History

Tunes 4 Tots® was established in March of 2014 to provide private in home music lessons for small groups of infants and toddlers. Since opening, Tunes 4 Tots has developed a number of enrichment programs for a wider age range. In addition to expanding their curriculum, Tunes 4 Tots® has expanded their reach by offering classes to the public at multiple locations to include the The Jewish Community Center, Busy Bees, Busboys and Poets, and more as well as serving  preschools, elementary schools, and pop-up locations. Since opening, thousands of children have participated in Tunes 4 Tots® music classes throughout the Washington, DC area and beyond. Tunes 4 Tots® obtained the Registered Trademark in February of 2019. 

Hope Greenleaf, Founder

Hope completed her Bachelors Degree in Music Education at Millersville University, then taught choir and general music in the school setting from 2011 to 2014. Hope holds two teaching certifications and has performed in a variety of ensembles and solo clarinet recitals throughout her lifetime. She has extensive training and experience working with children of all ages and abilities. Hope's passion for music and love for children led her to found Tunes 4 Tots® in 2014. Hope remains the primary point of contact. 

Dominique Exume, Director of Curriculum

Dominique (Dodi) completed her Bachelors Degree in Sociology at Williams College, then earned her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Trinity Washington University. As a kindergarten teacher and grade-level lead, she has supported both students and teacher growth in schools. Having experience with children from infancy through high school, she has a passion for empathy-promoting teaching and creative instruction. Dodi supports Tunes 4 Tots® in developing curriculum and instructional training. 

Mike Chipp, Instructor

Mike completed his Bachelors Degree in Sociology at Stony Brook University. He has served as a summer camp group leader in his hometown of Setauket, New York for over a decade, providing hundreds of children with a positive role model and hands-on experience in music, art, and drama. Mike has been involved in vocal music performance since 2007 and currently sings for two DC-based contemporary a cappella ensembles. 

Joey Jenkins, Instructor

Joey Jenkins is a drummer, songwriter, and music educator who has been active in the DMV’s musical community for over a decade. He has made teaching others how to comfortably navigate academic and performance settings in a musical context a priority for nearly as long. Joey has taught students of all ages, individually and in a classroom setting; from those who have never played an instrument, to advanced players seeking to expand their understanding and ability. 

Maria Rizo, Marketing Coordinator

Maria is currently pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Marketing at George Mason University. She has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings across Northern Virginia and DC, including music and special education. As a former instructor for Tunes 4 Tots® , Maria returns to the company to  highlight the brand's mission of providing fun, educational, and interactive music classes to children of all ages and abilities. 

Luciana Carter, Instructor

Luciana earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Vocal Performance from the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University. Specializing in opera, she sings with both local and national vocal ensembles. Luciana has been teaching music and movement classes to children ages newborn to five years old in the DC Metro area since 2015.