Ms. Nathalia - Director and Supervisor
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 and Supervisor
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
Mr. Adam - Instructor
Adam has loved music from a very young age. He has played guitar for over a decade and can play other instruments such as the bass and piano. He is currently a jazz performance major earning his BA at the California Institute of the Arts. Adam also studied music at College of the Canyons where he played bass in the Jazz Band and Symphony orchestra as well as sang for the vocal jazz ensemble. In the program, Adam was seen as a positive influence who was always trying to help his fellow students. Adam’s passion for music has driven him to create and take part in several artistic endeavors, one of those being a position as an instructor with First Start Music. One of the best ways to educate children on the benefits of music is to have a teacher that truly enjoys what they do and Adam definitely falls into this category. He values the time spent with the children and understands his role in their musical development. Through his love for the art, he hopes to inspire others to appreciate music as much as he does.