Miss Monica is a music educator with over fifteen years of experience working with both children and adults. She began taking piano lessons herself at the age of six, and spent her childhood nurturing an intrinsic love of music through both vocal and piano performance. She has a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and worked for several years at the world renowned Musicians Institute, where she began as Assistant Director of the Audio Engineering Department, and quickly moved her way up to Director and, eventually, Vice President. She has performed at venues throughout the Los Angeles area, and released a self-produced album of original songs in 2009.
Though Miss Monica has taken great joy in both her work as an artist and in higher education, she takes unique pleasure in nurturing the minds and spirits of those young artists she has the honor of teaching each day. A mother herself, she believes in the great and unlimited potential of children, and hopes to plant a seed that will grow in her students for years to come.