First of all, I would like to apologize to my childhood piano teacher, Mrs. Stuckey, for not practicing. I doubt she ever would have pegged me as a "Future Piano Teacher", and yet here I am.
This accidental career path is built on MANY years of music instruction. As a young child, I would sing and dance (often to my own beat). One of the best Christmas presents I ever received was a karaoke machine. This translated later into piano and voice lessons, as well as musicals, show choir and band.
In my early twenties, I began my teaching career. The majority of my students had special needs, and many were on the Autism spectrum. I loved it. Sadly, however, music became an afterthought relegated to car singing and karaoke nights.
That all changed in the fall of 2013. It started with 2 piano students. Which lead to 8 piano students. And that lead to 15 piano students. I found that I really wanted to share my passion for music with children. ALL children. Regardless of ability. To better help me to share these passions, I became a Kindermusik educator.
To me, it’s not about creating Mozarts and Beethovens. It’s about helping my students to discover the JOY of music. Music is feelings. Music is passion. And, for me, music is LOVE. To see my students laugh and sing and play, that is why I do what I do.