What it is!
I used to listen to country music on a transistor radio under my pillow, something that my grandma Hattie and my dad taught me back in the late ’70s. On family road trips, I learned harmony as my dad and I sang along with the 8-tracks. I used to record myself on cassettes playing Atari, chipmunk speed. In school I did band and choir, and I’ve been in a few bands since then. I think my son and I inherited a jukebox in our heads, and now we sing songs from dusk ’till dawn. Everyone in our family loves listening to music and most of them can play and sing!
Our whole house is filled with musical instruments. We have the piano that I broke and fixed from my mom’s grandma, the bouzouki that I rode a moped for in Greece, the mandolin and bass that grandpa Dick gave us, some keyboards including a tube organ and a few accordions, guitars, drums, harmonicas, a trumpet, a clarinet, recording stuff and more. I love that our family is filled with music!
I’ve learned about all kinds of music and always love anything about music, now especially music for children and families. My practice in child and family therapy teaches me daily how music is a great way to get to know people and integrate their stories in the process. I also have listened to lots of kid’s music lately, and thankfully our son loves the Beatles most of all!
I’m looking forward to sharing all about music and families, thanks! I’ll be talking about all of this and more, so stay tuned…