Disclaimer: Use good judgment! Some of the activities pictured should not be attempted by amateurs.
Back in the day, I was an elementary general music teacher. It gives me great pleasure to see kids having fun making beautiful music.
I’ve been a little bummed out, what will being confined to home. It’s affected my blogging life in that I just don’t feel excited about writing about stuff. I couldn’t come up with an idea for today’s post until I thought, What could be better or more life-affirming than kids making music? So I headed to YouTube. (Oh, yeah, like you haven’t been watching cat videos while stuck at home.)
Here are some recorder students in Taiwan:
A six year old at Carnegie Hall:
Three year old drummer:
Kids making music with found objects:
A six-year-old accompanies herself on ukulele:
Kids from all over the world cooperated to make this video. My students used to do this cup thing.
Seven year old guitarist:
You’ll recognize the three pieces in this medley played by nine- and ten-year-olds:
Hey, don’t you have an accordion stored under your bed? This would be a good time to pull it out and practice. . .
For your holiday season pleasure, here are some YouTube videos featuring Christmas-themed dances.
A family’s Christmas tradition, making a yearly dance video:
Several short offerings from a dance academy:
College students get in the spirit:
The first part of this is so original:
This SO reminds me of my daughter Carly’s first dance recital…
The dog’s not impressed, but I am:
Rockettes chorus line:
What does it take for the Rockettes to dance with such precision?
The Waltz of the Snowflakes from The Nutcracker:
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