All of our teachers are passionate about music and the development of children.
They create a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.
Liz is the Director of Music Together of the New Haven, Hamden, Branford, Madison locations. She is a native of Ireland and came to the United States in 1987. Liz is a registered Music Together teacher, and is thrilled to have trained and worked for one of the top Music Together Directors and Music Together trainers in the US, Jackie Jacobs of Music Together of Fairfield County, Inc.
Liz has been involved with music her whole life, starting at a young age while living in Ireland, and continuing her love of music on stages here in the US. She is a well known folk/celtic singer and has sang throughout the US with the Acclaimed Irish Traditional all female group “Cherish the Ladies”, and now has her own folk band here in the CT area called "The Crickstones". Liz plays the guitar, ukulele, and bodhran (Irish drum) and has recorded 3 CDs. She has two boys, Darragh and Gavin and is thrilled to combine her love of music and children as she pursues her journey with Music Together. For more information on Liz's band visit www.lizmc.com
Rebecca has been involved in music for as long as she can remember. She sang in choruses from middle school through college and was also active in school and community theatres as both an actress and a director. In addition to singing, Rebecca plays the piano and strums a few chords on the guitar. She is a Connecticut certified public school teacher in both music and English. Rebecca taught chorus and drama at Amity Middle School for seven years. She now stays at home (almost) full-time to care for her two sons Elijah, and Gabriel. Rebecca is thrilled to be joining the Musical Folk team so that she can be a part of spreading the joy of music to the young children in our community. Becky's email is email@example.com
thrilled to join the Music Together family after participating in the program
for two years with her son, Cooper.
His enthusiastic response to the Music Together songs, and the positive
impact on his emerging vocabulary and musicality, has brought such joy to their
family music making.
Prior to her
current adventure as a mom of a child with special needs, Christina spent nine
years in arts administration and fundraising at Long Wharf Theatre. Music has always been a part of her
life--singing in choirs from elementary school through college, church choirs
since childhood, a dozen years of voice lessons, and nine years of performance
with the New Haven Chorale, Christina can’t imagine not singing & is so excited to teach the Music Together program. Christina's email is firstname.lastname@example.org
first introduced to Music Together as a parent. Having been involved in
music and dance for as long as she can remember, and after seeing the
amazing effect the program had on her son, Val decided to become a
teacher. Growing up in Tennessee, she was the lead singer of sorts in
her family's "band" -some of her fondest memories involve singing along
with her brothers' guitars in her family living room. Val plays the ukulele and the guitar.
is also a classically trained ballet and modern dancer who graduated
from Walnut Hill School for the Arts and later trained at SUNY,
Purchase. She previously taught Dance, and Dance History in the New
Haven public school system and continues to dance as often as she can.
Val now teaches English at Southern Connecticut State University, but
spends her days at home with her sons, Carson and Raleigh. Val is
thrilled to be part of the Music Together family! Val's email address is: email@example.com
Jennifer moved to the New Haven, CT area in 2011, having grown up on Long Island where she started teaching Music Together. She has been playing piano since she was little and has added violin, marimba/vibraphone and guitar to her instrument mix. She headed to Western and then Central New York (SUNY Fredonia and Syracuse University) for her BFA in Musical Theatre and Masters in Music in Vocal Performance respectively. Jennifer is a registered Music Together teacher since 2009 & has taught MT in Long Island for the past two years.
credits are varied, ranging from children's theatre (on Long Island and
CNY) to opera (in the US and abroad). She started teaching, coaching
and directing while still in high school and worked her way up through
student teaching, consulting and adjunct faculty positions while
completing her coursework and as a post-graduate. Jennifer also works
as a voice teacher, accompanist and early childhood music educator with
the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven and maintains her own private
studio as well. She most loves the music making ensembles and
experiences of Music Together because of the spontaneity and genuine joy
that comes from families being caught up in the freedom of musical
activities. She has taken classes with her daughters and truly loves
participating as a mom as well. While you're having fun being a silly
music-maker, your child gets to fully experience how enjoyable music can
be. And when your child is having fun, how can you not help but smile? Jen's email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimberly is thrilled to be joining Musical Folk & is a registered Music Together teacher. Kimberly is a violinist and flutist and performs with a variety of different musical groups, from classical to rock and roll. She teaches violin both at her home and at Assumption School in Fairfield. Kimberly is from Storrs, CT, where she received her BFA in violin at UCONN, and now resides in Bridgeport, CT.
is the proud mother of two girls, Zoe and Lily, and they make music
constantly in the house from the moment they wake to good night
lullabies. Kimberly looks forward to sharing her fun, silly, and loving
musical experience with new children in Music Together. Kimberly's email is email@example.com