We Love Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers!

photo Ms.Wendy

Wendy Snell is a former Kindergarten teacher with a Master’s in Early Childhood Education. She has taught music, movement, and dance to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers for the past 10 years and, in 2012, received intensive training in the internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program, Music Together®. 

To give you a sense for where my passion for this kind of thing first started and how it developed, I thought I'd take you back to when I was a little bitty just for a moment . . .

My love for dance started in Ms. Wilhite’s Creative Movement class. I was 3. I remember the thrill when she chose my jacket as the “pond” for all of us to leap over. I remember the triumph of first clearing that pond.

From then on, I was a dancer. I danced in class, but I also danced in our kitchen, our living room, our dining room, our hallways, upstairs and downstairs, in my bedroom, and on stage.

​​As a dance major, I danced through most of college, until I decided that I wanted a more balanced life, one that would include kids. Not long after graduating from the University of Iowa, I received a Masters in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College in New York and taught kindergarten for six years before starting a family.

When my oldest was a baby, I led a music and movement class for infants through pre-schoolers and their caregivers. It was as much a joy as it was a success and, over a period of four years, Music and Movement with Miss Wendy grew exponentially. I had the privilege of seeing these little ones grow from experiencing the music in their mamas' laps to full-fledged singing, dancing participants, and then to see their little siblings enter the picture and take their places in their mamas' laps.

It is now my great delight to be a trained and registered teacher as well as a licensed center director for the best early childhood music and movement program in the world!​​

- Ms.Wendy​​

     
photo Ms.Briana
Briana Brett is a proud member of Actors Equity Association, a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC, and has an extensive background in early child education, music, and performance.  Briana has spent many years inhabiting a role close to her heart and soul as Patsy Cline, in Always, Patsy Cline, having the pleasure of performing it in multiple productions across the country throughout her professional touring career.
 
Briana teaches Music Together® for multiple centers throughout Manhattan, and began teaching three years ago, after being a Mommy in a Music Together class during her 2nd Act in life! As the wife of a fellow musician and performer, and a mother of a musical toddler, she is passionate about the positive and meaningful effect music can have on developing minds. She feels incredibly honored to be a part of the team through Zoom, building creative relationships with new families throughout the Country with this inspiring program! She can't wait to make Music, Together with you!
     
photo Ms.Beth

Beth Beyer is new to the Atlanta area but not to Music Together. Beth grew up in Colorado where she was bit by the music bug at an early age. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Colorado - Boulder. After college she spent a year singing and dancing for Holland America Cruise Lines, and then headed for the Big Apple! Her music theatre career took off in NYC and she was lucky enough to book a few national and international tours as well as many regional shows. Motherhood took her back to Colorado where she was lucky enough to stumble upon Music Together. She took her teacher training in 2010 and taught for a center for 2 years before deciding to open her own center. She ran her own center, Tiny Tunes Music Together, for 5 years, servicing 75 families a semester until her recent move to Atlanta. Since coming to Atlanta she has been performing locally at the Atlanta Lyric Theatre and City Springs Theatre as well as working with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music For The Very Young Program at the Woodruff Arts Center. Beth can't wait to share her love of music and Music Together with your little ones!

     
photo Ms.Kenya

Kenya Engram always knew that all she really wanted to do in life was play music and help people. Music therapy was the perfect opportunity to do both! For the past 6 years, Kenya has worked as a licensed and board certified music therapist in Atlanta, GA, following her love for working with both seniors and parents-to-be. She's passionate about using music and movement to help rehabilitate seniors, to help them maintain quality of life, and to help them age with vitality and grace. She's equally passionate about supporting and inspiring moms and dads to have the birth they want. She loves helping new parents learn how to bond and form attachments with their new little ones through music therapy. In addition to sharing her special gifts with Music Together of Decatur, Kenya launched her private practice, Nurturing Notes Music Therapy, in 2016. She holds both a bachelors (BS) and a masters (MMT) in Music Therapy and is trained in Sound Birthing Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth. She will complete her training in Sound Birthing Postpartum Music Therapy this summer. Kenya has been a certified Music Together teacher since 2011.

     
photo Ms.Lauren

Lauren Bock is a music educator based in Decatur. She completed the Music Together teacher training in 2006 and has taught MT classes for five years in New York as well as Atlanta. Since 2014, Lauren has offered private ukulele and guitar instruction through her own small business, Rock with Bock, which is a big hit with the kids of Intown Atlanta and Decatur! She holds a Bachelors degree in music and education from Hampshire College and a Child Development Associate early childhood education credential. Lauren lives in Medlock Park with her husband Jesse and her one-year-old daughter Lucey Rose. They enjoy Sacred Harp singing together.   

 
     
photo Ms.Katie

Katie Jensen is originally from the beautiful beach community of San Clemente where she began her professional career at the local dinner theatre starring in "Girl Crazy" at 16 yrs old. She was accepted into the performing arts program at USC where she graduated with honors, Magna Cum Laude. Having the desire to travel, she used her talents to see the world singing, dancing and acting her way through Europe, the South Pacific, Japan and across the USA.She has starred in many musicals as well as performed with many vocal groups singing Opera, Pop, Country, RNB and even with a world renowned Persian group, "The Black Cats". She was cast in"Jubilee" as a lead singer so she moved from LA to LV in 2002. She is now a voice -over artist and can be heard in many radio and television commercials. Today she is starring in her best role ever, as mother to a beautiful, hysterical 14 yr old boy, Brayden. They found Music Together when he was 3 yrs old and fell in love with the experience. Katie has been teaching for the last 10 years and has recently completed Music Together's Certification I. She loves every minute teaching, seeing the spark of music that has brought her such joy, ignited in such tiny children.

     
  Your Music Together of Decatur Team!

In the pre-postpartum system, your child attends any classes which have room in them, with you or any other caregiver you choose. You use the makeup scheduler to alert the teacher that your child will be coming. (If there is a particular day/time that you plan on attending more often than other days/times, please indicate that as your "home class" in the comments section of your registration form. If you choose a "home class", there is no need to use the makeup scheduler when your child is able to attend at that time.)