Elementary school teachers often spend time singing to or with students, but not everyone ends up a professional singer.
Ann Torralba did. With a Masters in special education, Torralba spent seven years teaching public elementary school students “on the spectrum.”
She often bought her guitar to class and joined a band while in graduate school.
“But I never thought I’d play professionally,” Torralba said. “I had very little formal training.”
A Chicago resident, Torralba now occasionally goes on the road as “Little Miss Ann,” and one of her out-of-town gigs will be at the Mansion at Strathmore, as part of its “Backyard Theater for Kids” summer music series, which she launches on July 5.