Meet Music for Life Kids’ Terrific Team!!
Mary Bolouri, CEO & President
Mary loves it when she is able to get into the classroom and teach! She began learning piano when she was 4 years old and started writing her own compositions when she was just 5 years old. She informally began teaching her cousins to play different instruments when she was 11 years old. Since then, she was awarded a scholarship to play French horn at the Catholic University of America. She then studied under Matthew Mayhem, Associate Principal French Horn player of the Cleveland Orchestra.
She attributes the company’s remarkable success to her amazing teachers, solely recognizing it takes a great team of many to touch and change so many children’s lives through music.
Leah Finklea, Instructor & Enrichment Coordinator
Ivey Church, Instructor & Hiring/Recruiting Director
Background music may aid in developing memory. Most importantly, memory recall improves when the same music played during learning is played during recall.
Emotion and mood
Children of different ages were mostly consistent in identifying the “emotion” of the variation as excited, sad, happy, or calm.
The prodigy myth
Famous classical musicians are often deemed child geniuses. Mozart is the most common example.
Music and math are highly intertwined. By understanding beat, rhythm, and scales, children are learning how to divide, create fractions, and recognize patterns.