We Are Passionate About Sharing Music With your Child. Music Changes Lives.
Come experience the world’s leading early childhood music curriculum where you will absolutely fall in love with the magic of a music class. You will be making special memories and will be strengthening the bond between you and your child through your favorite time of the week together. Join our Kindermusik family where the teachers are absolutely passionate about helping your child flourish. Are we the best choice for your child? Yes, we believe we are.
Shirley Boening, Director
Mrs. Shirley founded Kindermusik of CS-B in 1989. This was the realization of a dream she had had since childhood. Beginning piano study at the age of 5, playing the piano quickly became a very important part of her life. She would pretend to teach piano and could be found marking up her church bulletin during the sermon each week, pretending she was a piano teacher assigning music to her students!
After earning a BS degree in elementary education with a music specialization from Texas Lutheran University (where she met her choir/band director husband), she still dreamed of owning a music school. Through her experience of teaching piano, she had found that the 5 and 6 year olds learned to play piano much more quickly, more musically, and would continue lessons much longer than older beginners. At the same time, research was proving that music is like learning a language. The earlier a child is immersed in the language, the easier it is to learn the language. The same holds true for music.
After observing this fact for a number of years, Mrs. Shirley read an ad in a music teacher’s journal that advertised Kindermusik. The concept of Kindermusik spoke to her heart and the rest is history. Thirty years later, Mrs. Shirley’s passion for young children and sharing the love of music with them is still very much alive.
Mrs. Joy was born into a family that sings together. A close family friend has said that being with her family is like being in a musical, one person starts a song and everyone else joins in.
She received a degree in music education from Angelo State University and has taught students from preschool to high school. She loves teaching Kindermusik because it provides all the most wonderful aspects of early learning for children through the framework of music but without the pressures of performance, so children and adults are free to grow in their own unique ways.
Joy shares music at home with her husband and their 3 children. C.S. Lewis said, “It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.” Her hope is to carry every load she may have in her life with a song in her heart, and to share that music with others.
Mrs. Carson received her degree in music therapy with an instrumental emphasis in piano from West Texas A&M University. During college, she participated in the University Symphony Orchestra and Chorale. She taught piano with the university’s Music Academy for young children, helped manage the Music Academy’s recitals and the Grace Hamilton Piano Festival, and accompanied various ensembles and soloists.
After university, she completed her music therapy internship with Birch Bay Retirement Village and MDI Hospital before earning her board certification and starting work as an independent contracting music therapist. She loves music therapy and teaching Kindermusik because of the growth and development witnessed during sessions and classes and the beautiful way that music enhances everyone’s quality of life.
In August, Mrs. Carson moved from Amarillo to College Station after marrying an Aggie and joined our Kindermusik team in September of 2021. Welcome to our studio, Mrs. Carson!
A born performer, Mrs. Jessica has been singing pretty much from day one! As the child of a pianist and a band director, Jessica's life has been steeped in music, and she has never known a time when it wasn't her close companion. She spent her early life being toted along to opera rehearsals, choir concerts, and the occasional class piano lesson, learning along the way. A graduate of Abilene Christian University, she received her Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in Vocal Performance, while continuing her opera studies.
Moving to Bryan/College Station, Jessica has remained active in the local performance scene, while also discovering a love of teaching. In addition to her private voice studio, Jessica is also a dance instructor at Pure Energy Dance Productions and The Dance Barre.
Mrs. Jessica can't wait to bring you and your little ones along into the musical world that has held her close from the beginning. Jessica is momma to Eli and Zelda (and Sheila the dog), and is thrilled to be a part of the Kindermusik team.
Music has always been part of Mrs. Susan’s life. Mrs. Susan has spent the last 14 years working as the music therapist for Bryan ISD in the Special Education Department. Before that she taught private piano lessons for 10 years. She received her Music Therapy degree from Sam Houston State University. Along with her vocational work with music, she has always enjoyed singing in church choirs, playing keyboard in the worship team and most recently joining the handbell choir.
When not sharing her love of music, Mrs. Susan and her husband can be found outdoors. Their hobbies include sailing, camping and gardening. Also, Mrs. Susan has three grown daughters, along with three wonderful son in-laws! They enjoy spending time together playing games and camping. Mrs. Susan especially enjoys spending time with her new granddaughter and teaching her all of the wonderful music she knows!
Mrs. Susan is excited about bringing the joy and gift of music to the young children in our community. We welcome Mrs. Susan to our team!
We welcomed Mrs. Jeneane to our Kindermusik team this past September! She uses her people skills and organizational skills to be the best administrative assistant she can be. She says she has no musical talent whatsoever, but that doesn’t stop her from singing all day long!
Jeneane was an Elementary teacher and Reading Specialist for 30 years before retiring in 2015. Since that time, she has worked on honing her “office” skills, done volunteer work, and taken many adventures with her husband and their rascally golden retriever, Murphy. They especially love heading to Austin on the weekends to visit with their adult daughters and listen to their professional musician son-in-law sing and play the bass guitar!
Jeneane feels like Kindermusik is the perfect educational program for young children to engage their brains with skills such as movement, rhythm, and pattern because they make connections that are used in early reading! She is beyond excited to be part of this wonderful group of teachers and parents that foster a love of music in such a nurturing environment.
"Kindermusik staff are friendly and warm, helping my shy child feel appreciated and valued. I believe, due to the nature of the classes and interaction involved, he is surpassing expectations in speech and is no longer afraid to play with other children. Sharing, taking turns and listening are valuable skills learned while attending, so they are non-issues in our house - a HUGE benefit for any toddler! Plus hearing him sing is adorable. I attribute it all to Kindermusik with their professional and specifically geared guidance and fun teaching methods."