Daveen DiGiacomo is the center director of Blossom Music Tree. Daveen has been teaching music to children for over fifteen years. Previously she taught band & orchestra to elementary school children. After discovering the Music Together® program in 2007, she has been teaching it ever since, never looking back. Daveen is pleased as punch at the opportunity to be sharing her enthusiasm for music with children and their families. She is passionate about the teachings and philosophies behind the program and the infectious whoops of joy it inspires in class. Daveen holds a bachelor’s degree in music, Orff Level II, ETM (Education Through Music) training and is a licensed Music Together director and registered teacher. She hails from San Francisco, where she composed music for dance and theatre companies throughout the Bay Area. She decided to exchange the fog forecast for the surf forecast and is thrilled to be apart of the sunny North County San Diego community. By the way, she also plays the accordion in class and it’s been known for parents to finally give in to their toddler’s requests for a smaller version of her squeezebox. She secretly hopes to start a new generation of accordion players.
Jamie Rafes is a professional voice instructor and a seasoned nanny as well. In fact, she first discovered Music Together participating as a nanny in class. She has been singing since childhood, performing in choirs and musical theatre. Currently she is the front woman singer of two North County bands. Originally from Pennsylvania, she's been living in San Diego since 2014. She holds a bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Music. Jamie has traveled extensively and has lived abroad in three different countries. She loves to sing, dance, play guitar and practice yoga. With a passion for music and a love for children, Jamie is thrilled to be apart of the Blossom Music Tree family!
Jenna is back and excited to return to Blossom Music Tree after the birth of her daughter! Jenna grew up as a musician and a singer. As well as participating in various choirs in high school, she also learned to play the piano and the flute at a young age. This musical foundation and her love for music propelled her into learning opera in college and singing with the college choir. With a Masters of Education degree from Portland State University, she taught 1st and 2nd grade for eight years.
She was first introduced to Music Together as a mom in class with her 1st child. She absolutely FELL IN LOVE with the program and has been taking Music Together classes with both kids for over five years. Her voice professor at the university always encouraged her to "do something" with her singing. Well, she finally found a way to "do something" with her singing and began teaching Music Together in 2015. After taking time off for the birth of her child, she is thrilled to be teaching again and looks forward to making Music Together with you!
Amy Koch is thrilled to join the Blossom Music Tree family. Amy comes from a very musical family. She has been singing all of her life in school choirs, church choir, chamber singers, musical theatre, and even a lead singer in a rock-n-roll band. Amy has a bachelor's degree in Social Work with a concentration in Music from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. After graduating, she moved to California, met her husband, got married, and started a family. That was when she was introduced to Music Together with her daughter, Harper, who is now 4 years old. Amy fell in love with the program and saw the musical impact in had on Harper. She looks forward to teaching you and your family as you make Music Together! (Amy is moving this summer and her last session is Spring 2017. We are sad to see her go!)