Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful!

These lyrics and the idea of snuggling up in the winter make children feel wonderful! Snowy or cold weather does make extra time for new music exploration, practice of older pieces and playing for visitors. Many religions use sounds and musical/rhythmic traditions to shape practice and worship. At this time of year we pull out old standards, carols, hymns and ancient Gregorian chant. Attending children's recitals in December give everyone a chance to get decked out, make or share some special food and play for others.

I encourage you to pull out the songs secular or religious - even if rusty - and enjoy making music with your families.  At earlylearnerpiano each student is encouraged to find one or two wintry or holiday pieces to learn, perfect and play for family at this time of year.

"And since we've no place to go, let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!"  Gravitating to the instruments will warm everyone up - give another dimension to the Holiday break from school and work schedules, and a simple excuse to be delighted with 'no place to go'!