Alvin Law, a Canadian from Yorkton, SK, was born with no arms. He's a musician, radio host, and motivational speaker. He is an inspiration and encourages us to know that we can do anything despite challenges or difficulties.
Yes, I can! Alvin Law, a superhuman, drummed his way into this song "We are the Superhumans" produced for the 2016 Rio Paraolympics. An inspiration to all to press forward and celebrate our strengths (and challenges!). A great reminder that someone else's normal is beautiful and celebrating the human spirit together!
Are you having a hard day!? Just sing!
How creative is this? Using classroom instruments and body percussion to create a band. Lots of patterning and a super amazing steady beat. Hello!?
What are you passionate about? See how these 2 celloists share their passion for music and classics - with a twist!
The height of creativity. One string and an amazing piece of work. We don't always need the latest gadgets. What can you do with something so simple?
An impressive use of sound, color, movement and teamwork. It's Bach's Prelude No. 1 on the Boomwhackers.
The Sid Shuffle - For some fun breaks!
Awesome String Quartet. What makes them awesome? Why is this an example of excellent musicianship but also very entertaining?
Beating boxing on the flute? Who knew! Here is Greg Patillo with his version of Inspector Gadget.
Greg Patillo beating boxing on the flute to Super Mario theme song.
Britain's Got Talent show, showcasing 13 year old singing one for our favorites, "Danny Boy"
Greyson Chance "Waiting Outside the Lines." The message is powerful. Be a risk-taker and you'll never know how far you'll go.
Canadian Country Singers "Standing Strong & True." Reminds us of the unity of song but also remembering those gone before us that made a way that we could have freedom today. What feelings does watching this provoke in you and why?
Camille St. Saens-Carnival of the Animals
Introduction & Lion
Stop being boring! We all need a little encouragement every now and then. Kid President, knowing this, has put together a video you can play each morning as you wake up or to share with your friend who needs a kick in the right direction. Take a moment and spread some encouragement. "It's everybody's duty to give the world a reason to dance."
20 Things We Should Say More Often. Oh yah!
There have been a lot of songs written about space, but how many songs have actually been written and recorded in space? Watch the video above as astronaut Chris Hadfield, from aboard the International Space Station, performs "I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing)" with Ed Robertson, the rest of the Barenaked Ladies and the Wexford Gleeks from Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts, who were all at the CBC studios in Toronto. The song, which was written by Hadfield and Robertson in partnership with Music Monday, CBC Music and the Canadian Space Agency, explores what it's like to look down on the Earth from outer space. It was the official song for the 2013-2014 edition of Music Monday.
Evard Grieg "In the Hall of the Mountain King." This song paints an interesting picture. What do you imagine is happening in this song?
Parody of Joan Jhett's song "I Love Reading Books." A classic song mixed with one of our favorite topics - reading!
Clifford Crawley "Trolls" sung by Ari. An excellent example of using facial expression to tell the story.
This song was sung at the end of the school year as a farewell.
"Wherever I Go"
The Canadian folk song "She's Like The Swallow" is a rich haunting piece about unhappy love. This song is often sung by choirs. Here is Cara Dillon's version.
North Point iBand - Christmas songs. An crazy way to play music. Technology uses.
Will.i.am sings "What I Am" as part of Sesame Street's 41st season.
Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale, using audience participation, at the event "Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus".
Boomwhacker Ensemble - "Call Me Maybe"
A collection of Arabian musical instruments and the beautiful sounds they make.
The world generates about a billion tons of garbage a year. Those who live with it and from it are the poor – like the people of Cateura, Paraguay. And here they are transforming it into beauty. Landfill Harmonic follows the Orchestra as it takes its inspiring spectacle of trash-into-music around the world. Follow the lives of a garbage picker, a music teacher and a group of children from a Paraguayan slum that out of necessity started creating instruments entirely out of garbage. Landfill Harmonic is a beautiful story about the transformative power of music, which also highlights two vital issues of our times: poverty and waste pollution. See http://www.landfillharmonicmovie.com/ for more information.
Henry’s remarkable re-awakening is not unique. In hundreds of carehomes throughout the U.S. and Canada, thousands of residents struggling from dementia and other chronic cognitive and physical impairments reconnect with family, friends and caregivers through a personalized Ipod music program. See musicandmemory.org for information.