Monica SchwartzmanMusic Specialist (Early Years & Primary)
Monica, a singer-songwriter, was born and raised in Mexico City. She attended Jewish day school from preschool to high school and was an active member of the school choir, performing not only at assemblies, but also for several years at the Yom Yerushalayim Festival at the Jewish Community Centre in Mexico. Monica attended Berklee College of Music in Boston for a summer and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies (with a minor in performing arts) from the Iberoamericana University in Mexico City. She was part of the Mexican cast of the Broadway musical, Spring Awakening, and she composed most of the songs for two seasons for the Mexican television series, Bienes Raíces. She is also the singing voice of several television commercials for brands such as Mattel. Monica was a music teacher in Mexico City and is very excited to share her passion with VTT’s students.
In 2011, Monica and her husband moved to Vancouver with only a couple suitcases and her guitar. Since then, they have had one son, inspiring Monica to write music for children (and leading her to pursue early childhood education studies).
Outside of motherhood and music, Monica loves going for walks with her rescued dog, Luna.