Heather is an early music educator and the Chief-Silly-Song-Singer of WeeJam (www.WeeJam.ca). She ADORES children and finds great fulfillment in facilitating their joy in making music. Having taught for over 25 years, he believes that making music should—first and foremost—be FUN! She knows from experience that when people make music together, they create something larger than the sum of its parts. As a mother, community volunteer, and teacher, Heather brings her brand of fun, educational community music-making learning experience to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to promote pro-social bonds within and between families and to nurture children as they become lifelong intrinsically-motivated and cooperative learners. Heather enjoys teaching at her home studio and accepts private contracts.
Her fondest musical memories are of singing and with her father from a very young age, and music has always been a big part of her life. She was educated at Memorial University of Newfoundland (BMus in Music Theory and Composition), Bowling Green State University (MM studies in Music Theory) and McGill University (PhD in Music Theory), and taught at Bowling Green State and McGill.
She is an active composer and arranger, and as a performer, has held positions as a professional chorister and orchestral musician. She is also a published author, and her research has additionally been presented at national and international conferences of the Society of Music Theory, the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, and the European Music Analysis Conference/Jarheskongress der Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie.