"I love Songbird Kids!" - Maggie, age 4
Songbird Kids is an independent music education company committed to fostering the inherent musicality of every young child through movement, music, instruments, and play.
Welcome to Songbird Kids, where the power of music education extends far beyond the notes on a page! Research shows that music has a remarkable impact on every aspect of a child's development – from cognitive and physical skills to language development and social-emotional growth.
At Songbird Kids, we make learning fun and exciting, creating an inviting space where ALL kids can be themselves and explore the magic of music!
Songbird Kids welcomes and celebrates kids and families of all abilities, genders, races, and religions. The songs we sing reflect our commitment to learning from other cultures. Join us in harmony as we express our authentic selves within a space of belonging.
Rachel, founder of Songbird Kids, received her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Early Childhood Education) from Texas A&M University in 2006. Before moving to Waco in 2010, she taught 4th grade in Richardson ISD, where she and her husband grew up.
Rachel's musical journey spans over 30 years, including piano, violin, and vocal performance. She started singing at 3, playing the piano at 6, and fell in love with the violin at 8. Her fun-loving and empathetic personality shines through in her evidence-based teaching style, which embraces a play-centered approach to music, rhythm, and instrument exploration, meeting each child where they are.
Rachel lives in Woodway with her husband Mike, their two children, and their dog. Mike is a lecturer at Baylor in the Honors College. Their kiddos are budding artists and performers in their own right. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys attending (and occasionally performing in) musicals, hiking in the woods with their dog, listening to child development podcasts, and reading historical fiction novels.
Songbird Kids incorporates songs & activities from The Learning Groove, which was created by bestselling author Eric Litwin (Pete the Cat, I Love My White Shoes) and award-winning musician Michael Levine!
"Together, Eric and Michael created The Learning Groove, a dynamic music program that empowers children to reach their full musical potential and helps children develop their language and reading foundation. It is the focus on music and language that makes The Learning Groove so unique." - www.thelearninggroove.com