Our Founders

Meet the women who started Kids’ MusicRound!

Barbara Lysenko, Co-Author, Kids MusicRound

Barbara Lysenko

co­-author of Kids’ MusicRound

Barbaraco-­author of Kids’ MusicRound, the exciting parent-­child music and movement program, has coached teachers across the US and abroad on teaching practices in early childhood music and is a clinician at early childhood conferences. Teaching credentials include K­5 vocal music in the Hamilton, NJ, public schools, preschool music at the Pennington Montessori School, Pennington, NJ, and teaching parent/child music classes since 1988. Barbara is also the founder and director of a children’s and teen choir at her local church.

Barbara holds a B.A. in Music Education from The College of New Jersey and has training in Music Learning Theory, Kodaly, Dalcroze Eurythmics and holds Orff Level 1 certification. Barbara incorporates her love of children and music into a program which invites both children and adults to explore the delights of making music.

Marilyn Schwartz, Co-Author, Kids MusicRound

Marilyn Schwartz

co­-author of Kids’ MusicRound

Marilyn, co-author of the exciting parent­-child music and movement program, received her B.A. from Hofstra University where she studied music and theatre. She plays the cello and has performed with various orchestras in Long Island, NY. She has studied voice privately and has performed in many clubs throughout Manhattan singing her own compositions.

After having her second daughter, Marilyn began teaching music in a local preschool and discovered what a joy it was working with music and young children. Marilyn entertains for families at birthday parties, local events, and leads workshops on the topic of early childhood music in preschools and teacher conventions. She is excited to share her love of children and music with families and teachers.