Grammar School Music / Imago Dei Music Therapy / Choir / Bells / Chimes 2008
Mrs. Brown has been involved with Trinity’s Fine Arts since the spring of 2008, when she was brought on to direct the Choir. Her role expanded in 2009 when she was asked to teach a Rhetoric school elective, which is how the Crimson Handbells were created. In 2010, Jennifer joined forces with the music teacher to provide general music classes to the ever growing and expanding Trinity student population and taught the 4th-6th grades. By 2012, the previous music teacher left to start her family and Jennifer stayed on to take over all of Kindergarten-6th Grade general music class. By 2013, Transitional Kindergarten classes had also been added to her role, as well as her cherished role as Music Therapist for the Imago Dei grammar students. The general music classes, Crimson Handbells, Music Therapy and the after school enrichments of Crimson Choir and Crimson Chimes are all a part of the musical contributions that Jennifer gives to Trinity. Stepping back slightly in Fall 2017, Mrs. Brown is now teaching Kindergarten and 4th-6th Grade Music Classes and oversees and the directs Trinity’s Christmas show.
Though originally a vocal performance major at Pasadena City College and Northern Arizona University , Jennifer ended up graduating in 1996 from Cal State Northridge with a degree in Music Therapy. She worked from 1995-2001 as the Educational Consultant and Music Therapist for the Sound Listening & Learning Center in Pasadena working with the Tomatis Method of Auditory Integration, while also privately providing music therapy services to those with Autism, Down Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Delays, Asperger’s, Williams Syndrome, ADD, DDHD, Cerebral Palsey, and those with Speech and Developmental delays. In 2002, Jennifer started her own small business called Music & Movin’… an early childhood music program serving children 0-5 and offered Mommy & Me classes, birthday parties, piano lessons, music therapy and music services for preschools. Under the Santa Clarita Master Chorale, Jennifer also founded and directed the Santa Clarita Children’s Honor Choir from 2010-2016, and continues to this day to direct children’s choirs and performs herself as a Soprano in churches, and for weddings, funerals, and other special events.
Jennifer is married to her husband, Tom Brown, the Fine Arts Director of Trinity. Together they enjoying seeing their own three children on campus as they pursue Trinity’s mission of becoming young men and women of virtue, wisdom, purpose and courage.
– BA, Music Therapy, California State University, Northridge
– CBMT, Board Certified Music Therapist
Interim Upper School Writing/Literature/Music, Enrichment Photography
Laurie Sachs has been a Trinity parent since 2010, serving as a room parent, field trip parent, and PTF board member. Her love for Trinity propelled her to become more involved, joining staff in 2016 as a substitute teacher, assistant in the development department writing grant applications for Trinity, and more recently as the instructor of enrichment photography. Laurie has a bachelor’s degree in Humanities from San Diego State University. Her program included extensive study in the areas of history, art history, literature, philosophy, music appreciation, and comparative religion. Laurie went on to earn a Master’s degree in history and classics from Cal State Northridge. Laurie has been a professional photographer serving the Santa Clarita Valley since 2007. She has won numerous awards including the Fuji Masterpiece Award for the state of California and she was named the 2012 California Family Photographer of the Year, a top 10 photographer in the state of California, and a top 20 photographer nationally by the Professional Photographers of America. Laurie and her husband Jason are the proud parents of four children ages 10-20.