About Me: Teaching Bio

I've started as a Licensed Musikgarten Teacher in 2006, and love teaching babies, toddlers and young elementary aged children.  I began by teaching at a Montessori school for children ages 2 - 6, so I got to teach many classes and gain a lot of experience  in my first few years.  Adding baby classes was a natural extension for me.  I'm a mom of three and singing with my babies was one of the first ways we connected.  Babies naturally respond to music and it's such a wonderful way to communicate!  I have a knack for working with very young children, and love seeing the joy they express as they experience musical moments.

I've been singing for as long as I can remember!  These days, I write songs for kids and play guitar and sing for all-ages audiences.  Check out my Upcoming Performances page to see where my next show will be. I've also been writing some new songs, and released my debut CD of original kids songs, called "Gravity Vacation" in early 2012!  You can listen to and download the record at www.marshagoodmanwood.bandcamp.com (And please do share if you like it!)

Over the years, I've sung in various choirs, a madrigal group, an a capella group, and with several other musicians.  I started singing jazz and blues in college, and have sung at many open mics, cabarets, and jams in the the DC area, as well as in the Boston area before that.  I've played the violin, cello, clarinet and guitar.  I've also enjoyed acting since I was a kid.  I've been in plays and musicals in school and in the community, acted in a student film, and was even an extra in a Hollywood film when I was in middle school!  A few years ago, I created an original musical based on a well-known children's book and I loved directing and producing that show. I've since created & directed another stage adaptation of another well-known children's book/animated film for an elementary school.

In addition to my musical training, I graduated from Columbia College in New York City in 1994 with a BA in Psychology and received a Masters in Psychology from the University of Missouri in 2000 where I specialized in Cognitive Neuroscience.