Montessori Mozarts was founded more than 25 years ago in the city of Windsor, Ontario. We are thrilled to have watched our program expand to new cities and countries by means of international teachers, passionate parents, and Montessori teacher training centers.
A Note from the Director and Founder, Prof. Maureen Harris
Welcome to the exciting world of Montessori Mozarts! Where the art of making music is nurtured and celebrated. We hope that what you discover here will enlighten and excite you. Our team at Montessori Mozarts look forward to seeing you at our lessons, recitals and community performances. We are very excited about our venture and believe that your relationship with us will have a truly significant impact on your child’s introduction to the art of making music and continued music study towards excellence.
Prof. M. Harris
At Montessori Mozarts, it’s all about the student:
Your child’s musical experiences and learning are very important to us. At Montessori Mozarts, our philosophy is to provide a warm and supportive environment in which all students can explore the world of music with confidence and joy that cultivates a lifelong passion for music.
Young students are introduced to music in a fun-filled group class based on the Montessori philosophy of education. Elementary students move on to traditional/contemporary lessons in piano, voice, guitar, ukulele, keyboarding, drumming and JamBeat! - our music technology course.
Your child’s interests and passions play a huge role in the material selection and development of their music lessons. Our teachers’ goal is to ensure their students leave their lessons happy, confident, and excited to develop their musical talents!
Why take advantage of adding music to your child’s life?
Music engages children physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially. Montessori Mozarts provides opportunities for our students to pay attention to relationships, work on creative thinking, problem solving, risk-taking, teamwork and communication – precisely the skills needed in a 21st century global economy.
Meet Our Staff
At Montessori Mozarts, we believe that music instruction is most effective when tailored to the individual student. It was for this reason that we hired innovative, versatile teachers who have the skill set needed to help reach the goals of each unique student.
Business Development Manager
Leah Harris is a pianist, vocalist, and songwriter with a background in education and e-learning design. Leah has been a professional musician and educator for 15 years. She attended Berklee College of Music for Piano Performance, and now holds two Bachelor degrees, both in Music and in Education. Leah gained most of her live performance experience in the Detroit and New York music scenes before moving to Sweden in 2013 for a teaching job at an international school.
In 2015, Leah moved to Finland for a job at Helsinki-based startup Yousician, where she designed the Yousician Piano educational program from scratch – now the world’s most popular piano learning app used by over a million students.
Leah has been a part of Montessori Mozarts since its early days, and is excited to be back in Canada for her new role as Business Development Manager. She is passionate about the future of the company and looking forward to the many exciting plans ahead!
Marketing Coordinator; Teacher: Voice, Piano
Windsor native, Amelia Daigle is a professional opera singer who has graced stages in both Europe and across North America singing roles such as Bizet's Carmen and Rossini's La Cenerentola. Praised for her rich mezzo voice and musicality, Ms. Daigle recently placed first at the National Music Festival in Edmonton, Alberta in the Voice Category where she competed against singers from across Canada.
When she is not onstage performing, Amelia enjoys teaching music workshops and private lessons to singers of all ages and levels as a way of encouraging music appreciation and inspiring students to think both critically and creatively. Ms. Daigle holds a Master's degree in Vocal Performance and Literature from Western University and a BMus and minor in French Studies from the University of Windsor. Amelia is thrilled to be back in her hometown of Windsor, ON where she will be joining the distinguished faculty at Montessori Mozarts this fall!
Teacher: Piano, Flute, Group
Sophia is a second year student studying Forensic Science at the University of Windsor. She has been involved in music from an early age and has thirteen years of piano experience. From her classical studies at Academy Ste. Cecile, she has earned her Grade 8 Royal Conservatory for piano and theory. She has also earned her Grade 9 Royal Conservatory for both music history and harmony, which she uses to explain the influence of musical periods on music for her students.
Sophia has been involved in performing throughout her life in talent shows, recitals, and through volunteering. Although piano is her main instrument, she has also enjoyed playing the flute for five years in both concert and jazz bands in high school. Sophia loved mentoring music in her school, and now is thrilled to be a part of the Montessori Mozarts team!
Guitar, Piano, Voice
Aaron has been thoroughly involved in many facets of music since a young age. He has eleven years of guitar playing experience and has a deep appreciation and knowledge of the instrument. In the past, Aaron has been involved in a number of musical theatre productions and has a great deal of vocal training and experience. He is currently studying music at the University of Windsor in the B.A Music program. He has performed both as a solo act and as part of a group for more than half his life.
An enthusiastic individual, Aaron has a rather eclectic musical sense and finds immense happiness in whatever sort of musical endeavour he embarks on. He also happens to be certified in JamBeat - our brand new music technology course. Aaron is very excited to pass on his joy and passion for music to all who wish to learn!