Thankful for YOU!

This time of year provides the opportunity to reflect on what we are grateful for. At Song of the Heart Studios we have so much to be grateful for. Here are a few of the things we’re thankful for this season:

1. Your Children

We love your children. We love your families. We delight in being with them and teaching them every week. We love watching them learn, develop, and grow. We love watching their eyes shine with delight when we introduce a new activity or with pride when they successfully write out their first rhythmic dictation

2. You

We honor you, parents and guardians. We see you doing your best to raise your children in this world and think you are doing a marvelous job. The fact that you trust us to help teach your children is a privilege. The fact that you are investing in their development and enrichment is admirable.

3. Your Generosity

During our Hearties Helping event this year you were so generous! We were able to collectively gift hundreds of pajamas and books to local children in need. Our Heartie Tribe is so privileged to be able to afford early childhood musical education and you recognize that there are so many kids out there with less privilege. Thank you, thank you, for sharing a bit of what you have with those who have less.

4. Our Teachers

Our JOY Team pulls out all the stops, week after week. We hope that you enjoy their classes, catch their enthusiasm, and admire their professionalism. Our teachers have excellent pedagogy skills, a commitment to education, and a deep love for your children. We are so grateful for every member of our team that contributes to making our studio what it is.

5. Safety

We are so happy that despite the risks of Covid and the topsy-turvy times we’re living in, that we have found a way to safely deliver in-person Kindermusik experiences to your families. Unfortunately many, many Kindermusik studios across the country and the world had to shut down permanently due to Covid. But our studio has weathered the storm, in part due to our administration and team’s incredible creativity and flexibility, but also because of you and your continued commitment to providing this experience for your children. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you.

We are thankful. And we thank you.

Pajama Jam Joy!

Did you come to our Pajama Jam?
We had SO MUCH FUN celebrating with you. So many of you came out that our studio was bursting at the seams! There wasn’t enough room to contain all those bodies, all those jammies, all that joy, and all those shoes!

Didn’t our oldest students do a marvelous job performing on their dulcimers?

Special thanks to the talented Salt Lake Acting Company for coming to preview their fun new children’s play Pinkalicious. Are you going to go see the full play?
Also thanks to the delightful Puppet Players who always brings smiles to our faces and enrapture our children with their show and puppet petting zoo each year.
Congratulations to our wonderful Suggs family who won the Teddy Bear Giveaway!

Our JOY Team loved seeing you and your littles in your jammies and sharing smiles. And thanks to YOU and your generosity, we collected 286 pairs of pajamas to donate to the Candy Cane Corner at The Road Home shelter in collaboration with the YWCA and the Volunteers of America Utah. You made a difference in a child’s life this holiday season.

Even though we may all have struggles and stresses, we also are blessed with abundance. Thank you for sharing a portion of your abundance with us and with those children who will get to snuggle warmly in a fresh, new pair of pajamas, gifted by you.

Studio Service Project

“The best things to do with the best things in life
is to give them away.” – Dorothy Day

One of our joys during the holiday season is our Song of the Heart Studios service project. We call it Wear a Pair – Share a Pair and we gather new children’s pajamas to donate to those in need.

We invite our beautiful students to wear a pair and bring a new pair (or more!) of children’s pajamas to share the week before Thanksgiving. Sometimes even the delightful grown-ups wear a pair, too.

Why? Because pajamas are cozy and warm. Because they make us feel safe and comfortable and at home. Because pajamas are one of the best things in life. Because somewhere, right here in our valley, there are little ones who aren’t cozy and warm. Who aren’t safe and comfortable and at home.  

There is nothing better than seeing one of our wonderful Kindermusik kids skipping down the back hall into the studio and placing a new pair of jammies into our pajama collection bin. That’s a simple joy that makes our hearts swell and their hearts sing. Comfort. Coziness. Safety. Home. EVERY child deserves them.