Mrs. Rachel in Schools

The following Montessori, Preschools and Education Centers in the Gallatin Valley use Mrs. Rachel weekly throughout the year for an Early Childhood Music & Movement with "Songs that Teach" program. 

Please contact them directly if you are interested in enrollment.

Gallatin Montessori School


Bozeman Montessori


Zoot Adventure Learning Academy

Each Class:
The principles and activities of each class are built on the developmental needs of children:  

  • Movement - Children learn best through movement from birth to school age.  The human body needs to move in order to develop rhythmic acuity and expression.
  • Listening - Listening is a learned skill.  Through music we help children focus their attention on specific sounds, rather than simply allowing sound to fill the background.
  • Vocal Development - Building a common repertoire of songs is vitally important for confidence, social interaction and stimulating neural pathways.
  • Rhythm and Tonal Patterns - Just as the sounds of the alphabet provide the foundation for spoken language, rhythm patterns (Du, Ta, De) and tonal patterns (Do, Re, Mi) provide the foundation for musical language.
  • Playing Instruments - Children enjoy tapping the beat and delight in exploring instrumental sounds.  By handling play objects, children exercise their sense of touch and develop hand-eye coordination.

Monthly Song Focus:
The following are monthly focus areas for putting music to life skills using various artists for "Songs that Teach."  This weekly music program is for enrolled students in participating schools above.


Health & Hygiene

Alphabet & Numbers

Manners & Family




Colors & Shapes

Body & Senses


Music Classes for Families:
I do not have any family classes scheduled for the upcoming academic year.  If you would like to be notified of Family Music classes, please contact me.