The smiling faces of the Hush Little Baby team

Jennifer Teh is the Founding Director of Hush Little Baby Early Childhood Music Classes. She strongly believes that music and singing should be a part of every child’s life.

Over a vast career spanning more than fifteen years, Jen has taught everything from primary, high school and university music, directed choirs, taught private singing lessons, presented workshops, written papers for national and international conferences and symposia in music education and carved out a career as a professional live and studio singer. As a mother of young children and a believer that the very youngest children should receive the very best musical upbringing, however, Jen’s passion lies in early childhood music education, and this is supported by a huge body of research around the positive benefits of sharing music with infants and children.

Jen comes highly qualified, with a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education from the University of Queensland as well as an Australian Kodaly Certificate in Primary Music Education. Her accolades include an Australian Government National Award for Quality Schooling and a Queensland College of Teachers Excellence Award. In addition to working extensively with choirs of all ages and backgrounds as a music director, Jen has been invited to work with numerous children’s and adult choirs as a workshop facilitator and guest conductor.

St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School in the Brisbane suburb of Corinda is the main venue for Jen’s beautiful community early childhood music classes. She also provides mobile classes for mothers’ groups, playgroups and birthday parties.

Jen has developed comprehensive and highly regarded whole-centre music programs for a childcare centres in Brisbane, on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast and in Sydney. Through Hush Little Baby she works alongside educators to ensure that every child in every room room receives a minimum of one specialised weekly music class. In addition to this Jen works as a contractor for Phoenix Support for Educators providing consultation and professional development for centres wishing to integrate music more thoroughly and effectively into their daily practice.

Through her baby, toddler and preschooler classes, Jen aims to give parents and caregivers opportunities to connect with their children and with others, as well as ideas, games and songs that can be taken home and enjoyed over and over again.

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Elissa is a kind and caring mother of two young boys. She holds a Bachelor of Management, with a Major in Marketing. Elissa has worked extensively with young children as an assistant in Allied Health, a volunteer carer for children with disabilities and through her role as Hush Little Baby’s Customer Experience Manager.

Elissa is passionate about giving infants and children the very best start in life, and the opportunity to work for Hush Little Baby was the perfect match for her passion and skills. Elissa works behind the scenes, ensuring the smooth running of the business. She is also the friendly voice at the other end of the phone for our valued clients in early education and care settings.

Elissa prides herself on ensuring that all of Hush Little Baby’s clients are looked after every step of the way. She is proud to be working with such talented musicians delivering a world class music program to infants and young children.

Jess is a kind-spirited, caring individual who adores children and appreciates the importance and benefits of music education during early childhood. In 2014 she completed a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Voice, at JMC Academy where she attended as a scholarship student and college ambassador. This role provided her with countless opportunities to work with young people in an effort to help them realise the potential of their musical dreams.

Jess’s intuitive and empathetic nature ensures that all children are able to enjoy her music classes. She loves sharing her passion for music with the babies, toddlers and young children attending Hush Little Baby music classes. As Senior Teacher and Project Manager Jess also works closely with all of our teachers in providing ongoing training and support, to ensure an outstanding music program continues to be delivered to all of our early education and care services.

Danielle holds a Bachelor of Music Performance majoring in Vocals and Piano from JMC Academy. During her time studying she was nominated as a peer mentor by her lecturers and was awarded an exclusive internship in music teaching. She is now studying a Masters in Music Education. Danielle is a solo country music singer, pianist and songwriter with a recently released debut single being played on country music radio stations worldwide. She is also in the process of recording her debut EP with her band The Renegade Outlaws.

As a mother to two young girls Danielle loves to share her passion for music with young children. She considers it a blessing to enrich young children’s lives with music, believing strongly in the scientific research that links music learning to the holistic growth and development of children. Danielle is thrilled to be a part of the Hush Little Baby team.

Demi is a recent graduate from JMC Academy with a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Voice. Demi started singing when she was 4 years old, and hasn’t stopped since! Now, she gigs around Brisbane’s live music scene in a duo act and as a solo artist, playing covers and original songs. Demi relates to a wide range of audiences with smooth vocal runs, heartfelt lyrics, mesmerising harmonies, and her captivating, charismatic stage presence.

Children light up around Demi – she is kind, fun-loving and passionate. She loves sharing her passion for music with the babies, toddlers and young children who participate in her Hush Little Baby music classes.

Emily is an experienced singer with extensive experience working with young children. She is a tertiary trained vocalist, and holds a Bachelor of Music (Performance) from QUT. Emily’s performing career thus far has included fronting a popular band that performed across Brisbane, as well as supporting touring artists. She has won numerous awards for both music and singing, and at present is focusing on her own solo jazz/contemporary project. Emily has also worked for a number of years with children, ranging from infants to teenagers, as a Nanny in both Brisbane and Rome.

Emily is delighted to have the opportunity to combine her two loves – music and children – as a Hush Little Baby music teacher. She believes there is no greater joy in life than witnessing a child smiling and singing along to their favourite songs. With her bubbly personality and cheerful nature, Emily easily connects with children. She is dedicated to providing fun, high-quality and engaging experiences for the children taking part in her Hush Little Baby classes.

 

 

Naomi is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, achieving first class honours, a medal of academic excellence in the Bachelor of Popular Music and a Graduate Certificate specialising in vocal pedagogy. She has a published chapter on Popular Music Pedagogy and DIY Musicianship, in The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education. Naomi is a prolific performer and songwriter, touring Australia-wide with an electronic duo (Phon) and a folk/pop duo (The Phoncurves). She has supported many well-known artists including Josh Pyke, Vance Joy and PassengerHer performance experience also spans across Christmas productions, weddings and large conferences.

 

Naomi has a background in vocal teaching, nurturing in her students a love for singing with a strong foundation in vocal technique. She is also experienced in supporting young people of all abilities, encouraging communication and joy for life through music. Naomi values a joyful and nurturing environment and is passionate to see young children learn, express and enjoy themselves through Hush Little Baby music classes.

Sara Jane is a professional singer and dancer with a passion for Musical Theatre. An experienced performer, she holds a Diploma of Performance, and a Graduate Certificate of Music in Vocal Pedagogy from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. As well as regularly performing as a singer and dancer at corporate and charity functions across Brisbane and Sydney, Sara Jane takes great joy in sharing her passion for the arts with others. Throughout her career, she has taught music and dance to a wide variety of age groups across Australia.

Sara Jane relishes the opportunity to foster an early love and appreciation for music in children, and firmly believes in the holistic benefits of music for all. She is delighted to be a part of the Hush Little Baby team.

Bernice recently completed a Bachelor of Music Studies in classical singing at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She possesses extensive musical knowledge and an excellent vocal technique, providing the perfect model for young children. Bernice enjoys performing as an operatic soprano in various productions, concerts and competitions around Sydney.

Bernice has fond memories of attending music classes from the age of 3, and this love for music nurtured at a young age is what led her to undertake further training in the Kodaly method of music education. Bernice is a firm believer in the range of cognitive, linguistic, physical, social and emotional benefits of an early music education, and she absolutely loves sharing the joy of singing with young children and babies in her classes.

Louise is an experienced Classroom Music Teacher with a wide range of experience with children and music in various settings. She holds a Bachelor of Music (majoring in Viola performance and Strings Pedagogy) and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Music).

Throughout her career Louise has taught music and directed choirs in schools, as well as teaching private instrumental tuition and leading early childhood music sessions for parents and their young children in the community.

Louise is fun-loving and caring in her approach to working with children and is passionate about the development of young children. She believes every child deserves access to quality musical experiences . Louise loves working with parents and caregivers in their endeavours to connect with children in a social, supportive and caring environment and is honoured to be able to share her passion for music with everyone who attends Hush Little Baby classes.

Melissa is a professional Music Theatre performer and a graduate of the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. As an experienced children’s entertainer, Melissa is delighted to have worked with some of children’s favourite Characters such as Peppa Pig, Hey Duggee and Paddington Bear. She has taught Singing, Music and Music Theatre to children of all ages throughout Brisbane and Sydney, and firmly believes in the importance of music in early childhood. With her bubbly personality and cheerful nature Melissa is dedicated to providing fun, high-quality, engaging music classes.