Teachers

photo Natalie Kane

Director and Teacher

I am originally from Monterrey, Mexico and grew up using Spanish and English interchangeably.  Needless to say, being fluent in two languages has opened many doors for me.  

In an effort to provide my own son and other families a fun activity to do in Spanish, I created a program called Aprende Cantando.  I taught it for nearly 3 years at Heartsong Music before branching out and starting Semillitas de Español.  My goal was to create a very unique language school that would teach Spanish to children, offer parents a way to be involved in their child's language learning, and offer hispanic families activities to nurture their children's Spanish as they grow up.

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photo Elena Dougherty

Arte para Grandes Teacher

I am delighted to work with young people at Semillitas making art, and building communication skills in Spanish! My hope is that children are able to express themselves and dive into their own creativity while we build understanding of different cultures and a love and understanding for the Spanish language.

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photo Laura Bruce

Canta Teacher (starting Spring 2016)

Multiculturalism runs in my blood.  I am a Venezuelan native with Italian and Lebanese heritage.  I have been traveling all my life since I was a little girl and have lived in Mexico, South Korea, Venezuela and the US.  I am always so mesmerized by different cultures and enjoy adopting new traditions.  

I decided to move to the U.S pursuing a PhD in Health Psychology.  While I was a clinical Psychologist in my home country, I became very interested in the way humans can heal through love, positive emotions and self-determination.  However, while I was working on my masters I got the best gift of my life yet, my first son.  He changed my life forever in the most wonderful and unexpected way.  I decided to dedicate my time to my family.

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photo Berenice Alcaraz

Arte Teacher

Bio coming soon! 


 
 
 

 

Location

12412 Tomanet Trail

Austin, TX 78758 

 

 

"I am picking up Spanish much more quickly than I did in high school and college because of the teacher's movements and gestures with each song. They should teach Spanish this way to adults!! My daughter is really learning the songs as well...it is wonderful to hear her singing in Spanish."

- Kristen T. 

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