Music has always been an active part of Amy James’ life in and out of the classroom. Growing up surrounded by music, “Miss Amy”, as she is affectionately called by her students and families, experienced first-hand the joy and learning music brings. As a grade school teacher, Amy used music in the classroom to create a beneficial learning environment, aiding in daily transitions and as a helpful tool for teaching subjects such as history, math and grammar.
In 2005, Amy became a licensed Kindermusik educator and opened a Kindermusik studio which educated more than 200 Central Oregon parents and children on role music plays in the early development of every child, and its many joys. In 2011, she brought her successful program to Cascade School of Music with the hope of reaching more parents and children in the community. In addition to teaching classes within Central Oregon, she also developed and wrote new curriculum for Kindermusik International’s global school program, ABC Music & Me.
Amy holds a Masters degree in teaching from George Fox University as well as a BA in Communication Arts. She serves as Vice President on the Board of Governors for Cascade Theatrical Company and teaches theatre classes for BEAT Children’s Theatre and Silvies River Charter School.
Miss Amy is dedicated to educating parents and teachers on the importance of music for their young children as well as creating a fun, safe and supportive environment for young families to grow and learn.