This year I’m homeschooling my daughter. With the onset of COVID-19, the upheaval of our lives created the opportunity to be at home more with my daughter. With my background in music education, it’s a no brainer that I am her piano teacher. But there were other seeds in addition to musical ones that I want to plant.
My personal mission is to learn more about the land we live on. Furthermore I’d like to harmonize my life with it, too. So my daughter and I together are on a journey as part of her homeschool education to do just this. We call this component of homeschool our “Nature School.”
As you might guess, most of it is outdoors. We take walks in the woods and prairies of Northern Illinois. We take monthly camping trips. Noelle has gotten really good at making fires!
Here are the some of resources we are using in our adventures:
I am delighted to share with you my first original Christmas song: “Play Your Part” The song is written by yours truly and is about a Nativity Play. Produced by Stephen Pilat. Performed by Louise Kelly, Stephen Pilat and Jae Cross Bouzek. Here’s a little preview of the song! Find it on all streaming services: … More Christmas Song Release Friday, Dec. 11th “Play Your Part”
“Play Your Part” is a brand new Christmas Carol by yours truly coming your way early December 2020. Produced by Stephen Pilat, inspired by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church’s Nativity Play 2019. Twinkle twinkle star suitShine your delightThe stage your skyThis holy night… Thank you St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church for featuring my song in this video … More New Christmas Song soon to be released: Play Your Part!
Watch the Two Gardens Album Release Show! T H I S S H O W was released on August 7, 2020 in honor of Louise Kelly’s album release: Two Gardens. Set in a backyard among the prairie plants in Downers Grove, Illinois. Filmed by Jack Murray. P E R F O R M E R … More Two Gardens Album Release Show
My album, Two Gardens, was released August, 2020. Here’s a little bit about it, written by Gwen Schulte: Hope, longing, and loneliness seed Two Gardens’ eight verdant, soulful tracks. This album affirms the effortless link between our natural world and our natural connections with the ones we love, lending meaning and melody to the intertwined … More Two Gardens
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