Educator Spotlight: Stefanie Jamison

It’s a beautiful focus on family and an abundant love for music that makes Stefanie Jamison and her studio, The Musik Box, stand out. When you meet Stefanie – which usually also means you get to meet her incredible family, you can’t help but notice the overflow of enthusiasm, energy, and passion for all things [...]

Planting Seeds that Grow: Music for a Lifetime

We've listed the endless benefits of an early childhood saturated in musical experiences before (and we'll keep doing it, too!). The science is in: music is good for the brain. It's good for the body. It helps build all types of intelligence. Music making positively impacts language development, creativity, and coordination. When you make music with [...]

Babies Learn with their Mouths

In a recently published study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers found evidence that babies - long known to explore their world with their mouths - actually use their tongues, lips, and other articulators to unravel the mysteries of the speech they hear on a constant basis. Let's check it out! Primer: [...]

Kids Need to be Kids

Author and early childhood education expert Nancy Carlsson-Paige makes the case for authentic educational experiences, less concerned with assessment and more concerned with experiences that give kids what they need - opportunities to be kids. Dr. Nancy Carlsson-Paige knows a thing or two about childhood development. For 30 years, she trained teachers at Lesley University [...]

For the Love of Musik: Starting a Kindermusik Studio

I became a member of the Kindermusik family over 20 years ago now, thanks to a dear college professor who encouraged me to pursue my love of music and young children by becoming a licensed Kindermusik educator. Little did either of us know that the first step of enrolling in Kindermusik training would lead to [...]