Accelerando Music was founded in June of 2009 by Katie Kraft. After five years of teaching general music and chorus at a K-6 school in New Jersey, Katie was excited to make the move to Northern Virginia to pursue her true passion: early childhood music. Accelerando began with just a couple of in-home piano and guitar lessons and music classes with playgroups, and has since grown into a nationally recognized music education company. Katie is thrilled to welcome Jennifer Ferenz to the Accelerando family, who is now teaching piano and flute lessons.
Accelerando is a musical term meaning "to gradually increase in speed." Our teaching approach is rooted in the philosophy that music is a powerful catalyst that can jump start your child's neural and physical development as early as infancy, and continue to foster a sense of confidence and personal fulfillment as he/she grows.