About InJoy Music

InJoy Music was founded in 2003 as a way to reach children of all ages through music. We offer Kindermusik classes for children ages 0-6 and group piano lessons for children starting kindergarten and older. Our educators’ combined experience contributes decades of experience in musical education, therapy, performance, and pure enjoyment!

Research has proven that music enhances children’s lives and helps them become better learners. We equip parents with the tools needed to incorporate music into their families’ everyday rituals, as well as provide benefits to children’s musical, physical, social, emotional, language, and cognitive development.

Our goal is to provide a lifetime love of music in each one of our students. InJoy Music is consistently ranked among the top Kindermusik programs in the world, reaching hundreds of families in the Kansas City area each year.

 

Meet Our Staff

Amy Pennington - Director, Licensed Kindermusik Educator & Piano Instructor

You could say that Amy (Ludwig) Pennington was destined for a career in music. At just one week of age, Amy’s great-grandmother took her tiny hand and said, “This child will play the piano.”

A graduate of the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, Miss Amy founded InJoy Music in 2003 and offers a bright future for children through Kindermusik classes and Simply Music piano instruction. Her studio has maintained Kindermusik Maestro status since its third year, and is thrilled to be among the top 1% of Kindermusik studios worldwide. In previous years, Amy proudly represented over 5000 educators as the Communications Advisor for the Partnership of Kindermusik Educators, and served as a Business Mentor for new Kindermusik educators. She is featured in dozens of curriculum training videos for Kindermusik International, and piloted Kindermusik Sing & Play. She has been teaching piano for over 20 years and is a former officer of the Kansas City Music Teachers Association.

Amy and her husband Aaron have been married since 2004 and have a son, Aidan. They enjoy traveling to different major league ballparks around the country and comparing the quality of nachos at each location.

Miss Amy can be reached at (913) 362-8209 or by e-mailing amy@injoymusic.com.

 

Laura Beckman - Licensed Kindermusik Educator & Piano Instructor

Music has always been the ebb and flow that has made up Laura’s life. She has been singing her whole life and continues to use her singing in areas such as church choirs and the praise ministry band in her congregation. She sang her first solo in church at the tender age of 3 and began piano lessons at age 6 and playing flute at age 10. Laura has enjoyed participating in various choirs and bands throughout her life and attended Graceland College as a Music Major with an emphasis in voice. Laura graduated from Graceland College in Lamoni, IA with a B.A. in Music Education and went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Teaching from St. Mary College. She taught elementary music for several years in Grain Valley, MO and Olathe, KS, and gave flute, piano, and voice lessons for over 12 years.

Laura became interested in becoming a Kindermusik educator when she began to realize the value of developing the whole child, and being “process oriented” instead of “performance oriented.” She loves watching the joy children get from simply trying something new in class and feeling that sense of accomplishment.

As a parent of two Kindermusik students and a Simply Music student, Laura believes wholeheartedly in Kindermusik and loves getting to share the wonderful experience each week with other families.

Miss Laura can be reached at 913-484-1311 or laura@injoymusic.com.

 

Miranda Grummon - Licensed Kindermusik Educator

For as long as she can remember, Miranda Grummon’s heart has been captivated by music. She sang her first solo at church at four years of age, and as she grew, she learned how to play the piano, violin, and flute. While at K-State, she played violin in the Kansas State Orchestra, sitting as concertmistress for two years. She also loved playing with her string quartet at KSU. She graduated with a degree in business administration with a minor in music.

After graduation, she gained experience working for both corporate and non-profit sectors. However, when her firstborn son was six months old, she took him to a Kindermusik class and fell in love with the program. She had the opportunity to begin teaching Kindermusik a few months later, and has not looked back. Since beginning teaching in 2009, Miss Miranda has loved connecting with families and sharing her love of music with parents and children. She believes that Kindermusik is the perfect combination of music, movement, discovery, play and love.

Miranda and her husband David have been married since 2005 and are the parents of two boys, both Kindermusik alumni.

Miss Miranda can be reached at (913) 248-8524 or miranda@injoymusic.com.

 

Megan Doyle - Licensed Kindermusik Educator & Community Manager

Megan Doyle has always loved music and it has been a large part of her life since she was a child. Growing up she played the piano and clarinet. She also sang in choir and was the drum major of her high school band. Megan was selected as an All-American Drum Major and was able to participate in the Citrus Bowl Half-Time show her Senior year of high school.

Once Megan had her first child, she knew immediately she wanted to introduce her to the wonderful world of music. Megan began taking her oldest daughter to  Kindermusik classes when she was 12 weeks old. In the last seven and a half years, she has introduced all three of her girls to the incredible Kindermusik curriculum. In 2010, Megan began teaching Kindermusik for InJoy Music. Talk about full circle, right?

Megan loves being able to model to children how much fun music is. She loves that Kindermusik fosters developmentally appropriate activities for each age group. She is honored to witness the children at the studio grow from babies to toddlers to school age kids. She says it has been amazing to know first hand that Kindermusik has positively impacted so many kids and their families through the art of music.

Megan has a Bachelors of Science in Communication degree from Missouri State University, a Masters of Education in Guidance and Counseling from Eastern Illinois University, and 15 hours of her Educational Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Tennessee.

Megan has been married to her college sweetheart, Kelly since 2000. They lived in Illinois, Texas, Tennessee, and New Jersey before settling back into the Kansas City area. They have three girls, Ryann, Reese, and Reagan. As a family they spend a lot of time outdoors, especially hiking at Shawnee Mission Park. Megan enjoys cooking, running, biking and reading.

Miss Megan can be reached at (913) 706-0127 or megan@injoymusic.com.

 

 

Vicki Ludwig - Administrative Coordinator

Vicki Ludwig is the Administrative Coordinator for InJoy Music, a role she has held since summer 2008 when her daughter, Miss Amy, had her son. Vicki’s impeccable organization skills and extensive background in customer service made her a perfect fit.

In addition to her role at InJoy Music, Vicki holds a real estate license and works for Garmin. She is a talented artist and enjoys reading, gardening, crafting, and spending time with her husband Bob, her three daughters, and four grandchildren.

Vicki can be reached at 913-638-8371 or admin@injoymusic.com.