A native of New Mexico, Madeline came to New Orleans to go to Loyola University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Trombone and bass trombone are her primary instruments. Upon graduating from Loyola, she received certification in Orff Schulwerk from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She taught band and choir for two years at St. Bernard Middle School in St. Bernard, Louisiana. She found her educational calling, though, when she discovered Kindermusik, and has been teaching Kindermusik classes ever since. She loves teaching Kindermusik because of the joy she sees it bringing to the families and the knowledge that she is touching the minds and hearts of the little ones in her classes. She and her husband, New Orleans drummer Paul Thibodeaux welcomed their first son in March 2013, and they enjoy taking him to Kindermusik class and using the songs and activities from class to make parenting easier. She is expecting Kindermusik baby #2 in November 2016.
Olivia was born and raised in Louisiana. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Music Education from Loyola University in 2016. During her senior year in college, she taught Kindermusik under Madeline. After graduation, she moved on to teach General Music at Gramercy Elementary for 1 year. Realizing that was too far from home, she is back teaching in New Orleans. She is a Pre-K Co-Teacher at the Academy of the Sacred Heart during the day and a Kindermusik teacher in the evenings. Olivia is thrilled to be back in her element, teaching Kindermusik!