Our Programs

(what we do in schools and other settings)

Teach with us!

(become a music specialist)

Upcoming Community Music Events!
    • FOR ADULTS: Thursday 10/25, 6:30-8:30pm, San Mateo 4Cs — Matt presents "Inspiring Music", a free music education workshop.
    • Wednesday 11/14, 10:30 AM, Los Gatos Library — Matt presents "The Nutcracker" (ages 2-6), a free family music & movement event.
    • Saturday 12/1, 1:00PM, Dublin Library — Matt presents "The Nutcracker" (ages 2-6), a free family music & movement event.

    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.