Kennett Symphony Orchestra Children’s Concert and Instrument Zoo

Kennett Symphony Orchestra Children’s Concert and Instrument Zoo

Our passion for music has taken us on many adventures over the past few years. Music has the ability to teach so much more than music itself. It has  taught us about people, places and ideas. It has inspired us. It has opened our minds. It has motivated us to…

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Introducing inspIRIEd families

Introducing inspIRIEd families

If your family is doing  something good for people or planet, please share your story at our  insIRIEd families facebook page!   I lose myself in music.  When people talk about feeling alive, I know exactly what they mean.  It is how I feel when I sing, play or listen. …

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California Roots the Carolina Sessions (with kids)

California Roots the Carolina Sessions (with kids)

We have to be there.  As soon as I heard the line up, I told my husband.  We have to be there.  So many of our favorite bands.  Bands that have brightened our days, changed our lives, fed our souls.  All in one place on the same day.  At a…

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Worth the Trip

Worth the Trip

I can hear breathing all around me.  My Dad.  My husband.  My three crazy children.  All calm and surrendering to sleep in a tiny hotel room.  It was a long day.  Ten hours in the car from PA to Wilmington, NC.  It was worth the trip.  To be here surrounded…

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New York State of MInd

New York State of MInd

Nothing opens the mind like travel.  Exploring new places, learning the stories of new people, using skills we do not exercise in our “real” lives; these things require an open mind.  Our minds work harder when we travel.  We are challenged and educated and inspired. I found this to be…

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Magic Moments

Magic Moments

Live music took hold of me early on.  I was sitting in a metal folding chair in a large gymnasium-like room at an Irish festival as a kid.  There were musicians on stage singing the Irish songs I knew by heart and others I had never heard.  I was mesmerized. …

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Bringing Back the Mix Tape

Bringing Back the Mix Tape

I am a long time lover of mix tapes.  I made my first ones as a young teen sitting anxiously by my radio all day, fingers hovered over the record button waiting for the first notes of a favorite song to play.  Every song on the tape started with a…

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Xavier Rudd Live-Motivation for passionate living

Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “Most people go to their graves with their music still inside them.”  Xavier Rudd is not most people.  I had the privilege of hearing the music come out of him last November.  I was in awe.  I watched him as he orchestrated various combinations of singing,…

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