Emily's Biography

Hi, I’m Emily.

I’m a free spirit blessed with many talents I use to make a difference in my community. I believe in honesty/integrity, generosity and authenticity. At home, I’m a dedicated wife, mother of two and licensed childcare provider at our home daycare/preschool. On weekends, I enjoy writing, face painting and performing live music for events including birthdays, fundraisers, wedding and ceremonies. My playful spirit has really inspired my heart for teaching, songwriting and connecting with my listeners.

Education: I studied Child Development and Creative Writing at Camosun college and moved to Shanghai, China to begin my adventure in teaching English to young children and learning to lead exciting play, music and art classes for children with Gymboree International. I followed my musical dreams abroad joining a foreign cover band in Shen Zhen singing lead vocals and playing guitar for popular English songs. Upon returning home, I found Kindermusik and studied to open my own licensed Kindermusik studio where I am now delighted to offer age-appropriate, musical adventure classes for children 2-5yrs.

Family: I returned to BC after more than 6 years travelling in Asia and met my hilarious husband-to-be almost immediately. We wasted no time making plans for a family and a life together combining his love for the outdoors with my spirit of art and music. We have two vibrant children under 6yrs, a boy and a girl. Fun fact: Instead of potty training later, I was always an avid participant in Elimination-Communication with both my youngsters inspired by the pants-less babies in China and by the book Go Diaper-Free! The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene.

Original Songs: I love to write peoples true stories and turn deep lessons into catchy hits. I am learning Logic Pro X to create my music albums now. Custom song-writing is also totally my thing.

Thank you for your interest in my services. I cant wait to hear from you!

Family Values

  • Safety first
  • Respect for self and others
  • Transparency with feelings/needs
  • Montessori/Waldorf, holistic learning approach
  • Child Empowerment/Mastery of skills
  • Gardening /Hobby Farming
  • Use of Kindermusik @Home
  • Sing early/Sing often
  • Confident in ASL / Sign-language
  • It takes a village/Community

Musical Background

  • 10yrs + On Stage Experience
  • Guitar and Ukulele
  • Professional Vocals
  • Custom-made Song lists, any theme

Face Painting

  • 10+ years face painting experience
  • Parties, fundraisers, fairs, markets
  • Any party theme
  • Quick, beautiful designs
  • Hypoallergenic, non-toxic
  • Hourly/By Donation payment options