giphy (18).gif
giphy (20).gif




To help build a more inclusive society
through music and education.

To set a new standard of music education that ensures every child, regardless of ethnic or cultural background, feels included and empowered to learn and grow. 

Our services


Classes for Schools

Bring live music to your classroom! 
We can visit your school for single or long-term engagements. 


Live Music

Bring our live music to your events and celebrations!


Resources for Parents and Educators

Click on our 'Resources' tab above to access our resources!

More coming soon!

giphy (4).gif
giphy (4).gif
giphy (4).gif
giphy (4).gif
giphy (4).gif
giphy (4).gif
giphy (20).gif

our team

At Tierra & Friends, we understand the power of music and our team has a deep passion to serve with both professionalism and kindness.

Veronica Tierra
Founder, Creative Director

Veronica Tierra was born in Medellin, Colombia. Her career as a singer began at age 4, performing with family and with other bands in New York City, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Florida, and Atlanta. She received her A.S in Music at the City University of New York, where she is currently pursuing a B.A in Sociology and a minor in Business. She studied theatre in NYC, attending various workshops and conservatories, and has 15+ years of experience in the performing arts field. She began teaching in 2016 and has worked with students ages 0-12 in different school settings. After attending 19 schools herself prior to college, she became passionate about influencing education, teaching music and diversity, as well as being a part of social change.  She founded Tierra & Friends in 2017 and has brought music to children in NYC, Miami, Fort Myers and Naples.

Veronica is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. 

Tadpole Media

Copywriting Specialist

Tadpole Media is a marketing agency that specializes in social media advertising, email marketing, web development, and content creation! At Tierra & Friends, their role has been in creating marketing campaigns and content, as well as assisting in the development of our website!

Partnering with Tierra & Friends in late 2021, Tadpole Media aims to help further our mission of developing inclusivity in the classroom through music and dance, and have centered their marketing efforts around accomplishing this goal!

 Títeres Media

Puppet Design

Titeres media designs high-quality professional puppets for cinematography, television, theatre, and carry out pedagogical projects for kids in pre-schools and elementary schools.

At Tierra & Friends, they contribute greatly through the making and directing of "Elvis" and "Stella", our main puppets!

Tatiana Diaz

Lead Designer 

Tatiana Diaz is a Creative Director and Senior Graphic designer with six years of experience in the sector. She is from Bogotá, Colombia. Tatiana is passionate about video games, and critical thinking focused on entrepreneurship. She supports companies' growth to boost the market and employment from different areas. She has significantly contributed to T&F with her designs, branding, and marketing approach. 

Natalia 1.jpg
Natalia Fonseca


is currently a Youth Pastor. She has had the opportunity to lead the Children’s Ministry for many years at Mision Vida before that. To serve kids has always been her passion, to teach them, and instruct them in various subjects. Music has always also been part of her life as well. From ballet to the piano or to singing in the choir, she has always been very musically inclined. Natalia feels very excited to be a part of Tierra & Friends, and feels grateful for the opportunity it allows her to express two of her greatest passions!

Aura de Papel


Aura de Papel is a graphic designer by profession and an illustrator by vocation born in Bogotá, Colombia. She illustrates women, nature and the connection between these elements. Diversity is a very important theme in her work, because involving visual diversity is a superpower for creatives to represent the world. She currently supports Tierra & Friends with all illustrated pieces.

Bianca (1).jpeg
Bianca J Russell


 During her career, Bianca has choreographed and performed for major productions, including Subzer0, The Maafa, Ophelia, Thesis I-vi, The Color Purple, Godspell, and The Soul Train Experience.


Bianca’s dance career has led her to many commercial and film opportunities, but she finds herself most on a stage-merging her many acquired artistic mediums. Bianca is a company member of Ovations Productions, Female Energy, and Arosed Dance Companies. These outlets have created opportunities for Bianca to become a multidisciplinary artist. 

Nicolas Nieto

Marketing Manager

Nicolas Nieto is a Social-Journalist Communicator with three years of experience in creating digital content for networks and influential brands. He specializes in audiovisual creation, community management, corporate communication, and digital writing. 


He is a lover and follower of the world of video games, technology, and education.


At Tierra & Friends, he has an essential role in creating and executing the content of our social networks.

Leslie Magdalena

Assistant Director | Voice of 'Brooklyn' the Puppet

Leslie Magdalena is Tierra & Friends' right hand! She supports the team with everything related to logistics and organizational details. Leslie is a bilingual actress born and raised in Medellín, Colombia. She has been involved with the scenic arts since she was 14 years old.


Leslie has both trained and guided different learning processes related to the fields of theater, puppets, film and improvisation. She is loyal, fun and passionate for everything she does. 


"Programs such as these offered by Veronica make it possible for children to recognize differences as natural, allowing for real dynamics of social inclusion and healthy coexistence."

-Carolina Rodas Arias, 

Educational Neuropsychologist

"This project is especially relevant to the times we are living, as it allows for kids to connect with their bodies and listen to others: a rarity in our society that has lead to many consequences such as health affections and both conflict and impoverishment of the vital sense of people. Veronica has a profound comprehension of the social meaning of music."  

- Sara Ramírez Rojas,

Clinical Psychologist 

"Miss Veronica is the best teacher; she teaches from the heart, inspires the kids’ imagination, and brings out their love for learning."


-Bill Guo,

Owner Global Connection International School

"Miss Veronica is the best! She teaches my class about different instruments and cultures around the world. I don't even think they realize they’re learning because they're having so much fun." 

-Mrs. Melanee,

Preschool Teacher at 

GC Miami