Montessori Mozarts was founded in 2005 by Professor Maureen Harris. In 2008, due to the growing demands of the students, Montessori Mozarts – ‘Elementary’ was created to serve the needs of those wishing for more formal instruction. In 2009 our teacher mentoring program in conjunction with the University of Windsor’s Bachelor of Education Teacher Graduate Program was launched.
Montessori Mozarts has been offering music lessons at the Children’s House Montessori daycares since their opening, and in 2013 Montessori Mozarts began offering music lessons at Lakeview Montessori School in Lakeshore.
Professor Harris’s dedication to teaching has been recognized by her being granted national awards such as the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers Association Hugheen Ferguson Teacher of the Year Award 2009, which was “in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the teaching profession and lifetime commitment to educating the young child”.
The teachers at Montessori Mozarts continue this legacy at our four lesson locations, and a number have distinguished themselves in competitions and performances. In addition, many of Professor Harris’s former students hold teaching positions at recognized institutions.
In 2020 we introduced virtual lessons into our studio, i.e. private lessons for piano, voice, and guitar, as well as group lessons for all ages. Students between the ages of 1 and 6 can join for our group music and movement classes, and those ages 6 and above can join for group JamBeat technology lessons. We even offer classes for older students interested in mastering social media, digital branding, and virtual performance.
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.