Our Teachers

Aubree Windish

Owner, Teacher

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.  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!

Carin Smith

Carin, MT-BC is a board-certified music therapist, music educator, and performer/songwriter with 15+years of experience working with individuals and groups in a musical setting. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music therapy from Queens University of Charlotte and is accredited by the Certification Board of Music Therapists.


Carin enjoys helping others to find creative and innovative ways to express themselves, learn, and grow through music. She has piloted and participated in therapeutic and educational programs throughout the east coast and now resides in West Chester with her husband, daughter, son, and (very rhythmic) dog.

Maggie Mitchell

Maggie comes to Tot Rock from almost 6 years of experience teaching elementary music and 9 years of being home full time with her own kids.  After teaching classroom & vocal music in the West Chester Area School District, Maggie resigned to stay home full time with her now 3 children, an entirely different kind of job that she completely understands!  Working with kids in a variety of developmental stages is one of Maggie’s strengths. There are multiple ways for kids of all ages to explore and benefit from music, and Maggie enjoys the challenge and fun in creating meaningful experiences for even the youngest learners!

 

Maggie is a 2004 graduate of Elizabethtown College where she earned her B.S. in Music Education. In 2008, she graduated from West Chester University with a Masters Degree in Music Education and Level III Orff-Schulwerk certification. In addition to Tot Rock, she is currently on staff teaching music at Calvary Lutheran Preschool.

Christin Uryniak 

Christin is a former first grade teacher who has always believed in the power of music when it comes to a child's ability to learn. Christin graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelors degree in Elementary and Special Education, as well as a Masters of Education and Reading Specialist Certification. Christin incorporates singing and music into her everyday life, and always has from a young age. As a first grade teacher, Christin would spend each day singing and teaching through classroom routines and new concepts. One of Christin's specialties is putting educational lyrics to popular songs. This method has really helped explain foundational concepts to young learners in a new way and she continues this practice today. Christin believes that it is never too early to learn through music!

Interested in teaching at Tot Rock?

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Windish Music & Productions

24 S. New St.

West Chester, PA 19382 aubree@windishmusic.com

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