NEW: Made product cards
Worked very hard on the lullaby book, so forgot to blog.
NEW: From 28 Oct. we can send off our beautiful books!
NEW: A monster of the Lullaby book arrived this week!
NEW: products page 2022 Nov 17: https://musicalcoddle.jouwweb.nl/products
2022, Sep 7: cover lullaby book ORDER
Yesterday I designed and created the cover for my music book with Lullabies. How do you feel about it?
You can sing each song in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, and of course there are songs from other countries in my book in Zulu, Icelandic, Hungarian, Chinese and Russian.
music is relaxing, trains your brains, caresses your soul, embraces your heart, more endorphins in your body makes you feel better, when you feel better, you make healthier decisions. Each decision that you make (conscioussly or not) will affect the rest of your life. And all this as warming up for my new music book...
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2022, Aug 26: 2nd Mini Harp Concert in foodcafé & foodstore Odin, Velp. Last week there was a 9 month old child that almost turned his head off to see where the music came from. He was so interested! Today there was a 4 month old baby, who gazed with big eyes to where the sound came from... the parents requested a lullaby nearby, and that request has been granted! A lady asked me to send information about my lessons on several instruments to children, since she is a teacher at a Steiner School nearby. Interesting development. She took the picture, so her radiant appearance is not in there.
2022, Aug 29: found my diploma's... after a long search at the attic. Yay.
2022, Aug 29: plans for music lessons to children... what will come of that? Making music is very important, each child should at least try it. We are working on that.
2022, Aug 28: wrote a 3 minute meditation to get back into contact with yourSelf... and recorded a video! Enjoyed doing that. Here are some of the reactions... * wow, so super cute and well done! * really something for me, short but sweet, pleasant voice to listen to * nice meditation, thank you * appeals to me very much, you have a nice voice for it * I have done your meditation, thank you (-:
* listened this morning and fell asleep again, so very relaxing, you have a pleasant voice to listen to, you do that beautifully * Nicely made, well done, the importance of breath and rest resonates and is confirmed. * Thank you, what a nice meditation * nice, thank you * Soothing meditation. So nice that it's not that long. Thank you.
2022, Aug 27+28: contact with former collegues... amazing to have found collegues from decades ago. Feels like yesterday... warmth, humour, recognition. What a joy!
Musical Coddle music in the video:
how to play harp within 60 mins. Ask for your lesson.
2022, Aug 26: 2nd Mini Harp Concert in foodcafé & foodstore Odin, Velp
COMPLETELY☼RADIANT for your healing adventure, just be yourSelf. Liberation from trauma / addiction, Help with adhd/ hg/ hiq/ hsp/ dips/ loneliness, lifestyle coaching, health consultations. 25 yrs of experience. Worldwide online or in La Cappella.
MUSICAL CODDLE: listening to or making music => soul caress, heart massage, brain gymnastics, motor skill refinement, more understanding and empathy, sleeping better, pampering your inner child. 35 years of experience. Worldwide online or in La Cappella.
2022, Aug 17: found a Specialist in Taxes who likes to answer my questions and help me to get everything organised the right way. Wonderful.
2022, Aug 17: found a Native Speaker French who likes to check out French lyrics or French translations made by Klankstreling/ Musical Coddle possibly for necessary language corrections. Wonderful.
2022, Aug 17:
#Klankstreling #mini #harp #concert
in the Foodcafé of nature food store #ODIN in #Velp. That was very well received. My little harp was with me... what a surprised response about the beautiful sound. It almost looks like a toy but is very real.
I'm writing a method with which one will be really able to play harp within an hour, with correct finger positions and posture and all. You learn tuning and fingerexercises in advance via the #Youtube #channel Klankstreling. There are also some pieces of music from the harp method.
Are #harplessons really necessary? Perhaps not, but really desirable.
At first I taught myself to play the harp. Went fine, you know, but I still regretted not taking harplessons right away. Of course I know how to play harp officially, and I apply that as much as possible, but also pay attention to how the playing is most easy and especially how the most beautiful sound will be created. After all, this is what's it all about, isn't it?! That the #klank (sound) will #strelen (caress) your soul! Hence the name Klank #Streling or #Musical #Coddle. ♥
With Isabelle Badel, Mirjam Westerveld, and others.
2022, Aug 8: created and ordered promo materials
a. business cards: one side for music, one side for health
b. stickers: one design for music, one design for health
c. it will all arrive coming next week
d. made pictures of the results though, so... see for yourself how cute they all are
2022, Aug 7: done so much, forgot to put it out here
a. opened my YouTube channel
b. made 3 videos and posted them, the first is a welcome like a tour through my entrepreneurship
c. my 3rd video had over 130 views in 1 day, YAY!
d. started a Facebook account
e. found several enthousiastic language check experts for my music book with 24 lullabies from 11 countries (since my mother tongue is Dutch); all translations into NL, EN, FR, DE, ES, IT fit the melodie!
f. the 15-string harp is really lovely (see youtube)
g. already 2 orders for the music book; I'm half way now (music is mostly done, some translations are fun language puzzles!)
h. new reviews keep coming in, wonderful; very grateful
i. got messages from new people interested in music lessons, YAY!
j. got messages from new people interested in coaching sessions, YAY!
k. created a SoundCloud account since peops wanted to hear some lullabies (40 degrees Celsius that day, not very handy for recordings ☺)
l. put out a map with address of my work location (if not working worlwide online): culture & therapy center La Cappella, Oude Velperweg 36a, 6824 HE Arnhem, NL.
m. etcetera, done soooo much
2022, July 27: found a Native Speaker Spanish who likes to check out Spanish lyrics or Spanish translations made by Klankstreling/ Musical Coddle possibly for necessary language corrections. Wonderful.
2022, July 19: found a Native Speaker German who likes to check out German lyrics or German translations made by Klankstreling/ Musical Coddle possibly for necessary language corrections. Wonderful.
2022, July 15: ordered a harp with 15 strings
a. together with bag, band, tuning key, and extra string set
b. to try it out for students
c. to check the sound for my music book with lullabies for small harp
2022, July 14: wrote such a beautiful French lullaby
a. for my music book with lullabies
b. my language coach checked my French: fine!
c. the melody didn't appeal to him, even though it gives me wings
d. this only means we do not have the same taste :-D
2022, July 14: my first post on LinkedIn (in DUTCH)
♪♪♪ ☼ Let us know if you are interested! #relax #music #harp
Nice work here... For a long time I wanted to write a book with lullabies. And now it's almost done! Sweet lullabies, beautiful lullabies, known and unknown. For Celtic harps with at least 15 strings (2 octaves, from c-c). Levers are not necessary. All lullabies have a Dutch text, but the original English, French, German, Spanish and Italian lyrics are given as well.
Lullabies are usually nice and slow, soothing... suitable for beginning and (slightly) advanced harpists. The book contains songs for different levels.
PS: I'm on LinkedIn for the first time and I'm happy with your tips.
2022, July 12: found such a beautiful Spanish lullaby
a. for my music book with lullabies
b. see below
c. one student is already studying this song
2022, July 12: started writing a music book with lullabies
a. for small harp (with 15 strings, c-c) no levers needed (or piano played 1 octave above notation)
b. with lullabies from The Netherlands, England, Germany, France, Spain, Italy
c. and with own compositions
2022, July 11: found a coach for French and German
a. my coach is very experienced (in English as well, but he did not check any of this :-D )
b. he will coache me in exchange for music lessons
c. so that lessons/ sessions/ consults can be offered in Dutch, English, French and German
d. languages have always been a hobby, but helping pupils/ clients like that is something else
2022, July 9: created a LinkedIn account
a. invited some friends, clients, collegues
b. put the LinkedIn link on the CV pages
2022, July 6: photographs made
a. of all instruments that can be chosen
b. for the music school
2022, July 4: made the price list
a. prices for several packages
b. chosen for several periods
c. possible for different frequencies
d. and for 1 or more persons as long as they speak the same language, and like to learn the same instrument at a similar level
e. lessons are very cheap in groups: for €1,25 weekly lessons of 30 mins are available for 36 w/y
f. music is essential and healing, we like to offer our lessons in a way that it's available for most
g. besides that: music is a universal language, connecting us all... find your music buddies and sign up
2022, July 4: created the group form
a. for those who like to have lessons together
b. they choose 1 person for contact between the group and teacher,
c. and person 2 for collecting tuition, paid in full for the group to the music school
2022, July 1: small and personal entrepreneurship
a. our entrepreneurship is small and personal, therefor VAT-free
b. we offer customised work
c. mostly online, world wide; sometimes at location
2022, June 30: asked clients to send a review
a. thank you so much for your effort
b. proud to read all these heart warming recommendations
c. all reviews are shown on the review pages
2022, June 29: created sites for entrepreneurship
a. klankstreling DUTCH site for concerts & music school
b. musicalcoddle ENGLISH site for concerts & music school
c. helemaalstralend DUTCH site for health: body, feelings, mind, soul
d. completelyradiant ENGLISH site for health: body, feelings, mind, soul