Every child has the potential to learn music. Music learning begins before birth and flourishes with exposure to and interaction with music in a rich, creative and playful environment. When children attend a developmentally appropriate early childhood music class, filled with different tonalities, meters, instruments, improvisation, movement and individualized instruction, they will naturally expand their music vocabulary. This foundation is necessary for music understanding and the success and enjoyment of future formal music learning and instrumental lessons.
Krista began teaching early childhood music in 2004 for the University of Delaware’s Community Music School. In 2005, she became the Early Childhood Coordinator, overseeing the staff, communicating with parents and teaching a variety of early childhood and piano classes. In 2007, Krista began teaching students with autism, ages 3 to 21, at the Developmental Learning Centers in New Jersey. She also taught a studio of both flute and piano students. Upon relocating with her husband to Boston in 2013, she is happy to have found a new home at the Brookline Music School as the Early Childhood Coordinator and teacher. Krista has a Bachelor’s of Music: Instrumental and Master’s of Music: Early Childhood and Elementary General from the University of Delaware. She is certified in Early Childhood Music and Elementary General Music by the Gordon Institute of Music Learning, under the instruction of prominent music educators and researchers Cynthia Taggert, Diane Lang and Edwin Gordon.
Krista has performed with the University of Delaware’s Wind Ensemble and Orchestra and was a member of New Jersey’s Hanover Wind Symphony for 4 years.
B.M. Instrumental Music, University of Delaware; M.M. Early Childhood and Elementary General Music, University of Delaware