Gari Stein

Gari Stein is an early childhood music-movement specialist, a child development enthusiast and an advocate for play-based education. Gari has a degree in Psychology with a focus in Infant Mental Health and Dance. A research assistantship for a Fetal Alcohol Syndrome study influenced her work in nurturing relationships. Gari founded Music For Little Folks—a community music school for infants to kindergarteners and the grown-ups who love them. With over 40 years of experience as an educarer, she is an enthusiastic teacher, passionate about providing a rich musical environment for every child. She takes her programs into libraries, schools and agencies, is a popular clinician throughout the Midwest, and developed the KinderConcert series for the Ann Arbor Symphony. Her credits include: Sing With Me, a music-movement curriculum for babies to 5s, numerous articles and an award recipient for The More we Get Together: Nurturing Relationships Through Music, Play, Books & Art. Gari is a devoted grandmother who sings ad nauseam to mark every possible occasion and resides in Ann Arbor, MI. Her website, Music for Little Folks, is chock full of activities, articles and research.