Drum Bus 2022

Saturday, April 23, 2022 | Spirit Week, Drum Bus

L-R: Stormi Winscott, Rebecca Udy, Lauren Pollock, Julie Fredricks, Mike Liston, Jen Farnsworth, Amy Clements, Ros Francis


We had a blast on the Drum Bus with Mike Liston today at our 2nd annual student appreciation event! We especially appreciate corporate Let's Play Music for their support and the Maple Mountain High Jazz band who made time to amaze us with chuck Mangione's, Feels So Good -- nothing less than WOW! We were BLOWN AWAY by all the kids and families who came out today! We loved seeing you all! YOU are families who value the beauty and power of music education and we honor and celebrate you! 

Don't Miss Music in the Park!

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 | Events

One my FAVORITE things about a dreamy Utah summer is the party on every corner! It seems like people are always going to get ice cream/shaved ice/soda or going to a parade or meeting friends at a park filled with shady trees. If this is you, be sure to catch our super casual, super free, super fun music party this summer -- for kids of all ages -- only in July! xo

Thursdays in July at 11:15-11:45 in the Mapleton City Park


Spoiling Our Students Was a Lot of Fun!

Saturday, May 1, 2021 | Spirit Week, Drum Bus

Our first annual Student Appreciation event was a lot of fun! It was great to see everyone who turned out for the Drum Bus and stayed to play some games and win some prizes. At the end, after most of our friends left, the teachers hopped on the bus for some beats with Mike Liston. It was really fun to learn some new rhythms, play them opposite each other, and discover organic rhythms that naturally flowed as we improvised together. I asked Mike to share some of his experiences working with kids in school settings and he shared some touching stories of kids who developed skills over a semester's time and how he was able to reach some kids as they relaxed and learned to play as a team and self-express on the drums. I especially enjoyed working with the other teachers in our area. Sending shout outs to:

Jennette Kilgrow from Springville for keeping the balloons going and helping out in the puppet show room, Kathy Nelson from Salem for running the music games and puppet shows in the studio, Melodie Weston from Springville for running the prize spinner and music game booth, Lauren Pollock from Mapleton for organizing people waiting for a turn on the Drum Bus, Amy Clements from Spanish Fork for running the Balloon Booth and helping out wherever she was needed, and my amazing husband and best friend, Sam, for cooking all the hot dogs!

Enjoy some of pics of our Drum Day and hope to see you all again next year!

What is Spirit Week?

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | Uncategorized

Spirit Week is an event hosted by the Let's Play Music company to celebrate accomplishment throughout the company. My studio Spirit Week will be April 19-24th, culminating with the Drum Bus and open house on April 24th. Here are some highlights from the company wide event:


Inspiring Podcast

Thursday, March 25, 2021 | Presto

I just finished Shelle's latest podcast episode featuring Annalee Dinkle, the creator of Presto! It was a real treat to hear these two creators and colaborators sharing their creative process and the early beginnings of Presto for the older beginnger!