I absolutely love kids. I'm inspired by the chance to look at the world through their always-excited eyes, and I'm passionate about finding the best ways to help them learn to process new information, deal with their emotions, and make good choices as they grow.
I have worked as a nanny for the past 4 years, and before that I taught Pre-K in a Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool. I started babysitting when I was in high school, and I've worked with kids from infancy through the teenage years, including as a literacy tutor for 3rd-5th graders.
I've also been a children's music teacher for about five years. I teach private voice lessons and group classes for elementary & middle school kids. I completed Music Together teacher training in 2013 and have really enjoyed teaching MT classes as well as creating original early childhood music curricula for a couple of different clients.
My background is actually in music performance, not education--I'm a classically trained opera singer, and I work in that capacity as well. Music is a huge part of my life and who I am, and I find that it's a great way to connect with kids, whether we're singing together, having a dance party to their favorite movie soundtrack, or discussing favorite musical artists.
I'm also a huge foreign language nerd and speak fluent French and good conversational German and Italian--working on Spanish next!