A native of New Mexico, Madeline came to New Orleans to go to Loyola University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Trombone and bass trombone are her primary instruments. Upon graduating from Loyola, she received certification in Orff Schulwerk from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She taught band and choir for two years at St. Bernard Middle School in St. Bernard, Louisiana. She found her educational calling, though, when she discovered Kindermusik, and has been teaching Kindermusik classes ever since. She loves teaching Kindermusik because of the joy she sees it bringing to the families and the knowledge that she is touching the minds and hearts of the little ones in her classes. When she is not teaching Kindermusik and Bilingual Birdeies, she enjoys playing trombone, and ukulele. She and her husband, Paul have two young children, and she enjoys taking them to Kindermusik classes and using the songs and activities from class to make parenting easier.