A Song in Your Heart

Mirror Neurons: Downloading Calm

Imagine this: you are sitting in a circle with a group of friends, family, or colleagues. One person is speaking, and everyone else is watching and listening. The speaker is caught mid-sentence with a yawn. Everyone observers the speaker yawning. … Continue reading

Back to Basics

Ah, January. The magic of the holiday season is behind us. We have overdosed on fun and food, and on free-time and screen-time. Returning to the routines and schedules of work and school is both a relief and a shock … Continue reading

Holiday Traditions: Cultural Rituals

It’s one of our favorite weeks of the year: our annual holiday lesson. Each year we teach our holiday classes, filled to the brim with joy and tradition. We spin bilibo “dreidels”, we dance with candy cane streamers, we go … Continue reading

Pajama Jam Time!

It’s that time of year again! The Christmas trees are being set up. The holiday lights are being lit. The carols have hit the radio. And we’re gearing up for the holidays. Every year at this time we have our … Continue reading

Parents are Partners

One of the most important aspects of the Kindermusik experience is the opportunity we provide you to truly partner with your child. It is absolutely critical that you spend the time you have together in class each week to be … Continue reading

Connection: The Pathway to Cooperation

We’re often terribly frustrated when we try to get our children to cooperate. Many of us get so fed up with our inability to control our kids that we give up. We just pick up the toys or clear the … Continue reading

Joy Juice!

Have you started using I Love You Rituals at home yet? Or perhaps come up with your own? The reason we like to incorporate I Love You Rituals in class and encourage you to use them regularly at home is … Continue reading

Rituals vs Routines

We are now five weeks into the new Kindermusik season (can you believe it?) and by now you and your child should be familiar with the routines and rituals of our studio. These routines and rituals have a variety of … Continue reading

Power Struggles & Helpful Phrases

It’s time to leave for an appointment. “Please get your shoes on and get in your car seat.” Tantrum ensues.  It’s dinnertime. “You need to eat a few more bites before you can go back to playing.” Cue whining. It’s … Continue reading

Welcome Back!

It’s Welcome Week here at Song of the Heart Studios and we are THRILLED to see you and your child’s shining eyes once more. We are in full swing teaching classes, reestablishing routines, forging new connections, and managing all the … Continue reading