Haley is a devoted musician and teacher. She began taking piano lessons at age six, and soon after began composing, singing, recording, and performing. As a teenager, she volunteered as an accompanist at her local temple and assisted living home, and worked with children through babysitting, volunteering at elementary school aftercares, and teaching piano lessons. She then found yoga in college to help cope with stress and illness, and has been practicing regularly since.
Studying Music Business at New York University led Haley to work at recording studios, record labels, and music publishers. This gave her indispensable knowledge about what it takes to be a successful musician in the music industry. Haley has always known that her purpose is to help musicians thrive.
Fully realizing her passion for teaching, Haley attended Teachers College at Columbia University and graduated with a Master of the Arts in Music Education. She learned to teach music to students in pre-k-12th grade with a foundation in fostering an engaging, student-centered, and inclusive learning environment. Her studies focused on incorporating mindfulness techniques into the music classroom and performance hall.
Haley is also a Certified Children’s Yoga Instructor through Kidding Around Yoga. Her kids yoga classes use music, dramatic play, and fun games/activities to make meditation, mindfulness, and yoga accessible to even the youngest of children. She also applies these tools to teaching music lessons to foster positive musical experiences and teach students to be intelligent observers of their playing, rather than harsh judges. These techniques are not just reserved for the practice room or yoga mat, and she hopes her students will apply these techniques to their daily lives.
When not teaching or practicing, Haley can be found with her bernedoodle, outdoors, reading, or crafting.
Master of the Arts in Music Education
TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Children's Musical Development
Designing Children's Musical Experiences
Music Education for Children with Special Needs
Cognition of Social Emotional Learning
Bachelor of Music in Music Business
with Psychology Minor
STEINHARDT SCHOOL, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Introduction to Music Therapy
Psychology of Music
50+ hours observation at Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy
Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher
SADHANA WEST, THE HIDDEN YOGA STUDIO
RYT 200 HOURS in Tantric Hatha Yoga
Certified Children's Yoga Teacher
KIDDING AROUND YOGA, INTEGRAL YOGA INSTITUTE
Certified Yoga Nidra Teacher
MARIN MCACLLEN, SOUL TREE YOGA
AYA 18 HOURS
Certified Yin Yoga Teacher
ASHA WOLF, THE HIDDEN YOGA STUDIO
AYA 13 HOURS