A Note from the Director and Founder, Prof. M. Harris

Welcome to the exciting world of Music Learning for Kids! Where the art of making music is nurtured and celebrated. We hope that what you discover here will enlighten and excite you.

 Our team at Music Learning for Kids look forward to seeing you at our lessons, recitals and community performances. We are very excited about our venture and believe that your relationship with us will have a truly significant impact on your child’s introduction to the art of making music and continued music study towards excellence.

Respectfully,
M. Harris

2012 Recipient of the Alumni Award of Merit
2012 Recipient of the Alumni Award of Merit – Click on Photo For Details

Prof M. Harris- Founder and Director of Music Learning for Kids

Professor M. Harris was born in Ireland and emigrated to Canada after completing her studies in piano in Europe. She graduated with a M.Ed and B.Mus from the University of Windsor, has an Early Childhood Education certification from Michigan State University, and received her ECE teacher certification from American Montessori Society. Music Learning for Kids was founded through incorporating the leading approaches and philosophies that influence early childhood, music and movement education today. She has over 20 years of music experience in performance and instruction, with an extensive background in early childhood education. She shares a deep commitment to the ECE philosophy and instilling a lifetime appreciation of music in every child!

Harris’s dedication to teaching has been recognized by her being granted national awards such as the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers Association Hugheen Ferguson Teacher of the Year Award 2009, which was “in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the teaching profession and lifetime commitment to educating the young child”.

Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching- with Julie Di Ponio-Roy, founder of the The Children’s House Montessori School.
Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching- with Julie Di Ponio-Roy, founder of the The Children’s House Montessori School.

She continues to share her musical knowledge with fellow educators throughout the world, including the children and schools she visits in Tanzania, Africa. Harris’s newest release by MENC, ‘ Music and the Young Mind – enhancing brain development and engaging learning’ was launched in 2009 at the World Forum Foundation conference in Ireland, and her other book ‘Music Learning for Kids’ is available at local books stores and here.

Prof. Harris is committed to nurturing creativity and making this world a better place one child at a time.

You can contact Prof. Harris directly at mharris@musiclearningforkids.com