NATHALIA PALIS

  • Director 

  • Music Therapist

  • Early Childhood Music Teacher 

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 three 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 online radio stations and blogs including Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl, Spanglish Baby, Musical Merry-Go-Round, Babyradio and more. For more information on Nathalia's music, upcoming shows and more, please visit www.nathaliamusic.com

PATRICK SENENSE

  • Early Childhood Music Teacher 

PATRICK SENENSE (Teacher) 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. You can visit Patrick's artist page at www.patricksenense.com 

NATALIE LADE

  • Early Childhood Music Teacher 

NATALIE LADE (Teacher) Children's music has been a passion for Natalie her whole life. She began her involvement in community choirs and vocal ensembles at the tender age of 6, where she was inspired to eventually branch out to clarinet and saxophone in high school while still singing in several choirs. She is currently pursuing a degree in Vocal Performance at Musicians Institute in Hollywood and focuses on songwriting as a large part of her personal and professional life. 

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