Founder/Director NGPT Southlake Chairperson
Vice President of Student Activities FWMTA
NGPT Hall of Fame Teacher
Music was an integral part of Jennea Potter’s upbringing, and some of her best childhood memories are those of family gatherings with everyone playing an instrument and singing their favorite songs. These experiences inspired her to begin studying piano and music theory at the age of five. Throughout her twelve years of piano training, she won several medals for Texas Music Teachers Association State Theory exams, National Piano Guild adjudications, Piano Solo Competitions, Beethoven contests, Jazz and Sonatina festivals. She began teaching private piano and early childhood music classes in 1992 and continued to teach in her spare time while working as an International Knowledge Management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Realizing the need for an early childhood music program that was truly educational, she designed a program to introduce children ages 18 months to five years to music theory along with singing and instrument play. In 2001, Jennea decided to give up her career with the investment firm and pursue her passion as a music teacher. She began teaching music classes full-time and founded Little Musicmaker which provides quality, early childhood music education at child care facilities, Montessori schools, her private studio in Southlake and various additional locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Jennea is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, Texas Music Teachers Association, Fort Worth Music Teachers Association, National Guild of Piano Teachers and Piano Teachers Forum. Currently, she is serving as Vice President of Student Activities for the Fort Worth Music Teachers Association. Her mission is to provide fun, memorable experiences which will introduce children to the many benefits of music-making. In addition, Jennea has been a guest speaker at several state child care conventions discussing the benefits of active music making versus passive listening. You can contact Jennea directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Specializing in early childhood music education, private lessons in piano, music theory, composition and improvising.