Music Together is wonderful, internationally recognized early childhood music program. I was inspired to become certified as a teacher after having my daughter Isabelle and wanting to learn simple, playful songs to entertain her as well as teach classes. Learning and singing the songs have helped me get back to the roots of rich melody, harmony and rhythm. The song collections are well crafted and thoughtful. Songs and chants range in genre, style, range, tonality, color and meter. I was surprised and happy to find such richness in the realm of children’s music. I love seeing the reactions in the children and their growth throughout the process. It’s equally rewarding to observe the parents acting as a musical example to their children and sharing in the gift of community music making. This is just another area where I am fulfilling my quest for creating and sustaining healthy communities through music and sound.
I started teaching Music Together in 2013 after my training session in San Francisco with East Bay Music Together in Oakland & Berkeley and have recently joined Music Together at the Beach in Long Beach after my relocation down here this past year. This year, I am teaching classes on Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons in Long Beach.