The Montessori  teacher, child, and environment is seen as a learning triangle, with each element inextricably linked, and a vital part of the whole. The teacher thoughtfully prepares a classroom environment with materials and activities that entice her students to learn. A Montessori class is composed of students whose ages typically span 3 years. Ideally, members stay with the class, and teacher, for the entire cycle, forging a stable community and meaningful bond. 

Every Day, Montessori Students Develop Lifelong Skills:

  • Independence

  • Concentration

  • Fine Motor Skills

  • Social Interaction

  • Language

  • Mathematics

  • Practical Life Activities

  • Confidence

  • Respect

  • And so much more!



My name is Kristi Virta.  I am a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in music education.  I have taught K-5 music for Huron Valley Schools for 7 years.  This is my 3rd year at MMC.  I also teach music at St. Fabian School and am a Youth Project Coordinator at the Highland Township Library.  My wish for your children is that they develop musical skills and appreciation in my classroom.  The end goal is to enhance their enjoyment of music now and their whole lives.  In my spare time, I like to attend my own children's activities, read, travel and walk the family dog. 



Mr.Nic is a detroit native, demonstrated an innate musical talent from a young age. His command of piano, guitar, trumpet and bass progressed to stays at Columbia College, Bowling Green State University (on a full-ride scholarship) and Wayne State University, where he has studied with bassists such as Dan Anderson (principal bassist for Chicago Jazz Orchestra), Jeff Halsey (Tommy Flanagan, Arturo Sandoval) and Paul Keller (Diana Krall, Russell Malone).
Currently, Nicholas serves as Music Director at Unity of Farmington Hills, teaches a studio of over 20 children and adults as well as being the bandleader and music director of the prominent wedding band.

He enjoys teaching Band to the upper elementary kids.



Mrs. Damian grew up in Dexter, Michigan and attended Eastern Michigan University. After graduating, she moved to Texas, where she taught third grade for 12 years and middle school math for 4 years. After moving back to Michigan, she taught preschool for three years before moving into Spanish. She loves bringing all her “regular” teaching knowledge into the teaching of Spanish. She and her daughter Rebekah live in Milford.

She is our proud Spanish and PE teacher and enjoys teaching all the classes. She is always on the top of list as a favorite teacher  with all ages of students

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