Monday, November 21, 2011


Welcome to Strings, Keys and Melodies!
Music has been a huge part of my life.  At 4 years of age, I began singing duets with my brother.  Then followed years of musicals, church ensembles and choirs, piano, voice, and guitar lessons.
My own daughters began violin lessons at 3 years of age.  So I began my journey of being a music mom.  I have watched music give them confidence and grace in every aspect of their lives.  Music has always been a part of our homeschooling family.
I teach music to preschool students, early elementary school students, and students with special needs.  My classes include general music as well as piano, voice, guitar and beginning violin.
Rhythms, body movement, call and response, voicing the right tones are all important parts of early music training.
Music theory and musical notation is important in mastering an instrument.

My oldest daughter, Rachel, and I are starting this blog to provide parents and teachers ideas and techniques they can use to cultivate the love of music in their students.  We want people to love music and use it as a way of expressing their feelings and emotions.

Thank you for joining us on this journey!
Ms. Tonya


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