Ms. Marla creates a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.
Marla Stevenson began teaching classes in 2001, in the state of Maryland. After watching her daughters, Sarah and Rebekah, thrive in the Music Together® program, Marla enthusiastically enrolled in a training course to become a director, giving Sarah and Rebekah the opportunity to grow up with Music Together.
After establishing her business in seven Maryland locations, Marla continued participating in Music Together training workshops and assisting other centers. She has enjoyed teaching preschool music in both public and private school systems and enjoys sharing her love of music through singing, dancing and playing the guitar.
Marla has been active in her church music programs, where she has served as the Children's Praise and Worship Leader, the Cherub Choir Director for 3 to 5 year olds, and Assistant Director of the Children's Choir for grades one through six. She has also served as Music Director for Pee Wee Pirates, ages 3 through 5, and worked with children as a daycare provider.
Since relocating to Florida, Marla is delighted to share her passion for musical training and fun with parents and children in the Orlando area. Come and meet Marla and experience the joy of her classes with your family.
Miss Marla presents, The Birthday Beat, memorable musical birthday parties for children one to five years old.
"My five year old granddaughter has been attending classes since she was eight months old. She has acquired so many musical skills as well as memorizing a variety of songs that will stay with her always. So many social skills are constantly learned. Now my one and a half year old grandson has started down the same path and loves attending music class. Often when we enter class he goes right to Miss Marla and gives her a big hug. Thank you for Seminole Music Together. The value has been outstanding!!!" ---------- Nancy Hastings
"Our lives changed when we began Seminole County Music Together. Our daughter has higher self-esteem and loves to sing or dance songs at home/in the car. We have been fascinated with how positive her development has been. Seminole County Music Together is our family and we are confident it will be yours too."
---------- Love, The Nieves Family
"I have been taking my Grandson since he was not quite 2 years old to Miss Marla's Music Together .. When he first started he had a speech problem and could not say one word ,but now he is not only talking but singing as well! He adores Miss Marla and looks forward to going each week .. I attribute his speech progress all to Music Together!" ---------- J Williams
"I started music class with Music Together after taking a free trial class. My daughter was under a year old at the time. I'm now about to have my third daughter and will definitely be bringing her up in music class! Both of my girls have thrived musically and sing/dance together, make up songs, hum when they are content. I believe this fondness of music of all types comes from our experience in Music Together classes. We have thoroughly enjoyed the last three years making music together as a family." ---------- Kristin Fortier
"My family has participated in Seminole County Music Together for over a year and would recommend it to other families with small children. Both of my children have had the chance to experience the family friendly classes with Miss Marla and we love it. The best part of the class is when you get to continue the learning at home. We can all sing the songs together in the car or around the house. It's one of the few things both my kids can do together and be entertained. Miss Marla is patient and friendly- we are lucky to have met Miss Marla." ---------- Maureen Genoa
"Music Together with Miss Marla is such a fun and special time for my daughter and I to spend together. It is an educational and free spirited time that we can explore rhythm, music styles, and also practice socializing skills with kids my daughters age. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Miss Marla and look forward to the fall session."
---------- Mrs. Amy Deutsch Khoury
"We have been with Miss Marla and Seminole County Music Together since January 2012 and it has been such an important part of my two boys development! My 3 year old's teachers were impressed with my son's musical ability in keeping rhythm and singing in tune. My two year old sings all the songs and keeps a steady beat, as well. It is truly an enriching and bonding experience to have with my children! Miss Marla is great at teaching music and so loving with her students, my kids love seeing her each week!" ---------- Laurie Kieffer