Kari Kovick

joy jammers

Kari Thomas Kovick moved to Floyd in 1999 with her husband and 2 daughters to follow her bliss: to share her favorite children’s music in a community setting where she could grow up alongside kids and their parents. She created Heart of the Child Music Education, a joyful, interactive music program, and has watched it grow organically and persistently since the year 2000.

Heart of the Child Music Education began by serving one classroom of Floyd Head Start preschoolers. It now serves as many as 33 classrooms (over 750 children) a year in public and private school settings all over Floyd. Its mission is to not only deliver high quality music education, but also to offer consistent, positive connection for its students’ social and emotional lives as long as they live in Floyd. It uses research based trainings in Music Together®, Education Through Music and Orff Schulwerk to inform its music programming. Heart of the Child Music Education has many fans in the thousands of students, parents, teachers and administrators it has served, and Kari enjoys Rock-Star status when she runs into her 5 and under students in the local grocery store.

Kari’s CD, It’s You I Like, was released In 2017 and features the highest quality musicianship for young ears. It’s a fun, eclectic mix of styles for the whole family and teaches awareness of social-emotional awareness about feelings and self regulation. It can be found at The Floyd Country Store and on all online platforms.

Kari Kovick