Saturday, 24 July 2021

Launched Today!

I'm soooooooo happy to announce my new Summer video series and Summer Bundle Sale launch today! Woohooooo! It's all happening... May I present my Chris the Caterpillar Video Series - a magical Storytime and a wonderful series of activity videos for kids, with classical music, sounds, visuals, drawing, and lots of flowery fun!

Music Audio Stories presents Storytime with Anna Christina Online

Join me for a Storytime like you've never seen before, today on YouTube! Your little ones will love my magical Music Audio Story, 'Chris the Caterpillar', and the fun activity videos to follow. First of all, make sure you have subscribed to the Music Audio Stories YouTube Channel and hit the notification bell so you don't miss any of my fun new videos for children in this series! Then share this event with anyone you know who has children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and anyone who loves storytelling!
My video series includes:

  •     Seeing and hearing my music audiobook, 'Chris the Caterpillar', for the first time online
  •     Taking part in a super listening and visual game
  •     Learning fun facts about caterpillars
  •     Drawing with me and finding out how to get involved in my creative world
  •     Meeting Chris the caterpillar, the fairy, and the flowers from the story
  •     A video series conclusion by me

    I will be creating a Playlist so that all of the activities are linked together at the end of the series. Subscribe to the channel and hit the notification bell to make sure you don't miss any of my activity videos in the weeks to follow!

    Here are some things you can do to prepare for the series...
  1. Get my new Digital Summer Bundle, now on sale! Download the music audiobook, interactive activity, and cute printables to go with the story here: etsy.com/summer-bundle

  2. Prepare some colour pencils, crayons, or felt tips, and a piece of paper (or use the printable from my Digital Summer Bundle)
    Music Audio Stories Summer Bundle Summer Sale!

Let me entertain your children with delightful music, sounds, visuals, and fun activities for the next few weeks! This is going to be magical! Go grab your magic wand!

♥ Anna-Christina

PS. I have Rock'n'Roll news but I will post that in another blog post as there is already a lot of info in this one! ;-)

 



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Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Phase Two!

After all the weeks of planning, scriptwriting, filming, editing and creating, I can't believe the March of the Ants video series is now in full swing! I was thrilled when my first ever Storytime video hit over 100 YouTube views in less than a week! 😍 YouTube doesn't allow comments on kid's videos but I received lovely messages from parents telling me how much their little ones enjoyed watching the video! With cute illustrations, (by my awesome illustrator, Jenika Ioffreda) sounds, music, and animations, the video keeps little ones engaged throughout! If you missed it, check it out here...


I can't even tell you how difficult filming this Storytime video was! 😅 But at the same time, thoroughly enjoyable! Because there is so much going on in this music audiobook, I had to film it like a music video. It was difficult but so much fun!

I've now entered into what I call, Phase Two, of my YouTube journey... Kid's activity videos!

When I began my YouTube journey, I racked my brain on how I could translate my Storytime online because it covers so many things. I had to create a plan on how I could incorporate all aspects, and so I decided to make a video series! The second video in this series is my super listening and visual game! Listening is a crucial skill for young children to acquire. It's one of the basic building blocks of language and communication and, particularly in the early years of education. Listening is the main feature of my Storytime!

Music Audio Stories presents Storytime with Anna Christina

I found I could include even more things in the video format, such as helping children with reading skills too! In my Listening and Visual Game, I have included sound effects, music parts, cute illustrations, and animations! Children will hear the sounds of instruments in the orchestra, taken from my soundtrack, and learn the name of each instrument. Plus, hear my cool sound effects in the story! Check it out here...


Just to keep you updated, my March of the Ants video series includes:

  • Seeing and hearing my music audiobook, 'March of the Ants', for the first time online
  • Taking part in a super listening and visual game
  • Learning fun facts about ants
  • Drawing with me and finding out how to get involved in my creative world
  • Meeting Sid the ant and the other characters from my story

Don't forget to Download my freebies to get March of the Ants and the interactive activities to go with the story and make sure you have subscribed to the Music Audio Stories YouTube channel and hit the notification bell so you don't miss any of my fun new videos!

Oh and here's another new video...

Gosh, can you keep up?
I can't lol!

Anna-Christina


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Website:
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Storytime:
http://storytimewithannachristina.com/​

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Saturday, 8 May 2021

Storytime with Anna Christina Online!

Finally, I am ready to deliver my unique Storytime online! May I present my uniquely entertaining Storytime and delightful series of activity videos for kids, with music, sounds, visuals, drawing, and lots of fun!

Music Audio Stories presents Storytime with Anna Christina Online! March of the Ants Video Series

Join me for a Storytime like you've never seen before, on Saturday 15th May! Your little ones will love my exciting Music Audio Story, 'March of the Ants', and the fun activity videos to follow.

First of all, make sure you have subscribed to the Music Audio Stories YouTube channel and hit the notification bell so you don't miss any of my fun new videos for children in this series!

Then share this event with anyone you know who has children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and anyone who loves storytelling!

I have introduced the YouTube community to Music Audio Stories and Storytime with Anna Christina! Now it's time for me to turn my attention to the little ones... In my new video series, children will enjoy my unique music Storytime, as have many children over the last few years at schools, nurseries, libraries, and workshops all over London. My video series includes:

  • Seeing and hearing my music audiobook, 'March of the Ants', for the first time online
  • Taking part in a super listening and visual game
  • Learning fun facts about ants
  • Drawing with me and finding out how to get involved in my creative world
  • Meeting Sid the ant and the other characters from the story

There will be five fun videos for children to enjoy! Here are some things you can do to prepare for the series:

  • Download my freebies! Get the audiobook and the interactive activities to go with the story
  • Prepare some colour pencils, crayons, or felt tips, and a piece of paper (or use the printable from my freebies)

I will be creating a Playlist so that all of the activities are linked together at the end of the series.

Visit the Music Audio Stories YouTube Channel on Saturday 15th May to see my first Storytime video! 🎉

Subscribe to the channel and hit the notification bell to make sure you don't miss any of my activity videos in the weeks to follow!

Let me entertain your children with delightful music, sounds, visuals, and fun activities for the next few weeks! This is going to be so much fun!

Woohooooooo! See you soon!

Anna-Christina


 

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Website:
http://www.musicaudiostories.com/​
Storytime:
http://storytimewithannachristina.com/​

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Thursday, 8 April 2021

The adventure continues!

Greetings all! Things are still pretty hectic and the workload hasn't eased as yet! However, I feel I am making huge progress!

YouTuber Anna Christina filming Music Audio Stories
I recently celebrated the end of my first five-part YouTube video series! I still can't believe I'm a YouTuber! After a bumpy start, I began to enjoy the process and although I have much to learn and improve upon, I'm excited to see where this adventure goes! I also hit 100 YouTube subscribers which is awesome and seems to have happened so quickly!

In case you missed it, my first video series was a five-part series about Music Audio Stories. The videos were about how I started the company, how I began writing music audiobooks, and various other things.

If you missed any of these videos, I created a Playlist on YouTube here Introduction to Music Audio Stories.

New Video Series

I'm soooooo excited to announce the launch of my new five-part video series, Storytime - The Beginning! Throughout April, I will be releasing a new video, every Saturday morning! This series is all about my Storytime. I felt it was important to introduce my Storytime before I release my first Storytime video! It's all so exciting!

So, without further ado, here is the first video in my new series! The beginning...

 


There are many moving parts to Music Audio Stories! I've had to carve out my own path as no one is doing what I am doing and it's definitely a challenge to spin all my plates, but a challenge I love!

Huge thank you to everyone who is supporting me and my channel! I have received some lovely messages about my videos and I am so happy that they are being enjoyed! I have BIG plans for my channel so make sure you have subscribed here: https://www.youtube.com/user/MusicAudioStories​​​​ and hit that notification bell, so you don't miss any of my new videos!

I'm blazing my own trail... This is only the beginning!

Anna-Christina


Anna Christina from Music Audio Stories filming YouTube Videos

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Website:
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Saturday, 20 February 2021

Hello World!

Hi everyone! So much has happened already this year, I don't quite know what piece of news to begin with! Most of you that follow me, know what a multitasking master I am but I have to say, so far, this year, I have never had to juggle so many tasks at once! I've never worked as hard as I am right now. In fact, I am so busy, that I've had to start getting up at 5am, just to get through my daily list and end my day at a reasonable time! Can you believe that!!! 🤣

I am not sure if this level of work will be sustainable long term however, I'm pretty sure that things will calm down once I find my stride in certain tasks. I'm doing quite a few new things, which I have to learn on the job, and I'm hoping that in time, I will find more effective and quicker ways of working!

So here's some news...


Anna-Christina filming Music Audio Stories YouTube Videos
I am now a YouTuber!

Every Saturday, I have been releasing a new video on the Music Audio Stories YouTube channel and the whole experience has been so much fun! I have to admit, it wasn't plain sailing creating my first few videos! Designing my set, choosing the right lights, angles, editing program, music, and words, took me weeks to get right. And then, I will tell you, just between us... many, many, many takes were filmed!

I was surprised how difficult it actually was! Especially as I have been a performer for all of my life, I didn't think it would be so hard for me! But sitting down, in front of a camera, and speaking to the world, is a different skill altogether! However, the more videos filmed, the more relaxed I've become. By the time the last video was shot, I was off script and nailing it in one or two takes! I do laugh a lot during the filming of my videos though!

Some of the videos on this channel will be for kid's but there will be plenty of videos for parents and videos that other musicians and composers may find interesting too! You can look forward to sample videos of all my audiobooks and products, two five-part video series of introduction videos by me, and my first Storytime videos! Plus behind-the-scenes videos and lots of other fun videos to entertain little ones at home!

Make sure you subscribe and hit the notification bell, so you don't miss any of my fun new videos and follow my journey on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/storytimewithannachristina/

 

Music Audio Stories

The new Music Audio Stories website has been a hit and I have received great feedback from everyone which is lovely! Did anyone notice that it's actually two websites working as one? The Storytime website has its own domain! I've never seen two websites intertwined like this before so I'm very pleased with how well it's working! My new Etsy shop is doing amazing too! I've already made sales and have had some awesome 5 Star product reviews! Check it out here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MusicAudioStories.

 

Anna-Christina from Music Audio Stories filming YouTube videos
New Recordings

I'm excited to announce the release of my new audiobook series, Storytime with Anna Christina Volume One! My newly mastered recordings feature new cover artwork and introductions by me. These stories have been tailored for children aged 3+ and cover a number of topics and values. 

From teaching children not to litter in a fun and simple way, to the enjoyment of hearing the sounds of unusual instruments, there's something in this set of audios for every child! Each of the audiobooks in this series will have its own interactive activities and videos, which I will be releasing throughout the year.

Other recording news... Due to being so ridiculously busy with Music Audio Stories, I have not been able to dive into my recording studio work, however, I can tell you that I have started production on a new piano piece! :-) More on this later...

I hope you are all finding creative ways to keep positive in these strange and difficult times! I'm doing my best to bring smiles all around but I may not to able to post in this blog as often as I would like to from now on! Make sure you are following Music Audio Stories so you don't miss my exciting news!

 Twitter: @musicaudiostory

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MusicAudioStories 

See you on YouTube...

Anna-Christina