"Music should be active, fun and imaginative."
It started with a single drum. Keeping a group of 3-5 year olds engaged and entertained is never easy.
The idea for Small Sounds started while I was teaching classes at The Looking Glass Preschool. I introduced Mr. Djembe (my African drum) to the kids one day. They had to "wake up" the djembe before we could begin. Before long I was beating on the drum while they danced wildly around the room in rythym. Seeing how much fun they were having I started to bring in my guitar and other instruments. We would spend afternoons acting as alligators, monkeys and treasure hunters. Children went home singing songs that we had done together in class. I loved seeing them so excited about music.
The concept for Small Sounds was hatched; classes that were more than music theory, or rigid instruction. Music, movement and imagination became the motto. I wanted to create an experience where kids could be social, learn basic music principles all while having fun, moving around and getting to play hands-on with instruments and most of all using their imagination!
Percussion Instructor at Kids in Tune 2014-Present
Percussion Instructor at Crescendo Academy of Music 2010 -Present
Pre-School Teacher at The Looking Glass 2009 - 2013