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Our Teachers

Meet our joyful teachers!

Ms. Clara

Director

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

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Ms. Nina

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 can’t wait to share her love of music with little ones!

Ms. Nina teaches all classes on Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays.

Ms. Nina

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 can’t wait to share her love of music with little ones!

 

Ms. Nina teaches all classes on Wednesday and Sunday mornings, as well as Monday afternoons / evenings. 
 

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Ms. Jen

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. Jennifer teaches all classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Ms. Clare

Music has always been an important part of Clare's life starting at a young age. Clare is a board certified Music Therapist with a Master of Music degree from Illinois State University and has also completed classes in infant & child development. She has worked with infants, toddlers, and children in multiple settings including schools, summer camps, and hospitals. She enjoys leading music groups that incorporate fundamental skills such as cognition, movement, communication, and socialization. Clare is thrilled to be teaching at the Brookfield Academy for Mini Musicians and looks forward to teaching, singing, dancing, and having fun with her students!

Ms. Clare teaches all classes on Saturdays. 

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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 44 week year as we are closed for eight 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)

Ms. Carrie

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 can’t wait to share her love of music with students at BAMM! 

Ms. Carrie is currently a substitute teacher for all classes.

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