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Desiree Dawson Wins CBC Searchlight 2016!

| May 25, 2016 | 7 Comments
Desiree Dawson Wins CBC Searchlight 2016!

Did you follow CBC Searchlight 2016? Celebrating its fourth year, it is a contest where musicians from all corners of Canada compete for a grand prize worth $50 000! This year’s top four finalists got to perform before a studio audience and CBC’s celebrity judging panel during a prime-time televised broadcast to win the top […]

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Should Beginner Guitar Players Go Acoustic Or Electric?

| December 1, 2015 | 2 Comments
Should Beginner Guitar Players Go Acoustic Or Electric?

When you first decide that you want to learn the guitar, you’ll be faced with plenty of questions. But you’ll ask yourself one before any other. You’ll have to decide whether you’ll start to learn the instrument on the acoustic or electric guitar. Though you may have a very straightforward answer, to some this isn’t […]

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Tired of the Wiggles? Kids’ music for today’s parents

| February 7, 2013 | 8 Comments
Tired of the Wiggles? Kids’ music for today’s parents

Today’s kid’s music comes in a wide range of musical styles, from folk to punk, that collectively fall under the category of “Kindie” music. This is not your traditional kid’s music, nor does it have much in common with the Mini Pops, the Wiggles, or Disney soundtracks. Some kindie artists have careers in other genres, […]

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Singing to Young Children Supports Early Language Development

| January 28, 2013 | 6 Comments
Singing to Young Children Supports Early Language Development

Singing a song or two (or 50!) a day to even the youngest child can help early language development. Hearing a parent or teacher sing a song requires a child to listen for the individual notes combined with their rhythmic values. In much the same way, early language development requires children to hear speech sounds […]

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