When I first met my fiancé, one of the things that we immediately had in common was a passion for music. He played guitar. I played piano. He loved old blues music and I loved jazz standards. We both had an appreciation for classical music that developed even more over the years as we shared our favourite pieces and composers with one another. And, as lovers of music, we were both fond of many of the songs by the Beatles.
Sharing music with our boys is something that’s always been a part of our lives as well. But getting kids excited about some of the genres we love isn’t always easy. Jeremy started exposing the kids to classical pieces with the help of kid-friendly favourites such as Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev. I created CDs of some upbeat jazz and blues classics like Cookin’ with Grease by Sista Monica Parker. And Netflix stepped in to introduce our kids to classic Beatles hits with its fun-filled new cartoon Beat Bugs! [Read more…]