About - Teaching Children Music

Hello,​ my name is Tamsyn and I love music.

about Spackmans

We are a tiny company consisting of two entrepreneurs, with six children serving as the primary guinea pigs for our new creations.  We have been a nomadic family and dream of getting back on the road again.

Meet Tamsyn

Tamsyn first created Teaching Children Music as a way to stay connected to the music world when her growing family and homeschooling made community music participation difficult.  Online work was much more flexible.  It all started with "Beginning Rhythm" but in time the project has morphed and grown into much more.  Her teaching qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Music, Vocal Performance emphasis, Utah State University, 2007
  • Orff Teaching Certificate Level 1, 2005
  • Private Piano Teacher, 20 years experience
  • Private violin teacher, 3 years experience
  • ​Cache Children's Choir Horrigan Scholar/Intern, 2005-2006
  • Homeschool choir and musical director, various years
  • Homeschooling mother of six
  • Author of the materials on this website
  • Independent study of the Kodaly, Suzuki, Orff, and other music education methods.
  • Musician in congregational settings, serving in various capacities such as choir director, accompanist, church organist, music coordinator, children's music, etc.

Meet Michael

Michael graduated college with a bachelors in computer science and has been developing both desktop and web software full time.  He loves all things technical and has always wanted to do an online business. Supporting Tamsyn on the back end with the technical  expertise, he has made the website a reality.  Michael also does a lot of the filming, photo and film editing, and finishing touches on the products.