Our Teachers

All of our teachers are passionate about music and the development of children.

They create a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.


photo Ms. Aria Hartley

Ms. Aria is a fourth generation music educator who has twenty years of teaching experience. Offering the highest quality of music education is her biggest motivator. She understands that everyone learns differently and presents material in a way that accommodates all learning styles. She believes if a child hears fine music as an infant and learns to play it, not only will they increase their IQ and create larger growth for neural activity (among many other things), that child will develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. In short, they get a beautiful heart. The power of early childhood music education is limitless!


She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Florida and a Master of Music in Suzuki Pedagogy from Northern Arizona University. She has taught general music, music and movement, choir and string orchestra classes to grades pre-kindergarten through 12. Professionally, Ms. Aria has played in a professional symphony for the last decade and currently can be found playing violin for the Central Oregon Symphony, Bend Chamber Orchestra, Central Oregon Mastersingers, and the Cascade Chamber Players.