A Song in Your Heart

Why Toddler Music Lessons Aren’t the Best Idea

Stressing about whether or not toddler music lessons are worth it? They’re not and here’s why… Have you ever heard “my son started playing piano at age 2,” or “my daughter picked up her first guitar when she was 3!” … Continue reading

You Are Welcome Here

Here at Song of the Heart Studios it is our mission to be the place where hearts sing and children flourish. We hold values that guide everything we do as we bring an exemplary Kindermusik experience to you and your … Continue reading

How Imaginary Friends Help COVID-Era Kids

Does your child have imaginary friends? Wondering if it’s a positive or a negative phase? Let me tell you a story… My mother grew up in a small southern US town in the 1940s, when polio was rampant. My grandparents, … Continue reading

Rainbow Connection

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed our Rainbow Connection Week here at Song of the Heart Studios. Did you jump into your at home Parent Guides for the first time this past week? Or did you joyfully implement them for the nth time? … Continue reading

Process, Not Performance

Hopefully you saw that wonderful feedback we received from one of you Heartie parents this week. If not, here it is: This comment brings focus to one of our core tenets as early childhood music educators: to focus on musical … Continue reading

Kindermusik Promotes Optimal Brain Development

5 Ways to to Encourage Optimal Brain Development in Babies and Toddlers – Sarah Ockwell Smith 1. Hug them lots! The best way to help to support your child’s development is to be responsive to their needs. When they cry, … Continue reading

Playfulness Breeds Connection

We know from research that CONNECTION with your children is a mandatory prerequisite for their cooperation. Not only that, but it brings fulfillment and happiness as you and your child get a shot of Joy Juice hormones that make you … Continue reading

Empathy

Any parent who has had a toddler knows the power of a tantrum. Not only does it completely overwhelm your child’s body, it makes them irascible and unresponsive to any solutions to their problem that you might present. Not to … Continue reading

Benefits of Kindermusik: Boosting Early Literacy

Increased literacy development is one of the major benefits of a consistent music program. And that can happen before elementary school! In fact, an independent research firm found that preschoolers who experienced just 30 minutes a week of Kindermusik demonstrated … Continue reading

Our Guiding Light

It’s that time of year when we reflect back and look forward. And whooo boy! What a year to look back on. This year threw everyone for a loop. Plans made were cancelled. Goals were postponed or given up on. … Continue reading