M.A. in Music Education from CSULA
Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from USC
Completion of all three levels of Orff Schulwerk teacher training
Dalcroze Eurhythmics teacher training
Mastership Certification in Edwin Gordon’s Early Childhood Music Learning Theory
Kira Rappaport is one of our Adjunct Instructors and teaches our Creative Experiences in Early Childhood course.
Kira believes music is an invaluable tool in the early childhood classroom and is very passionate about and committed to providing classroom teachers with the tools to make music a regular part of their curriculum. In addition, Kira has really embraced the parenting aspect of her work and enjoys teaching families how to connect and parent their children through music.
In 2019, Kira completed the First 36 Fellowship through the Simms/Mann Foundation and the Bureau of Jewish Education, which focuses on all aspects of development in the first 3 years of life. Kira regularly presents workshops to teachers on the use of music in the classroom, including presentations at NAEYC, BJE, CAEYC & BEST Arts Conferences.
Kira has 2 CD’s: Sing Together and Beautiful Day, available for download on iTunes and streaming on Spotify and Pandora. Learn more about Kira from her website: www.musicwithkira.com