Music Educator / Mommy
Cheryl Anderson Sabo is a flutist, educator, small business owner and mom to 2 energetic, amazing teenagers. Cheryl started teaching dance and flute in neighborhood studios when she was still in high school. Throughout college and graduate school, she studied to be a classical flutist, earning her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music.
While performing with Tales & Scales, an innovative chamber music group based in Indiana, Cheryl found her joy – creating unique music, movement, and story-based learning environments for children. She completed the highest level of teacher training through Music Together Worldwide, and opened Music Together Vivo in 2001.
When Cheryl became a new mommy, it was her delight to put into practice all the songs, lullabies, and music-making activities she shared with families in class – but with her own little ones! Music, songs, movement games, and a community of other new parents all helped her survive and thrive through those challenging and precious early childhood years. Want tools to thrive, too? Get the free Hello Everybody app to enjoy a sample of 8 Music Together songs.
Cheryl's children have aged out of the Music Together program, but she still loves meeting new families and facilitating each family's transition into being a musical family. Cheryl's classes meet in person near her home in Northern Virginia and online. If you'd like to find an in-person class near you, use the class locator to find a local director near you.
In addition to teaching Music Together & Rhythm Kids, Cheryl teaches Kripalu Yoga, presents parenting workshops for libraries and community groups, and loves to hike, garden, and cook with her family.
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Research shows music has countless positive effects on our brains. So what does that mean for the littlest among us? How can new parents use music to soothe their babies? And how does it impact their development? Moms and music teachers weigh in.