children making music

Music is a language that everone understands. From the newborn, hearing the first beats of the mother’s heart and being comforted by a parent cooing and humming, to the angelic sounds of an a cappella chorus singing complex melodies.
We all resonate to music. It affects our moods and attitudes, which in turn affect our relationships to others. How many times have you been in a blue mood that changed in an instant because a happy, bouncy song started playing on the radio?
The Family Music Network is dedicated to reaching out and reminding “big kids” to enjoy and express their music, as well as introducing younger ones to the magic of music. In promoting our passion, we speak to groups and organizations about the benefits of music. We share how excercising this gift that we have all been given enriches our lives and the lives of those we contact in our everyday lives.
Remember to “make a joyful noise” every day!
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If you have any questions about this or any other projects, email Aunt Susie at


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“In my experience working with singers from 6 to 65, it’s a lot easier to get excited about music when you see how much variety it offers, and how many ways to make music happen there are. “Aunt Susie captures both the magic and the marvel of music making in a creative way with a unique style and a charming appeal—music lovers will become music makers, and apathetic listeners will find themselves drawn into active listening. “If you're a school music teacher, a church musician, or a music educator in private practice who wants to help your students connect with the joy of music making and the wonders of the musical universe, Susie’s book is a MUST HAVE and MUST USE resource!” —Gerald Custer, DMA (Doctoral Conducting Program at Michigan State University); Director of Choral Activities, Schoolcraft College; Chorus Master, Michigan Chamber Symphony Orchestra; Music Director, The Arbor Consort; Artistic Director, Jefferson Street Chorale