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Being Part of Your Kids’ Education

Being Part of Your Kids’ Education

Today I did something fun – I went to Ladybug’s preschool and shared two musical instruments with her and her friends. Another mom volunteer leads weekly music classes with the kids, and has been leading a Carnival of the Animals unit recently (bringing back memories of my own piano teacher sharing with me this famous, … Continue reading

Be Artsy This Weekend in Vienna and Beyond!

With 10 years of piano lessons under my belt, I maintain an allegiance to music and art in my parenting approach. While it has been an achingly long time since I studied Brahms or Beethoven myself, I manage to hammer out some remnants of classical music for my daughter or play her some Billy Joel … Continue reading

Local Music Giveaways from So Very Vienna

So Very Vienna is proud to announce that local arts venues want to share their wonderful children and family programming with my blog readers. I’m happy to promote opportunities for kids and adults to explore the arts together. There are two great upcoming shows happening in the Vienna and DC Metro area—and two different ticket … Continue reading

My Kids Music PLAYlist

Thanks to all the people who entered So Very Vienna’s contest to give away two tickets and a CD for this past weekend’s Alastair Moock show at Jammin Java. The show was fun: a few dozen kids, a guitar and banjo, and parents downing cups of coffee has the makings of a good time. For … Continue reading

Music for the Fall

For nearly a month I’ve been jamming in my car to the tunes of the wonderful children’s group, The Laurie Berkner Band. You know you’re a parent when kids music CDs overrun your own in your car. But thankfully, Laurie’s music is silly, smart and musical. We saw her band at the incredible Life Is Good Music Festival, … Continue reading

101st Post: Life Is Good

This is my 101st post! Yes, usually people benchmark nice, round numbers like 100. But I looked too quickly at the data on my blog site and thought this post – right here – was number 100. It’s really just a metaphor for life with a kid: you have to take things as they come, … Continue reading

Arts and Antics at Wolf Trap

(Check out my Viva Tysons Magazine article on Education Programs at Wolf Trap, in the current July/August issue!) It’s hard to live in Vienna and not know about the tremendous cultural resource that is the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, nestled near the Dulles Road toward Tysons. I first went to Wolf Trap … Continue reading