Category Archives: Musical Instruments and Children

Children’s Percussion Instruments: A Simple Musical Experience

Once again todays post is dedicated to providing musical experiences for children. This time I would like to focus on Children’s percussion instruments. Now you may be thinking that I will provide another list of children’s musical toys but that is not the case this time around. This time I will be providing examples of actual percussion instruments that children of all ages can enjoy and gain musical experiences in the process.

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of providing musical experiences for children at a very young age. I truly believe this is the key to getting children interested in music as early as possible. There is no harm in allowing our children to explore all the wonderful sounds that the world has to offer them. Percussion instruments provides a variety of different sounds that your child can create and manipulate.

In todays post I would like to revisit why providing musical experiences can be helpful to children, the many things they learn when manipulating sound and finally a list of some simple percussion instruments that can be enjoyed by children of all ages.

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A pTrumpet Review: Plastic Brass Instruments Revisited!

I’m finally ready to share my pTrumpet review. In a previous post I introduced plastic brass instruments. More specifically I discuss the pTrumpet and pBone. At that time I had already tried the pBone but was patiently awaiting my chance to get my hands on a pTrumpet.

Please click here if you would like to read my initial review before continuing.

The pTrumpet
My Daughters first time holding her pTrumpet on Christmas morning (She hasn’t even finished opening her gift yet).

I am happy to say that my daughter is now the new owner of a green pTrumpet. While the sounds that currently come from its bell are not always that entertaining, I can say that we are extremely pleased with our newest addition to our musical instrument collection. It has an extraordinary sound and plays with ease. I have been a trumpet player for over 15 years so I can say that I have played a lot of bad instruments. The pTrumpet is certainly not one of them.

In today’s post I would like to share my thoughts regarding the pTrumpet. I will begin with a little background as to why we decided to get a pTrumpet followed by the answers to the most common questions that I have been asked about this instrument by fellow musicians.

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Choosing Music Lessons For Kids: The Do’s and Don’ts!

Choosing music lessons for kids can be an exciting and sometimes daunting task. Many parents want to get their children involved in music, especially if they have read the numerous articles that discuss the importance of music for children. Unfortunately it is not as simple as it may seem. If the wrong decision is made then it is quite possible that money will be wasted in the long run.


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Easy Homemade Instruments: Making Music On Any Budget!

Easy homemade instruments are a great way to provide musical experiences. Too often we get so caught up in the cost of musical instruments that we forget that music can be created with just about anything if we use our imagination. Almost all objects in our daily life can be used to create music. We just need to think outside of the box.

Today’s post will explore the use and creation of homemade instruments. It is my desire to show that creating music does not have to bust the budget. In today’s post the following will be discussed:

  • Who can benefit from homemade instruments
  • What we can learn from homemade instruments
  • Examples of homemade instruments

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Creating Music with Children’s Musical Toys and Instruments

In many previous posts I have talked about children’s musical toys and instruments, emphasizing on how important it is to provide musical experiences for children of all ages. I have talked a lot about how they can be used to teach children about the elements of music but I have never really touched on creating actual music with them.

while checking out the news surrounding musical instruments this morning I came across a video of Adele singing her new Ballade “Hello” using only children’s musical instruments and toys as the accompaniment. The accompaniment is provided by Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. The Video is recorded in Jimmy Fallons music room backstage.

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