Founding Director and Grammy Awarded Bonnie Anderson, an elementary music teacher in Universal City, Texas, was a 2016 Top 10 Finalist for the Grammy Award in Excellence for Music Educator of the Year from among 4,500 entries nationwide and she was once again in the Top 25 during 2018.
She teaches music to over 400 students every week using her training in Kodaly, Orff and World Music Drumming and Marimba. She founded Mojorimba the first independent 501(c)3 nonprofit to bring the High energy Marimba education model and its benefits to San Antonio's youth. Ms. Anderson was born in 1967 in Harbor City, California, and was a 1992 graduate of the University of North Texas. She is a single mom, raising two daughters, one of whom she adopted from China. She knows that music teachers have a lot of influence in the lives of their students and need to use it wisely. Bonnie Anderson wants music to be the catalyst for students to be inspired and feel positive self-worth, just as it did in her own life.