Montessori Centre of Barrington is proud to offer on-site private yoga, children’s theatre, children’s cooking classes and piano lessons for enrolled students. Each of these classes start in October – information is sent home to families by the individual instructors. Fees for these classes are determined by the instructor and are paid directly to them.
Children’s Yoga with Ms. Jen
Jennifer Potter has her B.S. in Exercise & Health Science, and is a certified Yoga Alliance 200 RYT in Kid Yoga, Prenatal/ Infant Yoga, Hatha Vinyasa and Buti Yoga. She has been teaching for over 8 years and has been practicing for over 20 years. Her yoga classes incorporate fun music, movement, breathing, games, stories and ways to help the children to relax. Her love for yoga shines through her family and her two small children who share her love for yoga. She has found that practicing yoga with her children has been beneficial to their everyday routines, helping them with stress, self-control, sleep, body awareness, flexibility and movement. Over the course of each session, you will see how well yoga influences your child.
Shooting Stars Children’s Theatre
Classes are taught by seasoned theatre instructor Heather Kiely. Ms. Kiely has been teaching drama and directing plays for youth of all ages throughout Rhode Island since she returned “back home” in 2007. She has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah University, and has lived and taught theatre in Chicago and New York City. Heather is thrilled to be back for a sixth year at Montessori Centre.
Ms. Heather loves working with your children!
Children’s Cooking Classes
Children’s Cooking Class instructor Ms. Claire Moscrop is passionate about family, food and sport and is thankful to be able to combine her biggest loves in her career as a nutrition consultant. Claire’s fun approach ensures that children will love the classes at the same time as becoming confident in trying new foods and making healthier choices. In addition to children’s cooking classes at Montessori Centre of Barrington and Lincoln Girls school, Claire also offers small group nutrition programs through Barrington Pilates and takes private clients of all ages.
Claire is mother to three young girls, with daily experience of cooking with young children! She is a graduate of both the highly regarded Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, and the American Fitness Professionals Association. Ms. Moscrop is also a Certified Health Coach and Sports Nutrition Consultant, and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
Private Piano Lessons
Ms. Kassia Raineri is a music educator who has been teaching love and respect for music for over 20 years, passing her passion to her students in a way that motivates them, and tailoring their lessons to meet their needs and goals.
Ms. Kassia currently teaches piano, organ and violin in schools, churches and also in her own studio serving RI/MA communities.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and has extensive studies in the Suzuki Philosophy with specialized training in Suzuki piano pedagogy. She is also a Certified Suzuki Piano Instructor and Montessori teacher.
Kassia is pleased with the opportunity to share her expertise and passion for music for a second year at Montessori Centre.