Emmy Brockman is an early childhood education specialist and multi-award winning singer/songwriter. She has been creating children’s music since she was a child herself – taking inspiration from the likes of Raffi, John McCutcheon, Laurie Berkner, and Robert Munsch. But, of course, Emmy’s greatest musical inspiration is the toddlers and preschoolers she works with everyday. The input and experience of young children is valued during every step of Emmy’s music making process – because this music is for them!
Emmy’s interest in young children expands beyond music as well. She has an MA in Early Childhood Education from Mills College, and is currently working as the Director of Education at the WonderLab Museum of Science in Bloomington, Indiana. She conducts academic research on preschool teachers, recorded music, and technology – and her research and music are both award winning.
Before finding her calling as an early childhood educator Emmy studied Anthropology at Oberlin College and Vocal Performance at the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory. She plays piano, guitar, and ukulele, and is an accomplished musical theater and opera performer. Some highlights of her musical career include: touring Europe as a member of Kinderchor Children’s Choir, gracing the stages of central Ohio as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, singing for a delegation of ambassadors in Ghana, working as a cafe singer in Notaresco, Italy, co-founding the Oberlin Acapelicans, and conducting the Canyon Crooners as a ranger at Grand Canyon National Park.
Emmy is deeply passionate about early childhood education and really into slide whistles, ukuleles, and roaring.
To learn more about her philosophy as an educator visit: http://childrenscreativity.wordpress.com/category/early-childhood-education/