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.
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’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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Throughout her university studies, Emma ha s 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 enjoys many genres of music and loves to share her passion and excitement for music with young children. She is an engaging, patient and kind teacher with a beautiful voice and a strong belief in the importance of music learning in early childhood.
Jade has extensive experience working with children of all ages in Primary School and Early Childhood settings, and is passionate about ensuring that music is a part of every child’s life. With warmth and kindness, Jade ensures that the students in her classes all feel included, and her cheerful nature along with her beautiful singing voice engages children of all ages.
Madeline has worked with young children in a number of settings, including as a children’s retreat and youth group facilitator. As a natural born leader, Madeline captures children’s attention and delight in her music classes, and her playful personality and upbeat energy ensure that learning is made fun for children of all ages.
Rosemary is a singer and pianist with a passion for working with young children. She holds a Bachelor of Contemporary Music, majoring in Voice, from JMC Academy. Rosemary has worked with children in various youth choirs including the Queensland Show Choir. She has also also created and performed in several pieces of children’s theatre, including the recent “The New Tales of Quinn” at The Brisbane Powerhouse. 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.
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.
In addition to teaching music, Chloe is a performer and a freelance songwriter, specialising in Australian themed early childhood music. She has extensive experience teaching in early childhood music settings and is a vivacious, engaging and warm teacher. Having trained extensively in both Opera and Musical Theatre, Chloe has experienced and lived many approaches to both performance and musical education and is delighted to be a part of the Hush Little Baby team.