Jodie Friesen has been sharing the joys of discovering music with young children and their families for over 30 years. She is a Master “Orff” teacher and a graduate of the Royal Conservatory’s “Music for Young Children” program, where she also studied Kodaly and Dalcroze pedagogy. Jodie taught music for the Royal Conservatory’s “Learning through the Arts” program, as well as Williamson Road, Gledhill, Chine Drive, and Earl Beatty Public Schools and the Young Children’s Creative Movement & Music Classes.

Jodie started as a folk singer in the Maritimes, and after graduating with a scholarship from the Musical Theatre program at Sheridan College in Oakville, she went on to perform to acclaim in almost 100 Theatres across Canada, incl. the Royal Alex, Young People’s Theatre, the Dream in High Park, the National Arts Centre, Centaur Theatre and the Charlottetown Festival. She was nominated for an ACTRA award for her performance in “Singin’ & Dancin’ Tonight”.

Jodie studies percussion with Altaf Bwana Moto at Soul Drums. She is the proud mother of two driving age children.