Dana is the Program Director & Licensed Kindermusik Educator of Kindermusik of Jonesboro serving Northeast Arkansas since 1996. She is a graduate of Arkansas State University, where she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications and also studied Vocal Music at ASU for 3 years.

Dana has been selected as a member of the Kindermusik International Top Program since 2001 which is ranked among the 5% of all Kindermusik programs worldwide! She resides in Jonesboro with her husband Rick.

They have two adult children,

Rachel and Cam. 

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(Mrs. Mac)

Director & Licensed Educator

Dr. Amanda Wilton, Instrumental Educator

Kari Davis
Administrative Assistant
Marketing Manager

Kari is a graduate of Arkansas State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. She began her career as an educator teaching Pre-k and Kindergarten. She taught first grade for 7 years at VPA and currently teaches 2nd grade at HWES. Both of her children have attended Kindermusik classes since they were 6 weeks old. She resides in Jonesboro with her 2 children: Caleb (8 years) and Blakely (3 years)

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Angel is a 2020 graduate of Brookland High School and she is currently majoring in Vocal Music Education with a Psychology minor at Arkansas State University. She has experience teaching private beginner piano lessons. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and creating art in many forms. Angel is

 passionate about using music as a tool to shape children into the best versions of themselves. 

Angel Stacey
Licensed Kindermusik Educator

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Carolyn Simoes is a talented and experienced instrumentalist and instructor. She has a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet and Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has recently taught at The Cincinnati School of Music as a music teacher in piano, clarinet and violin instructor to students of all ages. She has also taught at St. Annes Catholic School in Cincinnati in PK3-8th grade. She is also a Drums Alive Certified Instructor. She and her husband, Nairam Simoes, reside in Jonesboro, AR. 

Carolynn Simoes
Piano/Violin Instructor

Jessica Fouts
Vocal Instructor

Jessica is highly qualified to teach voice lessons, having both a Bachelor's in Vocal Music Education & a Masters in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University.

She is currently the choral director at MacArthur Junior High and was previously the choral director for 6th & 7th graders at Greene County Tech for 6 years! She also has experience with younger children from teaching music part-time at Jonesboro Kindergarten Center while in college.

Jessica has some local musical theatre experience as well.

She has a precious 2 year old daughter, Maelynn who is following after her mother's footsteps by being actively involved in Kindermusik Classes at Jonesboro Music!


Marisa Arnold
Piano/Vocal Instructor

Marisa has taught Music and Theatre for 26 years in the Searcy and Jonesboro area! She received her Music and Theater degrees from Harding University. She is very active at Nettleton Baptist Church where she participates in the Praise Band and serves in many of their other ministries. Marisa also has a passion for missions and has visited Honduras for the first time last fall. She is a recent widow who has two sons, Adam 26, and Hunter 27. Hunter will be a senior at Brookland High School in the 2022-23 school year. Marisa will be teaching beginner piano lessons and voice lessons!

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Jordan Hearring
Kindermusik Educator in training

Jordan graduated with honors from Brookland High School and is currently a senior at Arkansas State University pursuing a degree in Vocal Music Education. She will be leading Kindermusik classes at St. Mark’s Preschool and The Montessori School of Jonesboro.

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