Parenting Pickup with Dianna Babcock

Parenting Pickup with Dianna Babcock

Dianna Babcock, Director of Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® and host Cara Johnson-Bader of New Horizon Academy talk about why music is essential in a child’s life.

Sing Play Learn: Crossing the Midline

Bailey Cook teaches a movement-based activity using The Syncopated Clock by Leroy Anderson. This activity is a wonderful movement activity to practice what we call “crossing the mid-line”.

The Joys of Being a Lifelong Learner

MacPhail Music for Life™ faculty, Andrea Leap, spoke with MPR host Chris Farrell, U of M psychologist /MN state president of AARP, Dr. Kate Schaefers, about trying new things in the second half of life and the importance of music to help enrich our lives as we age.

What do you do with babies?

Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® Director Dianna Babcock explains how music is an amazing teaching tool for brain development.

Four Songs for Relaxation

composed by music therapist, Mark Burnett Music therapy… listen, relax, breathe, and connect to the art of calm Written and composed by MacPhail music therapist, Mark Burnett for transitions, stressful …

Alexandra Sapan: Three Greek Songs

Alexandra Sapan, MacPhail voice faculty, presents three original Greek songs in a project supported by Macphail Center for Music and McKnight Foundation. (Accompanied by Dr. Jonathan Tauscheck, MacPhail piano faculty)

Tune Tools Episode 3

Tune Tools is a podcast hosted by Krysta ‘K. Raydio’ Rayford. Krysta interviews musicians, music educators, students, and shares her own experiences to help us learn about the tools of electronic music and recording arts. In each episode, you’ll hear real life examples about the tools of making music in the digital age.

Tune Tools Episode 2

Tune Tools is a podcast hosted by Krysta ‘K. Raydio’ Rayford. Krysta interviews musicians, music educators, students, and shares her own experiences to help us learn about the tools of electronic music and recording arts. In each episode, you’ll hear real life examples about the tools of making music in the digital age.

Tune Tools Episode 1

Tune Tools is a podcast hosted by Krysta ‘K. Raydio’ Rayford. Krysta interviews musicians, music educators, students, and shares her own experiences to help us learn about the tools of electronic music and recording arts. In each episode, you’ll hear real life examples about the tools of making music in the digital age.

MacPhail Story: Austin Wahl

Meet new MacPhail guitar faculty member, Austin Wahl, former MacPhail Suzuki guitar student. Welcome home Austin.

Five Minutes of Music

Cozy Relaxation for Children Grab a cozy pillow or blanket and join Teacher Stacy from SPL for Five Minutes of Music to practice some mindfulness techniques with your child. Taking a few …

Songwriting Activity at Home with Adam Marshall

Does your child make up songs at home? Join us in taking your child’s songwriting skills to another level. Students will create lyrics from familiar tunes, compose new music, venture …

When Marian Sang, a book that sings!

Presented by Opera Oriented Projects of Minnesota, Mikalia Bradberry reads aloud and performs excerpts from “When Marian Sang,” written by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Brian Selznick, and published by …

The Wonder of Stevie

by Mikalia Bradberry “Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand.” Stevie Wonder One of the most prolific and widely known musicians in the world, Stevie …

Let Music Fill the Air

Let Music Fill the Air is a collection of works by MacPhail piano teacher, Ginger Reynolds. Performing Artists on the album include Ruth Palmer, Clara Osowski, mezzo, Bob Adney, Marc …

Alternatives to Problematic Children’s Songs

The Sing Play Learn department at MacPhail Center for Music has been busy revamping parts of our curricula for the last couple of years. Our goal was to research the origins of the songs …

Springtime Fun with Music

Now that the weather is warming up, the outdoors are coming alive with music.  There is music all around you!  What do you hear when you go outside?  Listen for birds singing their …

Music And Toddler Development

Join our guests from MacPhail Center for Music, Early Childhood Music Educators, Jane Tate, and Cari Gregerson as we discuss the developmental pathway of toddlers and how music can help …

Black History Playlist

with Mikalia Bradberry Hello my name is Mikalia Bradberry and Happy Black History Month! I’m so glad to be able to share some works with you that are near and …

The Music and Learning Connection

Listen as podcast guests Dianna Babcock and Jane Tate of MacPhail Center for Music discuss the evidence that music does have a positive impact on a young child’s executive functioning …

Benefits of Music on Children’s Development

Listen as Priscilla Weigel and her guest Dianna Babcock of MacPhail Center for Music chat about the way music can enhance learning.  They discuss the benefits music has on a …

Music and Infant Development

Join our guests from MacPhail Center for Music, Early Childhood Music Educators, Jane Tate and Cari Gregerson as we discuss the developmental pathway of infants and how music can help …

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