Sing to Your Kids Blog

Punch cards coming to Cotton Tale

Both session classes and drop-in classes are on offer this spring and summer at Cotton Tale. Buy a $25-dollar punch card that will give you one digital download, and five classes, or commit to an eight or 15-week session and receive instruments and CDs made to last.Both experiences offer you a dynamic on-site educator who will [...]

Kindermusik at CottonTale Play Café

The dynamic duo of singer-songwriter Wendy LaPierre and her daughter, entrepreneur Marissa LaPierre, are joining forces with Anna-Maria this fall to bring you Kindermusik at the new CottonTale Play Café. This is an indoor playground and art centre and features a beautiful Cedar Works climbing set, creative play opportunities, including a colourful stage for puppet [...]

Excerpts from Chapter 8, A Bridge of Sound: "In the late 1940s Tomatis continued to attack the conventional wisdom that the larynx is the key organ for singing.  He showed that contrary to conventional wisdom, singers with bass voices did not have larger larynxes than those with higher voices .... He summed it up by [...]

Infant and Young Toddler Classes with Seniors

Kindermusik Village with Seniors is an innovative concept for bringing generations together through music and play. The same beloved Kindermusik curricula for infants and toddlers are brought into a residential care facility and creatively adapted to include the residents. The residents are invited to participate in meaningful ways as parents and their little ones enjoy [...]

The Work of Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis

by Bradford S. Weeks, M.D. - excerpted from The Physician, the Ear and Sacred Music, a simplified version of a scientific article written in 1986 detailing Weeks' work and experiences in high-frequency audition (hearing) research, reprinted in Don Campbell's 1991 anthology, Music Physician For Times To Come. Weeks spent a week with Tomatis in Paris [...]

Chant: The Healing Power of Voice and Ear

An interview with ALFRED TOMATIS, M.D. by TIM WILSON with commentary Listening, says the French physician, psychologist and ear specialist Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis, is nothing less than our "royal route" to the divine. It is also something very few of us do well. In the following interview, Tomatis blends clinical precision and theoretical élan [...]

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The Listening Project and Rotary Funding

Listening therapy addresses attention issues, which can impact - or be impacted by  - underlying conditions. Please contact Ria for a listening assessment. If you are a good candidate for Listening Therapy, but require financial assistance, you may apply for Rotary funding. Address your request as follows: PWD Committee (Persons with Disabilities) The Rotary Club [...]

Percusion at Wolfville Farmers Market

Making Noise at the Farmers Market

Many thanks to the Wolfville Farmers' Market for hosting Ria on stage almost every Saturday morning of the summer, even when the sound effects got crazy. (Kids love animal impressions, especially when there is a microphone.) Ria will be at the Kentville Farmers' Market in the children's tent, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for [...]