The smiling faces of the Hush Little Baby team

Our Team

Jen 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 twenty 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.

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 Jen believes that the very youngest children should receive the very best musical upbringing, and has a passion for early childhood music education.

She 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.

Jen has developed comprehensive and highly regarded whole-service music programs for early education and care services in Brisbane, on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coasts and in Tamworth. As Hush Little Baby Director she works alongside educators and music teachers to ensure that every child in every room room receives a minimum of one specialised weekly music class. In addition to this Jen also provides consultation and professional development for services wishing to integrate music more thoroughly and effectively into their daily practice.

 Rhiannon is Hush Little Baby’s Customer Care Manager. She is the friendly face behind Community Class bookings and much of the communication with our valued clients in early education and care settings. Rhiannon also provides clerical and administrative support and works behind the scenes as part of the management team to ensure the smooth running of the business. She has an extensive background in administrative services and support.
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Rhiannon prides herself on ensuring that all of Hush Little Baby’s clients are looked after every step of the way. Having brought her own children to Hush Little Baby music classes, Rhiannon has an in-depth understanding of the value of music in early childhood, and loves being a part of the Hush Little Baby team.

  Elissa oversees Hush Little Baby Early Childhood Music Classes operations, and is passionate about ensuring that our customers receive the absolute best care and attention. She is also passionate about making sure professionals in the early education and care sector are aware of the importance of quality music making in early childhood. Elissa holds a Bachelor of Management, with a Major in Marketing, and has worked extensively with young children as an assistant in Allied Health and a volunteer carer for children with disabilities.

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Elissa is passionate about giving infants and children the very best start in life, and the opportunity to consult for Hush Little Baby is the perfect match for her passion and skills. She is proud to be working with such talented musicians delivering a world class music program to infants and young children.

Jess is an accomplished singer, songwriter and performer who adores children and appreciates the importance and benefits of music education during early childhood. She holds a Bachelor of Music (majoring in Voice) from JMC Academy.

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Her work in both musical groups (The Counterfeit Umbrellas, The Lighthearts) and solo projects has seen her achieve commercial success, including nationwide commercial radio play and television appearances and the opportunity to take to the stage at renowned festivals and events.

As part of her role as Senior Music Teacher, Jess is involved in observing, training and mentoring both new and experienced Hush Little Baby music teachers.

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 who attend the Hush Little Baby music classes that she teaches.

Sara Jane is a professional singer and dancer with a passion for Musical Theatre. An experienced performer and teacher, she holds a Diploma of Performance, and a Graduate Certificate of Music in Vocal Pedagogy from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.

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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.

In addition to her role as Senior Music Teacher, Sara Jane oversees the Hush Little Baby teacher training program. This role sees Sara Jane observing, training and mentoring both new and experienced music teachers. She has a special interest in Auslan and the ways in which it can be integrated into music in early childhood and is a passionate advocate for music and its profound impact on children’s learning and development in the early years.

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.

Demi is a vocalist who holds a Bachelor of Music and is currently expanding her skills studying a Masters in Teaching. She started singing when she was 4 years old, and hasn’t stopped since, with her love for music progressively blossoming over the years of practice.

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Providing an enriching and inspiring experience through music is what she aspires to do as a teacher much like the loving mentors who fostered her musical aspirations.

As part of her role as Senior Music Teacher, Demi is involved in observing, training and mentoring both new and experienced Hush Little Baby music teachers.

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

Mia is a passionate singer-songwriter with a positive outlook and playful nature. She holds a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Songwriting, from JMC Academy.

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Mia has substantial performing experience as part of choirs, vocal groups and musical theatre productions in her home country, Indonesia. She has performed as a session singer in recording studios across Brisbane alongside working on her own original music.

Mia enthusiastically recognises the importance of music in early childhood, having been involved in music from a young age. Through her work with young children in choirs and music classes, she has captured the attention of many children with her expressive singing and cheerful and light-hearted demeanour. Mia loves engaging in fun and exciting musical learning experiences with young children through her Hush Little Baby music classes.

Emma is a passionate singer who has been performing since she was 5 years old. Emma spent her teenage years performing in musicals and concerts around Queensland, going on to pursue a Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice) from the University of Queensland.

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Throughout her university studies, Emma has had the opportunity to work with many distinguished musicians both from Australia and overseas as well as conduct an internship with Opera Queensland. Additionally she has studied Music Psychology and Linguistics, which have informed her music teaching. Emma is now studying a Masters of Teaching.

Emma enjoys many genres of music, and is particularly passionate about performing in musical theatre productions. She loves to share her passion and excitement for music with young children. Emma is an engaging, patient and kind teacher with a beautiful voice and a strong belief in the importance of music learning in early childhood.

Rosemary is a singer and pianist with a passion for working with young children. She holds a Bachelor of Contemporary Music from JMC Academy, an AMEB Associate in Music diploma in Musical Theatre, and a Graduate Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from the Queensland Conservatorium.

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Rosemary has worked with children in various youth choirs including the Queensland Show Choir. She has also created and performed in several pieces of children’s theatre. A well-established musician, Rosemary is conductor of the Cannon Hill Anglican College Community Choir, and teaches Piano to students of all ages.

Rosemary has never seen a stage she didn’t want to be on, but her dual loves of pop music and musical theatre have led her towards the world of cabaret and writing her own material. She is also a keen comedic improviser. As a teacher, Rosemary loves watching her students grow and develop through music. Rosemary’s warm, calm and friendly teaching approach is appreciated by the children in her Hush Little Baby music classes.

Annie is an experienced vocalist and songwriter who loves singing to and with children. She holds a Bachelor of Music Performance, majoring in Vocals, from JMC Academy.

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In 2019, Annie was a finalist in the Brisbane City Council QUBE Effect Awards for emerging and professional Brisbane musician. A prolific performer, Annie has played shows such as Big Sound and Sofar Sounds, as well as performing regular gigs singing both solo and as part of her band.

Annie has always been surrounded by music, and as a child and teenager sang in choirs and musicals regularly. She recognises the value of music being in children’s lives from as early as possible, and through her work with children’s choirs has discovered a love for helping young children to engage with music. Annie’s bubbly personality and happy nature make her Hush Little Baby music classes fun, engaging and full of joy.

Jess is an experienced vocalist and performer who holds a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Songwriting, from JMC Academy.

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Recently awarded “Best Original Song” at the JMC Academy Cassette Awards, Jess is a skilled songwriter and performer. She is a finalist for the 2021 QUBE Effect Awards, for emerging artists. Performing under her solo project name ‘Oh Bailey’ Jess has been making waves in the Brisbane music scene, playing shows such as Mountain Goat Valley Crawl, QPAC Green Jam and more.

Growing up with music in her family, Jess appreciates the importance of music in early childhood. Jess’ sparkly personality shines through in her Hush Little Baby music classes, and she strives to make sure that all of her students feel involved, inspired and cheerful.

Jordie is a singer and songwriter who holds a Bachelor of Music Performance, majoring in Vocals, at JMC Academy.

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She carries a strong passion towards music of all genres, however as a songwriter she loves to write happy and cheerful melodies.

Jordie has extensive experience working with young children, and loves to teach children about the wonders of music through play. She is an outstanding musician and has participated in the State Honours Ensemble Program at the Griffith University Conservatorium of Music.

Jordie seeks to encourage other children to fall in love with music, just as she did, through engaging, fun classes and warm smiles.

Jess is a singer-songwriter who is holds a Bachelor of Music Performance, majoring in Vocals, at JMC Academy. 

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Jess has performed in a number of choirs, vocal and band ensembles and recording environments. Having had voice and instrumental lessons from a young age, she values the care, knowledge and enthusiasm that her music teachers have directed into her learning, and strives to demonstrate these qualities when teaching her own classes. 

Jess’ strong passion for creative and emotional expression is demonstrated through her song writing and performance skills. She recognises the profound impact these practices have had on her growth as a musician and as a person. Therefore, she is super excited to be able to instil an appreciation for music into the lives of young children, with the aspiration that they nurture their love for music as they grow older. 

Jess’ calm, caring and fun nature helps to create a learning environment where children feel free to be involved in music making and truly express themselves.

Jaime is a professional Music Theater performer who has always had a passion for working with children. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the Australian Institute of Music and is undertaking a Masters in Primary Teaching. Jaime has had a number of career highlights as a singer.

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These include touring Australia in Muriel’s Wedding and traveling around the world as ‘Sandy’ in Grease with Royal Caribbean International.

Jaime has also sung to and with thousands of children through her roles as ‘Cinderella’ in the Bonnie Lythgoe Pantomime Cinderella at Sydney’s State Theatre, touring with the ABC and Live Nation for the Giggle and Hoot Christmas Show, as Tinkerbell in Peter Pan and Tinkerbell Return to Neverland and as Ariel in The Little Mermaid (Birdie Productions).

Jaime has always had a passion for children and children’s entertainment, and she has worked extensively with young children. Her love for children and music is evident in her Hush Little Baby music classes, and children love Jaime’s bubbly nature and genuine warmth.

Genevieve is a friendly and warm singer-songwriter from Brisbane. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Music from QUT. Genevieve is a Brisbane based folk/pop musician, and regularly performs both solo and with her band under the stage name Red Le Clerc.

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Genevieve comes from a big musical family, and has been singing and playing instruments ever since she can remember. She has been a part of school and community choirs and acappella groups throughout her life and has performed in these nationally. Genevieve has also been writing and recording original music since the age of 14.

Genevieve is very passionate about music and the arts, and is so thankful to be a  Hush Little Baby teacher, as the values around the importance of music that she was raised with align with those of Hush Little Baby Early Childhood Music Classes. Genevieve is excited to be sharing this passion with children, and enriching their lives with music as hers has been.

Isabel is a singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and actor. She holds both an A.Mus.A (Associate of Music) and L.Mus.A (Licentiate of Music) and is nearing completion of a Bachelor of Music at JMC Academy specialising in song writing with a double-major in voice and piano.

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Having had private musical tuition from a very early age, Isabel understands first-hand the importance of having a caring and experienced teacher to guide one through their musical journey.

Isabel has worked extensively with young children as a private flute tutor, and throughout her acting career has hosted television programs for children. She is warm and engaging, and has a particular affinity for working with young children.

Isabel loves the opportunities for  connection and expression that come with music teaching and learning. She is inspired by music’s ability to not only increase one’s empathy, understanding, creative expression and connection to others and self; but also in its simultaneous ability to improve biological and physical processes and function. With dreams of composing, writing, recording and releasing her own music, Isabel aspires to inspire others through her music and to share her love of the power of music fostered through her own loving mentors and teachers.

Lauren Rowe is a Meanjin based musician, performer and songwriter with a passion for all things creative. She is currently harnessing her abilities to focus on a career in music through studying a Bachelor of Music Performance at JMC Academy.

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Coming from a musical theatre background beginning in early childhood, Lauren understands the importance of music and the magic it can hold for those who need it most, and she firmly believes that every child deserves to experience this magic. Teaching music has always been a long-term goal of Lauren’s due to the respect and admiration has held for her mentors since joining the theatre community at a young age, and the children in Lauren’s classes love her warm, passionate and kind approach.

Alicia is a kind-hearted artist who is in the midst of a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Popular Music & Music Technology and minoring in Music Psychology. Since 2018, Alicia has also had avid involvement within the Queensland Youth Orchestra as a clarinettist.

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Alicia has always felt a creative connection between herself and children. She desires to pursue a future which nurtures both her own child-like wonder of the world and also the emotional, physical, spiritual and mental wellbeing of our younger community.

The true colourful and quirky nature of Alicia becomes quite prominent when she is around music and those who bring her the most joy, including children! This energy has been seen throughout Alicia’s numerous roles as a children’s entertainer, and also within her seasonal participation as one of Santa’s helpers each Christmas. Alicia now has the privilege of sharing her joy and love for music with the educators, children and families who take part in her Hush Little Baby music classes.

Joe is an experienced singer, actor, pianist, music director, composer and voice teacher who adores working with children, both as a teacher and a performer. He acquired his Bachelors in Fine Arts for Musical Theatre Performance from Viterbo University (Wisconsin, USA) and worked in New York City for several years before moving to the Brisbane area.

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As a music director, Joe has worked on over a dozen professional productions across the USA. He has also worked as a singer and actor in numerous professional productions, and as a composer and lyricist he has had his work performed in multiple New York City theatre festivals, winning several festival awards for his work as a film composer and lyricist.

In recent years Joe has pivoted to predominantly teaching and working with children. He was a singer, guitarist and pianist with Little Maestros, an early childhood music program in New York City. He also directed several children’s theatre programs and productions and has worked as a private voice teacher and music director. When working with children Joe is always led by a focus on compassion and empathy (as well as a goofy sense of humour).

Myffy is a professional singer who strongly believes that it is every child’s birthright to experience joy through music and singing. She has extensive experience working with children of all ages.

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Myffy’s passion for singing and working with children has led her to working as a Music Teacher and Disney Princess Children’s Party Entertainer. Holding a Diploma of Counselling, it is a passion of Myffy’s to empower and uplift children to realise their true potential through music, song and play. She has both classical and contemporary vocal training, and children love listening to and singing along with her beautiful voice.

Myffy’s bright, bubbly and light energy helps children to feel free and to have a lot of fun in her music classes. She is very patient and caring, and loves seeing children gain confidence as they engage in her Hush Little Baby music classes.

Anabel is a professional singer-songwriter and performer from Brisbane. From the young age of two, music has been a huge part of Anabel’s life, and she now holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in music from QUT.

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Anabel loves all things music and is passionate about sharing its joys with all, especially through teaching, singing and performing. Working with young children, particularly in a music setting, has always been a dream of Anabel’s, and she relishes the opportunity to use her skills as a musician in order to share the importance and joy of music with the children in her classes.

As someone who attended early childhood music classes herself, and who attributes much of her love of music to being exposed at a young age, Anabel considers it a privilege to teach early childhood music classes for Hush Little Baby.

Emily is a kind and nurturing singer from Brisbane. She holds a Bachelor of Music Performance, majoring in Vocals, from JMC Academy, as well as a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

 

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Emily has had a passion for singing from an early age, participating in school choirs and musicals, and receiving an Australian Girls’ Choir scholarship. As an experienced early childhood educator, Emily loves working with young children and has incorporated wonderful musical experiences into her own learning environments.

She believes that singing provides opportunities in early childhood to increase confidence and self-expression, develop neural pathways and foster social-emotional development. Children love Emily’s warm and nurturing manner, and always feel supported to engage and have fun in her music classes.

Susan is a highly skilled and experienced music teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy (Queensland Conservatorium of Music), a Graduate Diploma in Education (University of Queensland) and a Master of Arts degree in Kodály Music Pedagogy (Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy, Hungary).

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Susan is currently a Junior and Middle School Classroom Music Teacher at Ambrose Treacy College and is the current National Secretary of the National Council of the Kodaly Music Education Institute of Australia.

Susan has extensive experience as a choral conductor and singer, having worked with The Australian Voices and Brisbane chamber choir, Fusion. She has an interest in teacher development and lectures in musicianship, conducting and methodology around Australia. Susan runs Hush Little Baby’s Graceville Community Classes, and both children and adults alike love spending their Monday mornings making music with her.

Madison is a gentle and kind-hearted singer and guitarist who loves working with children. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music) from QUT and is currently studying a Masters of Music Therapy through the University of Melbourne.
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Starting out with the Australian Girls’ Choir in grade three, Madison has grown up with a love of music which has been nurtured from an early age. Performing in choirs and ensembles has fostered Madison’s passions for performance and collaboration as well as a drive to always be challenging herself to learn and grow as an artist. She is deeply passionate about working with children and strongly believes in music’s ability to support development, health and wellbeing which has led her to pursue careers in music education and music therapy.