Hi everyone! My name is Lori Turner. I’m the Creative Director and CEO of Music Monkey Jungle. I’ve been singing, dancing, laughing, playing, moving, imagining, and creating for as long as I can remember, music has always been “my thing”.
The major influences in my life have been playing the piano, mix tapes, Broadway shows, movie soundtracks, playing the flute, attending live concerts, performing in live concerts, lip syncing, karaoke, marching band, concert band, chorus, movement, dance, body awareness, playlists, instruments, chorus, playing the guitar, lyric writing, music analysis, lesson plan creation, curriculum writing and implementation, composition, sound recording, CD production, performance, teaching, learning and connecting through the arts. Music has always been my thing and I feel fortunate I’ve known that since a very early age. My music teachers also had a major influence on my love of music and my musical career; and to all of them, I am grateful.
I earned my degrees in Music Education from West Chester University (B.S in Music Ed. & M.M. in Music Ed; Orff Schulwerk), have a tremendous amount of training in movement and dance education, taught general/vocal music for 15 years and am PQAS (PA Quality Assurance System) certified. Nothing makes me happier than shared opportunities to learn, grow, connect and work with others for the betterment of arts education and the best means of learning.
My original songs, dances, games and lesson plans incorporate:
I am deeply committed to helping everyone’s love of music, movement and dance blossom, bloom and grow while focusing on overall development. Through music, movement and dance we’ll harness listening skills, direction following, social skills, cognitive growth, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, speech, coordination, eye contact, hand/eye coordination, creativity, active imagination, universal values and active engagement in music lessons.
Looking forward to experiencing what we’ll create together! ~ Lori