Sing Into Reading offers school visits and private classes

What happens when a singer/dancer/actor realizes that she is really meant to be a teacher? What happens after she gets an M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education and a ton of training in Literacy?

She integrates the teaching of Literacy with Music and Movement, and Sing Into Reading is born!

Hi, I'm Risa, a passionate progressive educator, and I teach Literacy through Music and Movement.

I offer private cllasses to a limited number of dedicated families. I work with people of all ages and abilities to bring them to the next step in their literacy journey - with music and movement.

I often speak at schools, conferences, and edu-events of all sorts.

And if you would like a free class, just email me. In your free class, I will ask you about where your children are in their literacy journey, and how I can help. I can't wait to meet you!

Keep singing,
☮️ ❤️ 🎼

[email protected]

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Risa Beth Cohen, M.S.Ed.

Risa Beth Cohen, M.S.Ed. is an educator, singer/songwriter, and storyteller. She works with people of all ages and abilities, leading music circles and storytelling workshops. As the Founder and Creative Director of Sing into Reading, Risa is passionate about teaching literacy through music and movement. Risa holds a B.F.A. in acting from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and an M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Bank Street College. In 2014, she was the Featured Teller at “Tellebration” in Toledo, Ohio. Students of all ages and abilities enjoy her music circles and storytelling workshops. She is able to craft music and movement classes to align with any topic, ensuring that it is developmentally-appropriate and fun. After a music circle, Risa will email relevant resources and a songbook to participants that they can download, print, and keep. The text in songbooks is color-coded with red consonants and blue vowels to help teach letter differentiation. 


In addition to teaching children, Risa is a sought-after speaker at edu-events of all sorts. Risa is an approved CKC (Core Knowledge & Competencies) Instructor, and  Sing into Reading is an approved training organization recognized by the Ohio Professional Registry of the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association (OCCRRA). She has two OCCRRA-approved workshops, “Teaching Literacy Through Music and Movement,” and “Songs for a Peaceful Learning Environment.” She has taught educators and families at schools, and has spoken at conferences in many countries, including Egypt, Australia, England, and South Korea. Risa and her program, Sing into Reading, have been featured on WTOL Channel 11, NBC channel 24, 13abc, and the Toledo Blade. 


Risa has been called a literacy teacher “in disguise.” Her students think they just make music and have fun – and they do!

Contact Risa at Sing Into Reading by email 

 [email protected] 

or by phone

855-266-SING (855-266-7464)