A Song in Your Heart

Rainbow Connection: A Pathway to Social Bonding

In 2012 an archaeological site in Europe unearthed the oldest musical instrument artifacts ever found: flutes carved from bird bone and mammoth ivory. These instruments date back ~42,000 years. That means that when our Paleolithic ancestors were engaged in the … Continue reading

Why Shared Musical Experiences with Your Child Are So Important (And Ideas to Implement!)

Parents who seek information about what is best to do for their child—parents like you!—are relieved when an idea can be described as definitively true. It’s even better when that idea involves something that is easy and fun for children … Continue reading

Let’s SING!

You may have noticed our new “Let’s Sing!” initiative in our studio. We have always encouraged you and your little ones to sing along with us during our classes, but sometimes it’s easy to forget to participate in this most … Continue reading

Meet the JOY Team Part III

Our fabulous Ms Patrice has been part of the JOY team longer than any other educator at the studio. She’s been teaching with us for 18 years! She plays the piano and the organ, but her primary instrument is her … Continue reading

How to Calm an Upset Child with Music

Music is often thought of simply as entertainment, but its power as a conjurer of emotions is undeniable. You probably have that song that transports you right back to your first big breakup, or to a special moment from childhood. … Continue reading

Snow Day!

It has been a long time since we had a snow day here in the Salt Lake Valley. We Utahns typically handle snow just fine, thank you very much. Believe it or not, this if the first snow day that … Continue reading

The Child’s Brain on Music

The majority of scientific studies about music and the brain are done on adults, but there is a premiere neuromusicologist at Harvard Medical School that studies the effects of music on children’s brains. Gottfried Schlaug M.D. PhD tested the brains … Continue reading

Meet the JOY Team Part II

Ms Carol needs no introduction, as she is our esteemed Studio Director who began our beloved Song of the Heart Studio over 20 years ago in her family room! Her primary instrument is her voice, and she also plays the … Continue reading

It’s That Time of Year . . .

. . . When we do our annual holiday class with you and your little ones. We’ve had fun ice skating on paper plates, playing our jingle bells, going on sleigh rides, spinning in dreidels, and creating snow storms. The … Continue reading

The WHY of Kindermusik and Online Parent Guides

There are two things you can be doing with your toddler now that could give your child a leg up when it comes time for them to start kindergarten. This is according to an impressive longitudinal study that tracked more … Continue reading