Teachers

Ms. Brenda

Director / Music Together Teacher / Piano Instructor

Hi everyone. My name is Brenda Limaldi. I am the Center Director of Sunny Bee Music & Art Center. I have been teaching for almost 25 years, and have been a music teacher in Brick Township since 1999. I taught for ten years at the Brick Township Primary Learning Center, a school which housed preschool and kindergarten students. In 2002, I took a hiatus from teaching to be home with my children. I opened Brenda’s Busy Bees, a family day care center for infants and children up to age 5. I have been teaching Music K-5 at Veterans Memorial Elementary School for the past 8 years. In 2016, I became a Music Together Center director and teacher (Music Together Sunny Bee) with locations in Point Pleasant, at Clarizio Music Studio, and in Howell, at Sweet Music Academy.

It has been a lifelong dream to open my own studio. I strive to provide a joyful and nurturing place, free of judgment, where children can explore and create. I also want to bring families together and form a community.

This dream would not have been possible, if it weren’t for the love and support of my family and friends, especially my husband, Anthony, and my children John and Giovanna. I dedicate the creation of Sunny Bee Music & Art Center to my mother, Nydia Berdugo, who sadly passed away in January of 2014. She will forever by my source of inspiration, and my belief that ALL things are possible.

 “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” – Ashley Smith

Ms. Kim

Music Together Teacher / Piano Instructor

Kim Harth Duncan has been teaching private piano to children and adults for over 30 years.  Her students have performed in several New York venues including, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.  She has a Masters Degree in Education and has been a licensed Music Together teacher since 2002.  She has written a pre-natal music program called Musical Beginnings and has also co-written a musical currently in development called Legaleeze (formerly Howe and Hummel) that was chosen to perform in the 2012 New York Musical Festival.  Ms. Duncan has written several children’ songs and has created a composition program for her piano students to encourage their own creativity and to help bring more music into all of our lives.

“Music has the power to alter emotion and thereby the strength to heal.  Music can create energy,  can be understood by anyone who will listen, and can bring peace with harmony to all.”  – Kim Harth Duncan

Ms. Cathy

Enrichment Teacher

I hold a Master’s Degree in Education with a focus in Special Education. In addition, I am dual certified to teach both regular education and students with disabilities. I have spent the last two and half years coordinating the Extended Day Program at VMES for struggling students. In that time, I have become familiar with tracking student progress using curriculum based programs, such as I-Ready and Coached Reading. Throughout my years of experience, I have implemented various differentiated techniques to increase student achievement as well as participated in several school district lead content fellowships, including PISA2 sponsord by Stevens Institute of Technology.

Ms. Vicki

Art Teacher

Age 45 Art teacher at Old Bridge High School Graduate of Montclair University Masters Degree is School Administration, Guidance, and Supervision from Georgian Court College

Member of the Jackson Twp. School Board of Education since 2016

Specializes in drawing, painting with acrylics, oils, watercolors and design and illustration.

Mom of three children ages 13, 13, and 11.

Ms. Natalie

Art Teacher

Ms. Natalie Priessnitz, a state certified Teacher of Fine Arts, grades preschool through grade 12. Ms. Priessnitz has been teaching art in NJ public schools since 2003 and is also a local artist, muralist, and gives private art lessons.

Ms. Brianna

Music Teacher

Brianna Lombino graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance. There, she studied under Eric Johnson and was a member and soloist for their Oratorio society, Opera Workshop, Hendricks Chapel Choir, Baroque Ensemble, and Contemporary Ensemble. While in Syracuse she also was apart of Syracuse Opera where she performed in their opera chorus for Eugene Onegin. She has traveled as a chorus member and soloist to Canada, Italy, Germany, France, England, and all over New Jersey, DC, and the Syracuse. Brianna recently became a mother herself where she first found and fell in love with the Music Together program.