Tanis grew up in Caronport, SK and comes from a large family of talented vocalists and musicians. Throughout her life, she has participated in various musical endeavors including piano lessons, voice lessons, singing in choirs, performing in musicals and at music festivals, as well as singing and playing piano at church.
Teaching is also a huge part of who Tanis is as a person. She has always enjoyed teaching others and spending time with children. To combine her love of music and teaching, she obtained a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta with a major in Elementary Education and minor in Music.
Tanis has taught music in Elementary schools for a number of years and has also been a classroom teacher in Grade 1, 3, 4, and 5 classrooms. After becoming a Mom, she decided that she needed to put her teaching career on hold for a while, as the occupation was quite demanding of both her time and energy. Tanis taught Intellidance® classes for two years. She now owns and operates a private Pre-Kindergarten in Moose Jaw (Connect Pre-Kindergarten) where she enjoys sharing her love of music and her knowledge of the Intellidance® method with her students.