Carol E. Spencer, CMO, teaches all classes at Mistletoe Musikgarten. She has taught early childhood music since 1997 in Fort Worth and greater Tarrant County. After earning a B.A. in music from the University of North Texas (Denton), she continued her musical training, specializing in early childhood music. She currently holds three certifications from the Gordon Institute for Music Learning: Early Childhood, Elementary, and Instrumental. She is also an active member of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association.
Using Gordon music learning theory to guide her teaching, Ms. Carol teaches to the individual child's abilities. By observing each child's responses to tonal and rhythm patterns and by watching their musical movements, Ms. Carol discovers each child's strengths and challenges them to continue growing in their movement and music.
Because of Ms. Carol's commitment to her long-term families, Mistletoe Musikgarten has been honored as a Musikgarten Exemplary Studio annually, from 2003 - 2017.
Most of all, Ms. Carol enjoys helping young children and their families discover the joys of music -- and life!
"I love Ms. Carol, because she comes into my heart with music." (Brooke, age five)