Since 2004, Music, Movement & Magination has been developing curriculum products that use engaging music and strategic movement paired with countless visual aids and activities to help teachers bridge the gap between creative teaching strategies and meeting national standards.
Together we have countless hours of experience in Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten classrooms as well as experience providing professional development to educators and other professionals.
Music, Movement & Magination believes that using an integrated educational approach provides children the opportunity to be fully engaged in their learning experience while at the same time providing a foundation for academic success.
Our research-based program provides strategic use of our original music, prescribed movements, supporting visual aids, and activities. Our instructional approach and philosophy works to engage students, increase literacy, build academic vocabulary, support language and reading fluency, and trigger brain development with young learners.
2012 NAEYC National Conference Presenter: The Magic of Music and Movement in Attaining Developmental and Educational Goals
2011 & 2010 California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators Focus On Results Presenters
2009, 2008 CAEYC Conference Presenters
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Lisa Campbell, founder of Music, Movement & Magination, has over 20 years experience in project management. She holds a BS and an MBA. It was her passion and love for children, however, that led her to make a career change and dedicate herself to instilling a love for learning in children. She has been an active instructor, trainer and presenter for MMMKids since the company’s inception in 2004, reaching thousands of children, parents and educators. Lisa is dedicated to bringing fun, engaging learning techniques that instill a child’s natural love for learning.
Alice Burba comes to the field of education after working as a Child Welfare Training Consultant for over 25 years training educators, professionals and caregivers about the needs of children. Alice has developed and implemented a variety of curricula specializing in Child Development, Brain Development, and the Effects of Trauma on Development. Alice’s Bachelor Degree in Social Work and Master Degree in Education, paired with her years of experience, give her a unique foundation to teach adults about the needs of children. As a musician and singer, she has always believed in the power of music to move and teach.
David Burba is the major force behind MMMKids’ music and technology. His contributions include writing, recording, singing, and instrumentation for many songs. He is the owner of Barking Dawgs Studios, where nearly all of the MMMKids music is recorded. David has played in various dance, bluegrass, blues, and other styles of bands around the Phoenix area for over 25 years. David holds a Computer Science degree from Arizona State University. Besides music creation, David is our IT specialist and does our Website, Flash/iPad/iPhone development, and much of our graphics work.
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Numbers, Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, World Language, Spanish, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, General Science, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter, Earth Day