Private Music Enrichment
Rock N Read is a literacy based music and movement program. Classes are designed to be educational, interactive and fun all while working towards important developmental milestones. Singing and movement are combined with simple instruments, puppets and props to create a multi-sensory learning environment.
I started my career working as an early childhood educator and quickly taking an interest in the Montessori Method. I fell in love with the philosophy of individualized, hands-on learning. The emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development are the key to success! I thoroughly enjoyed my time working at Trillium Montessori School and getting to apply the method to making my students feel nurtured, unique and confident.
For six years I worked as a children’s librarian for the Town of Orangeville. I established creative programs that fostered speech and language skills. Creating classes that made learning fun and exciting were incredibly fulfilling. Children enjoyed it so much, that they were motivated to continue learning at home. I have also worked for Upper Grand District School Board and Community Living Dufferin to provide exceptional care and opportunities for children with special needs. I have I had the opportunity to share my knowledge by speaking about the benefits of music as a medical conference speaker at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.
I’m the Mother of three AMAZING and energetic children. They fill my days with love, joy, silliness and chaos. My middle child was born with a rare genetic syndrome known as 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. The journey of raising a child with special needs has had challenges and MANY rewards. I’m so blessed to be her Mama! Every single day I’m thankful that I get to see the world through her eyes. It made me stronger and gave me the ability to really connect and understand the supports needed by families.
Private Music Enrichment: Private music enrichment happens in the comfort of your own home. I bring everything that is needed including instruments, puppets and props. I will create a customized program specifically for your child’s developmental needs and goals. I’m happy to combine any suggestions from other therapist, teachers or the parents. For example, if you would like to work on fine motor development we will pick instruments that would use those muscles. If you want to work on gross motor, we may do movement that require hopping or balancing. If we are working on social skills, I may bring a flannel story that we can practice taking turns and sharing.
Cost : Every class is personalized just for your child. This takes time for lesson planning, talking with parents and therapist about goals, preparing materials, packing items into my vehicle and driving to your location. I’m very dedicated to giving your child the highest quality program possible! Fees for private music enrichment are listed below. If you receive SSAH funding you can submit this expense on your forms as 1:1 Private Music Enrichment. I would never want a child to go without, if finances are an issue please let me know. I’m willing to work with families on payment plans. *Additional fees for travel outside of Orangeville
30 minutes: $50