MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE MISSION
Garrett Music Academy
is the little engine
Our mission is to serve
all the “fighters” that have a desire to
play music, regardless of their age,
circumstances or ability.
Our doors are open to all!
Krista Garrett | Piano & Voice
Owner of the Garrett Music Academy, married with 3 children, two of which are twin girls
Graduated from Suitland School of Performing Arts for Piano and Vocal Performance
Received Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland
Received Master’s degree with honors at Johns Hopkins University for Developmental Psychology
MUSIC IS FOR EVERYONE, REGARDLESS OF AGE, ABILITY OR CIRCUMSTANCES.
my JOURNEY | krista garrett
I studied music early in life and it was difficult. I had to practice more than the other students and felt inadequate because of talent comparisons I would put myself through with peers and those evaluations I was subjected to by teachers. The rigorous of comparison tore at my self-esteem and I left music behind.
As I earned my degree in psychology, I found myself drawn back to music. I would periodically work on compositions as the inspiration would strike me, but nothing serious. I would later continue my education to complete my Master’s in Developmental Psychology and incorporated music in my therapeutic interventions with children and adults. I am fascinated with the relationship music had with brain development/injury and development & recovery. Garrett Music Academy is the little engine that could and as a result, my mission is to serve all the “fighters” that have a desire to play music, regardless of their age, circumstances or ability. Our doors are open to all!
Former adjunct professor at Montgomery College and the College of Southern Maryland
Has taught private lessons at the Garrett Music Academy for over 12 years
Director of the ARC of Southern Maryland therapeutic music program
Specializes in early childhood music and developmental and cognitive disability programs
“I was fascinated with the relationship music had with brain development & injury, development & recovery"
~ Krista Garrett