let me tell you a little about my background, I started playing the piano at age 7. At age 11 I became my churches organist playing Armenian Divine Liturgy. I also played for a number of wedding and funeral's at this age. In middle school I played company pieces with the chorus. I have played throughout the years in churches for talent shows, Palm Sundays, and recitals. Around the age of sixteen I began to teach members of my father church as well as outside of the church how to play the piano. In my older age I play for church mass, family and friends. I am constantly learning new styles to play to add to my Foundation. I like to use the John Thompson music book when I am teaching. I can site read music as well.
Master of Science in Education, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT.
Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts, Florida A & M Univesity, Tallahassee, Florida
“Bear-y Tale Theater” is a 45-minute program for Pre-K and Kindergarten students. Using puppets and storytelling techniques, this interactive session builds emergent literacy as the children help two puppets solve an important problem. Emphasis will be on developing an understanding of basic story elements and retelling skills.
Linda’s professional career has provided the exciting opportunity to present numerous workshops for professional staff and families with a focus on speech, language and literacy. As an elementary principal, Linda met with children monthly to use storytelling and puppetry activities to support academic and social skills. As a teacher and SLP, puppets were her amazing assistants!
She has also been a speaker on the topic of multisensory interventions for speech and language through puppetry, print and play. She is founder of Creative Speech Products and author of Teddy Talker® speech-language materials.
While receiving my Bachelors of Fine Arts, I had many classes with a variety of different mediums including watercolors, acrylics, even calligraphy.
I also have 7 years of professional experience working with children.
Merly’s dance classes offer fun and variety with a range of different songs, music, styles, themes and activities specific to developing motor skills and maintaining student's interest. Over all, her programs are designed for participants to have fun while learning from different cultures, discovering and developing their own abilities within the art of movement.