My name is Elizabeth McKenna, and I am thrilled to be partnering with Tempo Music and Arts to bring Tinkergarten classes to our community. I graduated from Clemson University with a BA in Communication Studies and went on to get my MAT in early childhood education at the College of Charleston. I am a former kindergarten teacher who strongly believes in the power of play, music and movement, and nature as the ideal “classroom”. I earned my National Boards in Early and Middle Literacy in 2018 and have since been committed to deepening my understanding of how children learn. I started my Tinkergarten journey first as a parent during the winter of 2022 and then began teaching the program the following summer. I believe Tinkergarten provides the perfect opportunities for playful experiences, and thus LEARNING, to unfold. Come join me in exploring the great outdoors!
In 2020, Kim Donovan started Tempo Music and Arts to provide safe and effective opportunities to continue music and art education during the COVID-19 global health pandemic. Kim has eight years of public-school music teaching experience, as well as a background in yoga, dance, and classical ballet.