Singing in choirs, community theatres, and the shower, Morgan Braithwaite found music in every corner of her life. After attending the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and graduating with a BFA in Musical Theatre, she spent two years working with a local low income school. She moved to Chicago in pursuit of her career in music and worked with several children theatre companies before her current position with The Stage School in Park Ridge. As their company music director, she gets the opportunity to teach a variety of music to children from ages 6 to 16. Morgan teaches by emphasizing the importance of listening, not only to the music, but to themselves. The voice comes from within and if we aren’t listening to ourselves, then we are not listening at all.