Miss Rebecca began singing, dancing and performing before she could even talk. She grew up in very a musical family — her father was a professional dancer and teacher, and her grandmother was a concert pianist. She played violin for 20-years, studied voice and has performed as a soloist, and was actively involved in musical and dramatic productions throughout her youth. Following in her father’s footsteps, Rebecca has a passion for dancing and began early in her childhood with many Ballet, Modern, and Jazz dance classes at Spectrum Dance Company and Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA.
Along with her musical training, Rebecca truly enjoys interacting with children and loves how music reaches every child’s learning style. She has over 25-years of experience working with all ages of children and their families, both in a classroom setting as well as a professional nanny in a home setting. Rebecca has worked as an instructor in the Bellevue College Parent Education Program and has been a public speaker and educator for many parenting groups including P.E.P.S, Mothers and More and M.O.P.S. Rebecca has also spent the last 20-years teaching music & movement classes to young children at local preschools, elementary schools, and Montessori schools.
Miss Rebecca is passionate about sharing her love of music and her passion for education…and can’t wait to engage your child in the rich musical activities, as well as help educate parents on the immeasurable value of early musical exposure. ” I truly love the wonder, curiosity and enthusiasm of children and I am so thankful that everyday I witness firsthand how the power of music brings out the smiles, the giggles, the love, the learning, and the joy between the parents and children. And I look forward to sharing the wonderful gift of music with you too!”
Miss Marika became a licensed Kindermusik Educator in 2003 and has since taught and subbed many Kindermusik classes. She now takes excellent care of all of our families needs as our Office Manager for The Musik Nest.
Marika has two amazing boys: Brady (age 18) and Trevor (age 15), who both started Kindermusik with The Musik Nest as infants and have flourished through this great program!