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About Us

We love what we do & it shows!

MUSIK ADVENTURES STUDIOS has been awarded the top program award, which is the highest recognition awarded by Kindermusik International. This award recognizes the top 1% of all programs internationally. Our program is the largest program in Tennessee and the 26th largest in the United States.

MUSIK ADVENTURES STUDIOS has been awarded the top program award, which is the highest recognition awarded by Kindermusik International. This award recognizes the top 1% of all programs internationally. Our program is the largest program in Tennessee and the 26th largest in the United States.

Welcome to

Musik Adventures Studios!

A good beginning never ends!

With more than 95+ years of collective teaching, Ms. Annette and her team of experienced teachers have been offering the award-winning Kindermusik® program that helps children get off to the best kind of start—a musical start!

Our classes, with our top-program awarded teachers, will give your young child every possible musical and academic advantage.

Meet Our Director

Annette Morris is the owner and director of Musik Adventures studio, formerly Kindermusik with Ms. Annette & Friends, which started in September 2001 and has taught Kindermusik for 25 years. 

She combines her two passions: children and music. Annette holds a B.S. degree in Child and Family Development from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, as well as a Masters in Early Childhood Education. Annette has taught third grade in the Virginia Beach Public Schools as well as teaching 4 year olds in a private Christian school in North Carolina. She has an extensive background in music with training in several instruments as well as vocal training. Annette went through Kindermusik training classes and was licensed in Kindermusik in 1994. Annette and her staff have been awarded the TOP PROGRAM award by Kindermusik International, since 2003 to present. Her program is ranked in the top 50 out of over 5,000 educators in the world and number 26 out of all the programs in the US. She has also been recognized by Kindermusik International for having the 3rd largest Musik @ Schools program worldwide in 2006.

Meet our Teachers

We are committed to providing a loving, relaxed musical atmosphere in our classrooms where your child experiences musical learning activities that will ignite their love for music for the rest of their lives. We want our families to enjoy music together and our award winning home materials help give you activities to do all week long.
Over the years we run into past families that tell us how Kindermusik gave their children a unique musical experience that has lasted their lifetime.  That it boosted their child’s musical goals as they took private lessons.

Meet our Teachers

We are committed to providing a loving, relaxed musical atmosphere in our classrooms where your child experiences musical learning activities that will ignite their love for music for the rest of their lives. We want our families to enjoy music together and our award winning home materials help give you activities to do all week long.
Over the years we run into past families that tell us how Kindermusik gave their children a unique musical experience that has lasted their lifetime.  That it boosted their child’s musical goals as they took private lessons.

Helping Your Child Sing, Move, Explore, & Learn

We love to connect with families through the magic of musical play and provide the nurturing, inspiring atmosphere for families to sing, move, explore and learn.

The lifetime memories and friendships that result are priceless.

Emily

Emily Rachel Fowler has been enjoying Kindermusik with families since 1997. She has a Bachelor of Music Education degree with an Instrumental Emphasis from Harding University and became licensed in Kindermusik® in 1997. She has been recognized as a Maestro in Masterful Teaching by Kindermusik International since 2008 and previously participated in achieving each Board Certifying Level from KI. After 14 years teaching Kindermusik for The University of Memphis’ Community Music School, Emily was blessed to join the staff of Kindermusik® w/ Ms. Annette & Friends in 2012. Along with her husband Clay, it has been a treasure for Emily to participate in Kindermusik classes with their children. Both their daughter and son experienced Kindermusik in the womb, while mom taught, and went through the complete program until graduating at 7 years old. In her spare time, Emily delights in God’s creation in the great outdoors, enjoys goofing off with her husband and teens, walking with their dog Chopper, playing or performing on her flute, and reading.

Karen

Karen Schowalter Cooper is from New Orleans, Louisiana. She received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in vocal performance from Louisiana State University. She was recruited by the University of Memphis to work towards her Doctorate in Musical Arts in vocal performance as a Hohenberg-Scheidt fellow. Karen is near completion of this degree. She also recently became Level I Orff certified. Karen has performed in Germany, Italy, Israel, and throughout the United States. She was a national finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and in the Chicago Lyric Opera Center for American Artists. Karen has performed numerous operatic roles as well as oratorio with orchestra. She is alto section leader/soloist with the Rhodes MasterSingers chorale and along with teaching Kindermusik classes, she is the Children’s Music Specialist at Germantown Presbyterian Church, where she leads a children’s choir and Sunday school music. She teaches voice, piano, and guitar lessons at St. George’s Independent School in Germantown and through her private studio, “Make A Joyful Noise!” She enjoys teaching Kindermusik inter-generational classes in Germantown. Karen has been a Certified Kindermusik Educator since 2006.

Peggy

Peggy Warner began teaching Kindermusik in the fall of 1997 and has enjoyed every minute of it! She was the owner and director of her own studio, which was also a Top Program studio for several years, before joining Annette in 2018. She graduated from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia with a B.S. degree in Psychology and minors in French and Math. Peggy has been singing as long as she can remember…in elementary, middle school, and high school choirs, as well as all age levels in church choirs. Before leaving home for college, she spent several years singing in a trio with her two sisters. Besides teaching Kindermusik, Peggy sings in the adult choir and directs one of the Children’s Choirs at Germantown United Methodist Church. She lives in Germantown with her husband and has two adult daughters– one in Dallas (with 3 sons, all of whom are Kindermusik graduates) and another in Memphis.

Terri

Terri Doty’s love for music began with piano lessons at age 6. As a teenager, she served as pianist/organist at a local church. She graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Music Education, and received her Orff Level 3 certification. After teaching K – 6 music in Memphis City Schools for several years, Terri became a stay-at-home mom and homeschooled her three children – Alan, Sarah and Erin. She has been a licensed educator with Kindermusik with Ms. Annette and Friends since 2005. In addition to teaching Kindermusik classes, Terri teaches piano students at her home in Bartlett, and serves as pianist at Leawood East Baptist Church in Cordova.

Cheri

Cheri Wooster joined the staff of Musik Adventures in August of 2007 soon after graduating from the University of Memphis with a degree in Management Information Systems. She grew up singing in church choirs, performing in church musicals, and playing flute and various percussion instruments in concert bands. After her own high school years of color guard, she worked as the color guard instructor for several bands from the middle school level through the college level for 20 years. Cheri has also assisted tumbling and dance classes for children ranging in age from 3 – 12 years old, with her own dance experience extending to the college level. She currently serves as a music leader for the children’s choirs at Advent Presbyterian Church. Ms. Cheri is an enthusiastic and fun teacher currently teaching Musik @ Schools classes. When she is not singing and dancing with other children at work, she loves singing and dancing with her own sweet little girl Bella and her awesome husband Brent.  

Valerie

Valerie Robbins was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is a member of the Bellevue Baptist Church adult choir and sings on the praise team. Valerie has over 10 years of experience working with preschool music at Bellevue, and for the past 8 years she has worked with middle school and high school students in the Singing Christmas Tree. She has also served as a chaperone for the Student Music Mission Project for the past 6 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Memphis. Valerie is married to Steve and is a homeschool mom of two children, one now graduated and the other in 12th grade. Along with her love of singing, Valerie enjoys hanging out with her family, woodworking & needlework such as smocking, knitting & crochet.

Rachel

Rachel Boyd is a native Memphian that has been involved with music since childhood. In Elementary School, she was in choir, sang in church, and fell in love with singing. In Middle School she enjoyed band, but returned to singing in choir in High School. After High School, Rachel was involved with her church youth group doing musical performances and singing solos. After several years as a stay at home mom, Rachel became a preschool teacher at a local Mother’s Day Out. It was during this time she was exposed to Kindermusik and fell in love with it! It became her favorite day of the week. She enjoyed interacting with the children during all the Kindermusik activities. It wasn’t very long until she realized that God wanted her to use her love of music, her teaching skills, and her passion to see young children grow in confidence and in their love for music. Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, and her four children, Elijah, Conner, Hayden and Lily.

Lisa

Lisa Hill began falling in love with music at the age of 2 while sitting at the piano with her grandmother, an accomplished pianist. She began teaching piano and violin lessons out of her parents’ home at the age of 16. Lisa is a graduate of the University of Memphis where she graduated in 2008 with a degree in Choral Music Education. There she was a member of the University Singers and traveled and competed in worldwide competitions in both Austria and Germany. Lisa also became Orff Level 1 Certified through the University of Memphis and taught early childhood music and movement at Presbyterian Day School for 5 years. She has been a Midsouth Fair Youth Talent judge, an active member in Community Theatre in the Memphis area and is enjoys singing at her church. Besides teaching preschool music at several local preschools , she also is a princess/performer with Mirror Mirror Parties.

Candace

Even at an early age, it was undeniable that music was Candace Dickerson’s passion as well as her calling, and she has accumulated over 20 years of experience as a vocalist, guitarist, and pianist. What started in childhood as playing a toy guitar upside down and singing in church,  evolved through rigorous formal training and dedication into a versatile musical skillset including guitar, formal vocal training, classical piano training, and songwriting. She went on to receive her B.A. in Journalism with minors in music with vocal performance emphasis and in Latin from The University of Mississippi. Her desire to share her love of music with others drove her to teach elementary school music for a year where she taught, organized, and arranged school performances for many grade levels. She has also given guitar lessons, led worship, and received honorable mention for one of her original songs in the national John Lennon Songwriting Competition.

Gwen

For Gwen Heathcock, her earliest memories involved music.  From grandparents who faithfully sang in choir to the cassette tapes that kept her family connected to home while they served overseas as missionaries.That tradition continues today as Gwen enjoys singing with her own church choir. She has also serves as a coordinator for middle school students at The Singing Christmas Tree and as a chaperone for the Student Music Missions trip each summer.

Gwen has been involved with teaching children since she graduated from Liberty University in 1994 with a B.S. in Child and Adolescent Development.  Working first in Montessori schools, and then later teaching children’s classes at church while staying home with her own children.  Gwen has been married to Eric for 24 years and has four children, ranging in age from 13-22. Gwen looks forward to being back in classrooms as she becomes part of this wonderful team.
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What Our Families are Saying

The best thing aobut Kindermusik is that it breaks down concepts like rhythms, tones, patterns, and note types into easy to understand concepts for toddlers which sets the stage for being able to advance to playing musical instruments. 

We love that the classes mix classical music with fun music that my kids love singing outside of class. 

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What Our Families are Saying

The best thing about Kindermusik is that it breaks down concepts like rhythms, tones, patterns, and note types into easy to understand concepts for toddlers which sets the stage for being able to advance to playing musical instruments. 
We love that the classes mix classical music with fun music that my kids love singing outside of class.