Music Education Nurtures Your Child’s Confidence & Self-Esteem #GuitarCenter

As someone who has grown up with self-esteem issues much of her life, I know how important it is to nurture my daughter's confidence and self-esteem. Riley is a beautiful individual and I want her to believe that herself. One thing that has always helped my confidence is music. Even growing up - being in band and choir, they helped me with many aspects and issues of my life. I honestly don't know what I would do without music. That's why I'm so glad that Riley has taken to loving music just as … [Read more...]

The Value of Music Lessons for Your Child

Does your child love music? Most kids do! Music is everywhere and kids like to listen to it and they often love to sing along. And, making music with an instrument usually holds a special appeal, especially for younger children. Just like other forms of art, learning music can enrich children’s lives in so many ways, and there’s no mess! Many parents are unaware of how beneficial learning to play a musical instrument can be, and how it can benefit your child from school years all the way into … [Read more...]

How to Juggle Your Desire to Be a Musician with Parenting Duties

When you’re a parent, it seems as though the majority of your time, energy, and focus goes on your child. This leaves very little left for things such as your career and your own hobbies and passions. Maybe your dream is to one day have your music heard and really make a name for yourself. Obviously, this takes a whole lot of dedication, time, and perseverance on your part, which isn’t exactly realistic if you’ve got a young family at home. Royalty Free Photo Learning how to juggle your … [Read more...]

New Poster & Pink’s Partnership with Alice Through The Looking Glass #DisneyAlice

I am SUPER excited to let you all know that one of my favorite singer, Pink, is partnering with Alice Through the Looking Glass!  She has recorded a cover of the iconic song "White Rabbit," as well as write and record an original song for the film.  Take a look behind-the-scenes in the featurette: Since her debut in 2000, P!nk (Alecia Moore) has released seven records, sold over 60 million albums, over 130 million singles, over 2.4 million DVDs worldwide and has had 14 singles in the top 10 … [Read more...]

Listen To Shakira’s New Song From Zootopia #Zootopia

Zootopia comes out in just a few short months, on March 4th!  You may know that Grammy-winning Shakira is lending her voice to Gazelle, the biggest pop star in Zootopia.  Well, now you can see the brand new music video for Shakira's "Try Everything," featured in the movie.  You can also purchase the "Try Everything" single on digital retail, such as iTunes.  You will be able to purchase the Walt Disney Records soundtrack to Zootopia on March 4th. Shakira - Try Everything The modern … [Read more...]

Music Has Always Been There For Me #MusicArtsTips

Thanks to The Network Niche, today's post is sponsored by Music & Arts. Music is always there.  It always has been for me, even growing up.  It has helped me grow into the person I am today, and by passing on my love of music to my daughter I hope that it will be something she knows she can always turn to.  I'm excited to tell you a little bit more about my music journey and let you know about Music & Arts great music lessons! Growing up, we always had music playing.  My mom and dad … [Read more...]

Behind the Music of TinkerBell and the Legend of the NeverBeast #NeverbeastBloggers

As part of the #McFarlandUSAEvent blog team, I got to do some pretty cool things thanks to Disney. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own! I really hope that you've gotten your copy of TinkerBell and the Legend of the NeverBeast and are enjoying it with your family!  If not, why haven't you?  It's filled with a great story, beautiful animation, and gorgeous music!  Today I am sharing some insider information on the music from Bleu.  Bleu produced all of the songs on the film, wrote a couple … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning Your Music, Movies, and Video Games

If you have been following my blog the past week or so you have seen me post a couple Spring Cleaning posts.  One on Spring Cleaning the outside of your home and another on Spring Cleaning your car.  Today I am going to talk about what you can do to Spring Clean your music and DVD/movie collection! Most, if not all of us, have big music CD collections and/or DVD/movie collections.  I know both our music and movie collection is pretty big.  Between the kid movies we have for our daughter (plus … [Read more...]