Our Teachers

All of our teachers have successfully completed the Music Together®, Rhythm Kids and/or Canta y Baila Conmigo's training program, demonstrating the ability to sing in tune with accurate rhythm and lead a group. Teachers attend ongoing skill development workshops throughout the year. We love to sing, dance, and make music...and we love children! 

photo Diana

Diana Davidson (owner/founder), a life-long singer and dancer, holds an M.Ed. from the University of Virginia in Curriculum and Instructional Design and a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles in World Arts and Cultures. Diana served as a bilingual and Spanish Immersion elementary school teacher for 10 years in San Diego, Salinas, and Arlington, VA. She has many years of experience working with children ages 0-10 in areas of art, language instruction, music, fitness, and dance. Diana successfully completed the Music Together Teaching Workshop developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, Princeton, New Jersey in Alexandria, Virginia in 2007 and her Music Together Certification Level 1 in 2013. She is also a certified Canta y Baila Conmigo® Master teacher and mentor (Spanish Language and Music Program).  Diana is the proud mom of two singing-dancing daughters (ages 14 and 9). Diana is CPR and First Aid certified.

Ms. Diana in three words: Mama, dancer, gentle

     
photo Deirdre

Deirdre Moore is an experienced and creative educator, having taught everything from special education to regular education to music and dance both in public and private school settings. Deirdre loves to sing and dance and has been teaching movement and/or music for over 20 years. She holds an M.Ed. in the Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and a B.S. in Special Education from St. Joseph College in West Hartford, CT. In the fall of 2001, Deirdre completed the Music Together Teaching Workshop in Northampton, MA and has since taught early childhood music and movement classes in both Massachusetts and Vermont. Deirdre is very excited to share her love of moving and music-making with the children and adults of San Diego with Songbirds Music!

Deirdre in three words: Creative, passionate, fun!

     
photo Melissa
Melissa is a California native who studied urban planning, psychology, and Italian at UCSD. While attending school, she took gospel choir as an elective and it remains a highlight of her undergraduate education. Her love of music and movement as a form of language and expression led her to the Songbirds' nest. She completed the Music Together teacher training in the fall of 2017 and apprenticed with Ms. Diana during the Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 Music Together Sessions. Melissa has been a Music Together parent for the past three years and attends classes with her daughter. She recently began learning the ukelele and loves to play the piano. When she’s not dancing and making music with her family, Melissa can be found at the library, at the park, or in the kitchen. She looks forward to singing and dancing with you and your family!
 
Melissa in three words: friendly, imaginative, empathetic
     
photo Jana - Guest Teacher

Guest Teacher - Interactive Music Class for New Parents (Music Together BABIES)

Songbirds Music is thrilled to welcome Jana to our ONLINE musical community as a guest teacher. Our online class format allows teachers (and families!) from all around the world to join us for more music-making! 

Jana is the owner and director of Music Together Tri-Cities in Richland, Washington. With more than 10 years of experience teaching children music in professional, school and church settings, Jana is well-equipped with the tools and know-how to bring joy and enthusiasm to the Music Together® classroom. She completed the intensive Music Together Teacher Training Workshop in Seattle in the spring of 2016 and she started Music Together Tri-Cities that summer. Jana has a B.S. from Brigham Young University in Marriage, Family and Human Development, with an emphasis in child and adolescent development and behavior. 

Jana is also blessed to have an amazingly supportive husband and four wonderful, rambunctious, creative, tender-hearted children. In addition to sharing her passion for music, she enjoys reading (yay for book clubs!), being outdoors, and loves singing in the kitchen, shower, car, backyard...well, anywhere!

     
  TBD

Coming soon...

     
  Diana, Melissa, & Deirdre

The whole Songbirds Music Teaching Family will be there!