About Us


Shelby Lively, Owner

Shelby Lively has taught developmental play and music classes to Infants and Toddlers for over twenty years. Shelby is passionate about young children and babies, and watching learning happen is her greatest reward! She loves seeing little faces light up when they discover something new, and delights when children realize they have mastered a certain skill. Shelby is a wife, and a mother of two grown boys.


A Unique Partnership

MUSICOLOGY is proud to be affiliated with Arizona Children’s Association (AZCA), and the founder of New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development, Dr. Jill Stamm. Our innovative developmental music curriculum is guided by research from Dr. Stamm’s best selling books, Bright from the Start, and Boosting Brain Power.

Dr. Jill Stamm is a professor at Arizona State University, and is also the noted author of:

  • The best-selling book “Bright From The Start – The Simple, Science-Backed Way to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind from Birth to Age 3.”
  • The newly released book “Boosting Brain Power – 52 Ways to Use What Science Tells Us”.

For more information about Arizona Children’s Association please visit: www.arizonaschildren.org


Dr. Jill Stamm, Ph.D.

Dr. Jill Stamm is the co-founder of New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development and is a professor at Arizona State University.  New Directions Institute (NDI), now under Arizona Childrens Association, provides neuroscientific research on how the brain wires up for learning in the important first 5 years of life. Dr. Stamm is an author and an international speaker on early brain development and the connection of healthy brain growth to later learning and school achievement.  She is a member of the National Advisory Panel of the Learning & The Brain Conference series, and is also on Musicology’s Advisory Board.

Ready to give us a try?

We would love to meet you and your little musician! Please CONTACT US or call 775-419-4212.