Ms. Merinda invites . . .
& your child
to join her
in the magical
Garden of Music
Enter the Garden of Music and discover the wondrous power of music in a
social, safe setting while focusing on
the development of the whole child.
Bring Your Imagination . . .
Be sure to bring your singing and chanting voices,
your moving and
dancing bodies, your listening ears, your playful imaginations. Be
ready to play with simple instruments, participate in enchanting
stories. Bring your parents along for the wondrous journey!
Your Musical Guide
Ms. Merinda will be your guide at the Garden of
Music. Though she loves
to help plants grow, she is much better qualified to help children
blossom as they develop music ability, confidence, and self-expression.
Ms. Merinda's Musical
Merinda's lifelong musical education began from
birth in a loving,
musical home, and at age 4 with formal piano lessons in the Suzuki
Method. Music and movement have always been a part of her life,
including modern dance training at the Life Arts Center, many years in
The Salt Lake Children's Choir, several community and school dramas and
lessons and guitar lessons. She loves bringing music into the lives of
around her in any way she can.
Ms. Merinda completed a bachelor's degree in teaching from Brigham
Young University. She has taught English, literacy, and music in
Washington, D.C. Austin, Texas, and, most recently, New Delhi, India.
She taught private piano lessons
five years before shifting her focus to teaching
Musikgarten group classes. She finds them a great way to prevent young
students from losing enthusiasm for
music, and is thrilled to see how quickly her keyboard students can
learn while still retaining their contagious enthusiasm.
Merinda is a licensed Musikgarten instructor. She has completed
the Musikgarten teacher training certification for Cycle of
Seasons (ages 2-5), Music Makers (ages 4-7), and Music Makers
at the Keyboard (ages 6-9).
You will often find Merinda singing or playing the piano in her
community and church, but more often you will find her chasing around