Building Happy and Healthy Brains Through Music

Songs & Stories is a heart-filled show that invites children into the incredible world of music and story, while sparking joy and inspiring all children to find their own path and reach their highest potential. Songs & Stories is currently distributed across Virginia by PBS member stations.
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Tune In

We curate audio playlists of incredible music to share with young children, encouraging them to use their imagination to tell a musical story, get up and move, or simply delight in amazing music!

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Turn On

Set off on a musical adventure with us in an episode of our new tv program, Songs & Stories! Let’s explore, laugh, play, and create together!

Go Deep

Explore our music integration program for early childhood educators, where we give you everything you need to start giving your students musical learning opportunities today for a healthier brain tomorrow!

Giving music to children is one of the most powerful tools we have to support their brain development and overall wellness, setting them up for a lifetime of joyful learning.

Empowering Early Childhood Educators

We believe in early childhood educators and their ability to build the foundation for lifelong, joyful learning.  Our mission is to support them to integrate high-quality music learning into their classrooms – turbo charging the brain development of their amazing little students.

Empowering Parents and Caregivers

As parents ourselves, we know that parenting life can sometimes be hectic and overwhelming, but that we all want the very best for our children.  We work hard to carefully curate our audio playlists and suggestions for books, music, toys, and instruments so that you have high quality musical resources for your child right at your fingertips!

Meet the Founders

As musicians, educators, and performers, Mary and Mike Anderson envision a world where every child, regardless of their life circumstances, can be inspired by music and can have the opportunity for the power of music to work through them.  

I’m embarrassed to say that I had no idea how big of an impact music learning had on young children. I knew they loved it, but I didn’t know how much it supported their brain development and all of the other skills they need to be successful. We are thrilled to have this program in all of our classrooms.

As a mother, artist, and educator, I can’t say enough good things about Songs and Stories. Each episode is rich with musical instruction, beautiful storytelling, and impactful lessons. I appreciate this show’s celebration of different backgrounds and perspectives. Most of all, it’s so much fun to watch with my kids. What a gift!