Our Teachers

All of our teachers have successfully completed the Music Together® 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, a life-long singer and dancer, holds a M.Ed. from the University of Virginia in Curriculum and Instructional Design and a B.A 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, 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® teacher (Spanish Language and Music Program). Diana is the music and movement specialist at Bill and Sid Rubin Preschool and she teacher Music Together Preschool classes at Green Beans Preschool in Mission Hills. Diana is the proud mom of two singing dancing daughters (ages 9 and 4).  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 schools and in
private school settings. Deirdre loves to sing and dance and has been teaching
movement and/or music for over 20 years. She holds a 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 Lara

Maestra de Canta y Baila Conmigo.
Lara Shumer is a bilingual teacher with a love of music and dance. She has her B.S, BCLAD and M.Ed. from UCSD. She taught bilingual 4th and 5th graders for 10 years in Valley Center. During that time she went on a Fulbright Scholarship program with the SUAVE program through CSUSM to Veracruz, Mexico for a month. There she learned to play the jarana and began singing and dancing Son Jarocho. She taught her students son jarocho and was part of a group that performed in San Diego for a few years. She became trained and certified in Canta y Baila Conmigo in the summer of 2015. Lara is excited to take on an opportunity to join her passion for bilingual teaching along with music. You can find Lara at the San Carlos Library the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 11am doing mini Canta y Baila Conmigo classes!
Lara in three words: creative, passionate, life-long-learner

     
  Diana y Sean

Ms. Diana will be teaching and Mr. Sean will be subbing on July 30th.