Registration 2018-19 is now OPEN!

Registration for the 2018-19 season is now open! I can't wait to show you the fun and learning of Let's Play Music and Sound Beginnings!

Want to learn more? So will your child!

FREE Sample classes for Let's Play Music (ages 4-6) and Sound Beginnings (ages 0-4) will be held beginning August 21st! Email Michelle at to secure for a FREE class!  Space is limited - don't delay!

February Newsletter


All month long, show your love by giving your time.....

As parents, we know that giving of our time is what our kids need most. But time is precious - how can you share quality time with your child? As a music teacher, I understand how music activities can be purposeful and bonding as well as educational and enjoyable! Read below for insight and ideas on how to make the most of your time with your child, show your love, and deepen your relationship. 

Face Time - the real face time 

Your child needs and craves your attention - your face time. This video reveals this in a startling and eye opening way. 

Interactive play 

Playing with babies and toddlers is crucial but not always natural. The Imagination Tree has some great ideas for creating purposeful and enjoyable time with your child. Click the image below and enjoy the nursery rhyme singing basket! 

Hand clapping games 

Hand clapping games are perfect for pre-schoolers and the early grades. The physical contact and real face time with you make them invaluable for emotional bonding. The Inspired Treehouse has wonderful examples that you can do with your child without a cord, battery or screen.
Click the image and enjoy! 
My Classes 
The music classes I teach integrate parents at every level. Check out this BLOG ARTICLE that illustrates the importance of parental involvement in music education. 
Click on the icons below to learn more to learn about the classes I teach in my studio, as well as all around the United States! 
Want a spot on my waiting list?  
Beginning February 1st, I opened enrollment for families currently enrolled in my studio.  Today, I open enrollment for my newsletter subscribers.  On March 1st, I will open enrollment for any spaces I have left in my studio.  If you'd like to learn more, or enroll your child in one of my classes for Fall 2017, shoot me an email for more details.
Sound Beginnings:  Parent-and-Me class for kids ages 2-4, and younger siblings are welcome.  I have space for 1 more family in my Wednesday 5:30pm class - contact me if you're interested.  For more info on the curriculum, CLICK HERE.  CLICK HERE for my studio details.
Let's Play Music: I'm not enrolling 4-6 year olds right now, but since you are getting my email newsletter, your child can get on my preferred enrollment list for Let's Play Music Fall 2017. CLICK HERE for my studio details.
I hope you enjoy magical, musical moments with your child each day! 
Michelle Belliston


I'm so excited!  I found out the day before yesterday that for this fall, I get to teach Sound Beginnings at my home!  Previously, I've had my son in the class, and I fell in love with the program.  My boy has been the youngest in his class, and wasn't picking up the typical preschool skills taught (like colors, shapes, numbers).  One semester in Sound Beginnings, and he could count, recognize colors and shapes, and more!  I knew I had to teach Sound Beginnings!

I just got approval to train and teach Sound Beginnings in my home THIS FALL!  So, if you have a child aged 2-4 (younger siblings are welcome, too!), and you'd like a great parent-and-me class to spend time learning and playing together, click this link to learn more, or contact me to register for a class!

Classes start August 31, and are taught in my home in the Greenfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Triumphant March and a Trumpet

We've been "studying" (if you can even call it that!  WE PLAY!) Verdi's Triumphal March from Aida in my 1st year classes.  Every year I do something different, but this year, I thought it would be really fun to have Matt, my husband, play part of the beginning on his trumpet.  The kids LOVED hearing Matt play (audible squeals!), but the best part was when each child got a turn to touch the trumpet.  Here are the photos!  Parents, if you want a higher quality picture of it, text me and I'll happily send you the photo of your child!