Recent Entries

  • Newsletter 7.21.17

      I have had such fun over the past month with our live and online teacher training. Here are some photos from the live trainings and online training cohorts. Is my turkey gone? Not yet! Music Rhapsody’s beloved turkey puppet (for the popular Shoo Turkey) has been di...
  • Newsletter 5.19.17

    I have had a few requests this week that are sure to make you smile! Here is a summer theme that is great for summer camps and end of school year fun. My blog has plenty of summer hits – who doesn’t love the beach and the ocean?! Detailed lesson plans are available. Let me do all t...
  • Newsletter 4.28.17

      One of our members asked for a story with music using percussion and it reminded me of our “Don’t Wake Up Mama” since Mother’s Day is coming up! Great for sound effects, I have added an easy song, so much fun for preschool – grade 2. Since we have had so...
  • Newsletter 3.20.17

    Even though some of your are digging out from snow and trying to stay warm, spring is right around the corner. What does spring mean? BUNNIES! Check out some of my favorite bunny rhymes and puppets.   Now through April 1, any order shipped from our online store will include ...
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  • Newsletter 3.10.17

      Once again I am including a variety of activities for Irish music-making. This week’s download, Cockles and Mussels, will have all your classes singing, dancing, and playing. Check out this week's blog for the ways to use this from tots, preschool – grade 4 recorder. ...
  • Newsletter 3.3.17

      This week’s blog features some great activities for March music making, including St. Patricks Day and Irish themes. You are certain to find some golden nuggets in this listing for ages 3-10. And there’s more to come next week too! Talk about Stormy Day...
  • Newsletter 2.24.17

      I hope you enjoyed the download for Shosholoza last week and the recording of this song on the Brilliant Beginnings CD. I wanted to highlight another great selection on this CD, Jackson’s Morning Brush. We use this as another “exploration” piece for our gathering drum, ...
  • Newsletter 2.10.17

    I love this time of year. For my staff and students, this is a great learning time without worrying about concert prep. For me, it is also a popular time for professional development in many school districts. I love working with students and teachers from so many different cities. What a joy ...
  • Febuary Music Making

      Dear Music Box Friends, I love doing this Valentine mixer (sing “Heel toe on the line, will you be my Valentine?” OR Will You Be a Friend of Mine?). I have added a hand clapping B section to practice some timing and coordination too. ...
  • Newsletter 1.13.17

      Dear Music Box Friends, You know materials are "keepers" when two things happen: When the children say "Again! Again!" When you look forward to the time of year when you get to present the lesson again! This week, both happened for the old favorite, Five Little Snow...
  • Newsletter 1.6.17

    Happy 2017 Music Box Friends! We have exciting plans for this year with lots of improvements to Music Box as well as the Music Rhapsody Membership area. Movie time! Enjoy a peek at "Let it Snow" and then a funny story. Assigning students to create the parts of each character, rhythmic nota...
  • Newsletter 12.23.16

    Dear Music Box Friends, From all of us at Music Rhapsody and Music Box, we wish you a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah and a joyous holiday season! Music Box, Music Box Downloads and the shop at Music Rhapsody will continue with 24/7 access for all of your orders, questions, and reso...
  • Newsletter 12.16.16

      Dear Music Box Friends, I hope all of you have had huge success with your holiday lessons and shows and you are headed for a relaxing break! January is a great time for Snowmen activities so today I am sharing an adorable PowerPoint for Five Little Snowmen, designed by our ta...
  • Lynn's Favorite Things

      Can't you hear Julie Andrews singing? This week I thought I would share some of my most favorite things. Perhaps some of these items would brighten the holidays for a classroom or music teacher or a little music maker in your life. Or perhaps you don't have these items yourself and...
  • Newsletter 12.2.16

    Dear Music Box Friends, It is time to jingle all the way through the holidays and the winter months with these jingle bell favorites. There is bell ringing for every age group. For a little history on the most popular bell song, that has been mislabeled at some schools as a Christmas song,...
  • Newsletter 11.18.16

      Hi Music Box Friends, Hearing the Nutcracker puts everyone in such a festive mood this time of year. I thought you might like a few choices of activities. Here are options for Trepak. Watch me with my 2 year old class on the gathering drum and then enjoy my lively 5-6 year olds. For...
  • Newsletter 11.11.16

      Dear Music Box Friends, It was fun playing with hundreds of bouncing bees last week at the NAEYC conference. Here's a video of me with a few of the teachers and their beat keeping bees. Everyone will receive a FREE bumblebee puppet with any non-digital purchase fr...
  • Newsletter 11.4.16

      Dear Music Box Friends, Well it's a big week! I am hanging out with Remo, making music with teachers at the Conference for the National Association of Education of the Young Child (NAEYC). We are having fun with some of my favorite drumming activities including some for these adorab...
  • Newsletter 10.28.16

      Dear Music Box Friends, Thanks to all of you who came to the Atlanta Orff Chapter this past weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing many of you at the summer training in Charlotte, NC! Check out a few of my students in my after school recorder ensemble. First, we sang and played "Ar...
  • Newsletter 10.21.16

      Dear Music Box Friends, It was so great to see so many of you at the San Diego Orff workshop last week! I love seeing all of the new members in Music Box! We are so glad to have you join us. You are awesome. I'm very excited about seeing many of you at the Atlanta Orff Chapter on S...
  • Newsletter 10.14.16

      Dear Music Box Friends, Did you see the adorable answer to "Who is it?" for the Somebody's Knockin' in last week's free download for PowerPoint or SMARTBoard? If you don't know who was knocking, you can see in Music Box Downloads, Click Teaching Visuals. You students will love it. ...
  • Newsletter 10.7.16

      Dear Music Box Friends, Many of us doing the ages 3-6 year lesson plans from Music Rhapsody and Music Box membership have been enjoying frogs! Froggy Goes to School, Jump Frog Jump, Ten Little Froggies from Jungle Beat, and more. Here is another video of the Jump Frog Jump activity ...
  • Newsletter 9.30.16

      Hi Music Box Friends, JUMP FROG JUMP! SING FROG SING! Check out these videos from our Music Rhapsody Membership. These videos give a peek at one of the videos included for teachers from Lesson 3: Young Musicians, ages 4-6. Depending on your teaching situation, this could be PreK, Ki...
  • Newsletter 9.23.16

      Dear Music Box Friends This week, a few of your questions inspired us to do a video tour of Music Box to highlight some of Music Box's resource areas. We hope this is helpful. As always, your questions and suggestions are so valuable. Music Box has become what it is because of you! ...
  • Newsletter 9.9.16

      Dear Music Box Friends, Hello.... it's me... not Adele, but Lynn! I was wondering if after all these weeks you'd like to sing A new hello song They say that the start of class is great for singing a hello song Hellooooooo.... Can you hear me? Yes! This week is all about hello...
  • Newsletter 9.1.16

      Hi Music Box Friends, I hope everyone is enjoying their Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy your weekend with family and friends. As a new year begins, we are excited about our new Hello and Goodbye Songs. Check out our fabulous Music Rhapsody Teachers newsletter ideas practicing the Orff par...
  • Newsletter 8.26.16

    Hi Music Box Friends, I know that some of you are already back to school and some of you are getting ready. I hope everything is going well for all! In my blog this week, I have some options for songs and recordings to use for "free play" time with the Orff instruments, perfect to start your year o...
  • Newsletter 6.10.16

      Dear Music Box Friends, It has been another week of concerts in schools and in our after school program at Music Rhapsody. It really is incredible when the students and parents feel such pride and you can celebrate their child's growth and accomplishments. For those of you looking ...
  • Newsletter 6.3.16

      Dear Music Box Friends, Great to talk with you at the Webinar last night. After our summer trainings finish, we'll do it again! Thanks for sharing your questions. Remember, any time you have a question, click on Ask Lynn in Music Box! Are you looking for fun engaging lessons for ...
  • Newsletter 5.27.16

      Dear Music Box Friends, I am excited to offer a WEBINAR on June 2 at 6:30PM Pacific Standard Time. All Teachers (Members and Future Members!) are invited to join me as I answer your questions as we explore some Music Box pockets and corners that hold many treasures! Send your Questions N...
  • Newsletter 5.19.16

    Dear Music Box Friends, As our school year is winding down, I am on the lookout for what to do next school year. How about some fresh, active, exciting lesson plans? These lessons are designed with the student and teacher in mind. The lessons are engaging and make classroom management a breeze! Thi...
  • Newsletter 5.6.16

    Dear Music Box Friends, As promised, I am highlighting a few favorites for the end of the year. Los Machetes is one I use from infants through fifth grade.  This song was recorded for Music Rhapsody by Gary King and is found on the CD Our Favorite Shenanigans. This is always a fun one for...
  • Newsletter 4.30.16

    Dear Music Box Friends, Over the next several weeks, I will be suggesting some activities for those last few lessons of the school year.  The last lesson or two can be a bit of a challenge for teachers, but it can be a joyful celebration and memorable if you choose some new activities or the s...
  • Welcome to the Newsletter Recap!

    Welcome to the newsletter recap! We will be archiving the newsletter for you each week here!