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Terri Aldrich

Terri Aldrich

Owner & Teacher

Fun Facts
  • Background: Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Everyone should read: the Bible
  • Beach or Mountains? Beach
  • Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
  • Favorite Hobby: Making handmade soap
  • Hometown: Minot, ND

“Children’s Music Academy is so much more than music education. Minot’s CMA will uphold and deliver a standard of excellence and service. My dream and vision is to help build our community through the arts. Working with children and parents at CMA will help me further realize that dream”.

Staff

Annette Karges

Annette Karges

Teacher

Background: Bachelor of Arts – Music Major with emphasis in piano performance and pedagogy.

Annette is passionate about music and children.
“CMA is an exciting opportunity to combine the two!”

    Tara Wiley

    Tara Wiley

    Teacher

    Background: Bachelor’s degree in education, minor in music.

     

    • * Over 20 years experience teaching music education in a variety of settings
    • * Mom to two young musicians, both with CMA experience
    • * Values CMA as the best early music education program she’s ever been a part of, as a parent and as a teacher!
      Sara Doering

      Sara Doering

      Teacher

      Fun Facts
      • Background: Bachelor of Science in Music from Minot State University
      • Favorite color: Green
      • Favorite place to travel: Anywhere with my family
      • Favorite hobby: Playing the piano
      • Favorite donut: I don’t like donunts!
      • Little known fact: I used to be a cheerleader
      • Favorite quote: Ralph Waldo Emerson — ‘What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.’
        Katherine Lyman

        Katherine Lyman

        Teacher

        Fun Facts
        • Background: Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Over twenty years of piano experience and 6 years experience as a CMA mom
        • Favorite color: Black and White
        • Favorite place to travel: Anywhere with my family, especially the beach
        • Favorite hobby: Reading and Baking
        • Favorite donut: Do cinnamon rolls count?
        • Little known fact: Was the piano accompanist to her high school performing choir one year at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.
        • Favorite quote: “Always be a little kinder than necessary.” – J M Barrie
        Gabrielle Damschen

        Gabrielle Damschen

        Teacher

        Fun Facts
        • Background:  Bachelor of Arts in Music, Minor in French, Honors Concentration from Minot State University
        • Favorite color:  Grey + any other color
        • Favorite place to travel: I love Chicago, but hopefully I’ll go to France someday!
        • Favorite hobby: doing homework
        • Favorite donut: Maple bacon–yum!
        • Little known fact: My homemade bread won a blue ribbon at the State Fair
        • Favorite quote: