Teaching experience: I have been teaching for 15 years. Prior to that I taught art/craft classes at Parker rec Center for 2 years. I attended Metropolitan Stare college for 5 years studying Early Childhood Education, during my years at Metropolitan State College I worked part time at the day care on campus working in with children 6 months to 5 years of age.
w/ Miss Cheryl
Hello! My name is Cheryl Hardy or “Miss Cheryl.” “Back-in-the-day” I went off to college as a Voice Performance major at Colorado State University. After a year and a half, I realized that as much as I loved singing, studying it drained a lot of my passion and so I changed degrees (like most college students) and ended up getting a B.S. in Business Management (from The University of Northern Colorado a few years later which is a whole other story).
Approximately 20 years ago, I “retired” from my business career to have my 1st son & became a stay-at-home-mom of 3 fantastic boys/men. I continued to work various part-time jobs including being the Music Teacher at the Parker “Play & Music” for nearly 7 years. When they went out of business I spent most of the last several years working as a part-time florist & teaching an occasional voice/music student out of my home.
I feel so privileged to be able to offer this Music Makers program to your children. I love the interaction with these young ones and their enthusiasm is priceless. It truly is a joy to watch them dance, play instruments, learn songs and listen to them sing while they learn music (unbeknownst to them). They’ll be introduced to rhythms and matching actions and body movements that will train their brains for a love of music as well as math and science all while they just simply have fun.
Each week there will be a Music Makers flyer that talks about the style of music we worked on and some helpful advice and/or songs attached. Please read through those for ways you can interact musically with your child at home or let them show you what they learned that day. Maybe you’ll remember some songs from your own childhood and now you can share them together.
Move and Groove:
Hi, I am Dianne D’Marcco and I will be teaching Move and Groove to the kiddos here at Little Blessings! I have 3 boys ages 15, 12 & 6 here in Parker. My husband is the Executive Chef at The Palate in Greenwood Village. I studied Health & Nutrition in College and have been teaching Fitness & Nutrition to Preschool & kindergarten children for almost 5 years. I love being able to be a part of laying a foundation for a healthy lifestyle!