Penny (Penelope) Kunkel is the elementary music instructor at The Charles Finney School. Over the past 15 years, she has developed a movement-oriented, faith-based music curriculum for early grades. Success of her instruction is evidenced in uniquely creative and joyful student performances, and by the high percentage of students enthusiastically continuing in musical endeavors after graduating from her classes.
Penny studied piano at Drake University and Nebraska Wesleyan University. She has a Master of Education from the University of Nebraska, and a PhD in Applied Practical Ministry from Wagner Leadership Institute. She has had a Suzuki piano studio since 1976, a Kindermusik Studio since 1990, and mentored educators around the world for 20 years as a Teacher Trainer with Kindermusik International.