Meet Mr. Froggy’s Team

Here you can learn about Mar., the Florida Instructors who head up the Florida-based workshop team and the rest of Mr. Froggy’s family of talented, loving instructors
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Maryann “Mar.” Harman    Mar. founded Music with Mar. in 1993 when her daughter, Gioia, was 3 years old.  Before then, she was a music teacher for K – 8. Her passion for getting parents to value the importance of music in their children’s lives inspired her to create the program and the supportive music and activities.  Mar. still actively teaches classes and travels extensively lecturing on brain research and music.  To learn more about the wonderful  workshops she presents, visit this page :  Mar.’s Workshop HOPportunities

[email protected]   Miss Mar.’s Facebook    Miss Mar.’s Brain Facts

Because of the demand for the Music with Mar. Brand workshops, the following instructors have received extended training to present workshops.

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Karen Gliddon (2002) Karen has her bachelor’s degree in psychology and graduated from USF in 1999. She has been a nanny and has her background in early childhood (CDA). Karen has also worked with sign language. In 2002, she became a first time mother and ran classes with Mathew attached and bouncing along. Her family has expanded as have her classes. She teaches in North Pinellas County, FL and owns her own place where she shares her knowledge of love of families.   The link is below.  Working with children is her passion.

[email protected]        K Peas Place     Miss Karen’s Facebook

Tamara Mullholand (2003) Once upon a time, Tamara was enjoying staying at home with her two boys, taking them to playgroups and, of course, Music with Mar.! She has a BA in Geography and 5 years in pediatrics. Tamara visited the MwM website and noticed they were looking for instructors.  She thought “Wow! I think I can do this!”. What a joy it is to provide an outlet for moms, a learning environment for preschoolers and not have to work full time. Being a MwM instructor has opened doors, too. Tamara leads the “cherub choir” at her church and  works at a preschool as a music teacher. Life is great!
[email protected]    Miss Tamara’s Facebook 


Jocelynn Martinusen (2016) is a mother of two who loves working with children.  She has worked with a variety of ages from toddler to HS. She learned of Music with Mar. while attending as a nanny and was amazed at how fun, educational and affordable it was as families built essential skills while moving, laughing and playing with music.  She knew she wanted to train to share the program with others.  While homeschooling her children, Jocelynn is also working towards her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood.

[email protected]                  Jocelynn’s Facebook Group                            

Adri Donaldson (2020) is the proud owner and director of Jitta Bug Learning Center LLC and Jitta Bug Professional Development. She is a wife, educator, and aunt as well as a certified Mentor, PD Specialist, Observer for NAFCC (National Association for Family Child Care) and is dedicated to the field of education.  “I attended a workshop with Mar. and decided that I wanted to teach the Music with Mar. program.”  

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Jen Chianella (2022) is so excited to be reconnecting with Maryann Harman and the Music with Mar. Program! “My first time around,  I was a new young parent eager to enrich my own children’s lives now I am an instructor excited to share this amazing program with other children! This is a wonderful program that truly is beneficial to help develop young children brain’s!”

Originally from Buffalo, New York, Jen graduated from Fredonia State College in Fredonia, New York with a BA in sociology and a concentration in social work. She moved to Florida, met my husband and has two children, Louis and Sofia.  They loved Music with Mar! Especially Mr Froggy!

Jen spent many years working in the  healthcare industry especially in hospice. She feels very fortunate to be able to come back to one of her favorite passions, educating young children in music, dancing, getting them ready to learn and preparing them for school. 

Let’s get ready to sing!  [email protected]

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Sarah States (2020)  I am a homeschooling mother of three. We have enjoyed Music with Mar since my 10 year old daughter was a toddler. I wholeheartedly believe in the importance of using music, sign language, and movement as tools in education. I have experience teaching children from preschool through Elementary School in a variety of settings from Nursery School and Scouts to CoOpperatives. I am excited to share this program that has been so special to my family with your family!

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