Lauren

Miss Lauren

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 Hannah

Piano and Violin Instructor, Lead Preschool Teacher
Born into a family of musicians spanning several generations, Hannah discovered her love and passion for music at a very young age. Hannah’s musical journey began with the organ, and soon evolved into playing the piano at age 7. Over the next 17 years, her musical interests have continually expanded as she learned the violin, cello, guitar, electric bass, and the Irish tin/low whistle. She is currently tackling the accordion and the challenging and beautiful Uilleann pipes! Hannah says: ‘I am always seeking to learn and expand my musical horizons by studying various genres while honing my composition, recording, and improvisation skills. I am honored to work in such a supportive environment that cultivates an atmosphere of learning, and teaches children the joy of music. It is a true privilege to be a part of a child’s development and I desire to do all I can to help them succeed’!
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Miss Erica

Lead Preschool Teacher
Leah

Miss Leah

Piano Instructor

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.

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Miss Rykiel

Piano Instructor

 

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Miss Rebecca

Piano Instructor

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’.