Heather Williams is a certified Suzuki Piano teacher and Music Together® Center director with over 22 years experience in making music with the very young. She acquired a Bachelor of Arts with a Piano Emphasis from Brigham Young University in 1998. She taught a traditional piano studio in Pennsylvania from 1995 and adopted the Suzuki method upon moving to Virginia in 1999 where she developed a four-studio Suzuki piano/guitar academy in Richmond. She has been certified through level 6 in the Suzuki Teacher Training courses and has taken both levels of the Parent Education Course with Jeanne Luedke. She moved to Fair Oaks with her husband in 2007 and began working with students in the Folsom/El Dorado Hills area. In March of 2008, she opened the Fair Oaks location and in January 2011 she moved her studio to El Dorado Hills. She now has 4 children at home ages 10, 8, 6, and 2 whom she homeschooled for three years. She has transitioned to working with homeschooled students and kindergarteners during the day to accomodate her family's needs. Besides enjoying piano, she loves to sing and swing dance, having travelled in England, France and many parts of the U.S. to enjoy her hobbies. She also served an 18- month mission in Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk and Ufa, Russia. She loves to speak Russian and to teach it.
Since Jamie Lentzer was a very little she has been painting, drawing & creating art. After graduating from SJSU with a Computer Arts degree she went to work in the game industry and then educational software. She spent four years at The Learning Company doing animation and designing Educational Games. In 1999 after the birth of her son, she decided to leave the industry and stay home with her son. She spent a year teaching original art lessons at the De Colores in San Mateo. Soon she started Jamie's Painting and Design and her personalized pieces of art were picked up by children's boutiques, online stores and bedding catalogs. Her art was featured on the Ellen DeGeneres show and her business has been written up in the Wall Street Journal, Working Mother, SF Gate, and Woman's World.
Tara Wister is an art teacher with Jamie's Painting and Design and is wonderfully talented with teaching young children. She is married, has 2 children, an 11-year old daughter and an 8-year old son, grew up in Pennsylvania and has lived in California for the last 17 years. Her favorite color is ocean blue, her favorite food is anything with shrimp, her favorite place to vacation is anywhere with a beach, her favorite website is Pinterest and her special art talent is that she's not afraid to get messy and try something new!
Blanca M. Lawton is the creator and director of The Spanish Immersion Program. She has a certificate in Education from Secretaria de Educacion Publica in Mexico City and over 10 years of teaching experience in private and group lessons. She currently teaches Spanish and owns a preschool in Folsom. She also directs The Spanish Immersion Program in public and private schools as well as her preschool site in Sacramento, She has 2 children, a 14 year old and an 18 year daughter who is joining the Army this fall. Blanca is passionate about teaching children how to communicate in Spanish and, with that in mind, created this unique program that is proven to be successful with children and adults.