One of the Top Kindermusik Programs
                  in the U.S.!
  
 

Serving the Dallas, TX Metroplex

Studios located in:

Plano - Frisco - Coppell

Allen - Las Colinas - McKinney

Southlake - Murphy - Richardson

972.712.8359

 The Smart Start Music Staff

Jeanie Roemer (Smart Start Music Founder and Director) has been a licensed Kindermusik educator since 1996.  She served as a "Mentor" for Kindermusik International for 5 years and has trained hundreds of new Kindermusik educators worldwide.  She was the president of KEA (Kindermusik Educators Assoc), the international Kindermusik teacher's organization, from 2003 - 2005.  She has three grown children, three grandchildren, and has been married to her best friend, Mark, since 1975......forever!!!  Her greatest passion is sharing her love of music with the children who come to her classes each week!
Contact me at jeanie@smartstartmusic.com

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Vanessa Jones has embraced a love for music since her young childhood and grew up performing with musical groups and in theatre.  She received a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and worked with children of all ages addressing speech and language needs.  She often incorporated music into her therapy and witnessed how music can further a child’s language and communication skills.  Music draws abilities out of a child like nothing else!  She was first introduced to Kindermusik as a mom and became licensed after falling in love with the program.  Miss Vanessa has taught Kindermusik for many years and has a passion for showing her students and families the immense joy and benefit of music!
Contact me at vanessa@smartstartmusic.com

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 Leah Williams grew up in a very musical home in Weatherford, TX. She started playing piano when she was only 4 years old. She enjoyed playing piano as well as being in the school band playing the French Horn, where she was very successful. Miss Leah earned her Music Education degree from Northwestern State University in Louisiana. She went on to teach Elementary music to children in K-5th grades for 6 years in the Plano ISD. After marrying and having a son, Miss Leah found the desire to be home with her family while still being able to instill the love and appreciation of music in others. She has a desire to share the joy of music with other families and to help facilitate music learning in their homes.
Contact me at leah@smartstartmusic.com
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 Jennifer Cleveland is a licensed Kindermusik Educator and a private piano instructor. She has taught Kindermusik since the fall of 2006. Before teaching Kindermusik, she was a music specialist in Richardson ISD. Jennifer has been teaching music to young children for over 20 years in church and in schools. She graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education. Jennifer is married to Tracy and they have two sons, Dawson and Carson.

Jennifer has a passion to reach kids - and grown-ups! - with Kindermusik. "I love to see the children grow in each developmental stage - from crawling to walking and talking to singing! It's an honor to walk alongside these parents in their journey and encourage them through Kindermusik. It brings me such joy to see parents smile with confidence as they watch their children make new discoveries in every class." She has seen firsthand the benefits of Kindermusik by enrolling her 2 sons in classes since infancy. Whether it be language skills, coordination, or response to musical cues, Kindermusik has been pivotal in both Dawson and Carson's early childhood development.
Contact me at jennifer@smartstartmusic.com  

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Cara Phillips grew up in a musical family, as the daughter of two music educators. She plays Piano and French Horn, playing both in college on a grant. For several years she was a French Horn player for the Rockwall Community Band and a brass quintet called Rockwall Brass. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Missouri State University, Cara taught High School Chemistry for five years. She continued her education to add a Masters in Counseling, focusing on children and adolescents. Cara has two young children and found Kindermusik as a parent, when she took her children to classes. As a Kindermusik mom she loved the bonding time she had with her kids during class and the developmental benefits they were receiving. Cara loves to share her passion for music with families in her own Kindermusik classroom.
Contact me at cara@smartstartmusic.com

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Nadiya Rojas grew up in a musical home and began taking vocal and piano lessons at a young age. While in school she 
joined the choir and theater groups, and on the weekends she sang in church and with local music groups. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 
from the University of Mississippi. During her time at the university she also studied music and participated in various musical programs offered, as well 
as enrolling in child development courses in hopes of one day working with children. Nadiya first heard of Kindermusik when a friend spoke of the 
tremendous influence it had on her oldest son. She loves the idea of introducing children to music at such a young age, and she is excited to witness the 
impact this wonderful program has on the lives of the parents and children in her classes!
Contact me at nadiya@smartstartmusic.com
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Julie Duncan grew up in Fort Worth, TX. She received her undergraduate degree from Tarleton State University, 

where she studied music education with a vocal emphasis. She received her Master's degree in Music Education from Texas Tech University. 
While working on her graduate degree, she taught music with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Teaching Artist Program and the 
West Texas Children's Chorus. Julie is a trained Kodaly specialist and teaches elementary music in McKinney ISD. She is married to Jared, 
and they have two silly cats, Ringo and Sinatra.
Contact me at julie@smartstartmusic.com.

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Carolyn Beskok hails from West Lafayette, Indiana, where she grew up on a dairy farm. She graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Area-Music Education k-12. Her major instrument was bassoon, with a minor in voice. She taught in the public school systems of Indiana before following her husband to Princeton, New Jersey where she was principal bassoonist with the Westminster Orchestra, and a veterinary technician with an all-cat practice. Once again, following her husband they moved to Providence, Rhode Island, where Carolyn helped to re-instate a band program in an elementary and middle school. After her husband accepted a faculty position at Texas A & M, they moved to College Station.  Their two children were born there, and that was where Carolyn was introduced to Kindermusik.  Their daughter was born with cerebral palsy, and Carolyn knew the power of music. She attended a KM class with her infant daughter, and was hooked from then on! The instructor approached Carolyn about coming to teach for her.  What a blessing! Carolyn taught for 6 years in College Station. Once again, a faculty position to Old Dominion University caused a move, thus taking a break from teaching KM.  Now, happily back in Texas, Carolyn is excited to teach Kindermusik again!  She looks forward to meeting the wonderful families that love KM as much as she!
Contact me at carolyn@smartstartmusic.com 
 

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"My daughter adores her Kindermusik class. 
I like it because our teacher engages the 
babies while giving great ideas to Mom on 
how to interact with baby at home. She draws 
on her musical and educational expertise to 
teach an excellent class!" 

- Erika, Stay-at-home mom & Educator


"Ryan has learned so much these past two years! 
We are amazed at his wealth of knowledge. 
His confidence and self-esteem have also 
grown. I wish all learning experiences could be 
so joyous."

- R. Miller,
Mother of Ryan, age 5

 
 
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