Out of the Box Music, Early Childhood Music Specialist
Margaret Persing holds a Master of Music in Classroom Music from Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from St. Olaf College. Former NJ Director/Teacher of MARY ANN HALL’S MUSIC FOR CHILDREN & Beyond™ for 12 years, she currently teaches OUT OF THE BOX MUSIC™, a new branch of MUSIC FOR CHILDREN.
Margaret grew up in a musical family, and studied violin and piano from an early age. She fell in love with choral singing while in high school choir under the baton of Dr. James Jordan, now of Westminster Choir College. While at St. Olaf College, Margaret spent three years performing and touring with the St. Olaf Choir. She also played violin in the St. Olaf Chamber Orchestra. She has sung with the Pro Arte Chamber Singers of Connecticut and the Harmonium Choral Society, Morristown, NJ. She is currently a violin soloist and part-singer/soloist at Garden State Church where she also conducts the children’s choir.
Margaret believes that music is essential to the well-being of the whole child, that every child is born with music intelligence, and that the child is the most important instrument, through which the music flows and grows.