Crofoot, Angela

Sing Play Learn with MacPhail®

Angela Crofoot, has been a teacher in the Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® department for more than five years. She teaches Baby, Music Exploration, Music Make Believe, and Family Music classes.  She instructs in many of MacPhail’s partnership programs, and is proficient in piano, flute, organ, guitar and voice.

Angela is Montessori-trained and has taught early childhood classes since 1990. She also teaches private instruction at home and has led Sunday school music at her church for many years.  With a degree in Music Therapy from the University of Minnesota, she continues her education by attending workshops and classes. Implementing her knowledge about developmental skills in her classroom is one of her strengths, as well as loving what she does.

Music in the early years of a child’s life, Angela says, is important because it allows them to learn and use both sides of their brain simultaneously.  Areas that are targeted include: socialization, self-esteem, cognitive development, fine and gross motor skills, balance and much more. Music is used as a tool to make learning fun and she clearly believes it’s important to have fun while learning.