A Child’s Song: About Us
Our nonprofit music school truly is a labor of love. Since 1999 it has been our goal as an organization and as individual educators to foster a nurturing environment to offer music lessons for children of all skill levels.
We never encourage a competitive atmosphere. We believe deeply in the philosophy of music as a means to a greater good, as a tool to help disadvantaged children grow, and as a means of bringing families and communities together.
Learn more about our Mission and History.
Toddler Activities for Family Bonding
At A Child’s Song, we focus on parent-child bonding during toddler activities, which is crucial to a child’s well-being.
Research indicates that toddler activities such as music lessons and dance classes are an integral part of early childhood education. It helps connects neurons in a child’s brain which help strengthen learning and literacy skills.
Our classes are the total experience for both parent and child, and can be nothing short of life changing for our families.
Music Teachers at A Child’s Song
Our music teachers and early childhood educators are carefully selected based upon their education, experience, and rapport in dealing with students.
(If you would like to work with A Child’s Song, please visit employment opportunities.)
Fundraising and Community Outreach Director, Kindermusik & AussieROO Educator, and Interactive Metronome Therapist
Leslie is an Early- Childhood Educator, experienced in Kindermusik & AussieROO. She has two children of her own.
Dr. James Cline
Dr. James Cline has been teaching guitar to students of all ages since he was a sophomore in college. James is currently a Music Professor at Regis University, where he directs the Guitar Ensembles and teaches Applied Guitar, Ukulele and Beginning Class Guitar.
Assistant Director, Schools Coordinator, Piano Educator, Kindermusik and AussieROO, and Interactive Metronome Therapist
Kristin has been with A Child’s Song for over 16 years and teaches Kid’s Piano Lessons, as well as toddler activities such as Kindermusik and the AussieROO Baby Gym. Her background is in early-childhood development and music lessons. Kristin was recognized by Kindermusik International for their work with special needs children.
Kristin began playing piano at the age of four and studied under Carolyn and Bernard Shaak and Sandy Taylor. She loves to see the joy and sense of accomplishment when a student masters a new skill. In addition to teaching, she also enjoys chasing after her three boys, Luca, Gian, and Ario. She would like each family to be brought closer together through exploring music.
Todd is the co-founder of RhythmVision. He is a certified teacher in Colorado with 15 years experience teaching at-risk youth and has a Masters in Special Education for moderate needs. In 1990, he developed music-based programs for a variety of educational and treatment facilities in both public and private sectors. These programs emphasized rhythmic exploration, songwriting, and audio recording technology. Over the last 10 years, Todd has continued to create, develop and extend his methodology to a much wider population.
Sandy Taylor, Founder, Executive Director, A Child’s Song
Piano Educator, Interactive Metronome Therapist
Sandy has taught private piano for over 30 years, and Kindermusik for over 16 years. Her educational background is in early childhood and music. She and her husband, Charles, were licensed foster parents and fostered over 30 infants. They are the proud parents of eight adopted children ranging in age from five to 30-years, and grandparents to six adorable grandsons. Their life purpose statement reflects our goals personally and professionally – to minister to children. Sandy is a Kindermusik Educator, AussieROO Educator, Piano Educator, and Interactive Metronome Therapist.
Administrative Director, Piano Educator, and Interactive Metronome Therapist
Cindy began piano lessons at the age of six. She received a B.A from the University of Northern Colorado in Special Education and Music and her Masters from Colorado State University in Education. She has given private piano lessons and was a special education teacher in Adams County. She was a pianist for the Chuckwagon Dinner Playhouse in Greeley, and Mittersill Inn in New Hampshire. Cindy was a talent winner for a Miss Colorado pageant and has won many awards including State, National, International, and Hobbyist awards from a local Piano Teacher’s Guild. She also won 2nd place in a Stars of Tomorrow contest. She volunteers for 4-H and has many years of volunteer experience for several businesses and educational advisory boards in metro Denver. She is married, has two grown daughters, one grandson, and one granddaughter.
Carrie White is a firm believer in Picasso’s famous claim that “All children are artists. The problem is to remain one.” She has five years experience teaching at the secondary level, but left the classroom to become a stay at home mom. She then began guiding canvas painting parties for all ages and has done so for the last five years. She is the mother of two young children and values creativity and imagination, believing that art is a very important part of developing all sorts of important skills for children, ranging from patience, self-expression, to visual perception and more. Carrie holds a B.A. in English.
Board of Directors for A Child’s Song
Marc Trost, Board Chair
Strategic Planning Committee Chair
Operational Risk Consultant At Wells Fargo Bank
Co-Owner at Wiz-Quiz of Boulder County, LLC
IT & Music Technology Chair
Owner Park Place Brokers & Realty
Sandy Taylor, Corporate President
Executive Director, Educator, Therapist, parent
(Current Board Co-Chair) Proposed Corporate Vice President
Music Educator & Teacher Trainer, parent
Music Educator & Trainer, parent
Studio Manager – Funkadelic Studios
Full Charge Bookkeeper, parent
(Board is not compensated)