Monica graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in music in 2006 and has taught both in San Francisco as well as in Brooklyn, NY. Her career focus revolves around community building through children, preferably through the arts, and she loves how Music Together® allows her to do just that. She is primarily a vocalist and songwriter, though often accompanies herself on guitar. Monica performs locally in the Latin & Folk genres, and has sang in venues ranging from local cafes to the Yerba Buena Center to Yoshi's, San Francisco. She has been honored to share the stage with artists such as John Calloway, John Santos, Jesus Diaz, David Flores and others. She has also most recently been enjoying teaching at a non-profit community pre-school.
"My son has been in Teacher Monica's class for over a year now (since he was 6 months old) and we both love her! (Seriously, he has a mad crush). She is vibrant, enthusiastic, and really connects with the children. She is really creative in varying the presentation of the songs week to week, and always gives me ideas for things to try at home. I also appreciate the way she takes time to explain why the songs are structured the way they are, whether its a play on rhythm or melody, variations on loud and soft, fast and slow, or how the 'tones' at the end of songs allow pre-verbal children to access the melodies. We have a lot of returning families session to session (a testament to her skills as a teacher) which creates a community within the class too. I can't recommend her classes highly enough!" - Megan J. (from Yelp)
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