Gift Ideas for Kids Who Like Music and Tech

Music technology is about manipulating sound through electronics. For a kid who’s creative and technical it’s a great area to explore. Music technology also falls under STEM since it is engineering and technology-based. It’s probably one of few STEM areas with a creative component to it, too. You don’t have to be a musician or even taking music lessons to explore … Read more

Hearing protection for children

Hearing protection for children of all ages is important because hearing damage from loud sounds is permanent. Children under the age of 5 are more susceptible to hearing damage so it’s especially crucial to protect their ears. What to look for in hearing protection Style The two styles of hearing protection are earplugs and earmuffs. When worn correctly, both earmuffs and … Read more

Instruments by Remo for kids (that aren’t just for music)

Remo is a US-based company that’s been around over 60 years. They’ve been recognized for “environmentally responsible manufacturing” since 1997. Remo has a reputation in the professional music community for quality instruments and I have done sound recordings of many Remo instruments in my work. So, I was excited to find out there are Remo instruments for kids! (note: I have no … Read more

Tips for teens making music with technology

For teens who are making music, there’s a lot of technology to explore. Audio and music technology covers a wide range from writing music, recording music, and using “synth” (artificial) sounds with software or hardware. Getting started Most musicians don’t get into music tech by reading books and memorizing audio terms. It usually happens because you want to create or … Read more

Books for young kids about sound

The Listening Walk by Paul Showers A young girl goes on a walk with her dad and her dog, Major. She calls it a Listening Walk and talks about all the sounds she hears. She says, “On a Listening Walk I do not talk. I listen to all the different sounds. I hear many different sounds when I do not … Read more

Books for toddlers about sound

There’s a lot of concepts that relate to sound that toddlers can understand like loud and quiet, animal sounds, or ears are for listening. Sounds can make a book more fun and hold a toddler’s attention for a bit longer. Loud and Quiet The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood This book is about situations that call for a quiet voice such … Read more