In the summer of 1999, Valentina Van Hise met Mari Linnman, the founder of this school's counterpart in the Hamptons, when she came to work there as a toddler music teacher. Valentina brought with her a bachelor's degree in music education and her unique talents as a music teacher.
In 2002, Mari and Valentina decided to open the same school on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. For the past 9 years, Valentina has been the director and works along with Mari to create innovative new programs. Initially, the school began offering Mommy & Me classes and birthday parties and has now expanded to a pre-school, gentle separation Play Group, summer camp, after school classes and drop in Play Time and Open House for children ages 6 months to 8 years. Mari and Valentina are proud mothers and enjoy working in a child-friendly environment.
"It has been such a joy to create this school and to grow along with the families that have participated in our programs over the past several years. I look forward to meeting you and your children." -Valentina Van Hise