Home Music Making

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Home Music Making is now Living Music, still happily going by Jodie Mesler.

Come over to LivingMusic.net or simply click the photo.

Living Music From the Heart Volume 1

Welcome to Living Music! [check out our new website]
  • Empowering Parents to Easily Teach Music Now
  • Beginning Music Courses for Parents

A great place to start for learning the starter flute with your child. Learn how to play the Pentatonic flute, recorder, pennywhistle or Choroi C-Flute Octa and teach your child.
  • 7 Teacher Lessons with Videos
  • 20 Student Lessons withVideos
  • Story about The Magic Flute
  • Starter Flute Videos 
  • How to Practice
  • Knit a Magic Flute Case Video and knitting instructions

Want to fully understand the value of teaching the pentatonic notes first to your child?

Here is a gentle beginner piano course for you and your child to learn together. 

Living Music From the Heart: Music Curriculum Volume 2

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  1. My Fingers Are Dancing
  2. Jack Be Nimble
  3. Like the Turtle
  4. Hush Little Baby
  5. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
  6. Inch Worm
  7. Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate
  8. Little Miss Muffet
  9. Thunderstorm
  10. Old MacDonald
  11. Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater
  12. Tick Tock, Hear the Clock
  13. There Was a Man and He Was Mad
  14. Jack Sprat
  15. Jolly Old St. Nicholas
  16. Star Light, Star Bright
  17. A Song From My Heart
  18. Mary Had a Baby
  19. Little Jack Horner
  20. Turn Into Light
  21. Morning Song
  22. Polly Put the Kettle On
  23. Whisper Then Shout
  24. Shortnin’ Bread
  25. Little Poll Parrot
  26. Jogging With My Doggy
  27. Did You Go to the Barney?
  28. Georgie Porgie
  29. Clap With Me
  30. Little Liza Jane
  31. Little Robin Redbreast
  32. Swing Your Partner
  33. A Frog Went A-Courtin’
  34. Mary, Mary Quite Contrary
  35. Crocuses
  36. In the Springtime
  37. Humpty Dumpty
  38. Hot Cross Buns
  39. Johnny Get Your Haircut
  40. March Winds
  41. The Tooth Fairy
  42. Ducks in the Mill Pond
  43. It’s Raining, It’s Pouring
  44. The Dance
  45. Bought Me a Cat
  46. Little Tommy Tittlemouse
  47. Willow Tree
  48. Run, Chillen, Run
  49. High Diddle, Diddle
  50. Goodbye Old Paint
  51. Hickory Dickory Dock
  52. Fresh Tomatoes
  53. The Farmer in the Dell
  54. A Wise Old Owl
  55. We Are One Big Family
  56. The Crawdad Song


  1. long tones
  2. pentatonic scale D, E, G, A, B, D', E', G'
  3. tonguing
  4. slurring
  5. rhythms
  6. improvisation
  7. high to low
  8. low to high
  9. descending
  10. ascending
  11. building a repertoire
  12. long tones and short tones and rests
  13. measuring tones
  14. tempos; slow, moderate, fast
  15. soft and loud
  16. swinging tempos


  1. Blow Dragon Blow to strengthen lungs and build strong long tones
  2. Call & Response to fine tune rhythms and techniques
  3. Fix Your Leaky Tire to work on proper hand position
  4. High to Low or Low to High? learning how to hear the differences in tones
  5. Blowing Up Balloons to strengthen lungs and build strong long tones
  6. The Stopwatch Challenge to strengthen lungs and build strong long tones