Jane Queensland


I am happy to be returning for my sixth year at The Musical Montessori.  Working with these amazing kids brings me great joy every day!   After attending St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota and living 13 years in the oilfields of the southern US, my husband and I returned to Shoreview.  We raised two lovely and successful daughters who "flew the coop" and live one on each coast.  Being a retired Delta Airlines employee grants me the ability to visit them often. In my spare time I enjoy reading, running, crafting, cooking and travel.

Amanda Godin

Piano Teacher

Amanda understands the challenges that come with learning music, but turns those challenges into fun! Her approach to teaching has allowed her students to progress at a rate that fits their learning style, which leads to a feeling of success and satisfaction. Aside from teaching Amanda enjoys ultimate Frisbee, downhill skiing, and photography. She holds her degree in Music with a Piano Emphasis and has studied with many teachers including Dr. Paul Worth.  

Hello! My name is Stephanie Buckley.  I have a Bachelor's degree (Sociology/Psychology) and a Master's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota.  I have worked extensively in both the Roseville and Moundsview School Districts.  I am looking forward to this new adventure!  A bit about me: I live in Shoreview, I have three daughters in three different schools, I love thunderstorms, milk chocolate, and animals (although not necessarily in that order)! 

Stephanie Buckley


Samantha Menezes

Assistant Teacher

Hello, name is Samantha Menezes. I moved to the Twin Cities for my studies at the University of MN in 1999 and found it a wonderful place to live and raise a family. I came to the Musical Montessori through my daughters who attended the Montessori for a cumulative six years. During that time, I had the pleasure of being a parent volunteer. I enjoyed every moment of my time in the classroom… so I jumped at the opportunity to join the staff.  If I’m not at Musical, you can find me with my daughters swimming at the cabin, doing home improvements with my husband, or taking our Chocolate Lab, Rocky, on long walks! I’m looking forward to a great year!Type your paragraph here.

Class Time Only

3 days/wk: $205/month
4 days/wk: $260/month
5 days/wk: $295/month

 The Musical Montessori * 5050 Hodgson Rd * 651-274-6569

Beatrice Wartchow


Hello,my name is Beatrice Wartchow but I'm known around these parts as Ms. Bea. I have a BA and double majored in dance and, cultural anthropology. I have been teaching preschoolers and tots for over a decade now. I have a husband and three girls whose
ages are 22, 13, and five. They keep me on my toes that's for sure. I enjoy bee keeping, gardening, crafting and time spent with family and friends.  I have worked at Musical for 2 years and look forward to working here for many more.  

Katherine McDowall

Montessori Teacher/Owner

Our Musical Montessori class is led by Katherine McDowall. Katherine is certified by the American Montessori Society and holds a Master’s Degree from the College of St. Scholastica.  She has been sharing the Montessori Method with preschoolers and their families for over 25 years.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, playing the piano, enjoying time with her family, and riding her Harley Davidson Street Glide. She says the highest compliment she ever received was from a child who said, “Ms. Katherine, you are always smiling!”