I’m Sara Mullett, and my blog here at Let’s Play Music is all about music activities you can do at home, or in the classroom with kids of all ages.
I trained as a soprano at music college, and when I graduated set up a baby/toddler music school called Music Can Be Fun. It was here that I put into practice all of the ideas you will see on this blog. For 15 years I taught children aged 6 months to reception/kindergaten, finding lots of fun ways to bring music into their everyday lives. I now teach music to slightly older children (6-10 years) on a one to one basis, mostly piano but sometimes singing, with a lot of general (fun!) music theory thrown in.
Alongside my music school I also recorded two albums, My Lullaby and Let’s Play Jazz which are available free on this site to be used as a resource. My Lullaby (as the name suggests!) is a lullaby album curated specially to be relaxing and soothing, perfect for settling little ones down to sleep. It’s full of classical favourites – selected because they are simple and soothing, and is sung to a little girl or little boy. You can listen to the album for free here – if you’re having problems getting your little ones down at night it’s very effective – we’ve had parents write to us years later telling us their children still use it every night! Let’s Play Jazz is for slightly older children and includes educational kids songs such as Frère Jacques, ABC and 10 in the Bed, it is jazzy in style and hopefully something that doesn’t drive parents mad when listening to it on repeat in the car! (This was the aim of the album!!) You can play Let’s Play Jazz here.
The purpose of Let’s Play Music is to share all of the activities that I have picked up over the years. Parents have often expressed concern that they wouldn’t know how to engage their kids with music at home – hopefully this blog will show how easy it is, and the wealth of benefits that playing and participating in musical activities at home can bring to both parents and children.
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