I feel like the luckiest person in the world when performing a Debbie and Friends concert. Last weekend, my trio had the great honor to perform for 300+ kids, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends at the Needham Public Library in Needham, MA. It was an incredibly moving experience! Everyone was singing and clapping and making music together. Here is a link to some pictures from the day.

Music is important part of a child’s development, and sharing a musical experience provides a powerful bonding connection between parent and child.

I really do feel lucky to be able to share in those musical experiences with children and their families through Debbie and Friends!

Those of you involved in music for young children, please share your experiences here.

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    We feel so lucky here at takelessons.com to work with kids and music. Any suggestions on where to find tips/ideas for running concerts. We want to start local concerts for our students.

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for your post. I’d be happy to offer some tips. I have a few questions:

    - What kind/size groups do your students perform in?
    - Do you have access to local performance venues?
    - Are you hoping to sell tickets or offer free concerts?


    I just wanted to say how much I agree that music is such a huge part of a child’s development. I am an ex-elementary school teacher (with 12 years experience) who has ventured out of the classroom and began writing children’s books along with being a big part of creating a newly released children’s alphabet CD called Wee-phabet Songs With A Fun Twist. After being in the classroom and seeing what my students responded to best, I can certainly say that learning through music is a great approach. Music becomes a type of motivational tool which is fun, upbeat, and really seems to be a way to “jump start” their memory of the content in the songs. Cheers to music, learning, and parent interactiion!

    Congratulations on your success in connecting kids and parents through the universal language of music!

    Great to read the comments about a former teacher using her experiences to help kids discover their creative talents.

    Keep singing for kids!

    Jonathan Lee

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