My name is Astrid Myriam Adams and I’m originally from Switzerland with a British dual nationality. From a young age I had the privilege of attending schools where singing and music held an important place in the curriculum. As a teenager I learned to play guitar as accompaniment to contemporary songs, and music, singing and performing were always an important part of my life. After moving eastward and experiencing the delightful Thai culture in Bangkok for some years, I relocated to the Middle East. There I participated in regional music festivals and concerts, performing as a singer and back-up vocalist. In cooperation with local NGOs, and the Ministry of Education in Damascus, my husband and I worked to bring meaningful entertainment to underprivileged children, performing theatre/music plays for children all over the country, including remote villages. I always believed that music is a powerful healer and joined a psychological relief program, contributing engaging activities at a large children’s hospital ward for five years, and was instrumental in introducing “The Rhythmic Arts Project,” to the region, a program that is still active there today. In 2012, I trained as a facilitator of an early childhood music & movement program, and launched weekly parent/child classes, called Music Together, popular with many expat families, in cooperation with Enana Ballet Academy in Doha, Qatar, for a period of two years. I have also trained in the Kodaly method of teaching music to the Foundation Stages, and hold a Child Development Certificate from Ncfe in the UK. In the past three years, I have enjoyed making music an accessible and joyful experience for Headstart’s youngest students, and I look forward to continue inspiring a love of singing and music-making in young children through all available means, which are many at Headstart.