Teachers

Each of our teachers has successfully completed the training offered by Music Together® LLC and has a fundamental understanding of the Music Together approach to early childhood tonal and rhythmic development. Our teachers lead the class activities, and guide parents and caregivers through the rediscovery of the joy and educational value of informal music making with young children and their families.

 

First offered in 1987, Music Together pioneered the concept of a research-based, developmentally appropriate early childhood music curriculum that strongly emphasizes adult participation. Children learn most easily from their parents and primary caregivers. The basics of music can be most easily absorbed in a child’s earliest years. A child’s work is a child’s play and a child’s play is a child’s work….play is an integral part of our music making together.

 

It is thrilling to teach young children and adults when it matters most!

 

Teachers at Catskill Mountain Music Together are:

photo Renee Finkelstein
Renee has been devoted to community song-making for many years. She leads a community choir, and collaborates with local song-leaders bringing music into a variety of seasonal events. She believes that everyone is musical and that exposure to music gives young people a tool to draw upon for sustenance and joy throughout their lives.
     
photo Miranda Haydn

Miranda holds a BA in Liberal Arts from The New School for Social Research in New York City and Music Together Certification Level II. She first taught the MT program in NYC from 2000 - 2004. In 2004 Miranda moved to the Hudson Valley and continued teaching here before forming Catskill Mountain Music Together in April of 2006. CMMT continues to serve families in Kingston, Rhinebeck, Saugerties-Woodstock.