Natalia Bernal was a Spanish Immersion teacher at Sylvia Mendez Elementary (formerly LeConte Elementary) in Berkeley, CA for 11 years. She is a native bilingual and her family is from Uruguay. She has a Masters in Education, a Bilingual teaching credential and is trained to teach early childhood music through Music Together and children’s yoga through It’s Yoga Kids. She currently co-directs and teaches the Healthy Me Kids Music & Movement program. She also teaches family music programs Canta y Baila Conmigo and Music Together, as well as Spanish, music, and yoga at several private schools. She has a 9 year-old daughter that inspires her every day.
Anna-Maria Violich-Olivier is from Venezuela. She is a credentialed bilingual educator who taught in San Francisco public schools for 12 years. She holds a Masters in Education, a BCLAD, ORFF Certification (music program to teach young children), and is trained to teach Music Together and Canta y Baila Conmigo. She co-directs and teaches the Healthy Me Kids Music & Movement Program. She also teaches music and movement to babies and preschool aged children through Music Together (English curriculum) and Canta y Baila Conmigo (Spanish Curriculum) and teaches Spanish & Music at Mills Children’s School. She performs with Venezuelan Music Project as a Vocalist and percussionist and is the mother of wonderful twin 6-year-old girls.