Our Story Begins with Music

Since meeting on the first day of class for their master’s program at Boston University, Mary and Mike Anderson have been driven by their belief in the power of the arts to have a positive impact on the lives of children.  As parents to two young children, that passion and dedication has only deepened, and they are fiercely dedicated to giving children the very best experiences with music across all kinds of learning environments. 

The couple created My Music Starts Here and Songs & Stories as platforms to reach and engage with young children, providing them with:

high-quality music education

a path to building a stronger, more resilient brain

joy and laughter

Our Mission

We strive to ensure that all young children regardless of their race, gender, abilities, location, school, childcare, or socioeconomic status have the very best music learning experiences that we can provide.

We work towards this mission by educating, supporting, and empowering anyone in the early childhood learning space so that they may provide high-quality, developmentally appropriate music to our youngest learners.

We use current brain research and best teaching practices to inform our programs and aim to share our knowledge and resources in a way that is engaging, easily accessible, and affordable.

Our Pledge to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are deeply committed to ensure that diversity and representation are not just buzzwords that are used to describe what a child sees on screen, but rather a dedication to the work of weaving diversity through the very fabric of our work. 

Music is a common language, no matter who you are, where you come from, what you look like, or who you love. Music is a universal human experience and the perfect setting to share a celebration of diversity with children.

Giving Back

We regularly give back to our community by volunteering with local preschools, churches, children’s hospitals, museums, libraries, and other local organizations seeking to improve the lives of children.  

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