Kamryn Brooks is the director of The Music Canvas and teaches voice, piano and Music Together® classes, a research based early childhood music and movement program.  Kamryn has performed as a soloist with several performing groups, and is a prized winner of many competitions, including the Most Aspiring Singer Award for the Metropolitan Opera (local), and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.  She has a B.A. degree in Music, vocal emphasis, from the University of Alaska Anchorage, Cum Laude, and has attended elementary music methods and techniques classes.  She loves facilitating the joy of music with her students and their families, and believes that basic musical competence is achievable for everyone.  To her, it is an essential language.  She teaches basic fundamentals key to helping students grow to intermediate and advanced levels.    Kamryn was a guest artist facilitating "Music and Movement" classes at the Girdwood Fine Arts Camp, and performed at the "Will Sing For Food" benefit concert.  As a life long learner, Kamryn frequently attends workshops and conferences, and has attended the Fairbanks Music and Arts Festival as a student of World Drumming, Song Writing, Gospel Piano, and Dance, and traveled to Seattle to achieve advanced certification in teaching Music Together.  Most recently, she completed the Suzuki Association of Americas, "Every Child Can!" workshop last summer in Dallas, Texas.  She holds an advanced certification in Music Together, is an Early Childhood Specialist - Level 1 as certificated by the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association, is a member of The Gordon Institute for Music Learning, and has recently gained membership in the National Association of Teachers of Singing serving as Treasurer-Elect.  In addition to making music with our community, she enjoys singing and dancing with her wonderful family; her husband, Kendrick and two sons, DJ and Elijah.

Hannah Smith teaches piano, F horn, and Music Together® classes. She has a B.A. degree in music with an emphasis in ethnomusicology from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL.  She successfully completed the Music Together Teacher's Training, "How Children Grow Musically and How You Can Help & Understanding and Enhancing the Young Child's Musical Development" in Seattle, where she also attended the Songs & Skills Workshop.  Before college she came from a quiet town near Charlotte, NC playing F horn and piano through her youth.  Through junior high and high school she was always involved in any music group she could find, whether it be playing with local musicians, leading the church youth in worship, or recording her music in a friends basement.  Through college Hannah found herself continuing to surround herself with kids. She put herself through college babysitting, nannying and working in a coffee shop.  She has worked with Awanas Club (a kids church program), the Agape Center (an after school program for underprivileged inner city kids) and Chicago churches including a Romanian church and a Chinese church.  Through college, Hannah sat 1st chair leading the horn section in the Moody Bible Institute Symphonic Band. The music group has performed many major classical pieces touring Canada, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and the states including North and South Dakota, Chicagoland, Michigan, New York, the Carolinas, Florida, and Alaska. The music group was the reason Hannah first visited Alaska drawing her back 2 years later where she now resides with her husband.

Our newest member is Patty Meyer, also known as Ms. Patty, who teaches Music Together classes.  Patty Meyer has a BA in Music from University of Alaska Anchorage and is a proud Sweet Adeline since 1994.  Her love of music, singing in particular, has been a lifelong passion.  From elementary school through college, she was a choral singer in every chorus she could join.  Patty successfully completed the Music Together teaching program and will begin apprentice teaching in winter 2013.   In 1994 Patty joined Sweet Adelines International.   She is a current member of both Alaska Sound Celebration Chorus and Vienna Falls Chorus.  Sweet Adelines promotes musical education for its members, which was the push Patty needed to go back to school to complete her music degree while working as a paralegal.  But once she discovered Music Together, Patty was hooked and can hardly wait to begin sharing her passion for music with children and their grownups.  Patty has been happily married to her husband Keith for 37 years, has a daughter and a son, both grown, married and on their own.  You can often find Keith and Patty outdoors geocaching and hiking.  Other favorite interests are reading and traveling.