What colour are you today?

Many a SONG rehearsal starts with this simple question:“what colour are you today?” In school our students learn about the zones of regulation, which allow them to express and understand their emotions in a clear and simple way. We’ve adapted this system for SONG using coloured plates and clothespins as our tools. When a student joins SONG they get to …

Creativity can happen anywhere

This fall, SONG will be making music together online. We know that singing and playing together is a highlight of the week for many of our young musicians. We know that community and connection are vital to mental health and resilience. We are ready to give our musicians the same high level of musical instruction and opportunity to create with …

Does your child like music? Then these 3 videos are a must watch.

The Summer of SONG has come to an end…did you miss it? Don’t worry! These three short videos give you a perfect glimpse into all the fun we had. And the best part is, the entire set of 30 videos is permanently available on our website and our YouTube Channel. So whether your child is a SONG member or not, …

Liner Notes 5: Meet Barb and Ron Swallow

*This story was meant to be shared right before our spring concert in May, but since that concert never happened…it landed on Facebook but then got lost in the shuffle and all the craziness of COVID. Our volunteers are a team and family and we miss them all deeply right now. This is Barb and Ron Swallow, two of SONG’s …

The Summer of SONG is coming

The arts are an incredible way to improve mental health and foster connection. Right now our children and youth need new ways to be part of a community, to feel inspired, and to imagine a brighter future. One way we’re responding to those needs is with The Summer of SONG, an 8-week online “summer camp” for our young musicians. You …

Liner Notes 4: Meet Dawn Murphy

*At this time when nothing feels normal, it sure puts a smile on our face to share this story about one of our SONG community members.* This is Dawn Murphy, one of our SONG parents. Dawn told us: “I enjoy going to watch and listen to my daughter Keira sing at her concerts. She also plays the violin and I …

It’s been two months…

It’s been two months since I was in a SONG rehearsal space surrounded by bouncing kids and smiling volunteers, singing and playing and talking about our lives and our feelings. Two months feels like both a blink of an eye and an eternity. I am missing the people of SONG enormously. I have realized that the 10 minutes we spend …

We are all Connected

It’s been a very strange and often difficult 4 weeks (4 years? It feels like 4 years.). At SONG we are all about social connection and social development, so it’s very hard not being in the classroom with our young musicians. We are thankful, though, for stories like this one that remind us of the deep connections music makes. We …

What SONG is doing right now

You will not be surprised to know that all SONG rehearsals have been cancelled until further notice. Our May 2 concert is not cancelled at this time, but we are monitoring the situation and will update you if and when anything changes. We have been working hard behind the scenes and we are excited to tell you that we are …