Two Hour Workshop

In a workshop presented by the MIM, Children’s Music Network pre-conference participants will learn how to engage young people in culturally themed musical play. Expand your repertoire and learn new tools to facilitate music making and learning. Activities support childhood language acquisition and physical, academic, and cognitive growth. Participants will receive a set of developmentally appropriate lesson plans inspired by MIM’s collection and a certificate for tracking professional development hours. Pre-conference attendees will also be able to tour MIM before and after the workshop.
Visit the Galleries

MIM displays more than 6,800 instruments collected from around 200 of the world’s countries and territories. Most displays are enhanced by state-of-the-art audio and video technologies that allow guests to see the instruments, hear their sounds, and observe them being played in their original contexts—performances that are often as spectacular as the instruments themselves. What’s more, all guests are invited to play instruments from around the world in the Experience Gallery.

For more information about the MIM visit:

$50 - Pre-conference only
$100 - Pre-conference & Accommodation, Dinner/Breakfast

Includes: Workshop, Museum Admission, transportation from/to Conference Center, (Lunch not included).
Registration: Registration opens April 1, 2019
This is the first of what will be many Thank Yous for this year's conference chairs, K atherine Dines & Alice Burba who are working thoughtfully and diligently to make this years conference one you won't forget!! And a special thanks to Alice who created the graphics for the MIM announcement above. They both have many talents!
Social Media Corner


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We currently have playlists on YouTube in seven categories. Check them out by clicking here !

You can use them for yourself, and share them with educators and other musicians. Happy listening!


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Regional News
New York Metro
S ave the date. May 4 and join the New York Metro region as they celebrate Pete Seeger! Find out more

SING A RAINBOW returns March 16 was a great success and plans are in the works for a Summer Fling. Read All About It!

New England
Save the Date: APRIL 27
This year's NE Regional will be an anti-racism workshop/discussion on led by the Alphabet Rockers, Kaitlin & Tommy. Help Spread the Word!

And mark your calendars now- SEPT 20-22. Two regions (Mountains & Southwest) are combining to bring you an awesome 2019 International Conference in Scottsdale, AZ., including a special pre-conference day on Friday at the MIM (Musical Instrument Museum )
Spotlight on Our CMN Sponsors and Partners
We encourage you to read about our business sponsors, visit their sites, and if you ever have the opportunity, thank them for supporting the work of the Children's Music Network. We are very grateful for their support! Each month we highlight one or two of our sponsors.  h
Ventriloquist, Val Smalkin , presents a fast-paced, humorous 40-minute musical treat with puppets, dancing, singing, and 100% audience participation. From the Pink Flamingo Can-Can , to Love Bug , Val's shows are guaranteed to delight tots, tweens, teens, and the timeworn, as well! Children delight to Silly Goose’s mixture of naughtiness and innocence, Val’s adult muddlement, and irresistible sing-along and dance-along songs. Learn more
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