Linda received her Master of Music from Westminster Choir College, Rider University, in 1995, with a concentration in Composition. She has been a choral director and workshop presenter at various ASAH, MENC and Williams’ Syndrome Association Conventions, and is listed in Who’s Who in American Women, as well as Who’s Who in American Education. She has participated in the NJ Symphony Master Teacher Collaborative, and is the creator/author of Special Music for Special Learners, a music book/CD published by Shawnee Press, Inc.In 2006, she was the recipient of an award for outstanding achievement in the arts, given by the Somerset County Cultural Commission.
For the past 20 years, Linda taught music to students at a private special needs school, The Midland School, in North Branch, NJ.Before that, she taught elementary school, before starting her family.
Linda has completed courses for teaching children’s and baby/toddler yoga, and has practiced yoga for over 10 years. She lives in Milford, NJ with her husband, Alejandro and has 2 grown children, Eric and Nicole, and 2 granddaughters, Niya and Margo. They all enjoy practicing yoga, and have been a great inspiration to her.
News Update: Linda has completed her 3rd CD entitled Musical Yoga Adventures: Songs for Baby. It is designed for babies, toddlers, and their moms, dads, grandparents, or other caretakers. Music can redirect mood, and is soothing and calming in so many situations. Get ready to help your little one become an owl, a butterfly, and happy and relaxed!
Meet the Team
Nancy is a very accomplished singer, who can easily sing in just about any musical style. She pulls some of her favorite repertoire from the Great American Songbook, with composers, such as: Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Richard Rodgers. She also is accomplished in singing in a style conducive to children’s music. Nancy performs at the Hotel Bethlehem, Deerwood Inn, and many other venues in the NY, NJ and PA area. She is comfortable in the recording studio, as well as onstage, and it was a great privilege to work with her.
Annie and Chip Mergott
Both Annie and Chip are very talented singer-songwriters, and enjoy singing and playing in many styles. I chose them to sing on my albums, because Chip has such a calm, daddy-like voice, and Annie has so much joy and playfulness in her voice. As you can see from their smiles, they are warm and friendly, and it was a real pleasure collaborating with them.
Robert and I have worked together on projects for over 20 years. We have a very similar way of speaking to each other musically, so it is very easy and satisfying to work with him! Robert produces a lot of projects for singer/songwriters in the tri-state area, in his cool studio in Stockton, NJ. He has won 4 Emmys for his musical work, as well as countless nominations, and is also currently providing soundtracks for some big TV shows: Pawn Stars, Moonshiners, Alaskan Bush People , etc., …you get the picture! He is very versatile in all musical styles, and is an excellent keyboardist and guitarist, too.
I would also like to thank Denise NeJames, Cory Fandel, and Jack Thompson for their musical contributions for kids around the world, as well as their families. I am not sure where you are, but I KNOW you are making music!