6 days, 100 backers, $10,000 pledged! Let’s have a Ukulele Contest!

Hello friends and family, Today, to celebrate reaching $10,000 in pledges (with 100 backers EXACTLY) I am entering everyone who has pledged in a contest to win a Ukulele! You are all entered in the contest and you are also my biggest advocates. Please encourage your friends and family to pledge today before 8pm and they […]

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Music for Sprouts – We launched our Kickstarter Campaign!

Hello there, Most of you reading this know me and I’ve had the honor of knowing you and your family. You are dear to me and I am so thankful you are reading this. If we have never met, my name is Chris Dorman, and I am glad to meet you. Below, I have written […]

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Two ideas for tired grown up ears

Hello Friends, I hear often these days from parents and caregivers that their Mister Chris CDs are always in their car and they listen nearly every day.  First of all, it warms my heart to know that these songs are a part of your life in such a way.  Also, I want to express again how […]

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Jump Up and Down

“Everything is music to me” is the phrase that keep looping round and round in my head this morning.  I have been listening to a song with that title by Jon Samson.  Jon is a wonderful Kindie artist and music therapist from Brooklyn.  In his song you hear dozens of everyday sounds that help to create the soundtrack […]

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Diggin’ in the dirt

As you may know we live and work on our new family farm here in Vermont.  I’d love to share a bit more of how we got here. In 2009, our adventure on Bread & Butter Farm began. In late summer that year we submitted a proposal and business plan to the Vermont Land Trust […]

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I’ll Carry You – Now and Forever

Hello friends! In this adventure we are in Massachusetts and we talk about how music is a universal language and a great way to express your feelings. The song featured is “I’ll Carry You” written as I prepared to be a father. Parents, would you tell us a story of how you felt when you […]

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Come on out!

Hello friends, To continue the adventure of creating and sharing music for children and families we recently launched the Mister Chris Video Club!  This is a new video every week by email featuring original and traditional songs by Mister Chris and Friends.  The goal of the club is to bring music for children and all ages […]

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Anticipation

Let’s talk about Anticipation. Wait for it…..okay, now. Anticipation Many of the activities in Music for Sprouts include an element of surprise.  Tick Tock might be the most famous.  And, behind that the brief moment of silence in “Jump Up and Down” right after the jazz hands and right before we begin to jump again.  I […]

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Recommended reading for a snowy day

Snow! I do love snow. It is beautiful as it falls. We see each unique snowflake in the last moments of its long journey from high above us. And, once it settles it is a smooth soft blanket snuggling the landscape that somehow feels warm though we all know it is frozen. Many of us […]

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Modern Art by 0-3 year olds

In Music for Sprouts this week, many classes explored the world of abstract modern art. I asked them to take a part a snow man and put the pieces as they’d like to. Remember, all the little pieces of the world, each unique, make the world go round. The inspiration The results (perhaps my personal […]

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