The Tuneables is an award-winning children's music education DVD and CD series designed to teach the key building blocks of music at a critical time in a child's development.  Sponsored by the Music Intelligence Project, this fun, interactive program engages children in songs and activities that provide a foundation of music understanding and growth in intellectual development. Ages 3-8.

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To help prepare your child for active music instruction and learning, play recordings of music by Mozart and others as a background for other activities and rest time when the child is very young.

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Top 5 Musical Gifts for Young Children

Looking for the perfect holiday gift ideas for that young child in your life? Here are the top five suggestions from the Music Intelligence Project® that do it all—educate, engage, enjoy, energize, and provide a lifetime of benefits.

1. The Tuneables®: “I Love Music” 2-disk set  This award winning, first-of-its-kind animated video and music program delivers what really matters in a child’s early music education. Fun, engaging and full of important learning - a sure winner for the eager young learner! Available in DVD/CD or download formats.

2. The Music Box: “I Love Music   Looking for music? This collection of cleverly orchestrated songs gets children singing in tune along with learning important concepts of music. A favorite choice for music around the house and in the car. Available in CD or download formats. {Note: This is also included in The Tuneables®: “I Love Music!” 2-disc set.]

3. Clara the Clarinet and Mo the Violin Books   Two of the main characters from The Tuneables® are featured in these entertaining and educational books. Children learn to recognize the sight and sound of instruments from the woodwind and string families. The audio book is included. High quality instrument recordings follow along with the story to enhance listening skills and learning! Available in hardcover and e-book formats.

4. Resonator Bells   A set of individual tone bells played with a mallet are perfect for children to explore and learn tonal patterns and reinforce tone matching skills with the singing voice.

5. Hand drum   A drum is fun! Plus, it provides an excellent way to experience the sound and feel of musical beats and patterns in music.

6. BONUS: The Tuneables Gift Bundle Includes The Tuneables: "I Love Music! 2-disk set plus the Clara the Clarinet and Mo the Violin Books all in one easy to give set.

The best holiday gifts for young children are the ones that last a lifetime. Make sure your little one is getting the gift of music this year!

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Posted by Music Intelligence Project on 3 December 2014


Singing in the Key of D is Best for the Young Child

Young children sing in tune best when the first several songs they learn are in the key of D.  This key places the child's voice in the optimal singing range, neither too high nor too low, for controlling the pitch. Learning to sing in tune is the fundamental performance skill needed for successful tonal learning.

Posted by Robert E. Johnson on 9 January 2012

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Oh, My Child Already Gets Music. . . . Really?

Sometimes it is easy to be dismissive or even defensive when pressed to consider a new music education program for one's child. Parents sometimes say, "Oh, my child already gets music at school," or "My child has a lot of music activity."  

Posted by Robert E. Johnson on 3 January 2012

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Music Intelligence Project and Music Education Supporters Contribute to Washington Post Write Up on the Importance of Music Education

The Music Intelligence Project recently contributed along with numerous companies and organizations that support school music education programs to create an eight-page editorial supplement for the Washington Post highlighting the many proven academic, social and wellness benefits for kids and teens who play music.

Posted by Jill Todd on 22 September 2011

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