Meet the Instructors

Mr. Zach

Dear Parents,

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Mr. Zach

My name is Zachary Knudsen, also known as “Mr. Zach”. After being with Young Children’s Center for the Arts, Alexis  and I started discussing giving parents an opportunity to either share a music class with their children, or a music class that children could experience with their peers. Alexis suggesting bringing back her Kreative Kids program, and I am thrilled to become a part of it! We have so many amazing musical experiences to share with your children and you.

As a music therapist, I have been developing  my own musical experiences that will support your child’s social, physical and cognitive development. This class will introduce your child to how much fun music can be, and will inspire in them a passion for the arts. After being at YCCA this past year I’ve seen how wonderful a place it is, how fantastic all of your children are, and how much they love coming to school every day. I can’t wait to provide another opportunity for your children to have fun with music and their friends at Kreative Kids!”


Zachary Stuart Knudsen

Miss katy


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Katy Hutchings, MM, MA MT-BC is a board certified music therapist and received her Masters in Music Therapy and Counseling from Drexel University. Before coming to YCCA, Katy worked with children for over ten years in the greater Philadelphia area,  teaching voice lessons, directing children’s choirs, and leading musical theater classes. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Katy came to the East Coast to attend Haverford College and then received her first Masters in Voice Performance at Temple University. Katy loves to use music, the imagination, and teamwork to encourage the development of positive self-esteem, self-expression, and creativity of children of all ages.