Hi, I'm Amanda Meyer, the owner and one of the teachers for Music Class for Tots. I graduated from Iowa State University in 2008 with my bachelor's degree in music education. I've spent the last 13 years teaching music to young children in public schools (K-5 general music and 5th grade chorus), daycare centers, in-home daycares and public libraries in the Des Moines metro. I've completed levels 1 & 2 of my Kodaly Music Pedagogical training and I've also received training in John Feierabend's curriculum, "First Steps in Music," which I incorporate into my teaching. When not teaching music I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband and I reside in Norwalk with our four children and corgi.
My classes are geared towards children ages birth through preschool. My goal is to provide every child with a well rounded music education. I aim to build and grow a love for music and to also begin a strong foundation of musical knowledge that will carry on through their years. Your children will be exposed to quality music literature including: folksongs, nursery rhymes, classical music, traditional songs and games and finger rhymes. They will learn to use their singing voice in a proper way and explore a variety of instruments. We perform a lot of different movement activities and work together with the parachute. My guitar, ukulele and pan drum always take turns making appearances at my classes too!
ABOUT MY TEACHERS
Kelli Stoermer joined Music Class for Tots in
September of 2022. Kelli received her Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Iowa Wesleyan College and her Masters of Arts degree in Education from Viterbo University. She brings experience and knowledge from spending the last seven years teaching music to students from grades preschool - sixth grade in public schools. Kelli resides in Waukee with her husband, daughter and two dogs.