Teacher Vanessa believing play-based education is the best “work” for young children, Vanessa utilizes her love of song and dance to provide an interactive and spirited class. Showcasing an array of musical instruments including the flute, piano, guitar, ukulele, banjo, as well as percussion instruments, she promotes the child/caretaker bond as well as the connection between other families in the class community. Her warm, enthusiastic energy makes each song sparkle with imagination and creativity; drawing her inspiration from her of four young children who love to help prepare for her musical adventures.
Vanessa holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies from CSU Hayward and a minor in American Sign Language. In addition she has a Cleared State of California Teaching Credential with seven years of experience in a Kindergarten classroom where she first discovered the magic and overwhelming satisfaction of teaching.