rich and brilliant, lower than the French horn but not as low as the sound produced by a tuba. The trombone was developed from the trumpet common in the Medieval era and was documented in Ferrara court records in 1439. The Duke o...
Fun fact about the flute! Early flutes were made from animal bones and some may even be from prehistoric times! Here's a list of other fun facts about such a fun instrument!
kallikids.com Fun facts about learning to play the flute to inspire kids to discover their musical talent and find the right music lesson.
"Participation in school music or other performing arts is tied to: regular school attendance; increased self-esteem and motivation; deeper cognitive skills across disciplines"
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Pumpkin picking fun at Applewood Farm every weekend through October 30th!
applewoodfarm.org Christmas Trees, pumpkins, train rides at Applewood Farm
Happy Birthday to the "singing cowboy" Gene Autry!
biography.com Actor Gene Autry, also known as the "Singing Cowboy," starred in Western movies from the 1930s to the early '60s. He won two Grammy Hall of Fame Awards for his work.
99.2% of parents find when their child becomes involved in a music program, the parent/child relationship improves. They also findweb size behavior, communicative and social skills become more positive. (Source: Board of Studies, New South Wales Australia, 2004)
illflyawayfoundation.org Music education can do a lot to help children in development. Here are some statistics that show why music makes a difference. That's why we do what we do.
Check out this interesting slide show with info and statistics on the importance of music education for young children!
The Columbia Orchestra has an open rehearsal TONIGHT 7:30-10:00! Come and go as you please and even mingle with the musicians during their break!
test.columbiaorchestra.org Join Jason Love and the Columbia Orchestra at The Gathering Place for an open rehearsal. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes peek at the creative, collaborative process of putting a concert together. Imagine the new insight into the music you'll have after seeing the process of putting it together!
Looking for more music and movement activities for your little ones on the weekends? Check out Crickets offered by the Children's Chorus of Maryland and School of Music! Next session begins tomorrow September 24!
ccmsings.org Class information and rates for the CCM Crickets early music learning program, and a link for registering your child in the program.
Did you know? A 10 year study involving 25,000 students shows that music-making improves test scores in standardized tests, as well as in reading proficiency exams!
raisesmartkid.com Study after study are showing that music education can make kids smart. When your child learns to play a musical instrument, not only does he learn how to make tunes, but he also enhances other capabilities of his brain as well: A 10 year study involving 25,000 students show that music-making impro...
Happy Birthday to Gustav Holst, well-known for his composition of The Planets!
famousbirthdays.com Learn about his career, his family life, and what he did before fame. Also discover other fun trivia facts including his birthday and popularity rankings.
Tots and Tales at the National Aquarium takes place tomorrow morning at 10:30 am! The kids will learn all about dolphins with stories, songs, games and activities! http://www.aqua.org/visit/baltimore/calendar/tots-and-tales
Preschool Nature Series tomorrow at 10 am at the Eden Mill Nature Center! Music, games, books, arts & crafts and more will help toddlers learn about nature!
Looking for a family-friendly theater experience? Check out Peter Rabbit and Me in Owings Mills tomorrow at 1:00!
baltimore.eventful.com Peter Rabbit and Me at Pumpkin Theatre on Saturday Sep 17, 2016 at 1:00PM
"Research has found that babies are naturally musical and are intensely interested in music." Read this great article explaining why music education is so important!
nammfoundation.org For example, research has found that babies are naturally musical and are intensely interested in music. Toddlers have been found to enjoy singing on their own while they play—even deaf children will sing independently without prompting.
The Anne Arundel County Fair begins today and lasts until the 18th!
aacountyfair.org As Fair President, I have the honor and pleasure on behalf of this all volunteer 501 (c3) corporation to welcome you all to our website. I would also like to invite one and all to not just come to the Anne Arundel County Fair but to also experience it. Please take the time to glance through this web...
Happy Birthday to Clara Schumann! Read more about this famous musician and composer, born this day in 1819!
thefamouspeople.com Clara Wieck Schumann was a distinguished German musician and composer of the Romantic era. This biography of Clara Wieck Schumann provides detailed information about her childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.
Get your tickets early for the Wiggles! Coming to the Hippodrome September 23!
baltimore.eventful.com The Wiggles at Hippodrome at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center on Friday Sep 23, 2016 at 6:30PM
Looking for a fun event tomorrow? Check out the Akimbo Dance and Movement Art Festival at Station North Arts District 1-6 pm!
akimbobaltimore.com An afternoon of site-specific dance and movement art throughout Station North Arts and Entertainment District in Baltimore, MD.
Charm City Junction will be playing tomorrow at Cabaret at Germano's 6:00-9:00 pm!
culturefly.org From dance inducing Old Time rhythms and foot stomping Irish melodies to hard-driving Bluegrass, Baltimore-based Charm City Junction creates a fresh soundscape that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats wondering where they'll go next. The band is comprised of four of the most talented and prom...
Fun Fact! Children in school band score 19% higher in English and 17% higher in math and use more of their brain than those without music education!
Starting today until October 16, Ripley's Believe It Or Not! offers free admission for Maryland K-12 employees! What a fun way to appreciate all the educators!
culturefly.org Ripley’s Believe It or Not! wants to thank Maryland K-12 employees by offering them some extended summer fun with Educator Appreciation Days. Ripley attractions in Maryland will be FREE for educators in the state from September 6 through October 16. In Baltimore, that includes the Ripley’s Believe I...
Edison High School Annual Craft Fair 5801 Franconia Rd Alexandria, VA 22310 November 11, 2017, 9am-4pm
Maria's daycare is a fully licensed in home daycare located in Alexandria, VA in the Rosehill neighborhood. Accepting children from 8 weeks to 6 years old.
The Hollin Meadows Partnership is a 501(c)(3) supporting Outdoor Education at Hollin Meadows Elementary School
We offer a day school and community based behavior consultation to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities.
SewLab is a sewing education studio located in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. Sewing classes for kids, teens, ages 7+. Preregistration.
Testudo BJJ•Judo aims to create complete Jiu jitsu practitioners who are both adept in standup and on the ground.
Halau Ho'omau I ka Wai Ola O Hawai'i is a traditional Hawaiian cultural school based in Alexandria, Virginia.
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Women in Gear School of Makeup Artistry. We teach beauty, you create beautiful.
High school students learn ballet, modern, jazz, and tap dance within their daily high school schedules and are exposed to other dance styles.