Early Music Education
Play, Move, Learn!
Sarah Baldus holds an active Iowa Teaching License with K-12 Music endorsements. She graduated with a BA degree in music education from Iowa State University in 2009. She began teaching instrumental music in Iowa Schools in 2010. She is a firm believer in putting the “FUN!” into every students’ musical education. As a professional musician, Sarah has performed with small ensembles, bands, and orchestras throughout the state of Iowa, as well as, touring Europe with the ISU Wind Ensemble.
Sarah has taught piano, ukulele, and other instruments with Music4life since 2017. She has also taught early childhood music programs for several years at preschools in North Liberty, Coralville, and Iowa City. Sarah is excited bring music to the very young in North Liberty and surrounding areas with Music4TOTS Early Music Education program!
Sarah believes that even very young children have the ability to make and appreciate music. She loves to use age appropriate instruments and books to get everyone involved! Movement songs and games are included in every class too! Kids are meant to be moving, not just sitting and listening to music!
Thomas Gumpper has been playing guitar for over 10 years. He studied classical and jazz guitar at the University of Northern Iowa while majoring in music composition, and has played in a variety of groups consisting of jazz, pop, rock, and classical styles. His passion for music cannot be quenched, compelling him to listen to as wide a variety of music as he can get his hands on. Thomas experience teaching one-on-one lessons and enjoys helping others to find their creative spark in music.