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OrKidstra Makes Its Music Education Videos Free for a Limited Time

To help parents and keep kids engaged with the fun of music, for a limited time, Ottawa-based charity OrKidstra is sharing free access to its popular KiddlyWinks videos. The organization says it hopes that the engaging, high-quality music education videos will empower kids and build community through music at home. From home, elementary-aged kids can sing, play, move, and learn.

OrKidstra’s KiddlyWinks is a fun-filled, value-based music education program for elementary school-age children. For a limited time, families and kids across the world can freely discover these fun, professionally-filmed videos available now on OrKidstra’s website orkidstra.ca. KiddlyWinks Director Ms. Venessa Lachance is the guide as kids journey into the wonderful world of music. Just click on video for the song you want to learn and have fun.

LINK: orkidstra.ca/programs/kiddlywinks-intro/

OrKidstra’s CEO & Artistic Director Tina Fedeski, MSM, wants more families to have the tools they need to help their kids engage with music during these difficult times. “Now, more than ever, we want to continue building our community through music,” she says. “Originally created for OrKidstra’s in-school students, these joyful, easy-to-use videos will help kids actively engage with music at home. KiddlyWinks is designed for elementary-school age children, but the whole family can enjoy these fun and interactive videos! Music education has so many amazing benefits for young people including building creativity and attention as well as strengthening memory and literacy skills. Please share these wonderful online videos with your family and friends to help build the KiddlyWinks community!”

OrKidstra is a charitable social development program for children aged 5 to 18 living in under-served areas of Ottawa, Canada. The organization’s mission is to empower kids and build community through the universal language of music. Inspired by El Sistema, OrKidstra carries out its mission by providing over 800 children, from 62 cultural and linguistic backgrounds, with free group and individual music lessons and the chance to learn important life skills like respect, compassion, teamwork and responsibility through playing and singing together. Learn more by visiting orkidstra.ca.

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Musician. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.
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