Laura Nupponen, founder of Moosiki Kids and proud mama to daughter Zuzu, began her performing career while she was sitting in the very back of the orchestra, NOT playing her violin, making faces at her father's video camera in her elementary school music concert! She eventually went to undergraduate school at Carnegie Mellon University for her BFA in Vocal Performance, and later moved on to Columbia University to receive her MFA in Acting. Before becoming a music teacher for infants and toddlers, Laura performed in various places such as the Edinborough Fringe Festival in Edinborough, Scotland, the Mirang Theater Festival in Seoul, South Korea, and the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
After Laura had been teaching babies and young children at various studios for years, parents eagerly encouraged her to create her own classes! In February of 2013, she developed a program that nourishes development through music, including communication through baby sign language, guided play through repetition of original music each week, music appreciation of popular children's music and child appropriate rock music, and exposure to new sounds and rhythms by introducing a new "instrument of the week" each week in class, including the guitar, banjo, violin, clarinet, trombone, and trumpet among others. She feels she has what it takes to inspire the tiniest of tots!
Moosiki Kids has been mentioned in articles in Parent's Magazine, Mommy Nearest, and Time Out New York, and has also been seen in New York Family, Big Apple Parent, New York Loves Kids, and Mommy Poppins. The Moosiki Kids Band has been featured in the Summer on the Hudson Locomotive Lawn Series with over 400 people in attendance, and the Sandbox Series at Carl Schurz Park. You can find Laura‘s original songs on iTunes. Her first album, "Moosiki Kids", second album, "Moosiki Kids Too", and third album, "Moosiki Kids City", can be found here:
"Moosiki Kids": http://bit.ly/1gHvzZF
"Moosiki Kids Too": http://bit.ly/1vTRsY6
"Moosiki Kids City": https://music.apple.com/us/album/moosiki-kids-city/1522907270