Discover Our Professionals and Contributors
Our educators are experienced, trained, enthusiastic about their subjects ... & ALL love kids! Their professional references are available upon request -- but these informal notes give you a feel for their styles and strengths. Above all this is a family business. We, related or not, are family/community and hope to treat you with both professionalism and love.
Kindermusik International - the company the Sally Dancy is licensed, the developer of the best baby & early childhood music & movement curriculum, and the distributor of Kindermusik materials (which is an integral part of the curriculum, continue the curriculum at home).
Sally Dancy - Artist, Musician, & Kindermusik Educator. Owner & operator of KindermusikbySally also owner of the location DiscoveryMeadowStudio. Licensed since 1999 by Kindermusik International. Teaches Kindermusik, Art, & private lessons. Designs activities & personalized programs. Creates Art. Develops curricula.
Nora Escobedo-Gustafson - Licensed Kindermusik International since 2017. Her background includes graduating from the SA area school of arts HS and Columbia College Chicago - she studied dance, music, theatre, and later focused on Musical theatre and arts in healthcare. She also taught Kindermusik in PA for several years before moving back to Texas. Nora is experienced with babies, toddlers, prek both as a teacher and childcare. Her passions include teaching artistry & creative expression to children.
Community Contributors to the studio....
Monica Sparks - Monica came to KindermusikbySally with her 1st new born baby. After taking Kindermusik for more than a year she took Kindermusik international training. She now does administrative, teacher support, and child care work for us. She has certification and experience in early childhood care and administration. Both her children are active in KindermusikbySally classes.
Deanna Smith - Deanna came to KindermusikbySally with her 1st baby. After taking Kindermusik for a year, she and I partnered together to experiment with using Kindermusik with yoga moves and infant message. She has experience in a variety of medical wellness intervention for NICU, babies, children, & families. Deanna is a licensed pre&post natal yoga instructor, is trained in infant massage, holding space for pregnancy loss, and more. Deanna currently works in conjunction with local Hospitals with Wonders & Worries (profession support for children dealing with family illness). She does regular special events for us that include yoga & infant massage with me at DiscoveryMeadowStudio.
Cheri Riddle - a friend and supporter. Cheri started Kindermusik with her daughter as a baby adopted from China in 2006. After being in the program for years we developed a friendship. She has been an active supporter of the program and has worked with me on administration and support. She has extensive experience in education both administrative and hands on. She has donated much of her mother's extensive early childhood materials to the studio and continues to work with us on special events.
Tania DeKiewiet - I first met Tania when she enrolled her girls in Kindermusik in 2006. I worked for Tania at her children's art studio and we created art projects & curriculum together in 2007-2011. She is a great friend, supporter, and colleague. She also has donated much to my studio... supplies/materials, furniture, and more. Her children (Elizabeth and Emma) now in their teens and active in the arts, intern at my studio periodically.
Family Contributors to the studio...
Donna Foster Myer - Educator, Speaker, Artist, Writer, & Scientist. She is a gifted science communicator. Through her long career, she had extensive experience in science research, application, and education of the brain, exercise, meditation, wellness, and more. In retirement she writes, researches, illustrates, & enjoys her family. She consults, researches, writes, & helps guide me in development for the studio.
Dr. David Myer - Educator, Scientist, & Musician. He had a long career in Physics education. In retirement he has become an excellent church musician and enjoys his family. He consults on curricula cognitive consistency application & development as well as supporting behind the scenes.
Ron Dancy - is a great "behind the scenes" supporter of the studio ...in more ways than we can count!!! An instructor pilot for the U. S. Air Force and DOD, Ron has a degree in Electrical Engineering. He was a scout leader for years, a life-long choir member, and plays piano for family activities.
Other family members who help out:
Richard, Zackery, Christopher, and Benjamin
I thank all of them for all that they do!