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 in 2011. She then taught choir and general music for the Archdiocese of Washington DC from 2011 to 2014. Hope has obtained two teaching certifications and has experience performing in a variety of ensembles and solo clarinet recitals, as well as producing many student performances. 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, of which she remains the CEO. In 2020 Hope was accepted into the Female Founder Collective and joined the Board of Directors for Day Eight, a non-profit organization supporting the arts. Hope is a passionate advocate of arts education and she is dedicated to the pursuit of lifelong learning. 

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. 

Kortney Hall, Instructor

Kortney is a lead Pre - K teacher for Prince George's County and provides piano and general music instruction for Tunes 4 Tots.  She earned her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and has qualified as an Expert in Elementary School Classroom Management. In addition to serving as a Literacy Lead while teaching with AmeriCorps, Kortney has a unique variety of experiences serving families in the Washington DC area.  Kortney is committed to providing the best music education experience possible to all of her students. When she’s not working, Kortney enjoys being a proud aunty!

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.