Meryl Danziger, Founder of music house
Meryl Danziger, AKA “The Music Genie,” is the Founder and Director of Music House. Meryl’s twenty-five year career has reached into every corner of music from performance to education to writing. A published author, Meryl’s book Sing It! A Biography of Pete Seeger (2016, Seven Stories Press) is the first bio of Pete for young readers. A published songwriter, Meryl’s original songs, stories and plays are regularly performed by children of all ages. Her articles on education and music education have appeared in NEA Today as well as in Homeschooling journals nationwide. Meryl’s Music House approach has been the subject of two documentaries and her book, Music House: Redefining Music Learning, will be available shortly. Formerly Chairman of the Music Department at the Little Red School House in NYC, Meryl now devotes her time to Music House through speaking engagements, writing articles and blogs, and helping children and adults discover and nurture their “Inner Musician.”
MUSIC HouSe: redefining music learning
Music House is a highly individualized, holistic alternative to traditional music lessons. This one of a kind approach is based on the belief that every one of us has some type and degree of musical inclination, that musical inclination can take different forms, and that there are many ways to connect to music making. By broadening the definition of music learning to include a variety of musical activities and experiences, Music House advocates for the right of every individual to discover and nurture her own “Inner Musician,” and to forge lifelong, personal musical connections.
The Music House approach is based on the following principles:
- All of us are born with some type and degree of musical potential.
- Everyone is inclined to be musical in a different way.
- There are many forms that musical involvement can take.
When the individual has the opportunity to explore a variety of musical stimuli at her own pace, in her own way and in keeping with her own interest and readiness, her musical inclinations will be revealed.
1-on-1 private lessons for adults and children who wish to learn music or an instrument through a process driven approach.
workshops & book talks
Meryl is always actively writing about music learning, and would love to come to your school or educational organizations to present her work, or her biography on Pete Seeger for young readers.
music education Consulting
Available for teachers in the music industry as well as education organizations that wish to improve their individualized music programs.