A Song in Your Heart

It’s Science!

While those of us “in the know” – musicians of all types – have always understood that music has positive health benefits for us, it’s not common knowledge. Dr. Boyle shares research with us that explains how the magical art … Continue reading

Stand With Arms Wide Open

My heart was both broken and mended today. An old friend stopped by my table at a restaurant. A beautiful, funny, warm soul whom I’ve known since early childhood. We played with Barbies together, climbed into (and fell out of) … Continue reading

Wear a Pair and Share a Pair Week!

We are celebrating giving at Song of the Heart Studios this week. Our Kindermusik kids (and a few of their grown-ups!) are wearing their pjs to class and bringing a new pair to share with the families who are lucky … Continue reading

Kindermusik Creates Connection

Anything that promotes connection among families is right up our alley. Connection creates cooperation (we could all use a little more of that) AND it creates closer families. Music activities do this in such a beautiful and natural way. Whether … Continue reading

A Good Beginning Never Ends

One of the best parts of living in Utah is our experience with four distinct seasons. Yeah, maybe the winter goes on longer than I’d like and the spring can sometimes be very short. But the seasons we have remind … Continue reading

The Emotional Requirements of Parenthood

“One forgets about parenthood. The on and on-ness of it.” –Violet, the Dowager Countess. I know I’m a little late to the game, but I’ve been catching up on Downton Abbey before too many spoilers unwittingly come my way. We know Maggie … Continue reading

I Choose Long Division

This little exchange from Mr. Holland’s Opus has been running through my head this week: Principal: Each school in the district has been asked to submit proposals on ways of reducing costs by 10% in September. This is what I’ve … Continue reading

Share the Love!

  It’s Share the Love week at our studio. Here are just a few of the reasons I love Kindermusik at Song of the Heart studios: ♥ I love having time with the kids, just to be in the moment … Continue reading

Passion for Learning

I have been learning about sketchnoting lately. Sketchnoting is the art of taking notes with pictures. They don’t have to be perfect pictures, but they need to make sense to their creator. For many, they serve as a more powerful … Continue reading

Oh, the Places You’ll Go

The other day, because of some research I’m doing on work-related matters, I found myself listening to an Asperkids podcast by Jennifer O’Toole, an author and the creator of the Asperkids website. Ms. O’Toole has Asperger’s Syndrome, as do her … Continue reading