Our Teachers

Trained, passionate, skilled and fun; that's what you can expect from our registered Music Together® teachers. They create an informal and engaging class that creates a rich experience. In addition, they continue their learning and growth in the latest research and children's development throughout the year.

We can't wait to get to know your family!

 

 

Vicki

Vicki has been teaching music for over 30 years. After receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Music from Hamilton College, her Master's in Music Education from The Crane School of Music, and her Master's in Elementary Education from Nazareth College, Vicki taught in the public schools. After researching early childhood programs for her son in 1998, Vicki discovered Music Together and soon realized that she wanted to be a party of bringing this incredible program to families. She has been directing the program in various locations since 2001 and these include Wellesley, Needham, Wayland, Weston and Milford. Say's one Mom, "Ms. Vicki's energy, laughter, and love of what she does is contagious."

   
Holly

Holly’s passion for music began at home as a child, surrounded by family who loved music and music performance. As she grew, Holly savored opportunities to sing in choirs, learned to play the piano and accompanied her school choirs on piano (when she wasn’t singing), from junior high school into college. She graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Psychology, singing her way through as part of the 50 person acapella choir, Geneseo Chamber Singers. A highlight of her time with the choir was when they toured Italy for ten days, and performance after performance demonstrated music’s power to unify people and transcend language. “Music is a gift you give yourself and others.”

Music and teaching are close to Holly’s heart. Her mother taught for 35 years, giving rise to countless opportunities for Holly to assist her mother’s first and second-graders with their reading, writing and math over the years. Holly pursued a career in elementary education, earning a Master’s degree with High Honors at Hofstra University. She also continued her music development in the Hofstra choir, and in many choirs since. Holly moved to MA, married her husband, Kevin, and got a job teaching grades five and six in Blackstone. After teaching for ten years, Holly became mom to Trevor and then Elaina. The perfect outlet and musical environment for a new mother and her child/children was Music Together—for twelve sessions! How the family loved this program! It was what lead Holly to the decision to finally bring her passion for singing and teaching together and become a Music Together teacher. “I can’t wait to meet the families, have fun and grow through making music… together.”

   
Angela

Angela found music together approx 6 years ago while working as a nanny. She had taken many other classes before with the children she cared for as well as with her own, but this was the first class that she enjoyed as much as the kids did. She started to see how music helped the kids get through their day, singing to get through a diaper change, trotting around the house and falling over in fits of giggles and lullabies to help with nap times. The opportunity arose two years ago from taking classes to teaching music together and Angela jumped at the chance. Currently, Angela enjoys coming to work everyday and sharing her love for this program. She especially appreciates that you don't have to be musically gifted to thrive in this program...music is for everyone and we are all musical.  Says Angela, "I value that music together is still teaching me something new all the time." Says one family: "Music Together is by far our favorite class. Teacher Angela is simply the best: joyful, warm and loving, of both music and children. She brings the music to life in the most magical way. My kids are constantly singing Music Together songs at home!"  

  

   
Hannah

Hannah has been playing and studying classical music for 16 years, during which she received her Music Together teaching certification in Princeton, New Jersey in 2016. She is a graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, grades K-12. In addition to her career in solo and orchestral flute across the United States, Hannah has traveled to Myanmar as a guest artist and pedagogue, teaching masterclasses and individual lessons at the local music institutes and universities. With a growing private studio based in the Somerville/Cambridge area, offered both in-person and online, Hannah spends her time practicing flute and other western classical instruments. When she is not enjoying her students and music, Hannah is hiking, reading, dancing, or biking!

   
Nolan

Nolan is a classically trained musician with over 15 years of musical training. Nolan cultivated his love of music during his time with Music Together from birth to age 5 and attributes much of his musical prowess to the program itself. Nolan's greatest passion, though, falls in education. He was worked with children (ages 4 to 14) for the past seven years-as a camp counselor, tennis instructor, and, starting this year, as an afterschool teacher for the Newton Public Schools. Nolan has started a YouTube channel, dedicated to discussing the issues in the American education system and is currently writing a book on the pitfalls of modern education. He will continue as an afterschool teacher for the 2019-2020 school year but hopes that he can someday found his own school.