There is significant meaning behind the name Music So Simple; here’s a little insight to how I chose the name of my music studio.
I was taught a very “old-school” approach to teaching, especially in my toddler and preschool classes. Over time I realized how much I loved writing my own curriculums for babies, toddlers, and especially preschoolers; it is my passion! I find it fascinating how little ones learn and how much they can learn. I also see that in today’s world, music making has become so complicated. Honestly, I feel like life is already complicated enough without adding music to the mix. Music instruction is supposed to be simple, easy, effortless, and wonderful.
When I’m teaching, I like keeping the classroom simple, giving caretaker and toddler time to just kick back and have fun, or the opportunity for the preschooler to express himself. I found that through being a parent myself, my children were often overstimulated in a couple of their activities. The rooms were super loud, lots of color on the walls, and there were too many activities to choose from. In music class, they were content sitting on my lap, playing instruments and singing. So as we began eliminating other activities, music class became the only activity that stayed. A few years later, I discovered that other parents felt the same way about my music classes. I miss those “simple” days with my own kids!
This in a nutshell is how the name “Music So Simple” came to be (the “So” is actually my initials, Stathia Orwig!) I want there to be love in teaching and for relationships to be the heart of music making. The logo is traditional, musical, and exactly what I wanted (and I designed it myself!). Opening a studio is something I have been wanting to do for a while, but I just had to wait for the right time in my life.
If the time ever comes to expand, the name “Music So Simple” will be a constant reminder that music making needs to stay just that- simple. I will always keep the student as the focal point of everything and hope to spread the love of music to as many families as I can.