Today is the start of our Music Mondays series here at Brighton Park and I am so excited about it because it will be including awesome information and ideas for your homeschool, and amazing giveaways and guest posts with award winning artist and musicians, all anxious to share great ideas with everyone here at Brighton Park. So be sure and visit each Monday for this great series!
I wanted to take today's first Music Monday Series to tell you a little more about me and why music is important to me and to introduce you to the award winning lovely lady I am doing this series with and then we are going to kick off today with an awesome giveaway!
KATIE. (Katie Sullivan, M.S., SLP-CCC): Most of you know me, I'm Katie and I pen the Brighton Park Blog. I am a pediatric speech language pathologist and have used music, songs and fingerplays in sessions with children to increase their language skills for years. I have used Music Intonation Therapy to help adult clients who have lost speech to regain speech and collaborated with pediatric music therapists to help children with diagnosis from autism to other intellectual disabilities improve their speech and language skills, (including my own sons). Musically, I play the alto saxaphone (17 years lessons/training) and the piano (3 years). I also sing. In my younger years, I was active in band, jazz band, school choir & church music programs, receiving 12 awards for performance, including 6 first place ratings at state level competition, and today still sing at my Parish (and have been known to sing at a wedding from time to time). Currently, I'm learning to yodel. Music is a large part of our homeschool. Our daughters take piano and violin lessons, I still work on improving at piano. Being a Waldorf inspired homeschooler we use songs during circle time. We play music throughout our homeschool day. I have a broad musical taste and encouraging my children to have the same.
And now I am so excited to introduce you all to Daria! After her bio, be sure and scroll down and enter the rafflecopter for the amazing musical giveaway we are hosting today. The giveaway is open to US residents.
In concert, Daria shares a wonderful mixture of favorite songs from American and world folk music traditions. She introduces unique authentic instruments and presents songs in a variety of languages; including English, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, Zulu, German, Quechua Indian and Oneida (Iroquois). Her live performances are popular at major art centers, festivals, venues, schools and other locations. In addition to her live concerts, Daria also offers workshops, residencies and community workshops for exploring these exciting and diverse musical traditions
Daria has recorded and released four children’s music CD’s – Grandchildren's Delight, Beautiful Rainbow World, I Have A Dream and Jadda, Jadda, Jing, Jing Jing!. Songs from these albums have been featured on XM Radio, Direct TV, World Wide Community Radio, Playhouse Radio, Kids Corner and the Songsforteaching.com website.
Daria was selected as the only female teaching artist for the STOMP/PULSE tour in 2004 and she represented the USA in World Expo in Seville, Spain 1992. Recently, she received a 2007 Pennsylvania Council On The Arts Arts Commentary Award and a citation for her contribution to education in the state of Pennsylvania. With a passionate interest in music and community-building, Daria holds a degree in ethnomusicology and is active in Education, Special Education, Native American, Peace and Children’s issues. Daria lives with her family on a farm outside of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
You can learn more about Daria at her website: http://www.dariamusic.com
You can learn more about multicultural music here: http://www.makingculturalmusic.wordpress.com
Daria is offering this amazing giveaway item for some lucky entrant of today's giveaway...
A Mini- washboard, kids maracas and a copy of her Grammy-nominated CD - Grandchildren’s Delight.
These would be a great addition to your home or homeschool! (If the rafflecopter box does not come up, either click "read more" in the lower corner or click on the post title to refresh. This is a prize valued at $70. GOOD LUCK! and come back every Monday for some great posts...we will be discussing music, lesson plans, tutorials on how to make your own instruments, guests posts and so much more!