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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 5% of all programs internationally. We are thrilled that our program is the largest program in Tennessee!!!

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 28 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 at Musik Adventures Studios have been named a “Top Program” by Kindermusik International since 2003. This award recognizes exemplary service as a Kindermusik Educator and is based on the performance and growth of her studio. She and her wonderful teachers love watching families come together and form lasting memories, make lifelong friends and enjoy the love of making music together!

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 Cooper

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.

Katie

Katie Hubbard began teaching Kindermusik back in 2006.  She then took a break to join her own children in both preschool and elementary school music.  She’s spent the last 12 years teaching music to elementary aged children.  She has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Kansas State University and has just recently become relicensed in Kindermusik!  She is a wife to Derrik for the last 26 years and a mom to three grown boys.  She has recently relocated from Southern California and is excited to make Memphis home!  She loves sharing music with children and especially families to keep the music going long after the class has ended!  She loves singing, going for walks, exploring new places and spending time with her family.

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.

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.

Trisha

Trisha Jones is a Memphis native and music lover! She holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Memphis. She has performed in Italy, Japan, and throughout the United States. Her primary focus in college was opera, but she has experience in all kinds of music, from jazz to musical theatre and classical to pop music. Trisha has taught private voice lessons and vocal ensembles since 2011. She became a certified Kindermusik educator in 2012 and taught with Ms. Annette, but left Memphis to serve her country as a vocalist in the U.S. Navy from 2019-2023. After a four year tour, she returned home in 2023 to spend more time with her husband and sweet step-daughters. Trisha is recertified as a Kindermusik educator and is excited to return to Musik Adventures Studios!

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.

Ali

Ali is new to the Musik Adventures Studios family! She became an accredited Kindermusik educator in April 2024. A native of Chicago, Illinois, she was involved in music and theatre from elementary school through high school. Ali graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Augustana College in 2009, and a Master’s Degree in General Music from Vandercook College of Music in 2016. She spent the first two years of her career teaching choir and band from fifth grade through twelfth grade. Then, she taught choir and general music in a K-8 charter school before moving to Hernando, MS to teach music in Shelby County Schools. Ali became a momma in 2017, and again in 2020 to two beautiful daughters.  While Ali is not teaching, she is a member of the Memphis Symphony Chorus, where she also serves on the Board. She enjoys exercising (especially running), reading, and spending time with her husband, two girls, and three fur babies.

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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.