The Ultimate Blog Party Introduction

Let me introduce myself!   My name is Maria.  I am currently living and teaching in New Mexico!
This is my second year participating in the ultimate blog party! This party has more significance for me because this is around the time last year I had decided to start a blog and work more on it. 
I love connecting with other bloggers, this is such a great opportunity to learn about each other and connect with each other! 

I started blogging about an year ago! When not writing my thoughts down, I am quite involved in teaching. I maintain a Suzuki violin studio, where I work with children and their parents. I coordinate a program at the University of New Mexico helping younger teachers.  I am also the orchestra director at a public school, where I teach in a mixed socio-economic setting. I am passionate about my work. I spend a lot of time thinking about children and how to better help them.

The purpose of this blog is to provide parents with ideas and advice. Many of the articles are about music education in particular. However, many of them are about developing character, discipline, and work consistency. The ideas can be easily transferred to any area of children's lives. I am always willing to give parents advice and share experience. Common themes in the articles are engaging children, learning through games, positive discipline, engaging students to increase enthusiasm. I also have a page where you can ask a question if you have a concern with school, music instruction, or simply want to share and need a second opinion.

I absolutely love what I do! After preparing for over 20 different lessons a week, I feel it is necessary to write down my ideas and what has worked for me and my students. And blogging is a much more enjoyable way of doing it!

It is my sincere hope to help parents both in their journey through music lessons and with parenting in general! It is my belief that teaching is about making a connection. I hope that I can make a connection with many of you! I believe in educating the whole child! I think that any subject can lead to students empowerment with the right instruction! I work with parents to help the child achieve their best!

That having said, let me take you through the my blog and the different blog topics you may find.

I write a lot about parent-teacher communication. These relationships could be difficult and they are always very emotional. I believe that I can help parents and younger teachers have an easier time with these.

I am hosting the Kid Lit Blog party every first Wednesday of each month. I would love for you to stop by, take a look and link up your wonderful posts!

Cooking is alwasy been my passion! Why on this blog? A lot of my friends have been asking me for my recies. At the same time I have been wanting to create more of a family-oriented site with different topics. So..check out and try one of the recipes! Tell me what you think!

When educating a child, we can all use extra advice. This blog provides many tips on educating, disciplining, and guiding children to a positive behavior. This is one of the posts on this topic!

Besides specific posts about music and practicing, I also have posts that guide parents into exploring music with their children, books appropriate for younger students, musical activities that aid all learning.

Did you stop by today? Then please say hello!!!

Do you have a scpecific feedabck or advice about ths blog? Please do not hesittate to share it in the comments~


Hi! Thanks for coming over to my blog. I'm glad I found another teacher blogging about education ideas. My seven year old currently takes piano lessons and everything you mentioned - learning applicable skills for other parts of life - is absolutely true.

April 4, 2014 at 12:14 PM comment-delete

I am so excited about your blog! I love all music, teaching and parenting so this just may be a match made in heaven. :) Stopping by from UBP 2014.

April 4, 2014 at 12:24 PM comment-delete

New fan from UBP14~ I totally agree about Parent Teacher relationship is important. I've been very blessed with this so far with my kids teachers. Two of my BFF's were my kids teachers. It's all about respect. I had a friend last night call me in tears because a parent went off on her- she just started teaching. Music is also fluent in our house- son play the trombone and daughter plays violin. Will be checking out more of your blog.

April 4, 2014 at 1:55 PM comment-delete

Hi wonderful ladies! Thank you for coming over and for the sweet words! I am hopping over to explore more of your posts!

April 4, 2014 at 2:56 PM comment-delete

Hi Maria,
Great to meet you via UBP14. Your passion for music education shines through in your website.
Have a great week-end meeting other bloggers.

April 4, 2014 at 3:49 PM comment-delete

Hi Maria, I found you through the UBP. This is my first year and I'm enjoying it a lot! I live in West Texas (oh the dryness of it all... ) and wish I lived closer- I would love to learn violin and for my daughters too as well. I'm so glad to have found your blog!

April 5, 2014 at 7:11 AM comment-delete

I would love to help with your daughter's learning the violin

April 5, 2014 at 7:56 AM comment-delete

So nice to meet you!
Having a blast checking out your wonderful posts!

Can't wait to follow your blog through Twitter! You can find me @OneMommy1

April 5, 2014 at 1:44 PM comment-delete

Hi! I'm stopping by from UBP. I especially like you Kid Lit Blog Hop, recipes, and your music teacher ideas. I am a homeschool mom and teach a music class (that I created) to K-3rd graders at our local homeschool co-op. I have taught it for over 6 years and have started to add the lessons in a series to my blog about homeschooling, Asperger's, Parkinson's, gluten free, road trips, etc. Please stop by when you get a chance at: Thanks!

April 5, 2014 at 11:54 PM comment-delete

Stephanie, Oh, I would love to check out your music class posts and ideas. Hopping over to your site in a minute!

April 6, 2014 at 8:33 AM comment-delete

Hi Stephanie! So glad to have found you at UBP14! I love that you include teaching tips for engaging kids and handling positive discipline. I'm going to read more and get some ideas for my after-school classes. Looking forward to reading more of your posts! Feel free to stop by my blog when you get a chance (

April 8, 2014 at 7:13 AM comment-delete

HelloMaria - I'm here on the mammoth blog hop that is the UBP and it's so lovely to meet you. I'm just going to hang here for a while and explore your posts if that's ok as my feet are tired from all of the hopping!

April 8, 2014 at 11:55 AM comment-delete

So very nice to meet you through UBP14! My hubby is a public school strings teacher here in the outskirts of Rochester, NY and my 7 year old son is taking Suzuki violin at a studio nearby. I'm eager to read more into your blog! I love that you are sharing how music helps in so many areas of education....

April 8, 2014 at 6:00 PM comment-delete

Tricia and Clare, thank you so much for stopping by! I am off to explore your sites now!

April 8, 2014 at 7:11 PM comment-delete

Hello Maria! – so nice to meet you at UBP14. We look forward to following your blog. Follow us on Pinterest for Recipes, Food & romance!

April 9, 2014 at 6:43 PM comment-delete

I have to remember the Kid Lit Blog Hop. I am visiting you through #UBP14. thank you for visiting my blog, A Learning Journey. It is nice to meet you!

April 12, 2014 at 9:51 AM comment-delete

UBP14 participant played with all your social media icons and liked, followed, joined and posted all that was available to me. Thanks for sharing some of your wonderful advice and ideas. I particularly inspired by teaching with crafts. Since Its not possible to have children, I still believe in education and give my hats off to you for doing a great job.

April 12, 2014 at 10:49 PM comment-delete

I love that your blog is a catch-all of the many things that are important to you and that you inspire children every day with the gift of music :) what a wonderful thing! On my way to check out some of your recipes. Hope you enjoy your SITS day!!!

April 22, 2014 at 8:43 AM comment-delete

Thanks a lot for this post.Hi everybody,,,I'm a student & my hobby is playing Violin.Last week i've bought a Violin from a Canadian site:

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