Music Along the Sound
Our Teachers

All of our teachers are passionate about music and the development of children.

We create a fun, informal, social setting, full of movement and laughter. Our classes become musical communities encouraging the musical growth of both children and adults through participation in songs and dances!  Music Classes for babies and toddlers in Westchester County!

photo Jean Young, Director

Jean Young has been teaching Music Together® classes in Larchmont for the past 15 years and has directed our center for eight years.  Jean also serves as music teacher at Christ’s Church Nursery School in Rye and at Temple Emanu-El Nursery School in Manhattan. She was musical director of the Chatsworth Avenue After-School Musical for 15 years and she directs the children's choir at Community Unitarian Church.

Jean challenges the adults in her classes to stretch their music and dance abilities. (What, me sing a round? Dance a contradance?) She encourages them to interact musically with their children to see how much fun it is to grow musically together! She loves to see the class dissolve into laughter trying to pass the eggs around the circle! And she relishes their satisfaction when everyone succeeds in keeping the beat!

 

photo Jennifer Jacquet-Murray

Jennifer Jacquet-Murray is a certified music therapist and special education teacher who brings a wealth of experience working with special needs children to her work. She is a vocalist who sings a wide variety of music but especially enjoys opera and children’s music. She has sung with the Westchester Choral Society and the Choral Arts Society at New York University and currently performs with the Soundettes.

Jen truly believes that everyone can sing and can find their unique voice. She is very silly and encourages humor and fun! She loves to see the way music, movement, and rhythm can bring a smile to a child’s face while enhancing their developmental growth.

photo Phyllis Gutterman

Phyllis came to Music Together as the mother of three stellar children who were enrolled in our classes. Becoming a teacher herself, she was a favorite of families in Mamaroneck for many years. For the past few years, she's been exploring the business world, but now she is back to the fun of teaching Music Together. She brings a beautiful voice, stand-up comedy experience, and a warm heart to her teaching.

photo Enid Blount Press

Enid Press has recently completed her Music Together teacher training and is eager to teach her first class! She is an accomplished clarinetist, with music degrees from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, University of Southern California, and North Carolina School of the Arts. An adept performer on clarinet, she has also sung in choirs in New York and California. She has taught recorder to children, coached chamber music, worked one-on-one with and presented masterclasses to all levels of students, from 0-85 years of age.
Enid brings her incredible musicality as well as a warm smile and a gentle manner to her teaching. Enid's daughter sings in Jean's children's choir and her lovely voice is featured in solos on Jean's new CD, Adirondack Adventure.

photo Marnie Foster-Marks

Marnie is passionate about teaching our intergenerational classes.  She holds a master's degree in expressive arts therapy and brings her background in the fields of dance and arts education.   She also shares her experience as a mother of three; two are dedicated, performing musicians; one is a professional music educator himself.  She brings a sunny smile, a love of dancing, and her conviction that singing to your children is SO important!

Marnie is a member of the Soundettes, a volunteer vocal ensemble who perform regularly for the elderly.  We thank Marnie for her inspired work in helping our families to share the joy of music with the elderly.!

photo Gina Bergamini

Gina, our new Music Together teacher, is an experienced dancer, performer, and teacher of nursery school children. She inspires families with her positive energy and encouraging spirit. FAmilies love the musicality in her movement and singing, and she draws everyone in with her smile.