Music & Spanish in Schools

Alabanza Music, the exclusive certified provider of early childhood music and movement from birth in Trinidad & Tobago, is delighted to offer multilingual music and movement education to day-care centres, kindergartens, preschools and primary schools.

We believe each child should have access to a musical childhood that includes play-based, developmentally appropriate musical engagement that is provided, guided and/or supplemented by a professional early childhood bilingual music educator.

To ensure success, we help empower teachers and parents with the knowledge and skills to be able to support their children's early learning through music.

What is Multilingual Music and Movement?

Multilingual music education refers to the incorporation of multiple languages into music learning and instruction. It goes beyond teaching music solely in the native language and integrates various languages to expose students to different cultural expressions and broaden their linguistic abilities. In our classes, our linguistic journey begins with English and Spanish but we often incorporate other languages from around the globe.

Culture kept alive!

Moving towards Bilingualism


Multilingual Music and Movement Education

Our Goals include:

1. Creating a stimulating and inclusive learning environment that promotes creativity, self-expression, and cultural awareness.

2. Fostering children’s dual language development by engaging them in singing games, stories and poetry, multilingual repertoire, which nurture verbal skills, memory, creativity and emergent literacy skills, enabling children to become confident bilingual communicators.

3. Helping children learn to control their bodies by engaging them in music and movement activities designed to nurture gross and fine motor skills, foster impulse control and recharge their brains, giving them the mental energy needed to succeed in school.

4. Developing focus by engaging children in listen, move and play activities designed to nurture aural discrimination skills, targeted attention and concentration.


Aprenda con Música

Explore & Play

<<By offering intentionally responsive, play-based, developmentally appropriate music engagement opportunities, adults honor young children’s agency for music making.>> (NAfME)


Programmes offered in 2023


Celebrate the growing independence of preschoolers with multilingual music and movement.



Give the joy of music and movement to babies and tots in your care


Primary school

Provide a solid foundation in music with broad-based music and movement experiences to primary schoolers.

We specialise in school-wide implementation of a broad-based curriculum inclusive of building enriching choral and instrumental ensemble experiences alongside Spanish language development.



Meet Our Team Members

Lisa Darmanie

Founder & Director of Alabanza Music

Specialist in Early Childhood Music & Movement Education (ECMMA, Level 1 USA)

B.A. Musical Arts, Spanish (Hons) UWI

Jáel Crawford

Music Facilitator

B.A. Musical Arts (Hons) UWI


Marvellous Music & Movement Education from Preschool to Primary