At NAEYC Conference: How to Use Music to Spark Joy, Build Community and Foster Connections

Hello! I’m Robin Kaczka, Director of Customer Success at My Music Starts Here. I wanted to share my perspective from our recent trip to NAEYC’s Annual Conference.

I loved being at our booth and having so many meaningful conversations. I am constantly inspired and encouraged by your dedication. You are always striving to gain new knowledge and insights that support your young learners. We see your consistent attention to improving your skills and knowledge so you can bring joy and wonder into your classroom while managing the daily activities of these delightful and sensitive young learners and their families.

Although many of you are just getting to know Mary and her programs, I have had the pleasure of knowing Mary for more than a decade, having met her when she was the music educator for my daughter’s elementary school – my daughter is now in college! Mary positively changed my daughter’s and the whole school’s experience with music. This is why I’m now delighted to work with Mary and the My Music Starts Here team. When Mary explained her vision to me, I just knew I had to be a part of it.

While I was at our booth at NAEYC, Mary continued to do what Mary does best – connecting learning with developmentally appropriate music in joyful and effective ways. Music Mary wowed an overflowing room of educators like you in her session, “Tuning in to the power of music: How to use music to spark joy, build community, and foster connections.” The room was packed! You can see her presentation slides here.

After her presentation, it was exciting to have teachers stop by the booth seeking us out to tell us that Mary’s presentation was the best – inspiring, fun, and packed with new, relevant information they could start using with their kids as soon as they were back in the classroom!

We’d love to bring Mary to you!

We have space in the calendar for 4 more Professional Development sessions between January and April 2024. Don’t wait to get your PD on the calendar! Book Music Mary for an engaging and inspiring workshop filled with resources, tools, and music activities that you can use with your students right away.

Please contact me at for more information about bringing Mary to your school or conference.  I’m honored to be a part of Mary’s mission and I know you will not regret time spent learning and growing alongside her!