José Quezada - Tuesday and Saturday Jose has lived in Humboldt County for 45+ years. He helped start the first Head Start preschools in Humboldt County, and was on the floor with kids for more than six years. José was appointed as Commissioner with First 5 Humboldt, serving four years. José successfully completed the Music Together® Teaching Workshop developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, Princeton, New Jersey in October 2008.
Heather Shelton - Tuesday and Saturday Heather has lived in Humboldt County for 30 years. She is ballet trained, and has enjoyed music and movement all of her life. She has performed in numerous Humboldt Light Opera Company productions and sang soprano with the company's women's chorus. Heather is also a certified personal trainer and an oil pastel artist. Heather successfully completed the Music Together® Teaching Workshop developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, Princeton, New Jersey in February 2009.
All North Coast Music Together Teachers have... * learned about the research-based Music Together® curriculum design. * learned how to assess children's music development. * learned developmentally appropriate practice and music. * practiced using child-development observation tools during the demonstration class. * learned to design lesson plans that result in classes with artistic energy and flow. * learned more about parent education and the importance of involving adult primary caregivers.