"All About Animals"

September/November 2022​​

"Seasons of Song"

February/March 2022​​


MANH Kindergarten Parents

Here are some activities you can do at home to reinforce the concepts

I'm currently addressing.  SHORT & LONG SOUNDS

MANH Elementary Students 

HERE is a supporting site for our HARMONICA lessons!

Lessons for Toddlers

and 3-6 year olds

My Mission Statement

Click HERE to play some great classical music for your child!

I believe that all children are naturally musical and have the potential to sing in tune, move rhythmically and appreciate the beauty of music. My goals for your children are:

  • to experience quality music making.
  • to grow in the music skills of singing, moving, listening, playing and creating.
  • to be exposed to fundamental music concepts including pitch, rhythm, timbre, expression and form.
  • to arouse natural musical curiosity so that music becomes
    ​a continuing and significant part of each child's life.

​​​Judy Meyer Hays is a retired elementary general music educator who just can’t stop teaching because she passionately believes that music has the power to bring positive change to our world.  When not playing with her six grandchildren, Judy volunteers for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by writing curriculum, training docents and presenting programs at schools and senior centers.  She is sharing her ideas and expertise for a Musical Fitness Program proposal in Minnesota and continues her interest in offering child-centered music instruction for birth-6 year olds by teaching at two local Montessori schools. Judy volunteers for Saints for the Performing Arts and serves as a substitute church organist/pianist in the northwest suburbs as well as being actively involved in the Illinois Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance Project.  During her paid professional life she taught K-6 general and vocal music in Schaumburg School District 54 for 25 years, founded the Palatine Children’s Chorus, and was an adjunct professor for the Elementary General Music Methods Course at Carthage College and Illinois Wesleyan University. Ms. Hays is a National Board Certified Teacher, and has presented on a variety of topics in Alaska, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin Music Educators’ State Conferences as well as at the MENC (nowNAfME) National Conference.

Choose the current or a past session by clicking on the title below. 

"Happy Holidays"

November/December 2021 

​November/December 2022​​

I'm excited to be sharing my love for music at two local Montessori schools where four of my grandchildren are enrolled!  Each week

I have the pleasure of providing music lessons to a number of different classes and ages. Parents and teachers may enjoy reinforcing our class time together. You can access each group's materials by clicking on the theme titles, pictures, or links on this webpage.  

"Color My World"

September/October 2021 ​​

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About the Instructor

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