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New Rhythm Readers Visuals Plus November Fun Playlist

New Rhythm Readers Visuals Plus November Fun Playlist

Thank you to all of our dedicated teachers who participated in my 4 Mini Workshops on Wednesday! The workshop recording, workshop notes and resources will be emailed to those who registered. Didn’t register? This will also be available for purchase in the Shop at by Oct. 31.


The NEW PowerPoint Slides are now included with Rhythm Readers Lesson Packs, 1-13, and 14-25! Also included:

  • Activity Videos
  • 2 Page detailed lesson plans
  • Student Hand Outs for each lessons – Remote lesson accessibility
  • REMOTE Zoom feature allows your students to make up their own rhythms
  • Focus on Pitch matching, Active listening lessons
  • Improvisation, Creating and Writing rhythms
  • Movement and a Playful Orff Approach

All Available now in the Music Rhapsody Shop.

Music Box: PowerPoint slides and visuals in Rhythm Readers Lesson Pack 14-25 are discounted 25%.

Music Rhapsody Members! Log into your teacher area to find new PowerPoint slides included in Rhythm Readers Module 2!


Check out this great playlist below of video resources for November fun!

Happy Music Making!

Food, Baking, Kitchen Theme for Fall, Winter Holiday Music Making

Food, Baking, Kitchen Theme for Fall, Winter Holiday Music Making

A Baking/Cooking Theme for Musical Holiday Food lessons!

(Any questions on any of these, just click Ask Lynn on the homepage of Music Box! Not a member? send questions to  Lynn is ready to help!)

Bake Some Pies! Check out Music Box Downloads (search or go to the Songs Category) for Pumpkin Pie

What are you baking? Sing or Chant this rhyme, the soloist will let us know what’s in the oven!

 1, 2, 3, 4    Play on the beat for the numbers

Coming through the Kitchen Door Play the rhythm of the words

5, 6, 7, 8    Play on the beat for the numbers

Making (bisquits, turkey, muffins, gravy), I can’t wait!  Play the rhythm of the words.

How many people are you feeding?  How many sausages should we make? (Rhymes for rhythm sticks.)

Lets make two! Tap rhythm sticks while counting “1, 2

Two little sausages, frying in a pan Quickly rub the smooth stick over the ribbed stick

One went pop   Tap the smooth stick on the ribbed stick when you say “pop”

And one went bam!  Hit both sticks on the floor

But what if you need four? Tap rhythm sticks while counting 1, 2, 3, 4

Four little sausages, frying in a pan, two went pop and two went bam!

But what if you need six? Tap rhythm sticks while counting 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Six little sausages, frying in a pan, three went pop and three went bam!

Eight little sausages….etc.

Give students a math challenge….How many are coming for dinner at your house? How many pop? How many bam?

Popcorn, popcorn, put it in a pan Tap sticks 8 times to the beat

Shake it up, shake it up Quickly rub the smooth stick over the ribbed stick

Bam bam bam! Hit both sticks on the floor on each “Bam”

The Bakery Truck  (From Kids Make Music, Babies Make Music Too! and Rhythm Readers Lessons and See Music Box Downloads for free visuals and lesson videos. See Lynn’s Youtube Channel for videos of the lesson with students.

Holiday Time must include My Musical Gingerbread Man! Get the free lesson in Music Box Downloads or find the recording and lesson in the book In All Kinds of Weather, Kids Make Music.

Check out the adorable Gingerbread Boy felt set!

Peanut Butter Jelly (great for Orff, solo singing, echos) (From the book/CD My Trip to the Mountains Book/CD),

Apple Tree from Farm Songs and the Sounds of Moosic and Rhythm Readers and Melody Makers lesson plans. The song refers to two things we can make out of apples. But its a lot of fun having students think of what they want to make from apples! Change the words of the song to what the students want to make. I have heard amazing ideas of what to make from the apples:

Apple Pie, Apple Cobbler, Apple Crisp, Apple Crumble, Applesauce, Apple Butter, Apple Fritters, Candy     Apples, Apple Pizza, Apple Pancakes, Apple Stuffing, Apple Sausage, Apple Stuffing…..

And for more student decisions, students need to decide (and sing the solos) on what kind of apples and    how many.  Kinds of Apples? So many! Thousands!  Here’s Some: Red Delicious, Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, Fuji, Gala, McIntosh,

Also from Farm Songs and the Sounds of Moosic, guess who wants to come to dinner? My special friend, Donnie the Donkey! You know what happens if you don’t feed him!!  Puppets, felts, books with CDS, available at

All Around the Kitchen from lynnkleinersmusicbox and Recorder Rookies lesson plans. Includes “Let’s Spice it Up!” FREE Downloads including the recording in

Check out all the Episodes of Kitchen Music on lynn’s channel,, including the All Around the Kitchen video here.

Bake Some Pies! Check out Music Box FREE Downloads (search or go to the Songs Category) for Pumpkin Pie. includes student hand out, Orff Orchestration, activity ideas.

Jingle Bells Video, Easiest Way To Learn 4 Holiday Hits

Jingle Bells Video, Easiest Way To Learn 4 Holiday Hits

Time for Holidays means Time in the Kitchen! Including new spices! All Around the Kitchen pack now has interactive PowerPoint!

Here’s a look at a few of the NEW slides in our PowerPoint Visuals included with the recording, student hand out and teaching tips.


Here’s a video playlist to introduce the song to your students, one showing vocal improvisation and one from a concert setting.

NEW this week, Recorder Tapas (Small Bites)! The EASIEST, MOST FUN WAY EVER to teach Jingle Bells and 3 other Holiday Hits on Recorder (or use Melody/Orff instruments). Music Rhapsody Members, this is included in Module 2 of Recorder Rookies!

Here’s a video of Lynn on the ski slope, teaching Jingle Bells!

Happy Music Making!

New Opportunities For Online/Virtual Training & Resources

New Opportunities For Online/Virtual Training & Resources

Due to continuing California health concerns, we are extending our virtual/online training and resource specials!

Save $100 when you sign up for Live Zoom Training on January 13-15 or Online Training. AND you’ll get access to both the Zoom link and the online training materials!

Membership/Training Package – Save $200 and get access to Online Training/Live Zoom Training plus Music Rhapsody Membership!

Watch below to hear what teachers are saying about virtual training.


Here’s a sneak preview of our new arrangement of our Note Name Song – EGBD! New recordings for all 3 levels of the note name songs coming soon! (including the request for the instrumental versions for all 3)

And Resources! Save on select items in the Music Rhapsody Shop – new specials this week! Thanks so much for your support! Your loyalty during this challenging time is greatly appreciated. See you in the Box!

What Is Baby Music & Movement?

What Is Baby Music & Movement?

Baby music and movement is a way to build a foundation in music and learning that babies both need and love. The best way to introduce your baby to music and movement is a music class for babies. At Music Rhapsody, our early childhood music classes incorporate fun, age appropriate music, dances, parenting tips, and fun activities for both the parent and child. All our classes are taught by an experienced early childhood music teacher.

Music classes for babies are one of the best ways for parents to learn how to be musical with their child. Our classes explore babies’ natural impulse to move, speak, sing and play rhythmically, because it’s a natural and vital part of being human!

What’s A Baby Music & Movement Class Like?

By exposing babies to rhymes, tickle games, songs and instruments, music classes reinforce core first-year developmental milestones. Music and movement classes for babies teach eye contact, object permanence, and bonding with parent or caregiver. Also, music classes are wonderful mommy and baby, daddy and baby, or caregiver and baby activities to do together and meet other mommies in the neighborhood. Many of our families grow up together and become lifelong musical friends.

Music Rhapsody’s music classes for babies teach basic music concepts like a sense of timing and pitch, coordination and mental concentration and memory. But, these are just a few of the areas developed in our early childhood music lessons.

Through music and movement, the repetition of music and activities, baby music classes help babies become aware of their environment. These visual and aural stimulations aid in language emergence and the ability of the eyes to focus. Floor activities and group dances done in mommy and baby music class help to naturally develop babies core strength and social skills and stimulates the vestibular system.



Try It Out!

Looking for a way to learn more about baby music and movement? Why not try out one of Music Rhapsody’s baby classes? It’s free to try out, and we’d love to sing hello!

Come celebrate Kids Music Day on October 3rd, 2020with us! Try a complimentary baby music class. Also, listen and move to music by our wonderful Orff & Recorder Ensemble! Many of our older ensemble students have been in the Music Rhapsody program since they were babies. They have developed an excellent musical foundation!

If you can’t make it then, you can always schedule a complimentary visit for a different day.


Music Rhapsody Orff & Recorder Ensemble


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