Meet our joyful teachers!
As the daughter of 2 symphony musicians and a 5th generation musician, music has a deep and profound place in Clara D’Onofrio’s heart. In addition to “Ms. Clara’s” lifelong musical training, she has also earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University. She feels so blessed to have found a career that allows her to combine her passion for music with her knowledge of early childhood development. Ms. Clara is dedicated to living a life full of joy, laughter, love, and fun!
“I knew from day one of my daughter’s “mini musicians” class that Ms. Clara was extremely bright, talented and professional. This class was BY FAR the most enriching of the enrichment classes in which we partook. Ms. Clara’s love of music is evident in her spirit and teaching style. She utilizes her beautiful voice and an assortment of instruments in teaching the children an array of musical terms and concepts.”
– P.M., mom of one mini musician
Nina is so excited to be able to pursue her passions of music, children, and teaching at the Brookfield Academy of Mini Musicians! She has taught preschool, nannied for children, and has two young children of her own with whom she has loved sharing the joy of music.
Nina has enjoyed singing in different Chicagoland choirs and performing with many different theatre companies. She received her degree in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in music from Concordia University in River Forest. She loves to share her love of music with little ones!
Ms. Nina teaches all classes on Sundays (AM), Mondays (PM), and Wednesdays (AM).
After going to countless fun and interactive music classes with her four children when they were little,
Jennifer is so happy to bring the joy of music to your children. A classically trained singer, Jennifer has
been in many musicals and light operas. Her love of music comes from her mother, a music teacher who
taught PreK and Kindergarteners.
Jennifer runs Vacation Bible School at the First United Methodist Church of La Grange and enjoys interacting with all the children there, bringing music and dance to the forefront of the VBS experience. She is excited to help lay a musical foundation in the lives of all the
children in her classes.
Ms. Jen teaches all classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Emily Weber is a professional actor, pianist, and singer originally from Western Massachusetts. With years of experience teaching music, theatre, and dance to children of all ages, Emily is super excited to share her love of music with everyone here at the Brooklyn Academy for Mini Musicians!
A recent graduate of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, Emily holds a BFA in Musical Theatre with a Dance Concentration. Growing up with a background in classical piano, Emily has accompanied for theatre productions, churches, and performances around Western Massachusetts and Chicago. Emily believes that learning is a unique experience for everyone and encourages patience, fun, and a love for music.
Ms. Emily teaches all classes on Wednesdays (PM) and our preschool outreach classes.
IT'S EASY TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP
Ready to start? You have nothing to lose!
Sign-up is easy and parent-friendly. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material fees, and no semester minimums.
PRICING STARTS AT
$73 / month
Monthly tuition is based on a 45 week year as we are closed for seven weeks for various holidays. In the long months, you will get five classes, and in short months such as November and December, you will get three classes. Most months you will get four classes. The tuition is the same each month.
A one-time registration fee is $20 (due only at the time of registration)
Coming from a long line of performers, Camryn carries on her family’s love and passion for the performing arts. Camryn has always loved anything to do with singing, dancing, and musical theatre. Just recently, she earned her Bachelor of Arts from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, in May 2023 with a double major in Theatre Arts Musical Theatre Concentration and Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication (MJMC). Some of her all time favorite musicals she's been a part of have been Annie where she played Annie, the Midwest Premiere of Be More Chill, and Cabaret where she played the lead role of Sally Bowles.
Ms. Camryn loves working with children and has worked as a guest dance teacher at Maywood Fine Arts for children 8+, nannied for several families with children 3 months and older as well as Child Care Manager for Sunday services at The First Congregational Church of Western Springs. She is excited to work with the students at BAMM!
Ms. Camryn teaches all classes on Saturdays.
Ms. Carrie (sub)
A singer for her whole life, Ms. Carrie spends most of her days singing to her kids or to herself, always with a song or two stuck in her head. Her daughter was a student at Mini Musicians for several years, and Ms. Carrie found that joining her in singing and movement was a highlight of her week as she shared her love of music with her.
Outside of the daily coordination of two busy kids, Ms. Carrie volunteers as Daisy leader for her daughter’s troop. She has found being able to help the girls learn valuable life skills while having fun to be so fulfilling.
She loves sharing her love of music with students at BAMM!
Ms. Carrie subs when needed.