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Music Games to Keep You Entertained at Home!

We know these days with the kids home with no school, or extracurricular activities can be tough. But, they can also be a fun way of spending more time with your little ones and taking advantage of the resources you have at home to keep them entertained!

— March 19th, 2020

Below we will share fun music activities that are perfect for getting your kids up and moving without bringing down the house:

• Freeze Dance

Enjoy a game of “Freeze Dance” with their favorite songs. Ask children to dance as the music plays. Press the stop button at any time, and once the music stops, the children get to freeze in dancing positions!

Up-tempo songs present different challenges than smooth, and slow songs don’t, so use a variety of songs whenever you play to make the game more dynamic!

• Musical Charades

Musical Charades is an excellent game if you have older kids in the house. Jot down the names of well-known songs on small pieces of paper and put them into a container. Taking turns, each person pulls a piece of paper and acts out the song so others can guess what it is. 

• Musical Hot Potato 

Playing “Musical Hot Potato” is the perfect way of dealing with small or confined spaces. So, if you leave in an apartment (or don’t have a lot of room for playing), this is the game for you! 

In a circle, play any song as the kids pass around a ball or stuff animal. Stop the music at any point during the song; the person holding the prop gets to answer a question (e.g., What is your favorite animal? Favorite color? Favorite food?).

• Musical Drawing

If your children are into arts and crafts, they will love this game! Choose a song with easy-to-understand lyrics. Give each kid a piece of paper and with paint, crayons, markers ask them to create a picture based on what they hear. 

Let us know if you have any other music-related games to share! 

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I love how Marcos lets me learn so many songs, not just one! I like how he gives me compliments. It’s really fun when Marcos does the bass clef with the left hand and I get to make up my own song that goes with it for a warm up. It’s fun because I get to make up my own songs. I love the sound of the piano!

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Mikey, age 12

I really like that we get to pick what songs we want to learn in Marcos’s guitar class. I also love that he is compassionate and lets us progress at our own pace. Marcos knows EVERYTHING about instruments, and I’m glad he can share some of it with me. I’m glad that I get to learn how to read, write, and play music for the guitar. It is a lot of fun when Marcos and I play the guitar together!

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2016-10-06T01:20:25-07:00

- Angie, parent

Both of my children love their music lessons with Marcos. They look forward to their music lessons each week and come home eager to practice their new pieces. I especially love that he teaches them to compose their own pieces and inspires their musical creativity. Marcos is always positive and encouraging with my children, and he has a knack for bringing out their best. I highly recommend 123 Rock to anyone looking for a music teacher!

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Marcos Moscat is a talented musician and instructor. His approach to teaching is kind and respectful. He encourages his students to study music that appeals to them. By attending to the interests of each student, Marcos is a master at nurturing student engagement. Our son, Jackson, has been taking lessons for over two years. Jackson is proud of his accomplishments at the piano and he enjoys the time he spends with his teacher. Both Marcos and Isabel are warm and […]
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