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. Chris has been teaching Kindermusik with her best friend for over 20 years. Having grown up in a household filled with music, she went on to earn her BA in music history with a specialization in piano from the University of New Orleans.
Sharing the joy of music with others has always been her passion. Whether it is accompanying a church choir or worship service, singing and dancing with her Kindermusik family, or teaching piano to her 30 plus students in her private piano studio, music is always a part of her day.
She and her husband have two adult children that both chose music as their career paths. Mrs. Chris looks forward to many more years of sharing the joy of music with children and adults.
Ms. Christina is tremendously delighted and deeply honored to be the newest addition to this Kindermusik team. To share the gift of music with children and their families— a gift that has brought immeasurable joy and significance to her own life— is simply a blessing beyond compare.
Christina has always gravitated towards music-related endeavors like choir, musical theatre, and leading worship at church. A singer since toddlerhood, one of Christina’s fondest musical memories is singing “Going to the Chapel” with her mom on the way to elementary school—and, even then, their harmonies weren’t half bad!
Beyond the Kindermusik studio, Christina works as a children’s dance instructor at Pure Energy Dance Productions in Bryan. Christina is working towards a degree in education at Texas A&M University, where she was also a proud member of the Century Singers, Texas A&M’s premiere mixed choral group, for 3 years.
Furthermore, Christina frequently performs at The Theatre Company of Bryan/College Station (i.e. her second home). According to Plato, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” Christina cannot wait to play a role in helping souls take flight through music!
Mrs. Janet has always been a singer and is happiest when she is singing, moving and connecting with others in music. Because of her love of music, Janet studied Music Education as an Area Major at Butler University in Indianpolis with an emphasis in vocal and instrumental music. She went on to own and operate a music instructional studio and retail music store for 12 years. During this time, she raised her four children of whom she is most proud. One of her adult children is a licensed Kindermusik educator in Germany!
Janet has discovered through the years that teaching is much more than technical instruction. Introducing music to an individual and aiding in their journey of music discovery helps foster the love and appreciation of it along the way. To be this “tour guide” is a gift she has been given many times over.
Janet has recently relocated to the area to begin a new life in Texas and is enjoying the continuation of her own musical journey here at Kindermusik of CS-B. “Music is nothing less than an adventure, a journey. I love filling the role of tour guide.”
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. Jamie’s music appreciation and bounteous imagination started at a very young age. When faced with three brothers and not a single sister, she had to create her own fun after being forced to watch Star Wars one too many times (get it, “forced”…). She was surrounded by a family of piano and trumpet players and has fond memories of trudging down the snow-covered streets of Iowa playing in brass choirs during the holidays. Most of her evenings in elementary school were spent watching her brothers play in jazz bands, symphonies, marching bands, and pit orchestras.
As she grew up, she developed a true passion for piano, singing, musical theater, and teaching! After graduating from the University of Iowa where she earned a BS in Elementary Education, she spent 7 years teaching in elementary classrooms. Although she loved teaching third and fourth grades, her favorite position was teaching elementary music.
She now enjoys spending time with her two young daughters who have a true passion for making noise. Kindermusik is the perfect fit for a mom who loves music and teaching!
Mrs. Adrienne joined the Kindermusik of CS-B staff in 2010 and is very passionate about sharing her love of music with you and your child. Adrienne’s mother always told her that she was born with a great set of lungs, and she has never stopped using them!
Her grandmother taught her to play the piano, and her school days were filled with choirs and musical theatre- which she has continued as an adult. She attended Dallas Baptist University where she studied vocal performance with a minor in education. While at DBU, she was active in chorale as well as the show choir.
Outside of the studio, Adrienne is a full time realtor and mother to two boys, Titus and Max, who are also Kindermusik students. She couldn’t imagine any of their lives without Kindermusik in it and enjoys sharing her love of music with everyone around her.
Her husband will warn you, she is frequently erupting in song- she believes there’s a song lyric for every moment in life. Adrienne considers it a great privilege to work with your child and hopes they never leave her classroom without a smile.
Mrs. Karen joined the Kindermusik of CS-B staff in 2018 as an administrative assistant. While she does not teach music, she grew up in a musical family with her Grandmother, Dad, and Uncle playing various instruments. While she learned some basics of playing the piano, she was much more interested in listening to and appreciating music.
She currently has two children in the Iola High School Band and is President of the Iola Band Boosters. In addition, her family operates a small ranch with a variety of farm animals. She enjoys going fishing and attending local music artist concerts on the weekends.
Karen was drawn to join the Kindermusik team because she appreciates the tremendous positive impact that music has on children and adults alike. After visiting the studio and seeing the welcoming environment and the love of music the team has, she knew this was the right fit for her.
"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."