Palmyra, PA – Carol Anne Friesen has been named a Maestro in Outreach and a Maestro Producer by Kindermusik International, the world’s leading publisher of music and
Carol Anne is a lifelong Early Childhood Educator and the Owner/Director of “Kindermusik with Carol Anne Friesen”. She teaches Kindermusik in Palmyra, Hershey, Jonestown and is opening a new location this summer in Linglestown. The Maestro in Outreach award recognizes excellence in serving large numbers of children that wouldn’t usually be reached by the program. Her program also received the Maestro Producer Mezzanine Level award for being in the top 5% of Kindermusik programs around the world, based on size.
“The Kindermusik Maestro has a mission: helping children become better learners and helping parents understand how to help them reach their highest potential,” said Michael Dougherty, CEO at Kindermusik International.
Carol Anne joins the elite company of the 300 Maestros identified as the top Educators of the over 5,000 licensed educators in the world who teach Kindermusik’s music and movement curricula.
Friesen began providing Kindermusik in Palmyra in January of 2010. Since then her program has quickly grown to serve over 130 children today. Five teachers have now joined her growing team and her program offers daytime and evening classes so working parents can also be involved. Birthday parties and Play & Learn Classes are also being added this fall along with a new online registration system that will allow parents more flexible and convenient payment methods.
“As a new Palmyra resident I was looking to serve the young families of our community in a way that would empower parents and encourage children. I had no idea the classes would take off the way they did. There really is a great need in this area for programing for the youngest members of the family.”
“I was honored and humbled to receive this award from Kindermusik and in such a short time after establishing my program here.” said Friesen. Both years since starting her program here Friesen has achieved Maestro in Outreach status and after teaching Kindermusik for 14 years in various places she has resided around the country this was the first time she received the Maestro Producer award.
The Maestro Program recognizes licensed Kindermusik educators who master one or more levels in early childhood development: fast-growing programs, outstanding community service, and teaching excellence.