Meet Some Teachers

We would like you to meet some of our teachers who have taken our training and hear what they have to say.

April Groom 

Photographer, Musician, Mommy 

Bend, OR


"I started with The Learning Groove at the very beginning! I photographed Mr. Michael teaching a class, got really energized and exclaimed 'I want to do what you do!'  I love my families, and they come back session after session!  I enjoy seeing the children develop and grow to love music.  I enjoy the good vibes, the smiles, and the laughter.  The Learning Groove training allows me the flexibility to teach while pursuing my photography career. It also gives me the flexibility to have time with my preschool-aged son and enjoy time with my family. I LOVE being a teacher. I love The Learning Groove! "

Jennifer Daniels 

Singer Songwriter, Mommy 
Chattanooga, TN


"As a touring songwriter, teaching music gives me a wonderful way to stay immersed in my music and my community while raising my own children.  Each of the 6 TLG CDs is designed to aid several specific learning goals, and they sound great (something you don't always get in kids' music).  Training was inexpensive compared to other music and movement programs, and it was thorough.  I felt well equipped to launch into my own classes, and have steadily added students since I began.  Plus, the TLG family is supportive, always ready to offer advice, answer questions, and pass on performance and teaching opportunities."  

Heather Gebhardt

Former Kindergartern Teacher, Mommy

Rockwall, TX


"For as far back as I can remember, I have always been singing.  I was that kid who had a "microphone" (aka hairbrush) in hand, singing in front of the mirror to a Helen Reddy record.  While teaching music classes, I get to enjoy one of my favorite things (music) with some of my favorite people (children).  I love being part of something that gives kids a vehicle to be creative.  And while it is a great time and lots of fun, I know the music is providing so much more for them - cultural experiences, exposure to different rhythms, rhymes, a safe place to take risks in sharing their thoughts and ideas - and, pleasantly, I find I'm learning right along with them."

Thomas Vinton

Musician, Music Teacher, Daddy

Hong Kong, China 


"I love The Learning Groove songs because they offers a perfect mix of classic folk tunes and original contemporary music. The curriculum, based on solid research in early childhood music, gives me a strong base and frees me up to be in the moment with the families who come to class. TLG songs are also great for special events like birthday parties and school assemblies because the repertoire can work across a wide age range. I've started experimenting with music classes focusing on English as an additional language, and the early results are very promising!"

Michael Levine 

Musician, Producer, Performer, Teacher (Co-Creator of The Learning Groove)

Atlanta, GA


"I love teaching my music classes.  I used to teach for another company at an hourly rate, but by starting my own classes and building my clientele, my hourly income has tripled!  In the mornings I teach parent & child classes, preschool music classes & perform concerts for schools.  On weekends I often perform for birthday parties, festivals & concerts.  (Not to mention running The Learning Groove with Eric, and creating CDs & training!)  Teaching music also gives me the flexibility to pursue my singer-songwriter career & spiritual music as well."

Amber Galea 

Former Librarian, Mommy

Greenville, NC


"I teaching because I love educating families.  It fascinates me to see kids express themselves and show off new skills through music and movement.  It's also super gratifying when parents tell me which TLG songs and games they enjoy with their children outside of class.  Parents need all the tricks and tools we can get to keep our kids happy (and learning!)"