Aubree is an adjunct professor of music education at West Chester University and has 15 years of experience as a music teacher in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District (Wallingford, PA). She holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Education K-12 and is currently working on her Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.). Inspired by her two young children and their immediate connection to music by way of melody, rhythm and instruments, Aubree began researching early childhood music learning theories and different hands-on approaches to learning and making music. As a believer in music and arts education, Aubree can't wait to share these concepts and provide parents with plenty of material to help their children develop a love and understanding for all styles of music.
As a mom, Aubree understands the importance of social connections for children and, maybe even more importantly, for parents. Tot Rock is an all welcoming class that not only educates young music lovers but also provides a positive, laid back atmosphere for parents to meet, connect, and share a cup of coffee at the end of class. In addition, Tot Rock classes are held at Windish Music & Productions studios in the West Chester Borough, the heart of West Chester. Plan an early morning stroll around town or make lunch plans with new friends. There are many options for parking and all of the restaurants and shops are just a block away!
Peyton recently received her Bachelors Degree in Music Education at West Chester University and has since returned to the masters program as a graduate assistant. She is involved with many ensembles at WCU such as Chamber Winds, Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, and has previously been involved with the Women's Choir, Marching Band, Concert Band, and Basketball Pep Band. When Peyton isn't in class or practicing, she loves to play music for fun, read, meditate, journal, and enjoy nature! Peyton is currently the Community Outreach Chair for WCU's NAfME-C's Chapter, the Assistant Vice President of Membership for the Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity, and is an intern for Music Service Learning. She also teaches private lessons through the Advanced Music Network.
Peyton is very passionate and excited to teach music to our Tot Rockers, and cannot wait to foster a love of music in our community and classes. Upon graduation, Peyton hopes to work in an elementary or middle-grade level music classroom.
Kathleen is a senior at West Chester University, pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with a focus in Percussion. She has participated in a wide variety of ensembles, including Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, Cantari Donne Treble Choir, Women’s Chorus, Marching Band, and Basketball Band. In addition, Kathleen has earned multiple leadership positions, including Principal Percussionist in multiple concert ensembles, President of WCU’s National Association for Music Education organization, and Vice President of WCU’s Percussion Club (of which she is also a founding member). Kathleen also works as an Ambassador for the WCU Wells School of Music, and has previously worked as an Ambassador for the WCU Office of Admissions. Outside of school, Kathleen loves to cook, do arts and crafts, travel, read, and play guitar.
Upon graduation, Kathleen plans to teach elementary or middle school band or general music. She is very passionate about advocating for music education. Kathleen cannot wait to share her love for music with her students in Tot Rock and beyond!
Sam Fingerman is a musician from Camp Hill, PA, who is a senior music education and music therapy double major and a special education minor at West Chester University. She began taking private lessons when she was 16 years old, and since then she has been playing in several ensembles on Flute and Mellophone. She has worked with the Cumberland Valley Marching Band as their Winds and Visual Tech since Summer 2019 in which she worked with the woodwinds on music and drill. Currently, she serves as the Woodwind Instructor for Central Bucks South Marching Band and the Vice President of Membership for the Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band. On campus, Sam is involved with a variety of musical groups as well as NafMe and the campus ambassador programs.
When she is not teaching, Sam loves to watch movies, create pottery, and be with family and friends. Sam hopes to inspire the future students with a lifelong passion for music!
Hannah recently received her Bachelors Degree in Music Education at West Chester University with a focus on French Horn. She is from Malvern and loves to sing and play the piano. She has participated in many ensembles such as the WCU Wind Ensemble and the Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band. She teaches private lessons and interns with the Kennett Symphony Children’s Chorus and Music Service Learning. She is a member of the WCU Honors Student Association and serves as the president of Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity.
Hannah loves working with younger students and is very excited to make music safely with everyone!
Casey is studying Music Education at West Chester University, where she is an active participant in multiple instrumental and vocal ensembles. She also holds internships with the Kennett Symphony Children’s Chorus and Music Service Learning. In addition to her music internships, Casey has earned leadership positions in West Chester University’s National Association for Music Education Collegiate Chapter, Tau Beta Sigma’s Zeta Upsilon chapter, and the Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band.
Casey enjoys teaching with Tot Rock, as she has always had a passion for sharing the art of music with others, especially younger children. Upon graduation, Casey hopes to teach in an elementary music classroom, where she will continue to share her love of music with her students.
Morgan is a senior at West Chester University pursuing a dual bachelor's degree in Music Education and Flute Performance. Morgan has participated in many large ensembles on campus including the Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, Symphony Orchestra, Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band, Trilovati Flute Ensemble, and the Wind Symphony. Morgan is a member of the Wells School of Music Student Advisory Board and is the Vice President of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity. Morgan teaches private music lessons in the local area and is inspired each day by her amazing students. In her free time, Morgan enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, reading, learning more about fashion and interior design, and snuggling her dog, Bailey.
When Morgan graduates, she hopes to pursue a career teaching early childhood music or middle school music. She hopes to inspire her students each and every day and is very excited to teach Tot Rock in the West Chester community.
Ethan is currently studying Music Education, with a concentration in saxophone, at West Chester University. He is from Phoenixville and has participated in many music programs locally, including Crescendo and interning at Phoenixville Middle School. At WCU, Ethan performs in the Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Marching Band, Saxophone Ensemble, Latin Jazz Ensemble, and previously was a member of the Concert Band and Basketball Band. Ethan is the warden and province liaison of the Phi Mu Alpha chapter in West Chester.
Aside from teaching, Ethan enjoys hanging out with his friends and disc golf. He was also involved with Scouts where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Ethan was inspired to learn about Tot Rock in methods class, and looks forward to teaching this spring!