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, as well as serving  preschools, elementary schools, and pop-up locations. Tunes 4 Tots® obtained the Registered Trademark in February of 2019. Our 2020 pivot included adding Covid-safe outdoor small group classes and we have been able to serve even more families during a difficult time. Since opening, thousands of children have participated in Tunes 4 Tots® music classes throughout the Washington, DC area and beyond. 

Hope Greenleaf, Founder

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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. In 2021, Hope was nominated and qualified as a finalist for the Wammie Educator Award. Hope is a passionate advocate of arts education and she is dedicated to the pursuit of lifelong learning. 

Mike Chipp, Senior Instructor

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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. Mike began working for Tunes 4 Tots in August 2018 and received the distinction of Senior Instructor after three years of instructional experience. 

Kortney Hall, Instructor

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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!

Annadaire Ingram, Instructor

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Annadaire began her music studies at the University of New Mexico and earned a Bachelors Degree in Voice Performance from Mississippi College as well as a Bachelors of Science in Religious Studies and Music from Jackson College of Ministries. Specializing in opera, she has appeared as a soloist with local, national, and international ensembles and is currently in her 20th season with the Washington National Opera Chorus, where she performs regularly at the Kennedy Center.  Annadaire is a native of Jackson, Mississippi and she brings a wealth of southern charm to all her singing engagements.  When not singing she enjoys traveling, art collecting, and running with her dog, Cowboy.  

Annie Guske, Instructor

Annie completed her Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Family Science at George Mason University in 2020. She is a vocalist and keyboardist for two bands, one of which is a cover band that performs regularly throughout DC. She also played various percussion instruments throughout her teen years. Annie has worked with young children and teens since 2018, with a primary focus on helping people with differing abilities. She plans to pursue a further degree in Music Therapy.

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Heather Cantos, Executive Assistant

Heather received an Associate of Arts degree in Secondary Education from Harford Community College and studied English at Towson University. She has studied music all over the country, from her early years on the clarinet in New York and Texas, to performing in the Hula-Bowl All-Star Band in Hawaii, to marching with the University of Maryland Mighty Sound of Music. 

After becoming a mother, Heather opened her own childcare business and has been caring for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers for the last 12 years. She joined the Tunes 4 Tots team to combine all of her passions in one place.

In her free time, Heather is an avid volunteer in her community.