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Emily Balga


My love for working with children started at a very young age. I was teaching music lessons at age 12 and opened my own Music Studio in 2011. While in college, I worked at Boys and Girls Club where I met my husband, Kyle. He had the same passion for working with kids and vision of creating a children's success center that I had. In 2017 we opened TNT Kidz Center and expanded beyond running other people's programs to bring our dream to life! We now have not only our Music Studio location, but a Childcare Center for Infants-High School. We offer Music, Dance, Martial Arts, Homeschool and Full Day Childcare. We love all of our students and are passionate about creating an atmosphere of success and growth for all of our staff and students! We believe in family inclusion and individual choice. We are here to support each family and student to reach their full potential! Come check us out!


Kyle Balga


I have been working with children in many different roles for over 16 years now. I love challenging and supporting children along their journey to reach their full potential. I believe in todays world it is important to empower children from a young age with the tools to face and overcome adversity. I believe one of the best ways to do this is through activities such as Martial Arts, Music, Dance and Athletic training. The situations and life lessons learned on the mat, playing field or piano, can be directly applied to everyday life with amazing results. 


Danielle Blankenship

Music Teacher

Danielle has been teaching with us since 2018. She has been a part of the music education community for many years, teaching all ages and levels. She is currently the Marching Band Director at Whitney High School and has been teaching at the high school level since 2017. Danielle strives to instill musical independency within her students, molding musicians who enjoy the process of improvement and crave creating music! She is currently obtaining her Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education at California State University, Sacramento, with her emphasis in Piano.

Piano - Guitar - Bass Guitar - Ukulele - Voice -Tuba 


Yin Lei

Music Teacher

My name is Huiyin Lei. I graduated from UC Davis with a degree in music vocal performance. My experience of reading staff music started in the summer before beginning my college life. Studying music as my major was the most challenging decision, but it was also the most accurate decision I made. I will love music for my entire life because I believe music motivates human emotions; music gives happiness. I want to keep exploring music skills and spreading the magical energy to the kids. I have patience and passion for working with children; they always bring me positive energy. And I hope I can be their good friend and a moral teacher to accompany them to grow.


Yuko Ray

Homeschool Teacher & Owner of Creativity Alive

I have been teaching school age children for over 20 years. It has been my pleasure to work with children who are full of imagination and creativity. During art lessons students learn to orchestrate colors, illuminations, depth of field and other techniques as they express their thoughts and images. These wonderful paintings and art work have their own stories and have become a form of speech to them and to us. 


Madison Blackwell

Kindergarten & Preschool Teacher

I have over 10 years of experience working with children of all ages from newborns to middle schoolers. I have my Associates degree in Elementary Education but, I am currently getting my Bachelors degree as well, at Sacramento State. I have always had a passion for working with Elementary aged students, I have worked in two different afterschool programs and summer camp programs for about 3 years. I have also been volunteering in Elementary classrooms for the past 6 years! I love seeing the kids smiley faces everyday and watching them grow throughout the years, I am so excited to watch and help your child grow and learn at TNT Kidz!


Faith Stump

Homeschool Teacher

My Name is Faith. I am a homeschool teacher at TNT Kidz. I have over 10 years of experience working children and families in a variety of settings. My background includes teaching swim lessons, tutoring math and language arts and most recently working as a classroom teacher. I love arts and crafts, reading and anything that involves the outdoors! I am so excited to help your students learn and grow with TNT Kidz! 

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