Ms. Nathalia - Director, Instructor
Nathalia was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia. She holds a bachelor's degree in Music Therapy from the Berklee College of Music and a master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. As an MT-BC (Music Therapist - Board Certified) Nathalia has worked in a variety of educational and clinical settings including hospitals, schools and nursing homes and treatment centers. Her experience and passion for early childhood music education inspired her to create curriculum-based program specifically for pre-schools settings. In addition, Nathalia has recorded and released four children's albums and has been a featured guest on Univision’s “Despierta America” and CBS’s “The Talk”. Her songs have been played on a number of radio stations and blogs including Sirius XM, Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl, Spanglish Baby, Musical Merry-Go-Round, Babyradio and more. For more information about Nathalia's music, upcoming shows and more, please visit www.nathaliamusic.com
Mr. Patrick - Instructor
Music has been the predominant theme in Patrick’s life. During his formative years, his exploration of music led him to play alto saxophone, piano, guitar and singing. While attending Princess Anne High School (PAHS) for the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, he was a member of a Virginia Honor Band and studied western and non-western music traditions through the IB music program. Patrick went on to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston with a concentration in songwriting. He now focuses on contributing to his local community by educating and inspiring young musicians. Mr. Patrick has been a music teacher at preschools throughout the Los Angeles area for several years. You can visit Mr. Patrick's artist page at www.patricksenense.com
Ms. Merced - Instructor
Merced Stratton is a musician and teacher living in Los Angeles. She holds a B.M. in Vocal Arts from California State University, Northridge, where she performed in numerous operas, ensembles, and as a solo recitalist. She now sings with the Los Robles Master Chorale and performs throughout Los Angeles. Her passion for choral music and teaching led her to become the founder and conductor of the St. Luke's Youth Choir in La Crescenta. In addition to teaching, Merced writes and performs for indie pop band Minimall, who are recording their upcoming album.