Our teachers have successfully completed the Music Together®® Teaching Workshop developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, Princeton, New Jersey. Music Together has been a curriculum pioneer since 1987, and applies the latest research in early childhood music development to its program.
Karen is the director of Music Together of Davis. Passionate about music and dance from a young age, Karen began playing the accordion in elementary school (a traveling salesman from a local accordion school knocked on her parents' door, and the rest is history!). She later took organ lessons, as well as tap and ballet classes. As an adult she sang and performed for many years in women's choruses. Karen received her MSW from UC Berkeley, and has extensive experience organizing social, educational, and community service programs. She became inspired by Music Together's innovative approach to early childhood music education while attending classes in Berkeley with her infant daughter, Molly. Karen completed her training in the summer of 2002; she is a registered Music Together teacher, as well as a licensed center director. In 2009 Karen was awarded Music Together Certification Level I by the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ, for outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education. Molly, now 11, is an enthusiastic singer who performs with her school chorus . . .
Karen participated in Music Together classes in Davis for nearly six years with daughters Sophia and Sarah. Her musicality and "silly quotient" caught the attention of Karen Crane, who asked her if she would consider teaching Music Together. The program's philosophy, terrific song collections, and the wonderful experience she shared with her daughters compelled her to complete the Music Together teacher training in the summer of 2008. In addition to sharing her love of music with Thursday's PJ's class at Swim America, Karen has been an elementary school teacher for 16 years and presently teaches fifth grade in Davis.