There was always singing in Donalyn’s home growing up. Her mother sang in the church choir and Donalyn loved to sing along, picking up the harmonies. Christmas caroling is a favourite tradition in her home. A native Vancouverite, Donalyn has a long history of singing in choirs, both through her school years where she studied under John Trepp at Magee High School and as an adult in community choirs. She finds great joy participating in a community of singing voices. Growing up, Donalyn also studied recorder and clarinet and pursued classes in musical theatre. She loves to dance too and, though it’s been many years since her last dance recital, she still remembers some of the tap dancing moves! Today, Donalyn devotes herself to bringing joy and discovery to her daughter through play and, of course, music. “We’re always singing at home!” She looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm with you. In 2010, she was awarded the Certification Level 1 qualification from Princeton's Music Together Center For Music and Young Children for outstanding achievement in teaching and articulating of the program.
Donalyn started taking her daughter, Charlotte, to Music Together® classes in the summer of 2006 and she loved it so much – the diverse music, the warm community of families, the exercise (!), the fun – that she decided to become a Music Together teacher.
"Donalyn is an AMAZING teacher and we love her."Tanja - Music Together mom