jillsMusic News
and Blog

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Jill here from jillsMusic.

As included below, this is my Child Music News and Blog about important Music Events, Articles on Children's Music and relevant Academic Studies on children's music and development.

This page offers you two types of time-sensitive information in children's music:

  • News Items (recent and up-coming activities for YOU and your CHILD)
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jillsMusic News and Blog

ABOUT ME – jillsMUSIC.com - early childhood music specialist

Jill is an early childhood music education specialist, who is committed to providing high quality early music experiences that nurture the whole child

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Best music for preschool child in the early years?

What is the best music for preschool child? What are the best musical experiences for children in the early years: to nurture a love of music and an ability to read and play an instrument

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ABC Catalyst - Music On The Brain

Did you see it? Tuesday 8 March 2016 on ABC Catalyst. Where music enabled a Parkinson sufferer who shuffled to dance a waltz with the person who was supporting him. Also the lady who could not speak after listening to her music playlist spoke eloquently about her memories.

The program was called Music and the Brain and is at this link http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4421003.htm

How powerful is MUSIC. An excellent watch.

jills Jottings Music News nurtures music in the early years

jills Jottings Music News Letter is FREE, inspiring, thoughtful and contains easy to use ideas that enable you and your child to make music together and to nurture music in the early years

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The gift of child music ... jillsMusic ...clapping ...singing voices ...laughter

Give your child music, the gift of music in early childhood through Jill's inciteful wisdom and depth of knowledge of child music

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School Holiday Activities Hornsby Area

Fun and exciting times at Jill's School Holiday Activities Hornsby

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Venue dates for jillsMusic classes at Thornleigh and Woollahra

Venue dates for Jill's early childhood music classes where children explore their voices and develop confidence, nurture self-esteem, enhance their linguistic and numeracy skills, and much much more

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School Holiday Activities Hornsby, Beecroft and Castle Hill Areas

A Musical Playgroup on Friday 3 OCTOBER at 10.00AM & 11.00AM, with percussion exploration and play, song and rhyme, stories and games and craft. Bring morning tea for family and friends. What fun!

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Training Workshop at Sydney Music Conference

On Wednesday, Jill conducted a Music Workshop for fellow educators at the Kodaly Music Education Institute of Australia (KMEIA) Conference in Sydney, Australia which focused on birth to 3 years, her specialty area.

Jill Trains Teachers at Macquarie University, Sydney Australia

On Tuesday Jill completed 6 months as the in-residence Educator of the teachers in the Macquarie University's Early Childhood Centres. The time concluded as it had started, with an interactive and participative Workshop. The Centres hope to repeat the training in 2015.

International Talk Like a Pirate Day at jillsMusic

At jillsMusic today the children had a ball talking like pirates and dressed as Pirates and Sailors and sang a sea shanty called "Way Haul Away" and put treasure into a treasure chest and sang "There's A Treasure". What fun!

Look what's coming !! Baby Proms at the Opera House

Just around the corner are the Baby proms at the Sydney Opera House from 10 to 21 September. Don't miss out, tickets are sold quick.

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Presenting a Workshop at Kodaly International Conference Sydney Australia October 2014

Jill is presenting a very practical Workshop in music and Under Threes from her own classes with children, parents, teachers and uniquely as a grandmother with Baby SOH. Grounded in Jill's own research and experience.

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Research at Macquarie University in 2014

Jill is involved in co-Research at Macquarie University in 2014 and mentoring teachers in the Early Learning Centres.

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Imagine and Create at Sydney Opera House Easter School Holidays for your Pre-Schoolers

APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS CREATIVE PLAY - 12 - 27 April 2014, 10AM - 4PM. Imagine and create with creative play at Sydney Opera House! During the April school holidays children aged 4+ Years.

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School Holiday Activities Woollahra and Eastern Suburbs

School Holiday Activities Woollahra and Eastern Suburbs now available

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Creative thinking in music and education

Be inspired by this collection of creative thinking in child music and education

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Baby Proms for your Diary 30 Nov - 22 Dec 2013

Baby Proms have been running for over 30 years at Sydney Opera House and are the perfect introduction to a live performance for children aged 2 - 5.

BABIES PROM - THE NUTCRACKER30 NOVEMBER 2013 – 22 DECEMBER 2013Venue: Studio Presented by: Sydney Opera House

http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/about/program_kids_at_the_house.aspx

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Music Eastern Suburbs and North Shore

Jills Music in Eastern Suburbs and Northern Suburbs. A music specialist who goes further to ask “WHY AND HOW DO WE TEACH WHAT WE TEACH?” by looking at the research in the early childhood music field

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Jills Music Studio - Testimonials

Jills Music is the place to be ... see Jills Music through the testimonials of others

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Nursery songs are really important for growing children - have a favourite?

Nursery songs are so important in childhood as they help create all those family bonds. Here is a growing collection of the best, and an opportunity to share your favourite of all your nursery songs?

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Five Little Ducks in Sydney

Ducks are a favorite of rhymes, and Five Little Ducks is no exception

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NannyJay writes in this Wordpress Child Music blog

Read how NannyJay and BabySOH explore the power of music on this Wordpress Child Music blog

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Do Re Mi Music Classes Thornleigh, Hornsby and Pennant Hills areas

Join the do re mi music classes in Thornleigh for fun, dynamic and professional attention to the 0 to 5 years age bracket including special needs

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Enrolment for jillsMusic

Easy steps to complete your enrolment at jillsMusic Early Childhood Music Studios

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Baby music classes are the best education for baby

In the baby music classes parents and carers learn lots of songs and rhymes to use at home, where you can find the most important teachable moments

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Jill attending Early Childhood Conference in Greece

Jill is attending the International Early Childhood Music Education Conference (ECME)in Corfu Greece and will be involved in the assisting with the Papers on Thursday. The theme is Making the World a Better Place Through Music with daily focuses including Facilitating Musical Beginnings, Interaction & Collaboration, and researchers from around the world sharing traditional early childhood music from their countries. More to come ...

Co-writing Harvard Paper with two other Researchers

Jill has completed co-writing Research with two fellow researchers from Macquarie University, Sydney Australia on the impact of early childhood music on child/parent communications and connections.

jillsMusic based on sound educational approach as well as children music games

Whilst children music games are an important part of jillsMusic it is the educational pedagogy that makes jillsMusic unique and outstanding

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JillsMusic and Music Education Conferences

Attending and presenting at Music Education Conferences by Jill from jillsMusic brings music innovations and new ideas to her Classes in Sydney

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JillsMusic integrates the Australian Early Years Learning Framework

The Early Years Learning Framework was developed by Council of Australian Governments (COAG - State and Federal) to assist early childhood educators to maximise childrens learning potential

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Contact Me at jillsMusic for developmentally appropriate and stimulating music

Music is one of the 7 intelligences and overlaps into several others .. contact me at JillsMusic to learn more

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Music for babies can soothe, relax and help them have fun

Learn the best music for babies when you attend a class at jillsMusic with your child and have fun and learn what music to do at home and when out

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Baby music at jillsMusic is your precious gift to your baby

When your baby responds to the special baby music, movement and interactive actives at jillsMusic you will be thrilled as your baby starts to become totally involved in the music

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Musical moments and your child

Today I sang "This Little Piggy" with my grand-daughter in the park. She laughed and loved it each time it was sung and I touched her fingers. This is what jillsMusic is all about ... being ready for those magical musical moments. There are lots of nursery songs. Have a look at this growing list of favourites.

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Jill speaks at OMEP Conference in Hong Kong

Today Jill co-presented a Paper on research undertaken in Sydney at the OMEP International Conference in Hong Kong. Details to come ...

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Jill to speak at Conference in Hong Kong in July 2011

On 7 July Jill will be co-Presenting at the Conference for Organización Mundial para la Educación Preescolar which is Spanish for World Organisation for Early Childhood Education. Bringing back exciting new researched ideas for her Classes !

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Ring Around The Rosie has a surprising history

Ring Around The Rosie has a surprising story embedded in history and is traditionly associated with dire circumstances

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Hot Cross Buns is a yummy Easter song

Hot Cross Buns taste yummy and this song is a favourite of young children so learn much more about it here for your little ones

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Gregory Griggs is the best bouncing rhyme

Enjoy "Gregory Griggs" the happiest baby and child bounce rhyme that is simply FUN!

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A tapping foot rhyme for Baby teaches rhythm

Did you know that a tapping foot rhyme or song is an excellent way to introduce your Baby or young one to the joys of music and rhythm - veryone has fun!

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The Teddy Bear Picnic nursery song

The Teddy Bear Picnic nursery song is well known around the world. Why is that? Here is an exploration of this famous child song and rhyme

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Mother Goose

Mother Goose

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Jingle Bells is a real favourite Christmas Rhyme and nursery song

Jingle Bells is a Rhyme that is usually heard at Christmas time in the nursery. Is this your favourite nursery song at Christmas?

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Is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star your favourite?

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star has always been a favourite nursery rhyme. What is the real story behind this popular nursery song?

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Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill is just one of so many rhymes that are a lot of fun and this one always intrigued me from when I was little. How do you mend a head with

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Humpty Dumpty rhyme

Why did Humpty Dumpty have a great fall?

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China Conference what a blast !!

Five days of music, educational good practise and new thinking from every continent in the world. As hosts, there were Chinese concerts, instrumentals, an Opera, dance, a harp orchestra (wow) and the famous Tea Ceremony. Great to catch up with colleagues. So much learnt, and so much to share with you.