Music For Life Kids

Music For Life Kids

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 ( 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.

National Aquarium | Explore Aquarium | Baltimore | 4-D Immersion Films

Beginning today, the National Aquarium will be playing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as a 4-D Immersion Film! 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!

10 Facts About Piano

Fun fact! There are 230 strings required for a piano to make its full range of sounds! 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...

10 facts about the saxophone and its players | OUPblog

Did you know? There are 8 different sizes of saxophones in the sax family! 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.

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Tomorrow at the Parkville Library you can enter a life-size Candy Land! It starts at 11:00 am!!

The Great Turkey Stuffing

The Great Turkey Stuffing is tomorrow at the Perry Hall Library! Have fun at the Giving-Thanks Workshop 1:00-4:00 pm! 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 + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at the Hippodrome begins tonight!! 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!

Robinson Nature Center Trick or Treat Programs

Trick IN Treat for Tots will be this Sunday at Robinson Nature Center in Howard County! Begins at 10 am! 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.

Disney On Ice Presents Follow Your Heart Tickets | Baltimore, Maryland, Royal Farms Arena - Oct 27, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016

Starting tonight through October 30, Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart is at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore! 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

Tiny Tots Halloween Party

Tomorrow is the Tiny Tots Halloween Party at Bear Branch Nature Center! 10:00-11:30 am, ages 2-5! 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! Ladew Topiary Gardens

Interesting Facts About the Clarinet | Normans Music Blog

Fun Fact! The clarinet descended from a French instrument, the chalumeau! 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.

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Check out the percussion garden at Port Discovery this Sunday 12:30-3:00 and 4:00-5:00!

A Medieval Life Family Festival

Family fun at Walters Art Museum this Saturday 11:00-4:00! "A Medieval Life Family Festival!" 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.

10 Things You Need to Know About the Timpani

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. 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…

10 Interesting Facts About the Violin

Fun Fact! Over 70 different pieces of wood are put together to form the modern violin. 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…

The Benefits of Singing to Children

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! 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 ...

Concerts 2016-2017

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! 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...

Come See Us at Open House October 15 1-4pm - Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department

Plan ahead for Saturday! The Ellicott City Fire Department is having an open house this Saturday 1-4 pm! Fun for the whole family! Welcome to the Official Website of Site

Important, Fun and Interesting Facts about Guitars

Fun fact about the guitar! One of the oldest guitar instruments was chitara, which was used in Ancient Rome. 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! Ladew Topiary Gardens

Free Fall Baltimore FazaFam!

Dancing for the whole family? Sounds like fun! Check out Free Fall Baltimore FazaFam! Sundays 4:30-5:30 beginning this weekend! 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...

Trombone Facts

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' 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...

Flute for kids facts and guide for parents | Ideas, reviews and activities for kids

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! 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 |

"Participation in school music or other performing arts is tied to: regular school attendance; increased self-esteem and motivation; deeper cognitive skills across disciplines" A a searchable database of over 600 evaluated programs serving children and youth, and research based on those evaluations

Applewood Farm -Family Fun!

Pumpkin picking fun at Applewood Farm every weekend through October 30th! Christmas Trees, pumpkins, train rides at Applewood Farm

Gene Autry

Happy Birthday to the "singing cowboy" Gene Autry! 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.

Music Statistics • I'll Fly Away Foundation

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) 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.

How Music Benefits Individual Development in Children

Check out this interesting slide show with info and statistics on the importance of music education for young children! Sponsored by Yew Chung International School of Shanghai: Highlights the power of incorporating music into the education of young childr…

Open Rehearsals - Columbia Orchestra

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! 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!

Music Programs • Crickets

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! Class information and rates for the CCM Crickets early music learning program, and a link for registering your child in the program.

The Benefits of Music Education on Children's Brains - Raise Smart Kid

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! 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...

Gustav Holst

Happy Birthday to Gustav Holst, well-known for his composition of The Planets! 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!

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!

Peter Rabbit and Me

Looking for a family-friendly theater experience? Check out Peter Rabbit and Me in Owings Mills tomorrow at 1:00! Peter Rabbit and Me at Pumpkin Theatre on Saturday Sep 17, 2016 at 1:00PM

Why Learn to Play Music? | NAMM Foundation

"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! 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! 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...

Clara Wieck Schumann Biography

Happy Birthday to Clara Schumann! Read more about this famous musician and composer, born this day in 1819! 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.

The Wiggles

Get your tickets early for the Wiggles! Coming to the Hippodrome September 23! 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! 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! 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!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Baltimore thanks Maryland K-12 school employees with free admission, Sept. 6 – Oct. 16

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! 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...

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