Get your family involved in making music together - it's fun and easy if you know how. The Bay Area's classical music website, SFCV, helps you along with podcasts devoted to the local Kids & Families beat. KDFC Radio host Dianne Nicolini and Lisa Petrie from SFCV talk about kids, upcoming activities, music programs, and special family-friendly concerts.
Composers from Bach to Bartok wrote music for beginning musicians, but that tradition is overlooked today. Composer Belinda Reynolds talks about the joys and the importance of writing music for younger players.
How do parents find the teacher that is right for their child? Let SFCV.org help with our Tips & Advice and searchable Directory of Music Teachers. We discuss a few of the basic points, plus family-friendly concerts for the weekend, here.
Magik*Magik Orchestra Education director Annie Phillips talks about M*MO's unique approach to engaging youngsters in music. At "Build a Band" sessions at Stern Grove's Kids Days kids will make instruments and learn songs by Indie band, the Dodos.
May is not too early to get outdoors & enjoy the arts in California. Here's several family-friendly festivals to attend, with musical choices ranging from bluegrass to world, classical to chip music. Hosted by KDFC's Dianne Nicolini & SFCV’s Lisa Petrie.
It’s show time! KDFC's Dianne Nicolini and SFCV’s Lisa Petrie discuss the popular art form of musical theater and how to choose the best program for your family. Several outstanding companies are mentioned.
Episode two is all about finding the right summer music camp in the San Francisco Bay Area, including some very unusual offerings. This week's concert pick features the Marin Music Chest winners. Hosted by KDFC's Dianne Nicolini and SFCV’s Lisa Petrie.
This introductory episode describes our new web resources available for Kids & Families, talks about the Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival, and Andy Z’s concerts for kids. Hosted by KDFC’s Dianne Nicolini and SFCV’s Lisa Petrie.