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Upcoming Community Music Events!
  • For educators: Mon June 26, 6:30PM, Downtown Scholars CDC — Matt presents a 45-minute workshop on techniques for leading songs: "Discover Your Inner Musician".
  • 6/28, 6/29, and 6/30, 10:30 AM, Los Gatos Library — Matt and Rius present three FREE family music & movement events, "Full-Body Music". Ages 0-5.

What is this site?

How to use this site:

Who's running the show?

Meet Matt Fernald!

Diane Dahlin!

And, Rius Chua!

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:
  - Information for Schools, with information about our music classes.
  - Class Materials, with recommendations for books, instruments, recordings, and more.
  - Music @ Home, with external links to podcasts, online music channels, and websites filled with children's songs and rhymes.
  - Curriculum Goals, with detailed descriptions of our curriculum at all preschool ages.
  - Vocabulary, with an 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.