Our Teachers

Our teachers love music and singing, dancing, playing with children.

They create a fun and informal social setting that spurs engagement

and supports each child's unique musical development.

photo Caroline Simon

Caroline grew up singing and dancing; performing in choirs and making music with her family. The positive role that music has played in her own life made her enthusiastic about encouraging families with young children to make Music Together®. She believes that music is a gift from God which all people are meant to experience and enjoy. Music allows body, mind, emotions, and spirit to work in unison for self-expression and enrichment---it allows us to connect with others and with God. Caroline has a wide-range of classroom experience with students of all ages.  Caroline first attended Music Together classes in 2005 with her husband and two children. In 2006, Caroline began teaching Music Together and in 2008 became the owner and director of Hatchling Music Together. She loves building relationships and sharing The Joy of Family Music® with her students--big and small! She plans on singing and dancing through life and then singing and dancing through eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ--who gave her the gift of MUSIC!

     
photo Angie Marchetti

Angie is a librarian and mother of two boys. She has attended Music Together with her own sons and has seen first hand the benefits of making musical memories as a family. After seeing her enthusiasm, musical ability, natural warmth and silliness in class, Caroline asked her to join the Hatchling Music Together teaching staff in 2014. Angie has worked with children of all ages in many capacities over the years through various library programs such as story time, lap-sit, craft days, and summer reading programs.  She has always loved music and has participated in various choral ensembles and choirs.  She is excited to share this play-centered, research-based curriculum--and the wonderful memories of making music together--with babies, toddlers, big kids and the grown-ups who love them!
 

     
photo Lucy Colby

Lucy is a certified Elementary Teacher and the mother of three boys.  She has always loved singing and dancing--participating in a variety of musical opportunities throughout her life.  She is passionate about engaging children in actively exploring their world.  She began sharing her classroom experience and love of music through Hatchling Music Together as a teacher in 2014--after attending as a parent with all three of her boys for many years.  Her out-going and friendly manner, and her ability to welcome and include children and parents into the music-making experience, help create an environment that allows everyone to relax and enjoy playing with their music! She is excited to share Music Together with local families and schools!
 

     
photo Rosie Wright

Rosie is a homeschooling mother of 5 young children, and she has found that music is just the right tool to help everyone get through each day and bring joy along the way..  Rosie has been a fan of Music Together since she started taking classes with her oldest daughter in 2008.  The music was so enjoyable to listen to, (even for the adults!) and she continued to enjoy the music and take classes for many years!

When Caroline asked her to consider teaching, she couldn't ignore how much music has benefited and enriched her everyday life.  Rosie was excited to effectively use her talents to share the love of making music with others---so becoming a Music Together teacher was just right for her.  She loves having an opportunity to share her love of music with other families, as Caroline did for her family.  Rosie is so excited to share the joy of making music with other families in the North Country!

     
photo Jeanne Miller

Born in New York, Jeanne comes from a long line of musicians.  She started playing violin at age 7 and had a rich grade school experience playing with many orchestras and quartets all over Long Island.  Wanting to move out of the New York area Jeanne played her way into college attending the Crane School of Music at Potsdam.  Once she graduated she moved to Vermont where she met her husband Chris and settled down in East Hardwick, VT.  Jeanne continues to play on occasion with the Vermont Philharmonic and give private violin and fiddle lessons.  Her students have gone on to participate in many successful local groups including the Green Mountain Youth Symphony.  Jeanne has studied fiddle with Pete Sutherland and collaborates with many of the previous members of the Butterbeans in the current band Granite Junction.  She wants to provide young children with the necessary basic music skills they need to pursue mastering formal instrument classes and believes Music Together's research-based, playful approach is most effective in helping young children become music makers.