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 25 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 classes and soon realized that she wanted to be a part of bringing this incredible program to families. She has been directing the program in Wellesley since 2001 and is excited to join the Blackstone Valley family. Says 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!"  

  

   
Holly and Vicki

Two Music Together teachers in the same class.  

   
Jennie

Jennie Mulqueen recently received her M.Div. from Boston University School of Theology in May 2017 and is now preparing for ordination as a UU Minister. She has a background in the arts and education with B.M. in Vocal Performance from Northwestern University and a M.Ed. from Lesley University with a special focus on arts integration. Jennie has over 20 years experience teaching music to children and adults. She is on the faculty of South Shore Conservatory and serves on the board of directors of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association. She enjoys performing “I Have Confidence”, a retrospective on Julie Andrews, in venues across Massachusetts. In 2007 she founded Woman Song, a non-auditioned women’s singing ensemble. She believes community singing is a fundamental human birthright, and that bringing your child to Music Together is one of the best choices you can make for your family. Jennie lives in Milton, MA with her two children.