Music Education & Performance
Kira Rappaport is an early childhood music educator.
Trained as a classical flutist, Kira found a passion and talent for teaching and went on to earn a Master's Degree in Music Education with an emphasis on early childhood music. She teaches Parent and Me Music Classes, Preschool Music Classes and gives concerts for families, where she sings and plays her flute. In addition, Kira presents professional development workshops for preschool teachers on the use of music in the classroom.
I grew up playing flute and went to college as a music major. In my mid-twenties, while living and performing in NYC, I discovered a music school teaching strings to very young children and I was amazed and excited. I became the music theory teacher for the younger kids and eventually created an early childhood Parent and Me program for babies and toddlers. It has been nearly 20 years since I first began teaching. I am married with children of my own and my passion and love for music and music education is as strong as ever.
Music for Classroom Teachers
Kira believes music to be an essential part of a young child's day. She leads engaging, fun and productive workshops for classroom teachers on the use of music throughout their days. Kira's workshops focus especially on making literature musical and give teachers ideas for using instruments, puppets and movement to extend storytime.
Music for Families
Nothing brings people together like live music. Kira and her band play a variety of folk songs, original songs and well loved cover songs that allow everyone to sing, dance and enjoy. Check out her 2 CD's: Sing Together and Beautiful Day, available on itunes.