Music

Music is part of Parkside’s heart and soul.

Sometimes called “the universal language,” music adds a sensory dimension to life like nothing else. Children have an innate capacity to appreciate music of all types, and an uninhibited inclination to move, dance, and make music.
–Maria Montessori

Parkside founder Joe Bruno has been writing songs for, and singing with, children for more than 40 years. He understands the power of music and truly believes it is the one beautiful language that connects people all over the world.

That’s why music is integrated into the Primary, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary programs at Parkside. Every day in every classroom, children sing together with their teachers. On Fridays, the entire community gathers for our beloved Simple Gifts celebrations, where children, parents, and friends join us for singing, dancing, and playing instruments. The love we have for music – and each other – is very evident, and everyone benefits from this sacred communal time.

“Parkside has been the best gift we could have ever given our kids so they could just be kids. And with Grandpa Joe and Nani Claire watching over them with exquisite love and care. We are forever indebted to you both.”
Apurva and Nehal Bhansali