Shelley Baird is a certified teacher of Musikgarten. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a major in elementary education and a minor in music. She began working as a public elementary and middle school teacher following college graduation. After marrying her husband, Byron, who is also a musician, and becoming a mom (her girls are now age 23, 21, and 18), she began teaching Musikgarten and loved being able to include her children in her work!
Shelley’s adventure with teaching early-childhood music and movement classes began in 2001. She offered studio music classes and piano for children of all ages and provided music programs to several local preschools.
In 2011-2016, she taught music for grades kindergarten through 5th grade at a local private school. She is currently teaching music in some local Montessori schools and teaches piano to children of all ages as well. In 2007 and 2008, and 2019, she received a Musikgarten Exemplary Award for her long-standing commitment to the Musikgarten philosophy. She loves to teach music and sees it as a true blessing in her life!