Owner/Founder, Lead Preschool Teacher, Piano Instructor
Miss Lauren has been involved with music her entire life. The daughter of a professional jazz musician and music teacher, Lauren began her music career at the age of 16. Professionally, Lauren has sung with jazz bands and by 21 was doing “way off- Broadway” musical theater. As a music education major at West Chester University, Lauren studied voice and piano and now has over twenty years experience in private music instruction and children’s choir directing. In 1990, Lauren received recognition as a “Maestro Educator” by Kindermusik International after taking course work at Princeton University. Lauren loves the variety of teaching Musical Preschool and Small Group Piano at Do Re Mi Academy. She loves to work with children of all age groups and has a true passion for teaching. Lauren and her husband enjoy sharing the gift of music with their three children and with others.
Miss Leah has been a teacher at Do Re Mi Academy since 2010. She has taught piano, violin, and all three preschool programs at the Academy and loves working kids and inspiring them to love music. She adores getting to know each kid, learn about their unique strengths and develop their confidence in themselves and in music. Miss Leah was a student herself at Do Re Mi Academy back in the “Kids & Music” days. She has been playing the piano since age 4 and violin since age 7. Her favorite musical pastime is to write music. The highlight of Miss Leah’s musical career was getting to play at Carnegie Hall in New York with her high school orchestra.
Rebecca comes to us with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University and has completed courses in piano performance and pedagogy at BYU and at Boise State University. She has worked at local schools as an assistant teacher and music specialist, and has taught piano lessons to all ages for 20 years. Outside of teaching, Rebecca delights in hiking, paddle boarding, and gardening with her husband and 3 children. She also enjoys performing piano and guitar, and makes time to be involved in the Seattle music community. Rebecca says: ‘I absolutely agree with Victor Hugo, “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” As a music teacher, I guide students as they discover their own musical interests, develop their listening and playing skills, and grow a lifetime love of music’.