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Emily Perkins

Emily Good-Perkins

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Emily Good-Perkins

Emily received her Doctor of Education and Master of Education degrees in Music Education from Columbia University. She also received Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees in Voice Performance from the University of Arizona and Temple University.  Emily has presented, performed and taught all over the world. She has taught music to all ages, including music classes for newborn babies, and undergraduate and graduate music courses at Marian University, Boston University, and American University of Sharjah.  Emily has published her research in many publications, including the International Journal of Music Education, Philosophy of Music Education Review, and many others.  In addition, her book, Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies in Music Education: Expanding Culturally Responsive Teaching to Sustain Diverse Musical Cultures and Identities, was published by Routledge Press in September 2021. Most importantly, Emily enjoys singing with her three children, Lili, Noah, and Jacob and in her husband, John’s choirs. She is so excited to make music with you!

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Laura Ohms

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Laura Ohms

Laura Ohms is a licensed clinical social worker and a lifelong music lover. Throughout her career practicing social work across many settings and with various population groups, she has consistently sought to provide musical experiences to her clients. Laura truly believes in the power of music as a tool to support the mental and emotional well-being of all people. Prior to moving to Carmel with her family, she founded a music business in Chicago where she taught both early childhood music and children with special needs in the Chicago Public School system. One of her most enriching passion projects is directing youth choirs. Laura studied voice and piano in college, traveling with her college choir which is one of her favorite life experiences of all time! In her spare time Laura can be found swimming, biking and running her way through triathlons and supporting others to do the same!  Laura will be teaching this winter in Broad Ripple on Tuesday mornings!

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Christina

Christina Dooley

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Christina Dooley

Music has been a big part of Christina Dooley's life from a very early age, beginning with piano lessons and then singing every chance she could get. She performed around Indianapolis much of her childhood and continued to perform at Indiana University where she was a Singing Hoosier and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Vocal Performance and Theatre. Since then, she has been busy at home with her three boys and volunteering at their schools and church where she is on the worship team. Christina and her husband, Tim, live on the northwest side of Indianapolis, just 5 miles from the house where she grew up.

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