Our Teachers

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.

photo Gwyneth Marini

Gwyneth Marini holds a BS in Music Education from Penn State University. She plays the guitar and alto saxophone. She has over 15 years experience teaching Music Together® and preschool music. The Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ, recently awarded Gwyneth Music Together Certification Level I status for outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education.

     
photo Rosemary Valentine

Rosemary Valentine holds a BS in Music Education from the New England Conservatory of Music. She plays the piano and guitar. Rosemary has almost 30 years experience teaching general music education in the West Bridgewater School system. She also teaches private piano lessons.

     
photo Jennifer Grant

Jennifer's love for music was rekindled when she started raising kids and took music together classes as a new mom. Her love for young children inspired her to teach piano for 12 years and to become a Music Together teacher in 2007. She was certified as a Level 1 Music Together teacher in 2012. She has also been an active Board member of a Milton preschool and the Children's Choir Director at First Parish in Milton for a number of years. She plays guitar and piano, but loves the freedom of singing wherever she goes.

     
  Cheryl Ungar

Cheryl Ungar earned a BS in Music Education from Rhode Island College.
She plays the French Horn, and she sings in the Jubilate Chorale in Easton, MA. She also sings in her church choir. She has 13 years of experience teaching general music from preschool age to 6th grade and has directed children’s choirs, grades 4-6. She co-directs the children’s choir at St. John the Evangelist church in Canton, MA.

She was introduced to Music Together by attending classes with a friend and her friend’s two children. She loved how the parents were able to musically have fun and be creative with their children, through the use of child centered songs and activities. She took the Music Together training in August, 2007, and is enjoying exploring music in this new setting with children and their parents and caregivers.

     
photo Zoë Madi

Zoe loves teaching music to children both young and old! She has received a Master's degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Nazarene College, a Bachelor's in Music from the University of Surrey in England, and an Associate's in Early Childhood education. Zoe spent her youth playing the saxophone, violin, piano (and any other instrument she could get her hands on) and is now learning to play the ukulele. She loves teaching, learning, music and cats; not necessarily in that order.

     
photo Gretchen Schulmeyer

 

Music has been Gretchen’s passion throughout her life; she began playing the piano at an early age and later sang in show choir, where her team took many state titlesShe plays the hammered dulcimer, piano 

and guitar. She earned a BA in Music and BS in Microbiology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.  She began her “Music Together” career back in 2004 and fell in love with the program.  Then life happened, which found her in Germany for 5 years where she taught kindergarteners music and English.  After having two children, Paul and Lukas her family moved to Massachusetts where she lives now.  Gretchen is looking forward to the opportunity getting back into “Music Together”.  Gretchen looks forward to sharing her passion for music with all of the families involved in the Old Colony Music Together Classes.  She will start teaching in the Fall of 2012 in Rehoboth and West Bridgewater.

 

   

     
photo Ellen Bartos

 

Ellen Bartos holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy from the University of Evansville and a Masters in Arts Degree in Music Therapy from New York University.  Her clinical internship during her Master’s degree was at the prestigious Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy in New York City where she studied the methodology of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy and held both group and individual music therapy sessions.  In her clinical work she has a vast experience working with children of all ages including children with a wide variety of clinical diagnoses.  


Ellen became interested in Music Together after the birth of her daughter and watching the full capacity at which music has enriched both of their lives.  Music is a constant household experience!


Having recently relocated to Massachusetts, Ellen is excited to start Music Together classes as well as private piano and bassoon lessons.  She is interested in bringing her music therapy experience to Old Colony Music Together and becoming another resource for families with children with special needs.

 

     
photo Kim Greene

Kim Greene grew up in Norwood, MA where she played flute in concert band and sang in her church choir. She earned a B.A. in Music from College of the Holy Cross, and a M.S. in Finance from Boston College. After a long stint as a Training Director for Investors Bank & Trust, Kim became a new mother and discovered a whole other universe of learning and teaching!
She attended a Music Together demo class when her daughter was an infant, and instantly knew it was going to provide a wonderful journey for her family. As she and her daughter progressed through the Mixed Ages classes and into the Big Kids class, they were exposed to different styles of music and encouraged to have fun and create music together. Kim really loved how the whole family was involved, unlike other activities they had tried, where the focus was solely on the child and the parents observed from the sidelines. Now she is excited to share that wonderful experience with other families. She completed the Teacher Training in February 2013, and is offering her own classes in Norton and Attleboro!

     
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I am working on finding coverage for Ellen's upcoming maternity leave during the winter session. I will update as soon as possible!

     
photo Indigo Young

Indigo Young is a professional educator who taught over 2,000 Music Together classes in Phoenix, Arizona before moving to Boston for grad school. Although she plays the piano, clarinet, and the autoharp, the voice is her favorite instrument!

Indigo understands the value of sharing the experience of music and movement with family. Her musical childhood was enriched by attending ballet lessons with her sister, piano lessons with her mother, clarinet lessons with her father, and life-long family dance parties in the livingroom. Now, as a pediatric speech-language pathologist, Indigo has a deep understanding of how Music Together classes foster social, linguistic, physical, and emotional development for young children in the most fun way possible.
     
photo Karen Isenberg

Karen Isenberg is a musician and mom that enjoys sharing the joy of music with others. She credits the 3 years she spent doing Music Together with her daughter with re-awakening her passion for singing and making music a part of everyday life in her family. She completed the Music Together teacher training in August 2016. She lives in Providence, RI with her husband, daughter, and labradoodle. She plays ukulele and has performed at the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer's Market and area senior living facilities.