Our Teachers

All of our teachers are passionate about music & children and recognize the importance of music in early childhood development.   They create a fun, non-formal setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.  Our teachers have all completed the Music Together® teacher training, internship and have on-going support from our center as well as with Music Together Worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo Kathy

She founded Music Together in Phoenix in the the fall of 1999 and is thrilled to be a part of this amazing work!  As the center director, she is excited to see high quality early childhood music & movement experiences touching so many families' lives with this amazing curriculum!  With a MA in music education, Kathy plays flute and had joyfully taught many years of general/vocal music to preschool through eighth grade, as well as band and choir. Music Together brings together her passion for music and small children.  She beleives that music brings people together in beautiful ways and that it has a unique way of supporting a child's overall development; and thank goodness it is also FUN!

Currently Kathy is an active member of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association of AZ. She has completed both the Level I and the Level II Certification from Music Together LLC, studied classical guitar under Gabriel Cornella, plays ska guitar, and really loves tending her small flock of chickens, digging in her garden, trying to surf, visiting her very independent dauthers, and swing dancing with her husband!

"Kathy is amazing and playful, very authentic in spirit. We really enjoy her."

 
     
photo Megan

Megan has completed her Cert 1 level of Certificate with Music Together Worldwide!  She has been joyfully leading classes with Music Together in Phoenix since fall of 2014!  Movement and music have been major components of Megan's life since childhood. In her younger years, Megan was a competitive baton twirler, and took dance classes for several years to improve her twirling skills. She took up the oboe in high school, and later received a BM in Oboe Performance from the University of Arizona, as well as a MM in Oboe Performance from Arizona State University.

Megan is currently active with playing ukulele in our community and finds huge joy and fun African Dancing on Saturdays!  She is also a real mermaid!  

Megan's first experience with Music Together was as a mom taking a class with her two young children. She was thrilled to discover an experience that combines music and movement in a way that is both fun and educational. Her kids had a blast and began making music immediately, and Megan knew she had found something special. 

     
photo Sarah

Sarah began her musical life playing violin at a young age.  With years of piano lessons, formal ballet training, gymnastics, and dance classes, music and movement have played a huge role in her life. She earned a BA in Music Therapy and worked with young children with disabilities using Music Therapy for five years before becoming a full time mom. Sarah has played violin through college with the Evansville Philharmonic and continues to play in Arizona with several local semi-professional orchestras.

She began her Music Together experience bringing her daughter to classes at the age of one and fell in love with the philosophy and the whole Music Together experience.  Sarah is thrilled to share her diverse musical background with Music Together in Phoenix to musically nurture families with young children. 

"Sarah was great!  So good with the kids and parents, too!"

 

     
photo John

John Elliott Oyzon has been a student of Tibetan Buddhism for over 15 years. He was a professional performer in New York City for over a decade performing both on and off Broadway in shows such as Tarzan and Stomp. In 2004, he moved to Diamond Mountain University in Southeastern Arizona to further his philosophical studies. While living there, he also helped build their retreat center. After finishing his studies there, John relocated to Phoenix to share smiles, music, and meditation across the valley.

     
photo Christine

Music has always been an important part of Christine's life. Christine grew up in Germany where she took classical guitar lessons as a child and was part of a choir. After high school, she moved to Texas where she earned a Bachelor's of Music degree in Music Therapy with a minor in guitar. She worked both as a developmental specialist for children 0-3 years old and as a music therapist for people with varying disabilities and ages in the White Mountains of Arizona. After she moved to Phoenix, her music therapy work focused on school aged children with disabilities. She also taught adaptive piano and guitar lessons.

Christine has a wonderful husband and is a mother to two sweet children who both have participated in the Music Together program.

After being a stay at home mom for five years, Christine is now excited to join the Music Together in Phoenix team to make music with the families of the community.

     
photo Laura

Laura is a mom who loves to sing! Growing up, music and dancing was a part of every-day life!  She feels blessed to have a family who would incorporate music while cooking, doing chores, and driving in the car! When her son was born, Laura knew that she definitely wanted to share that same love and joy of making music with him. While taking her son to Music Together classes, she fell in love with both the program and the community, and it became her favorite 45 minutes of the week!!  Laura has completed the Music Together three-day Teacher Training Workshop and is interning with our center director on Thursday mornings. She is super excited to share with families that, even without "formal" music training, parents can be their child's first and favorite music teacher!!  

     
photo Stephanie

After teaching with us for many years and the starting her own awesome center in the East Valley, we are SUPER thrilled that Stephanie is joining us for online music-making this fall! 

Beginning at a young age, Stephanie started with violin and has continued to lay the groundwork for a musical career. She completed her BM degree in Music Therapy from Arizona State University in 2011. As a board-certified music therapist, she has proficiency in violin, harp, guitar, ukulele, and piano, and has been involved in orchestras and small ensembles throughout her schooling and beyond. She continues to hone her talents at home with private lessons, and works as a music therapist with adolescents and adults who suffer from mental illness..

Stephanie discovered Music Together through her clients and was amazed at the results of the program and its message. She felt compelled to take her journey toward the path of Music Together and share in the powerful connection of music-making with families.  Stephanie has completed her Certification I training from Music Together LLC and in her spare time, Stephanie nurtures her two children, does hot yoga and travels to beautiful places with her loving husband.

     
photo Sunder

Growing up in a musical family where MusicMaking was play, pastime and keeping up medicine on long hikes set the stage for her love of music. Sunder loved playing in the band and orchestra throughout her growing up playing a variety of woodwinds and even the sousaphone in the marching band! Sunder has played in a steel drum band, an african drum and dance troupe- and hopes to someday be in a marimba group! 

 

She brings her infectious love for music into her life as a mom, spiritual seeker, earth keeper; humming through life. Sunder is so excited to be a part of the Music Together team in Phoenix. She raised her kids in Music Together and is grateful to be a part of such a dedicated, passionate tem of music makers! 

     
photo Amy - Office Manager

Amy is the patient and kind voice that helps families find the best class to visit, reminds enrolled families how to schedule their makeup classes, and listens intentively when there are concerns.  When she is not being super mommy to her daughter, she can be found at Disney Land, the happiest place on earth!  

     
  PART-TIME TEACHERS NEEDED:

Music Together in Phoenix is currently looking for energetic, enthusiastic teachers to join our team.  Music, movement, and/or early childhood background necessary.  Must attend 25 hours of Music Together teacher training and complete an internship.  Call Kathy @ 602-363-8202 for more information.