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!
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