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10 ways to integrate Music into your child’s life

When Christian was 4 years old he would hold out his palm so I could sing a traditional Filipino nursery rhyme that is very similar to “Round and round the garden.”  I had introduced it to him when he was one month of age.

Even at this age the anticipation of the tickle always brings a big smile to our faces.  The big old tickle giggle never disappoints!  That night he asked his Lola (Grandma in Tagalog) to teach him the song.  Moments such as these melt my heart.

“I remember your Lola’s dad singing it to me when I was your age.”  I tell Christian.   Then I reminisce my childhood memories with him.  Which led to questions like “Where is Lola’s dad now? “ and “What does heaven look like?”

All these thoughts, feelings, emotions, analysis, disciplined thinking and attending all from a simple song.  Even at this young age a song can touch our deepest emotion and extend a range of feelings.

From this simple song we share a bond, a sense of community.

Not only does it help emotionally, cognitively but also physically.  As he circles his pointer finger on my palm he is developing his fine motor skills, hand-eye co-ordination and at the same time he is learning patterns in language.

Many people ask me “When is a good time for my child to learn music?”

I always say that even while your child is in the womb and from birth surround yourself and your baby with music.

Hans Christian Andersen sums it all up “Where words fail, music speaks”

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For example – Tap and rock your baby to the steady beat so they learn to internalize it within their bodies.  This will in turn help with the ability to walk, bounce balls, cut with scissors.

Here are some other ways to help integrate music into your child’s life.

  1.          Join a structured musical learning class with your child
  2.          Listen to a variety of quality recorded music at home and while running errands in the car
  3.          Sing familiar songs or make up your own songs while you play or when working around the house.
  4.          Take time to listen to all the interesting sounds in your environment – imitate nature sounds while out for a walk.
  5.          Explore sounds with homemade instruments like pots and pans, spoons, and shakers
  6.          Create family music making opportunities in which everyone plays along. Include all your talents from playing the spoons to folk      instruments to gathering around the piano.
  7.          Dance to music from the radio, television, or any other source you enjoy.
  8.          Use simple props such as scarves, balls and hoops to play movement games.  Add a favourite song.
  9.          Make music part of your child’s bedtime routine or any routine (bathing, cooking, cleaning) – lullabies are particularly
  10.          Soothing and calming and provide a time for parent and child bonding.

The bottom line is music and dance – within a fun, loving and nurturing environment – can bring a life long happiness and warm memories in your child’s life.  What a wonderful start to life!

In the meantime,  Check out Carlo Tapia’s daughter who has been surrounded with music all her life. Carlo Tapia is a professional bassist in Sydney who says that his children are surrounded by people who can either sing, play an instrument or dance.

My favourite part of the clip is the surprised proud look that Carlo has when she hits one note and creates a vocal tone that is obviously beyond her years. What a precious bond between father and daughter.

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APL and the Black Eyed Peas shout out from One Voice

One Voice kids are mainly of Filipino background and live in the Blacktown area. We live in the highest Australian – Filipino community in the whole of Australia.

This is our new generation of young Filipino-Australian kids (with some other kids from other awesome backgrounds)

We feel pretty blessed to grow up here in Australia.  That’s why we call it the lucky country!

You can’t even imagine how proud we are to see APL on our Aussie screens…especially Will. I .am,  whom we automatically claim as our adopted son or Kuya!

The kids and I just wanted to let you know that you all inspire us and we wanted to say thank you by singing a snippet of your songs –

APL song and Bebot!

Sending you big hugs from over the seas!

Love the One Voice Kids & Tina

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One Voice Performing with Confidence – Ramos Workshop

Every now and then you come across people who just give so much of themselves and inspire so many people they come into contact with. Ramos is one of those people.

Armed with props and a huge personality, Ramos gave the One voice kids confidence building ideas.

The message for the day was to share YOU!

One Voice with Ramos and Tina Bangel

One Voice with Ramos and Tina Bangel

It’s something that I love to reinforce with the students I teach…the world does need to hear what you have to say.

Here are Ramos’ top tips on how to build your confidence:

  • Imagine people in the audience that will bring out the confidence in you. Suggestions from students were their Mum, family members, Beyonce and other stars.
  •  Nourish yourself with good food and drink so you can perform and be at your best at all times and look after your health.
  •  Breathing exercises before your performance
  • The use of props to take your performance level higher. To capture the attention of the audience.
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You then become more than just a singer… you become a performer!

In one exercise the kids were asked to draw symbols, words and shapes that represent who they are. This was a powerful exercise.

Fierce, Infinite and love were just some of the words. “Love” stood out for me, 7 year old Marijanna suggested it. It captured what singing was all about for her.  Singing is shared with loved ones and she feels love when she sings.

Another one that stood out was a happy and sad face. It was represented by this symbol :(: Angelica suggested it’s about perspective!

Lorenz mentioned that we have our “bad days and happy days.”  The kids had a blast guessing who’s logo belong to who.

So much creativity and soul searching!

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Ramos! You make this world a better place.

Thank you for sharing your music knowledge with the One Voice kids.

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You can find Ramos on Facebook  and YouTube .

Check out his latest Film clip “I thought I told ya” with former One Voice student Miss Earth winner/model/singer Anne-Maree Bolder

 

Don’t forget to purchase tickets to our mid year concert which falls on the 6th of July, Castle Grand.  Purchase tickets and details click here.

Tell us how you build up your confidence! If you were one of the One Voice students that attended the workshop go ahead and tell Ramos how much you enjoyed it…I’m sure he would love to hear your comments below!

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One Voice can change the world! Your world and Mine! Tina xo

Creative ways to thank your fans

Jennifer Paige is one clever one lady! She was able to fit over 100 fan names in a song. She celebrated 30,000 likes on her facebook fan page and this original song called “30,000 beautiful people” was her gift to her fans.

It was worth the wait to hear her sing “The One Voice school, Tina Bangel and her crew” at 1.38sec. Check it out…

If you missed my interview with Jen a few months back you can catch here: http://tinabangel.com/tag/jennifer-paige/

Fan engagement is the only way to go these days. It’s not only about the likes on a facebook post but it’s all about the interaction and authentic fan engagement.

Another clever artist who is amazing with authentic fan engagement is Jayden Rodrigues and his NeWest group. I have had the pleasure of performing with Jayden during our Cabaret shows- Eye of the Tiger and Manila by Night.

Their clip has had over 11 million views and Jason Derulo has even retweeted their clip.

‘Talk Dirty’ Routine hits over 11 Million views.


How cute are their fans! They even having fans of the week and fans posting up their own versions of Jayden’s choreography, many from the Philippines.

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So what does this mean? So many likes and views? It means that as an artist you are SEEN and hopefully people will start trusting you. If you are creating videos, posts on facebook, tweets etc keep at it.  If someone likes it or comments,  reply back and engage with your fans. Take care of your fans and you will see your fan base grow.

This is part of Music Business! Check out my interview with Multi award winning singer/songwriter Mr. David Pomeranz.  He shares valuable Music Business tips.

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If you liked this post like it, share it and tell us how you engage with your fans …you can even share a link to your clip!

Musically yours

Tina xo

 

 

The One Voice of Mr. David Pomeranz

I’m so thrilled to have Mr. David Pomeranz as my guest on my first ever Vlog! What a perfect first guest to have! David Pomeranz is one of the most successful and prolific songwriters and performing artists on the scene today. His songs and recordings have sold over 40 million copies worldwide, earning him a total of 18 Gold and 22 Platinum records, and his live concerts have delighted and inspired millions all over the world.

David Pomeranz and Tina Bangel. Editing the clip down to less than 15mins was so hard because David was so entertaining!

David Pomeranz and Tina Bangel. Editing the clip down to less than 15mins was so hard because David was so entertaining!

I love David’s generous nature, kindness and wisdom.  His beautiful nature is so contagious and inspiring.

I had the honour of singing with David during his Sydney concert back in 2012, thanks to Carol Manoloto of Oz-Pinoy Entertainment (who believes highly on giving kids a great head start with music by giving them amazing performance opportunities).

It was such an honour to sing  “If you walked away ” with him. A song he originally sung with Filipino megastar Sharon Cuneta .

The first time I met David he made me feel so comfortable and at ease. A few of my One Voice senior students I taught were also part of the support act. The way he called us on to the stage was unforgettable.  He made us all feel like we belonged on that stage! Like we owned it.

David Pomeranz and Tina Bangel with Support artists and Senior One Voice students.

David Pomeranz and Tina Bangel with Support artists and Senior One Voice students.

That is what a true star is!  A true leader, who naturally brings out the best in people.

I’m so blessed to call him a mentor and friend and I can’t wait to one day sing with him again.

David Pomeranz and Tina Bangel

David Pomeranz and Tina Bangel

Enjoy watching this amazing man.

PART 1

  1. Secrets to be successful in the music industry.
  2. Early childhood musical memories with his family.
  3. Music Business
  4. Songwriting and how to get your music out there
  5. Dealing setbacks

PART 2

  1. 5 tips to make it in the industry
  2. Typical day of David Pomeranz
  3. Plans for 2014 and the future
  4. Performs the theme song to “Perfect Strangers”

You can follow David Pomeranz on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/David-Pomeranz

Or visit his website http://www.davidpomeranz.com

Here is the link to what David was referring to in the first clip.

24 Qualities That Geniuses Have in Common

If you were inspired by David please tell us your thoughts.  Maybe you are a budding songwriter and performer.  What steps will you take towards your dreams?

Comment, like and share this.

Sing it out!

Tina xo

 

Is it a Happy Mother’s Day?

It’s the day where we celebrate our mums and females who have cared for us.  I’m so happy to see the happy photos of families with their mums and beautiful greetings on Facebook. For some today may not be so happy.  Being a mum is beautiful but it can have it’s challenges. No book, class or person really prepares you for this job!

I was one of those people who used to think “oh I’m never going to put my child on a ‘leash’! ” until I had a very active little boy.

I used to say, “oh I’m going to have a natural birth and it will be all fine” I was induced and had an emergency C section.

I used to think “breast feeding us going to be a breeze!” and I spent weeks in tears because it just wasn’t working.

Judging people! Yes, that’s what I found myself doing…we all do it….

It’s a working progress. I often catch myself in that “don’t judge mode.”  It may be because I am now a mum and also a Kindermusik educator who meet families each week.  Families with newborn babies to families with teenagers.

Last year, I bumped into an old Kindermusik parent.  She had told me the very sad news of another Kindermusik mum passing away unexpectedly.  Both mums became close and had been coming to my Kindermusik classes since their kids were 6 months old until it was time for them to go to BIG school.  This just broke my heart, she left behind 3 little girls and a loving husband.  Each week they would come to class so happy and excited.  That’s how I remember this beautiful and amazing mum.

Next time you see a mum who is having a hard time, give a smile or supportive comment.

If you are the mum struggling that day you don’t need to always be a Superwoman.  It’s ok to ask for help.

Even if you see the “all together” or “happy go lucky” mum ask them if they are ok. They may be hiding some pain behind their smile.

I have spent the day contemplating on whether or not I should share this song with you, I was scared that I was going to be judged on the quality of the song, then I thought that it may bring comfort to a mum or a child out there.

Well, that is my intention – to bring comfort.

This song is called “Tomorrow, it’ll be a better day.” It’s Christian’s favourite song…it’s my lullaby for him…MY WHITE FLAG during our battles.

This is dedicated to Rosemary and her beautiful girls and husband.

I would love to thank Van Sereno for helping me bring my thoughts to life and Byron Mark for helping me record this song.

We all have good days and bad days. Then there are those days when something isn’t quite right, you’ve got something on your mind, or things just seem too much. Whatever it may be, sharing the load with someone else can really help. Call Beyond Blue – Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1300 22 4636.

Remember you are someone’s reason to smile.  It IS a happy mothers day!

This is my little gift for you! If you would like a free copy of this song just fill out your details below.

Download Tomorrow, it'll be a better day!

I would love to hear your thoughts, leave a comment, like and share this song and post.

Tina xo

Lionel Cole on The Voice Australia

Be sure to watch Lionel Cole on The Voice tonight at 6.30pm channel 9 tonight Sunday 4th of May. I had the pleasure to co-write a song called Be heard with Lionel Cole and Louie Ocampo.  What amazing experience! We are now in the process of recording songs that I co-wrote with my talented friend  Van Sereno.

I can’t thank Lionel enough for all the encouragement and guidance during the recording. This experience has been a major game changer for me.

This is what life is all about.  Making dreams happen. Creating the life you deserve because you only live once!

More photos and Lionel’s interview to come a little later…so keep your eye out for it!  Sign up for my mailing list here: www.tinabangel.com

If you want the confidence to make your/or your child’s singing dreams come true would love to hear from you.

Get your free PDF on Top 10 tips to Cultivate the professional singer in you by visiting www.tinabangel.com.

 

One Voice student Clarissa Bock, Lionel Cole, Tina Bangel

One Voice student Clarissa Bock one of the backing vocalists for Be Heard, Lionel Cole, Tina Bangel

 
Recording Be Heard

Recording Be Heard

 

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Sushi break

 

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Recording with Van Sereno

 

Lionel Cole, Alex, Tina & Van

Lionel , Alex, Tina & Van

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

107 age appropriate songs for kids to sing

So here are 107 songs that are age appropriate for kids to sing. I have categorised them but remember they can be changed to make it your own.

Don’t limit yourself…just because the original sounds a certain way doesn’t mean you have to disregard the song.

Be creative and change it to suit YOU! Maybe you have to change the key or the feel of the song. Here are some examples of what you can do:

  •  Girls can sing boys songs and boys can sing girls songs just change some lyrics if need be
  •  Make a fast song slow
  •  Make a slow song fast
  •  Change the feel of the song e.g Pop song have an RnB feel or an old song more modern
  •  Make a solo song a group song or as a duet
  •  Mash up song songs!
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I haven’t listed any adult songs or adult themed songs however please don’t limit yourself to singing songs even if they have adult words in them – perhaps ask a parent to help you change the lyrics of the song so that you can eliminate the inappropriate words. For example part of the Price Tag song you can change the word Video hoe to Video Girl.

These are just some ideas, if you have any other song ideas or arrangement ideas for our readers please comment below. We would love to hear from you!

FAST

1. Little Mix – Wings

2. Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson Five

3. Reach – S Club 7

4. Roar – Katy Perry

5. Titanium – Sia

6. Alive – Dami Im

7. Walking On Sunshine – KC and the Sunshine band

8. Mamma Knows Best – Jessie J

9. Dynamite – Taio Cruz

10. Dancing In The Street – Martha & the Vandella

11. Celebration – Kool & the gang

12. Mickey – Toni Basil

13. Don’t worry be Happy – Guy Sebastian

14. Fireworks – Katy Perry

15. Waka Waka – Shakira

16. I gotta feeling – Black eyed peas

17. Stereo Hearts – Gym class heros

18. Counting Stars – One Republic

19. I wanna dance with somebody – Whitney Houston

SLOW

20. Clowns – Emeli Sande

21. Ben – Michael_Jackson

22. The Climb Miley Cyrus

23. You Raise Me Up Josh Groban

24. The Prayer – Andrea Bocelli /Celine Dion

25. I Turn To You – Christina Aguilera

26. Time After Time – Cindy Lauper

27. All of Me – John Legend

28. Waterfalls – TLC

29. With or without you – U2 (Kina Grannis version)

30. Royals – Lorde (pentatonix version)

31. Get Along – Guy Sebastian

32. Stand up for Love – Destiny’s child

33. Hero – Mariah Carey

34. Borrow My Heart – Taylor Henderson

35. Halo – Beyonce

36. When You Were Mine – Taylor Henderson

37. Dance with my father – Luther Vandross

38. A thousand years – Christina Perri

39. Read all about it – Emeli Sande

40. Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion

MEDIUM

41. This girl is on Fire – Alicia Keys

42. Empire State of Mind (Pt. II) – Alicia Keys

43. Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars

44. Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae

45. Brave – Josh Groban

46. Price Tag – Jessie J

47. Flyflies – Owl City

48. Love the One Your With- Luther Vandross

49. Crush – Jennifer Paige

50. Burn – Ellie Golding

51. Impossible – James Arthur

52. Clarity – Zedd

53. Put a little love in your heart – Annie Lennox & Al Green

54. Gotta Be – Gabrielle

55. Waterfalls – TLC

56. Mirrors – Justin Timberlake

57. As long as you love me – Justin Bieber

58. I want you back – Cher Lloyd

59. One Love – Bob Marley

60. Got to get you into my life – Earth, Wind and Fire

61. Never be the same – Jessica Mauboy

62. Call me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

63. Pyramid (feat. Iyaz) – Charice

64. Pompeii – Bastille

65. Flashdance. . . What A Feeling – Irene Cara

66. You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift

ACOUSTIC

67. Dear Mr. President – Pink

68. Valentine – Kina Grannis

69. Fly Away – Chantelle Barry

70. Beautiful – Abby Asistio

 INSPIRATIONAL

71. That’s What Friends Are For – Stevie Wonder

72. Brave – Sara Bareilles

73. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye

74. People Get Ready – Human Nature

75. Earth Song – Michael Jackson

76. Note to God – Charice

77. In this song – Charice

78. Just Do You – India Arie

79. Superwoman – Alicia Keys

80. One Voice – Tina Bangel

81. Be heard – Tina Bangel

82. Heal the world – Michael Jackson

83. I believe – Fantastsia

 GOLDEN OLDIE

84. Stand By Me – Ben E. King

85. Imagine –John Lennon

86. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

87. Smile – Charlie Chaplin (Glee Version)

88. Route 66 – Natalie Cole

89. You are so beautiful – Billy Joel (Judith Hill version)

90. Summertime – Leonia Lewis

DISNEY

91. Do you want to build a snowman – Frozen

92. Tomorrow-Annie

93. Reflection – Mulan

94. Part of Your World – Little Mermaid

95. Journey to the Past – Anastasia

96. Circle of life – Lion King

97. Rise – Mclean Sisters

98. Let it go – Frozen

99. Gift of a friend – Demi Lovato

100. When you believe – Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey

101. A dream is a wish your heart makes – Cinderella

102. Beauty and the beast – Beauty and the beast

103. It’s a small world – Disney

MOVIES

104. Happy – Pharrell Williams

105. Pure Imagination – Glee Cast

106. Pay attention – Sister Act

107. Best years of our lives – Baha men

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Kindermusik Term 2 Topics

Our new Kindermusik topics will be so much fun! I hope you can join myself and some of the other amazing Kindermusik families for our new term.

We will start our new program the week of the 28th of April, 2014.  The term runs for 8 weeks and is $145.00 for the term.

You will receive 8 weeks of 45mins sessions and Online materials that are so valuable for extending the musical benefits at home.

 

Baby Music Classes: For Newborns, Infants & Babies

Cuddle and Bounce (Newborns-18mths)

Boosts baby’s brain and your bond!

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Castle Hill 12.00pm Thursdays

Rouse Hill 10.45am Wednesdays

ENROL NOW!  Just fill up the form and I will send you an invoice.

 

Toddler Music Classes

Wiggle & Grow (18mths-3yrs)

Encourages Creativity and Confidence 

HOW DO YOU FEEL

Castle Hill 10.00am Mondays or Thursdays

Rouse Hill 10.00am Wednesdays

ENROL NOW!  Just fill up the form and I will send you an invoice.

Preschool kids Music Classes

Laugh & Learn (3-5yrs)

Inspires imagination and musical curiosity!

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Castle Hill 11.00am  Thursdays

ENROL NOW! Just fill up the form and I will send you an invoice.

 

 

One Voice selfies with Charice

After months of preparation, rehearsing, memorising and creating tomorrow is the big day!

Today the One Voice kids and myself had the honour to finally meet Charice, Alyssa Quijano and musical director Troy Laureta. 

We won’t really get to chat much to them as much as we would love to…but hidden behind the passing giggles, iPhone selfies, star-struck smiles and stares we cannot thank them enough for touching our lives.

Rehearsal with Charice

Rehearsal with Charice and One Voice

Music is so powerful that it bridges countries and generations together.  It brings happiness and purpose to many lives and for that we should all be forever grateful!

Charice together with the undeniable power of her voice and her courage to be herself has brought so much joy to the Filipino community and has inspired people to sing!

Charice with Tina Bangel

Charice with Tina Bangel

My goodness…It inspired me to co-write a song! Something that I have been dreaming about for years and never got around to it…excuses after another! But finally the kids and I will be singing Be Heard. A song I co-wrote with Louie Ocampo and Lionel Cole. What an experience! Thank you to our sponsors Diaz Foundation, Help After Haiyan/Australian Filipina and Pinoy Home Loans.

Thank you so much to Cheers entertainment, Jasper, Karen, Mylene and their families for giving us the opportunity to share the stage with Charice. We are so excited to be part of this production headed Francis Balagtas. To our fellow support acts and their families, Blackout, Chelsea, Bernadette, Jinky, Dani, Allyssa, Mikee and Leilani thank you for making the rehearsals so much fun!

Sydney Support acts with Charice.

Sydney Support acts with Charice.

So proud of amazing One Voice kids and their families for their continued support.  I can’t wait to watch you all shine and share your gifts Alyssa ,Ally B, Chloe, Isabella, Caitlin, Jade, Jarrod, Jared, Chelsea, Angelo, Erica, Joy, Giuliana, Olivia, Kiahna, Adrianna, Ally, Abbey, Clarissa and Jessica!

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One Voice

If you learn anything from this experience I hope you take away our motto – One Voice CAN change the world!

From the word’s of my mentor Marie Forleo – The world needs that special something that only you have! I hope you live your lives full of beautiful discovery and learning.  Be yourself and be true!  There is only one you!

One Voice can change the world

One Voice can change the world

If you are hanging around for the concert there will be fliers on the  tables with details on how to enter our One Voice competition.  You can be in the running to win The secrets to singing high notes with ease e-Course. You can also enter HERE. Once you enter please confirm your email so we know you are a real person. Good Luck!

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