Meet our Team

Danielle Smith, Studio Director

Hi there! I’m Danielle Smith and I have been a Kindermusik studio owner and educator since 2005. Before that I was a high school band director and private trumpet instructor. Teaching young children is truly my calling and I enjoy every day that I come to Kindermusik and see your children smile, laugh, learn, and grow alongside their friends and family! I am so thrilled to have grown my program over the years and to be able to bring on a TEAM of amazing educators who share my passion for working with children and their parents. I have also found joy not only in teaching Kindermusik, but I like to work alongside Kindermusik International to help other educators to grow their programs as well by serving on the Educator Board from 2015-2018 and working on the Educator Video Training Program for 2019-2020.


Karen Griffin, Office Manager
Hi all, I’m Karen Griffin!! I have been so blessed to have a loving and supportive husband, Kevin, and we have been married for 15 years. During those 15 years, we did 8 deployments with the Army, and each time it got harder and harder. While my husband was gone, I held down the fort back home. I was lucky to be a stay at home mom to our three daughters over the last 15 years and it has allowed me to enjoy our children growing up. Through it all, I have been able to earn two college degrees and attend classes to become a special needs advocate for our daughters. Our oldest has Autism, ADHD, and a few other disabilities and our youngest has SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder). I have had to learn so much information just to not only fight for these two but to help others understand why they do what they do. I have a special place in my heart for special needs children. I want to make sure that they are not only accepted for who they are but they are able to grow and learn in a way that works best for them. I can promise you that here at Kindermusik with Danielle your entire family will be loved and accepted by all of us!


Erin Gibson, Piano/Woodwind Instructor
As a native of Temple, Texas, I began taking piano lessons at age five and flute lessons at age 10.  While pursuing my music education degree at UMHB in flute performance, I also accompanied two recitalists on piano and studied with flutist William Bennett of the Royal Academy in London. In 1999 I earned a Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from Baylor University in Waco. I was a successful beginning, middle, and high school band director for 13 years and have accompanied high school students at UIL state solo and ensemble contest. Currently I teach many middle and high school students privately, and continue to perform professionally, playing flute and piccolo with the Temple Symphony Orchestra, and principal flute with Central Texas Master Singers. I love working at Kindermusik with Danielle!


Bekah Peacock, Voice Instructor

Bio coming soon!



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 Love, love, love Kindermusik with Danielle! The staff is nothing but sweet and so knowledgeable. Every class is full of fun for the parents and the little ones.-Megan