Our Programs

(what we do in schools and other settings)

Teach with us!

(become a music specialist)

Upcoming Community Music Events!
  • Wednesday 3/28, 10:15 and 11:00 AM, Los Altos Library — Matt presents "Full-Body Toddler Music" (ages 0-4) and "Carnival of the Animals" (ages 2-6), free back-to-back family music & movement events.

What is this site?

How to use this site:

Who's running the show?

Meet Matt Fernald!

Diane Dahlin!

Gaby Castro!

Victoria Garcia!

and, Karianne Burns!

May you and your children enjoy the wonders of music and all it touches!

This site is:
 A free, ever-growing musical resource for children and their caregivers;
 A home for Golden Acorn Music's services

  - Songs & Lyrics contains hundreds of songs for children,
complete with lyrics, motions, video/audio, and chords.
  Lesson Plans contains plans for each of Golden Acorn
Music's partner schools.

Under Resources, you will find:
  - Programs for Schools — information about
our music classes.
  - Curriculum Goals — detailed descriptions of our
curriculum for ages 0-5.
  - Materials from Class — recommendations and
downloads (books, instruments, recordings, and more!)
  - Music @ Home — links to external resources (podcasts,
online music channels, children's music websites...)
  - Vocabulary — organized list of fundamental
musical vocabulary and definitions.

Every week, we divide our time between several Bay Area preschools so that children can have a regular time for music that is engaging and instructive. Our focus is mainly on singing and rhythm, with additional emphasis on instrumental prowess, movement, and vocabulary.