Music For the Whole Family: Nightlight Daylight

Muriel Anderson, kid music for adults,
Music to steal from your kids. (image:

Nightlight Daylight is a 30-song double CD set for children from infancy on up. But don’t make the mistake of thinking this is exclusively for the smaller set. It’s a masterful production by brilliant guitarist Muriel Anderson featuring complex but quietly soothing music on the Nightlight CD that flows seamlessly into lively sophisticated tunes on the Daylight CD.

Anderson collaborates with some of the world’s best musicians including Earl Klugh, Mark Kibble (Take 6), Phil Keaggy, Stanley Jordan, Roy (Futureman) Wooten, Danny Gottlieb, Raughi Ebert and Leo Henrichs (Tierra Negra), members of the Nashville Symphony, and many more. Acoustic guitar weaves in and out through cello, African drum, piano, mandolin, electric guitar, and vocals to create music that’s not only great for kids but also perfect for everything from meditation to dancing.

Listeners won’t even notice how the music makes use of the golden mean, ancient A432 tuning, or complex meters that evoke calm and joy. As Anderson says, “Good music with the intention of of love, joy, healing, and wellness embedded in its DNA is increasingly important in our world, for kids as well as adults.”

The set has already won numerous awards. Take a listen.

But there’s more. It’s packaged with a lovely fiber optic illuminated cover. Push the moon to see stars and fireflies light up. Enticed by the twinkling stars, kids will ask to play it. Once they do, the music will entice the whole family.


Laura is the author of a poetry collection titled Tending and Free Range Learning, a handbook of natural learning. She lives on a small farm notable only for its lovestruck goose.