Music for Everyone's parent and child classes offer musical activities that are playful, interactive and educational. Using songs, storybooks, puppets, games, percussion instruments and folk dances, early childhood music teacher Jana Vitols disguises music education in a costume of play. She shares her enthusiasm for music, accompanying classes on violin, banjo, ukuleles and guitar.
Children engage in imaginative musical activities, develop
rhythmic, melodic and improvisational skills and are introduced to
musical concepts such as pitch, meter, tempo, and dynamics. Music
for Everyone classes are a joyful way for children to grasp the
primary concepts inherent in music while discovering their own
unique musical expression.
Jana Vitols is an early childhood music educator whose 16 years of experience combines a musical palette of classical, folk, world and improvisational music traditions. Her work as a music specialist has included teaching at Epiphany Early Learning, Hilltop Children's Center, Seattle Symphony’s Soundbridge Discovery Music Center, Greenwood Developmental Preschool and Seattle Emergency Housing. Jana is a vocalist, accompanying her classes on ukulele, banjo, violin and guitar. Her band Your Imaginary Friend, has performed for families at a variety of venues including Town Hall’s Saturday Family Concerts and Seattle Symphony’s Soundbridge Concert Series.
Jana received her BA in Dance Movement Therapy from Naropa
University and is strongly influenced by her training in
Eurhythmics, a pedagogy that aligns music with movement.
Jana is the founder and director of Music for Everyone, an
independent music teaching program that supports families learning
music together. She is the recipient of
ParentMap’s Golden Teddy Award for
Jana is a master teacher with vast musical knowledge. Her skillfulness guiding children is remarkable. Ann Pelo, Early Childhood Author and Educator