Educator Spotlight: Carol Stringham

Joy. Connection. Family. Growth. Heart. These are the values embodied by Carol Stringham and her lovely team at Song of the Heart Studios in Salt Lake City, Utah. Song of the Heart Studios was established in 1998 by Carol Stringham. Since then, her studio has grown to include over 350 students with a team of [...]

It’s Self-Regulation, not Self-Control

In Dr. Stuart Shanker’s recent book, Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life, he presents parents and caregivers with a new way of looking at behavior challenges in some children. Often, it’s about self-regulation, not self-control. We’ve all been there. Your kid is running around [...]

Dear Students, with love…

As the summer of 2016 winds down and thoughts turn to the start of school, music educator, Jane Boyle, finds herself reminiscing over the past 19 years of teaching. This year, she will start her 20th year as a music educator. When you are a music specialist, you have the honor of teaching EVERY student [...]

Don’t just sit there – MOVE!

At a time when it seems there is so much pressure on kids to perform academically, more and more research about the social, emotional, cognitive, and health benefits of movement and play is coming to the forefront. The recent consensus of a group of researchers who studied the evidential links between moving, playing, and learning [...]

Four on the Fourth: Four Reasons to Sing the Day Away

How often have you caught yourself singing and you didn’t even realize you were doing it? Humming? Tapping your toe or drumming along on the steering wheel in the car? Music, particularly singing, is hardwired into our lives. Can you imagine going to a movie or watching a television show devoid of music? Every major [...]