OUR MISSION IS TO HELP YOU PROVIDE A MUSICAL ENVIRONMENT ON A DAILY BASIS THAT WILL NURTURE CREATIVE, LIFELONG MUSICIANS!
We provide an exciting and comprehensive program designed to help children discover the world of music with:
research-based, motivating materials
trained and experienced teachers
both age-grouped early childhood courses and mixed-age Music Together® Family classes for children ages birth to 5 years
beginner and intermediate group piano classes, advanced group and private piano lessons - something for everyone from school-age through adults!
We believe that families making music together are a key ingredient for successful music training, and that young children learn through play and exploration.
Utilizing ear training, movement, solfege singing, keyboard playing, rhythmic activities and creative projects, we also place special emphasis on cultivating creativity through improvisation and composing skills. You don't need to be an expert at music, because our teachers are trained to help you engage with your child to encourage learning. And it's great FUN too!
"Growing up in a musical family, I have been exposed to music from a very young age. When I was younger I was very drawn to the beauty of the piano and found myself determined to learn every song I heard and fell in love with. Over my 16 years as a musician I have explored many different styles and genres, even more so during my five years of study as a music major. The teachers and fellow musicians I've met and learned from over the years have had an incredibly positive impact on my life and I so enjoy being a part of that partnership with each new student I teach. My top priority in every lesson is to remind the student what makes them passionate about music and inspire them to bring their own personal touch to each piece they learn."
Substitute teaching in 2022 - 2023
“Originally a theatre and vocal music major at Sweet Briar College, I grew up performing. I have a degree in social work, and after becoming a mother in 2018, I discovered the research-based, internationally recognized children's music program, Music Together®, which is based on the belief that all children are musical and can achieve basic music competency.
I love teaching this program because the classes are as much fun for the parents, grandparents, caregivers, nannies, and babysitters as they are for the children!”
"I first became interested in the Harmony Road music curriculum for their preschool program and the way it flows right into piano lessons. I had never intended to teach piano in groups, but when attending the HR teacher training for their preschool curriculum, I also saw some 8 year old group piano students who could improvise and compose their own music, transpose songs, and choose chord accompaniments by ear, I was decidedly impressed! These were skills I thought only advanced students could learn. The Harmony Road piano curriculum truly teaches whole musicianship, and I wanted my piano students to learn all these skills from the beginning of their music training."
“I so love to watch children learn. It is truly exciting to see the enthusiasm children bring and to see a child’s self-confidence soar as new accomplishments are achieved. Harmony Road’s methods of teaching through musical exposure at early ages and through prepping activities for each new concept are both such important keys in a child’s development and appreciation of music as well as their self-confidence in learning.”
"From a child, I loved to play on the keys of the piano at home where my mother gave private lessons. As a result, I began picking out melodies and accompanying them with chords at a very young age.
This kind of musical ear training is now the very concept that I help children develop in the music classes I teach - a most advantageous aspect of the Harmony Road curriculum."
"I have been a musician from a very young age and I began teaching piano lessons when I was a teenager. I especially love teaching young children and helping them to discover the joy of music.
As children begin their musical journey by singing and moving to music, they discover much about themselves and the world around them. I have seen how music brings families together as well, and I value our classes for the opportunity they give us to know and enjoy one another in and out of the classroom."
"Music is a part of children’s daily life. They hum, create their own songs, sing familiar tunes, experiment with different sounds, and dance around the room as they play. All of these activities are included in the Harmony Road classes, and what better way for children to learn than through play? The skills that children learn at Harmony Road provide a foundation for future musical learning as well as develop a lifelong friendship with music. I especially enjoy watching parents and children having fun and spending time together."
Carol is a veteran music teacher of thirty-five years and holds music education degrees from Southeast Missouri State University and Florida State University.