If you’re talking in class with Dara and notice something strange about her accent, you’re not mistaken. A-boot, saw-rry and eh are par for the course with this Canadian by birth who moved to Walla Walla, WA in July 2015.
An elementary school teacher by training and now a career mom, Dara discovered the Music Together® Program when searching for a class to attend with her infant son. From the very first class, she was in love. Everything about the experience was joyful and satisfying: the songs, the movement, her son’s reaction and interactions, the learning moments, and all the music-making! She could feel how this was such a good thing for body, heart, mind and soul – of both baby and mama.
Through the Music Together classes, Dara reconnected with her childhood passion for singing and decided to weave it together with her teaching experience to become a Registered Music Together Teacher. In the classroom, Dara buoyantly shares her passion for this program and all the benefits it imparts to children and families. In particular, she believes strongly in the birthright of every child to be exposed to music and to engage in music learning, because making and participating in music is an essential and beautiful part of being human.
Outside of class you can find Dara nestled away in her cabin in the woods with her son, Boden and husband, Jesse. She enjoys digging in the dirt, hunting for berries and avoiding the local bears and cougars. During her precious moments of free time she likes to hike, read, sew and rock out to loud music in the living room with her family.