The Health Benefits of Choosing the Pennywhistle


Did you know about the health benefits for the penny whistle?


You may notice there many different types of penny whistles, many having a plastic mouthpiece.  The one that I recommend is the traditional penny whistle in the key of D, which does not have a plastic mouthpiece, but a wooden fipple plug mouthpiece which gives it a warm wooden sound blended with the tin material.  With this instrument choice, it requires much breath.  As you complete Living Music From the Heart: Music Curriculum, you will be amazed with how strong you can build your lungs as you learn how to hold out the notes.  This unique mouthpiece really sets it apart from all the rest, including recorders.  At the tender ages of 8 through 14, the lungs and heart area are being developed; therefore the child playing on a traditional penny whistle will really benefit. 

As home educators, we are building innovators. Why not be rooted in Stiener as he states In, The Kingdom of Childhood lecture, “Each child should learn to play an instrument. As early as possible the children should come to feel what it means for their own musical being to flow over into the objective instrument...If you can, you should choose a wind instrument, as the children will learn most from this and will thereby gradually come to understand music.

He did not particularly say play the wooden recorder, he said choose a wind instrument. We choose penny whistle because with this instrument choice, it requires much breath. As you complete Living Music From the Heart, you will be amazed with how strong you can build your lungs as you learn how to hold out the notes. This unique mouthpiece really sets it apart from all the rest, including recorders. At the tender ages of 8 through 14, the lungs and heart area are being developed; therefore the child playing on a traditional penny whistle will really benefit.

We also love it because of it's rich American, Irish and English heritage, learning the early songs passed down from out ancestors. What a blast!


Sweet Songs $12 ebook and mp3s

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SPRING

Sweet Song
Mother Mother Earth
Thunderstorm

The Dance

When Bees Come Out 

SUMMER

Reptiles and Crocodiles
Over in the Meadow
The Mighty Ocean
The Great Smoky Mountains
Fireflies
Let’s Find a Ladybug
Sunshine Face
TAKE A LISTEN

Sweet Songs for Spring and Summer is Jodie Mesler’s newest collection of  MP3‘s and special songbook ebook for families who love music together.  Twelve Songs to celebrate spring and summer written about our beautiful earth: The Mighty Ocean, Over in the Meadow, Let’s Find a Ladybug, Mother Mother Earth, Reptiles and Crocodiles and more.  The Dance is a special song you can sing for your May Day celebration or your May Pole dance. 
The Message: Peace, Love and Joy
These songs are woven with the message of peace, love and joy, along with merry tunes to uplift your day.  You may find inspiration in these songs for becoming more observant of the wonderful creation of the world with her many extraordinary treasures so divinely created by God. As in the song, “When Bees Come Out,” you will hear an expression of the importance of community, and how all of creation is one family- where “...together we unite.”
Triple the Music
1. ebook of musical notation, guitar/piano chords, vocal melody and pennywhistle/recorder parts.
2. MP3’s downloaded for your listening pleasure recorded by Jodie Mesler and sometimes with her kids. 
3. Extra Lyric Sheets for each song with note names on top for pennywhistle/recorder.

Living Music From the Heart: Music Curriculum Volume 1 for Age 6

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27 video lessons & 41 page eBook
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For the 6-year-old child
* a playful and artistic teaching method
*taught through a child's world of play using rhythm, singing and movement
*very easy and pleasurable for both teacher and child
*Can the wooden pentatonic or diatonic recorder be substituted with this method? Yes, simply play B, A, G.  They are the same tone as penny whistle. Here is a free tutorial:  How to Play and Finger the Choroi Pentatonic Recorder.


Living Music From the Heart: Music Curriculum Volume 1 by Jodie Mesler
Volume 1 Music Kit Includes:
 20 Tutorials and 1 Lesson Ebook
**Purchase pennywhistles separately

What's on the tutorials?
 *7 Teacher Lessons
*20 Lessons to teach your child - enough lessons to last one year
*Games, live in action on the tutorials
*Watch step by step instruction of many hand clap rhythms such as Miss Mary Mack
*Instructed by Jodie Mesler, private music teacher of 20 years

What's in the ebook?
*Articles
- Your Singing Voice
- Understanding the Lesson Format for the Six-Year-Old Child
- Before Beginning Lessons with Your Child
- Understanding the Importance of the Pentatonic Scale
- The Penny Whistle
-7 Teacher Lessons
-20 Lessons to Teach Your Child

What people are saying

My daughter and I absolutely LOVED your Vol 1 music curriculum. Thank you for all the dedicated work that you put in to it! I am looking forward to solidifying our work with Vol 2. What a difference this will make for my daughter's music journey; much better than my own :o) And as a bonus I am learning and understanding music a little more than I ever did in the 20+ years that I spent in lessons and instrumental & vocal groups. What a blessing to have you in our Waldorf homeschooling community! -Joyce from Ohio
Thanks so much Jodie, you have put so much of your time, energy, love for music and passion into this.  Our children do love your curriculum and ask to play the pennywhistle often -  lots of interest and enthusiasm – it suits us well.  I have had no music training so for me, your gift to us is truly a godsend. -Kelly from the UK

I have to rave about Jodie Mesler's Living From the Heart music curriculum. I just finished the first lesson and cannot believe how easy it was for me to play the pentatonic flute! I have been teaching myself to play with David Darcy's book for about three weeks, but I have been feeling like I might not be able to teach my dd the flute in September. Now I know that I can do it, and Jodie already has the lessons all planned out for me in her book! -Nichole from California, Mother to Eliza (6yo)

  Want a peek inside the DVD tutorials? Here is a video sample.





Living Music From the Heart: Music Curriculum Volume 2 for Ages 7 and Older

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20 Video Lessons and 95 page ebook
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The difference between Vol 1 &2:
 -Vol 1. is for the child at age 6, imitation/HANDS stage of development
-Vol. 2 is for the child at age 7, feeling/HEART stage of development

Yes, Begin here if you like because volume 2 is a beginner music kit with all the tools you need to get started! But, it is built on Volume 1 and reinforces the child's foundation.

Want to know all about it? read the complete overview of the curriculum

Will you become a successful music teacher, even with little musical experience? Yes, here is a real mom who taught her daughter, get the scoop in this great review 

Can the wooden pentatonic or diatonic recorder be substituted with this method? Yes, simply play the same notes D, E, G, A, B.  They are the same tone as penny whistle. Watch my video on How to play and finger the Choroi Pentatonic Flute, for a free tutorial.


Living Music From the Heart: Music Curriculum Volume 2 
by Jodie Mesler

Volume 2 Music Kit Includes:
  Tutorials and Lesson Ebook (almost 100 pages) 
**purchase pennywhistles separately

*very easy and pleasurable for both teacher and child

*easy to sing and play music with the aid of the tutorials and lesson book

*20 lessons are included with techniques, games, and how to make up your own songs

*more than 50 simple pentatonic songs for you to enjoy

*5 informative articles about this musical approach

*appropriate up to age 9, but older children are welcome to enjoy

*get ideas on how to integrate singing, rhythms, games, and songs in a creative and natural way

Want to know more? continue to read about the complete overview of the curriculum

What people are saying...

I received my vol 2 package yesterday. I wanted to say thank you. This is truly an amazing product. When I received vol 1 last year, it was a breath of fresh air. It brought fun and games and play into our home and music lessons. This vol 2 carries your wonderful teaching style and beautifully laid out lesson plans but expands from vol 1 into an amazingly complex and deep curriculum. You have gone above and beyond with this volume. It can (and will be) used for several years in our home. This is not a throw away after one year package. -Rebecca from Indiana


The intended age is 7-9 for this program, but I am using it with my 12 year old who hasn't had much recorder in the past. I think it would also be wonderful for a mother of very young children to get this program just to learn for herself. She could sing the songs as part of daily life, and really incorporate them into the child's memory, but she'd also have this magic flute! I imagine a mother with little ones sitting on a blanket in the garden, and the mama plays lilting songs on the pennywhistle and the children dance around in the grass. -Lauri from Pennsylvania

We have Volume 2 and are in the 2nd lesson - and my son loves the blow dragon blow game. Although, my son learns recorder at Waldorf School (He's in his 2nd year) and I teach him at lunchtime.  I can very slowly read music, and I really like the way Jodie has put the lessons together. I find it easy to follow, and some tunes he already knows so then we move quicker and finish up by her last part, called improvisation, where we make up our own tune. -Ali from Australia

Songbooks With Songs

WALDORF AUTUMN FESTIVAL SONGS
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1.  AUTUMN


2.  MICHAELMAS

3.  FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS

4.  JACK-O-LANTERN

5.  PUMPKIN PIE

6.  SOUL CAKE

7.  I GO WITH MY LITTLE LANTERN

8.  MY LANTERN

9.  SAINT MARTIN

10. BLESSINGS ON THE BLOSSOM

11. JOHN BROWN HAD A LITTLE INDIAN

12. OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOOD



CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL SONGS


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ADVENT
1. THE HOLLY AND THE IVY
2. O COME O COME EMMANUEL
3. CANDLE LIGHTING SONG FOR ADVENT
4. GO IN PEACE

SAINT NICHOLAS DAY
5. GOOD KING WENCESLAS
6. JOLLY OLD SAINT NICHOLAS
7. JINGLE BELLS 

CHRISTMAS CAROLS
8. THE FIRST NOEL
9. DING DONG! MERRILY ON HIGH
10. JOY TO THE WORLD
11. I SAW THREE SHIPS
12. ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH
13. THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
14. AWAY IN A MANGER 
15. THE WASSAIL SONG 
16. SILENT NIGHT

THE NEW YEAR
17. WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS
18. AULD LANG SYNE 

THE EPIPHANY
19. THREE WISE MEN
20. WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE