Sing Like Nobody’s Listening!

| February 28, 2014 | 10 Comments

My friend has this saying on her bathroom wall:

Sing Like Nobody’s Listening!

What a fabulous quote. Do you love singing in the shower? Are you shy about singing around others?

Guess who loves your singing voice – no matter how good or bad you think you sound? Your child! Go ahead and see how their face lights up when you sing to them or with them. It is an experience you will not regret. Everyone has a few songs they remember from their childhood. Do you have a favourite that your mom or dad sang to you? Sing it to your child and see what happens. I bet they will ask you to keep singing.

When I was young, I used to fall asleep listening to my Dad playing the piano and singing. Such wonderful memories! I loved to hear his music. A few weeks ago I went “home” for my Dad’s 90th birthday celebration. While I was there, I recorded him singing and playing his guitar. He shares his music with others, and it makes us all so happy.

Would you like to learn some songs to sing to your little one? Kindermusik classes have age-appropriate music and activities that you can share in class and at home for years to come. Come find your singing voice!

“The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there expect those that sang best.”
Attrib. Henry van Dyke

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Photo Credit: Tanya Campbell

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About the Author ()

Tanya is a Licensed Kindermusik Educator. She studied music at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She became a licensed Kindermusik educator in 2003. Tanya enjoys teaching piano and voice in her home studio in Orleans as well as Kindermusik at the South Fallingbrook Community Centre. Tanya has participated in award winning choirs which have been featured on CBC radio. She sang at the Canadian Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Requiem" in the choir under the direction of Dr. Elmer Iseler at Roy Thompson Hall as well as the investiture of Madame Jeanne Sauvé, 23rd Governor General of Canada. She established Kindermusik with Tanya when she recognized the need for a studio that offers high-quality musical experiences for children to enjoy with their families.

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  1. kathy downey says:

    I really enjoyed this story,thanks for sharing

  2. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    Thanks for sharing, great post!

  3. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    That’s totally adorable. My mom, however, says I cried every time she sang lol.

  4. Lynda Cook says:

    loved this story and it’s so true your baby loves when you sing to them

  5. catebrazil says:

    I sing three songs each to both my children each night, it really helps to calm them down and settle them for sweet dreams. I make up songs with my son and my daughter’s favorite right now is Firework 🙂

  6. Viv Sluys says:

    My husband and i sing to our kids all the time. Sometimes we act like life is a musical and the kids join right in singing through our day!

  7. Anna W says:

    Beautiful story, I sing to my children all the time even though my oldest is almost 10! I only know the words to disney movie songs but they love it.

  8. kathy downey says:

    The only place safe for me to sing is in the shower…you remember Edith Bunker…the same thing lol

  9. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Loved the photo of your father playing the guitar and the quote “The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there expect those that sang best.” Attrib. Henry van Dyke. I don’t sing but did to my children, I reckon they went to sleep out of protest!

  10. kathy downey says:

    “The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there expect those that sang best.” Attrib. Henry van Dyke.I love this quote

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