Carla Waterfield, Founder and Teacher
In 2008 Carla founded Carla's Musikgarten New Orleans. Ms. Carla has her Bachelor of Music from Chapman University, California; Orff Schulwerk Certification from University of Nevada, Musikgarten Certification for infants through advanced keyboard, Early Childhood Music and Movement Association Certification, and private training with internationally acclaimed early childhood music specialist Lynn Kleiner. She began teaching music to young children and their families in 1997 and has presented parent and educator workshops, weekly classes and school programs in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Italy and Louisiana.
Carla studied piano from a very early age through her college years and is an accomplished singer. She has performed in numerous musicals and operas including: The Sound of Music, Follies, Hello Dolly, La Boheme, Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, The Merry Widow, Man of La Mancha, and Annie. She was the lead vocalist of a jazz ensemble in Southern California, Co-directed The Siren Sisters, a women's acapella group, and has sung in numerous chamber choirs and master chorales. She trained for a year with Horst Guenter in Freiburg, Germany and several years with Patrick Goeser and Margaret Dehning in Los Angeles, CA.
Stephanie Condon Perry, Teacher
Stephanie Condon Perry is an accomplished flute player, modern dancer and teacher. Stephanie began studying flute and dance at an early age continuing on through classes at the University of Alabama. She furthered her dance education by achieving a teaching/dance certificate from the Isadora Duncan International Institute and has performed with the Isadora Duncan International Institute Dancers. Stephanie began teaching Musikgarten classes in 2015 and has been teaching children movement for over 18 years. She has taught after school programs at multiple New Orleans private schools and dance at the Off Broadway Dance Studio for ten years.
Musikgarten is a leader in early childhood and elementary music education - for children and teachers. We offer a complete multi-year educational program that helps infants, toddlers, and children develop a deep love of music and the ability to express it. We have wonderful CDs of the songs sung in class, age-appropriate instruments, and parent guidebooks. These home materials reinforce lessons and involve the whole family in the fun. Learn more about our curriculum CLICK HERE