Teachers
photo Miss Mary

LoveBug & Me Founder, Mary Arden Gorman (aka Miss Mary), is loved all over Los Angeles and beyond for her sweet voice, creative classes, and the heart she brings to every little lovebug. With guitar in hand, she has toured the country, released albums, and has written music for Film & TV, all while exploring a variety of musical styles & world rhythms. It is her passion to introduce little ones to the magic of music, along with their parents. She lives in Los Angeles with her bass player husband and very musical 8 year old son... and new lovebug, Sahara Sky.

MISS MARY VIDEO

 

I've never written a review but I rely on Yelp reviews all the time. If you have a kid and you are interested in a music class, the only class you should consider is LoveBug! Mary is the best at what she does. She's creative beyond words, she loves what she does and she's so sweet with the kids. She brings neat instruments and is absolutely delightful. It's worth a drive for you and your little one. - Rebecca G.

     
photo Miss Alana

Alana Gentry also known as Alana Banana, was born and raised in Los Angeles and grew up singing, dancing and acting. She's been writing, recording and performing music for over 20 years and her love of working with kids inspired her to co-create and produce The Alana Banana Show which you can find on Youtube or her Alana Banana App! She looks forward to meeting new families and sharing music with all the lovebugs!

MISS ALANA BANANA VIDEO

 

We absolutely LOVE LoveBug & Me music classes. My son started LoveBug classes when he was 11 months, and my daughter has been going since birth. My son is now 3 and can't go to classes due to pre-school, but my daughter is 18 months and really loves the classes. She loves us playing the Lovebug songs at home and in the car, and will always dance and sing along. Miss Alana is a great teacher - she is really engaging, a great singer and makes all the kids feel special. Would definitely recommend LoveBug & Me as a great baby and toddler class, and a good place to meet other local parents too! Reasonably priced, great customer service, very flexible make up policy, and the sessions all have awesome themes. Plus all instruments are cleaned every lesson so you don't have to worry about cleanliness. - Helen H.

     
photo Mr. Max

Max Bergmanis has maintained a life-long passion for music, from his start in Honolulu, Hawaii through his college years at the USC Thornton School of Music and now to LoveBug & Me! He grew up taking piano/vocal lessons, as well as studying the art of music composition. However, it wasn’t until he discovered rock ‘n roll that his musical love affair really kicked into gear. These days, you can find Max teaching piano in Los Angeles or tickling the ivories at some of city’s most well-known venues. He also works with non-profit music organization, Harmony Project, to bring music to low-income Los Angeles areas. He looks forward to embarking on a magical music journey with each of his LoveBug families! 

 

MR MAX VIDEO

 

My son is 18 months, and has been attending the Atwater location for LoveBug Music with the wonderful teacher Mr. Max! It is truly the highlight of our week to come to class, where they make us feel so welcome, and sign along to all original songs and dance around! He is always so happy to see everyone and Mr. Max is great and makes everyone feel so special. LoveBug is definitely amazing for babies and toddlers!! I am so grateful this kind of music introduction for kids exist! - Gloria H.

     
photo Miss Deborah

Miss Deborah has been fortunate to be a performing actress/singer/dancer at numerous theaters for most of her life.  Some favorite experiences include her post-graduate studies at LAMDA (The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art), working professionally for seven years at Arizona’s famous Gaslight Theatre, teaching yoga to adults and children, touring children's schools with a Shakespeare company, creating and producing her own all-woman show. You can even catch her on stage this Summer as Mary Poppins at the Glendale Centre Theatre. You can buy tickets HERE. 

Deborah lives in Los Angeles with her producer husband and two young daughters, and is very grateful for the opportunity to teach for LoveBug and Me.

MISS DEBORAH VIDEO

 

We have been taking this class for a year now and absolutely love it!!! This is by far my most favorite class we've taken. MIiss Deborah is a beautiful soul. She has the most amazing voice and loves teaching music to these babies! She is so engaged with the songs and babies which makes this class so enjoyable. I highly recommend this class for infants and toddlers. My daughter loves this class and wiggles along to the songs... Not only is the class fun but educational as well. It's never too early to start babies in music. The only complaint I would have is that we wished the class was longer. We can't get enough! - Neely G.

     
photo Miss Julia

Miss Julia is a born and raised Californian whose parents taught her the magic of music at a very young age. She is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy where she became immersed in the creative world of Acting, Dance, and Musical Theater. During her college career, she took a short break to move back to Monterey where she discovered the true power of music for children with hearing disabilities. Since then, it has become a passion of hers to share her magical musical powers with all the little Lovebugs she can. She also lives her life as a visual artist, painting her visual music across the canvas that is Los Angeles. You can find her in nearly every corner of the city with her ukulele a little bit of paint and a lot of enthusiasm for life as she creates it. 

 

MISS JULIA VIDEO

 

So I can't ever stop talking about how amazing Ms. Julia is. 1. She is crazy talented. 2. She loves children and children love her and why not, she is so fun! I actually enjoy my time in her class and I'm 30! I've been taking my now 1 yr old to her classes since she was 5 months old and it's amazing to see how much she has grown as a little person. There was a phase where she refused to let go of class toys but with Ms. Julia's artful negotiation she has become such an amazing cleaner-upper! And that's the point, beyond the music, Ms. Julia is such a natural with children. She pivots through uncomfortable moments with fussy toddlers and stubborn babes like a pro. She treats these little babies - months old with respect and dignity and yes, it makes a difference! My daughter just loves her! - M.K.

     
photo Mr Mel

Melvin Biteng came to the US all the way from the Philippines in 2011 for college at AMDA in both LA and NY. He got his BFA in Performing Arts Musical Theatre in 2014 and has been performing all over LA since then. You can find him singing on theatre stages or in cafés all around town. He also does poetry, dance and videography in his spare time. He is excited to be teaching kids the joy and importance of music and looks forward to creating many wonderful memories with our LoveBug families!

 

MR MEL VIDEO

 

"It's wonderful to be part of the Lovebug family. My son loves it so much! At home, he'll pretend to be Mr. Mel, and he'll talk to other kids and play on his guitar while singing all of the songs." - Liz B.

     
photo Miss Lindsay

Miss Lindsay studied Vocal Performance at The University of Miami, and went on to sing and tour internationally with the band “Or, the Whale”. She has performed live on Good Morning America, NPR’s Mountain Stage, and The Fillmore West Auditorium, and her songs have appeared on PBS’s Roadtrip Nation, MTV, and The Young and The Restless. 

 

 
 
     
photo Miss Angelica

Angelica Rowell is a singer, actress, and creative storyteller from the Bay Area. She graduated with a BM in Vocal Performance and a BA in Drama from the University of California, Irvine and moved to Los Angeles shortly after to pursue her career in the arts. Miss Angelica has a background in the musical direction of children ages 3-18 and has taught private voice lessons for years. She has also performed on stage in family favorites such as Disney's Beauty & the Beast (Mrs. Potts), Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice (Elizabeth Bennet), Webber's Evita (ensemble), and Disney's Peter Pan (Mrs. Mary Darling). When she is not busy in rehearsal or writing; Angelica enjoys trips to Disneyland, binge-watching tv shows, and cooking.

 

 MISS ANGELICA VIDEO

 

"We love Angelica. She is so extremely talented and wonderful with the children. Just wanted to thank you again." - Melody from the private Sherman Oaks class

     
photo Miss Lexi

Miss Lexi is originally from Florida and is a graduate of the American Musical & Dramatic Academy where she studied Musical Theatre, Voice & Dance. She has portrayed Belle onstage in "Beauty and the Beast" among other live, film and TV performances. She has a sweet voice to match her personality and is a natural princess. Our little lovebugs love her!

 MISS LEXI VIDEO 

 

I wish I would have discovered this place a lot sooner! I signed up my 18 month old son for two summer sessions with Ms.Lexi. At first my son was timid and stuck close to me while in class but slowly began to get comfortable (which is why I decided to do 2 sessions). The CD we received as part of the welcome package was the best while in the car I would see my son dancing, moving, wiggling in his car seat. !! My son absolutely loves the song. He loved the huge drum that was put out at the beginning of each session. I'm really glad that I signed him for this class because I learned that he does not like being late! Ms. Lexi is amazing with the kids she is very attentive and sings beautifully. My child not only had a good time he got better at putting his toys away (we sing the song that we learned in class when it's time to put things away) our morning rides consist of the morning song from the CD. What can I say this place is amazing I absolutely enjoyed what my son took with him during the 2 sessions he attended. We will definitely be returning!!! - Sol C.