Meet the Kindermusik and Young Years Educators
COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL
Maureen Bolain obtained her B.A. in Christian Education summa cum laude with strong emphasis in child development, music and piano performance from John Brown University where she won the Biblical Studies Faculty and Outstanding Cathedral Choir Member Awards. She taught at her own Kindermusik music studio in South Bend, Indiana from 1998 – 2001, joining Kindermusik Academy of St. Louis in 2001. She has taught and developed curriculum for preschool and elementary choirs and is also an experienced piano teacher. Maureen is currently the accompanist for Grace Presbyterian Church and the St. Charles County Youth Choirs. In the summer of 2011 the touring choir of SCCYC traveled to Williamsburg, VA and Washington, DC where they were invited to perform at the historic Bruton Parish (home congregation of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson) and First Baptist Church (attended by President Carter). They were also invited to be the clinic choir for Master Classes taught by Dr. Henry Leck, world renowned conductor of children's choirs. She has a 16-year-old daughter, Hannah, who is a graduate of Kindermusik and continues to nurture a love for all genres of music.
[Miss Mo is] "A gem! Warm, nurturing, passionate about kids, music and learning. Very positive and interactive. My son pays close attention and has increased attention span. . .we're huge fans of this program" . . . Meagan Mottl, mother of Beacan, age 2-1/2; "Miss Mo is excellent with kids" . . . Katie Dolan, mother of Jack, age 2.
Nancy Love earned a B.A. in Behavioral Studies from Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA. As a French Horn player, she participated as first horn in the New York State All-State Orchestra, and has extensive instrumental, choral and modern dance training and experience. In addition to teaching Kindermusik classes, Nancy is a teacher-trainer for Kindermusik International, conducting training workshops in St. Louis and other cities. She led the music program at Countryside Montessori Preschool for three years, before becoming a Kindermusik educator in 1999. Nancy has decided Kindermusik is her "calling," and devotes all of her energies and love of children and music to Kindermusik now. Nancy and her husband Steven have two musically talented daughters, Victoria age 17 and Louise, 20. They have been extremely involved in Irish Dance, performing and competing in other U.S. cities as well as in Ireland -- you might be treated to a dance, concertina or violin performance when they come to visit Mrs. Love's classes.
"Mrs. Love is amazing!" . . . Ofir Kaidar-Heafetz, father of Eshkar age 5-1/2; "Mrs. Love is awesome. Jaden loves her." . . . Sarah Mitchell mother of Jaden age 2; "We come to Kindermusik because of Mrs. Love!" . . . Rayme Woley mother of Peyton, age 5-1/2; "Mrs. Love is a wonderful teacher. She has such a nice and warm way with the kids. . . . she also has innovative ways to introduce music, sounds and other concepts to the class. I always appreciated that she made him feel special and cared for." . . . Angela Gusky, mother of Connor, age 3; Mrs. Love is loving, creative, enthusiastic, loves what she does and it shows" . . . Debi Coil, mother of Cassie, age 2.
Jeanne Magee has extensive experience in vocal performance, and strong group-leading skills from bible school and church-related music teaching. She holds a B.A. degree in Communication with a minor in Psychology from the University of Missouri, and joined the Kindermusik Academy staff in 2003. She uses her vocal talents as a cantor, soloist, and choir member for her church, and sings for weddings as well. In the recent past, Jeanne had the honor of singing the National Anthem as a duet at Busch Stadium. As an advocate of the life-enriching power of music, Jeanne was inspired by the joy and educational advantages of Kindermusik since her two daughters Kathleen and Mary were enrolled in Kindermusik from birth to age 6, in each level of Kindermusik. These Kindermusik graduates, Kathleen, age 14, currently sings in her parish's Children's Choir and is involved with choral roles in musical theater, and Mary, age 16, also involved in musical theater and her freshman chorus. Jeanne is now sharing her love of music and the Kindermusik experience with others.
"Jeanne is great! She has a terrific voice. She makes each child feel special" . . . Kristen Wild, mother of Jessica age 2-1/2. "Jeanne Magee is a wonderful educator, she is very bubbly & relates very well with the children & adults -- she makes everyone feel special" . . . mother of Noah, age 3. "Miss Jeanne is wonderful with the students. So patient! Every child gets attention. She is warm and welcoming." . . .mother of 2-1/2-year old son.
Melissa Overton completed her Masters in Elementary Education (December 2010) from Grand Canyon University.
She obtained a B.A. in Music with emphasis in both vocal performance and fine arts
administration from the University of Dayton in 2003. She has directed musicals and
taught classes for the Omaha Theatre Company for Young People and had performed in
various musical productions and with choirs, including the Dayton opera Chorus, for
over 15 years. Inspired by her participation in Kindermusik classes as a nanny to
a one-year old in 2006, she completed the Kindermusik training courses, and is now
in her sixth year bringing her talents, leadership, energy and love of both music
and children to the classes of Kindermusik Academy. Also, she is currently executive
administrator for Little Guppy Child Development Center in O'Fallon Missouri. Melissa's
husband, Brian is a vocalist, and had attended his wife's Kindermusik classes with
their now-6-year-old daughter Maria almost since her birth!
"Miss Melissa is great! She's passionate about what she does and is very warm to everyone. I love how upbeat she is" . . . Tanya Huebbe, mother of Amelia, age 4. "I love how well Miss Melissa interacts with the other parents and especially the children. She has a great demeanor and passion for teaching." Tracy Dea, mother of Raiden, age 18 months.
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