Gospel Music: Its Origin and Its Evolution

written by MMM teacher Canangela Boyd-Robertson The Role of Gospel Music At its core, gospel music reflects the passion and intensity of religious faith and a yearning for connection with God. This fervor is what has made gospel music one of our most beloved musical and cultural influences. A collage of suffering, struggle, victory, and […]

Your (son’s) holiday vacation Disney playlist

written by Metro Music Makers instructor Chelsea Sefzik One of the most difficult tasks for me as a teacher is finding suitable music for young boys. However, Disney has come out with some fantastic hits over the years, and I want to share with you my top five picks for a young boy’s vocal and […]

Your (daughter’s) holiday vacation Disney playlist

written by Metro Music Makers instructor Chelsea Sefzik Are you heading out of town for the holiday break? Maybe even headed to that favorite childhood destination. . . Walt Disney World?! Whether you’re Orlando-bound or heading to the in-laws for some Christmas cheer, if you’ve got time in the car, you’ve got time to put […]

Music Therapy Intervention Series: Lyric Discussion

Written by Kristen Van Dyke, MT-BC *Note: The goal of this blog series discussing music therapy interventions is to give more information about the field of music therapy and what a music therapist does. For the safety of all those involved, only a licensed, board-certified music therapist should carry out these interventions. However, at the […]

Circuit bending creation: the Caliphoner

written by Metro Music Makers instructor Michael Pagel It is time again for another experiment in circuit bending! In my last post, I explained how my father’s job sparked an early interest in electronics and technology. This time my mother’s job inspired me to take on this project. My mom is just about to retire […]