Lindsay Levin, a.k.a "Miss Lindsay"
Lindsay Levin, M.A., is a fun-loving, energetic singer and educator with a passion for early childhood music education, an unabashed LOVE for babies and children, and a deep respect for parents and caregivers!
Lindsay believes strongly in the Kindermusik curriculum and our parent organization, Kindermusik International, which continually impresses her with its commitment to putting parents and children first and treating all parents, children, caregivers, and educators with integrity and respect. Lindsay served as President of the California Kindermusik Educators' Association from 2005-2007 and California State Representative for the Partnership of Kindermusik Educators in 2008. Lindsay was honored to host the San Francisco Kindermusik Professional Development Conference in August 2010. The event attracted an international crowd of highly committed Kindermusik educators and received rave reviews from those in attendance, including former local teachers Miss Shannon, Miss Paige, and Miss Aubrey! For more information about "Miss" Lindsay and her love for all things Kindermusik, check out pages 18-21 of this Danville Weekly article.
"Miss" Lindsay performed in musicals beginning at the age of ten (age 4, if you count singing "High Hopes" in front of an audience at a resort in Michigan) and graduated from Northgate High School at the top of her class. She then studied Vocal Performance at Northwestern University's renowned School of Music and graduated cum laude with a degree in Education. Lindsay completed her Master's degree in Education in 2005. She is proud to continue her Kindermusik education by attending and speaking at Kindermusik training events on a regular basis and feels very fortunate to have attracted a staff that is equally committed to professional development.
Over the years, Lindsay maintained an active connection to the world of the performing arts by participating in live theater. In 2007, she held featured roles in three award-nominated productions: the farce Drop Dead! with Antioch Rivertown Theatre (nominated for several Shellie Awards), The Music Man with Diablo Light Opera Company (nominated for several Shellies and the Bay Area Critics Circle Awards "Best Production - Musical" & "Best Ensemble - Musical", and the Sondheim masterpiece "Into the Woods" with CTA Crossroads Theatre (nominated in every category of the Bay Area Critics Circle Awards!). Then, in 2014, she performed alongside fellow teacher Miss Megan in the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta Ruddigore with Role Players Ensemble in Danville. (Megan was the star of the show!) Lindsay is proud to have worked and studied with Bay Area musical theater legends Claire Yarrington, Jeffrey Bihr, Barrett Lindsay- Steiner, and Paul Plain as well as Broadway singer/actress Jodie Langel, Broadway Music Director Kim Steiner, and world-renowned musical director Michael Lavine. Lindsay has also studied voice, ballet, jazz, tap, and acting at California Theatre Arts in Walnut Creek.
Lindsay has taught music, drama, reading, math, and literature to students newborn - 85 years of age. Her first teaching job involved producing musical variety shows at a camp for senior citizens. She then went on to run a childcare center for the YMCA, tutor students at her synagogue in tefillot (prayers, usually sung) and trope (the Torah's musical notation system), and student-taught 9th, 11th, and 12th grade English during her California State Teacher Credential Program. Finally, for the past seven years, Lindsay has been teaching high-quality, developmentally appropriate music classes to children and their families throughout the Bay Area. She looks forward to meeting YOU and your little one soon!
"I want to let you know how much Roxy and Grandma Carolyn are enjoying and benefiting from Kindermusik. I can see Roxy developing in many exciting ways. She LOVES the CD and the book. In fact, she demands to read The Rhythm of My Day about 15 times a day. She sways, twirls, bounces, and claps regularly to music, and a new development is that she sings notes and waits for us to mimic her, instead of us singing first and her matching our pitch. She's taking the lead! I worked on minor thirds with her last week and will dance with her to syncopated rhythms this week. This has also been a bonding experience for Roxy and Grandma. Thanks for the class and the emails!" - Village parent (Walnut Creek)