Our Teachers

photo Jodie Fera

Director/Instructor, Certification level I, BMus, B Ed 

I discovered Music Together® as a mom attending classes with my eldest daughter. I was so impressed with everything Music Together had to offer, that I wanted to be a part of this great organization. Having been a classroom teacher, the shift to becoming a Music Together instructor seemed like a natural one, especially being a mom to two young children at the time. 

I love how fun this program is, yet so impressively educational, and the respect Music Together pays to a child's natural learning process is extraordinary. The quality of this program was far too great to be kept a secret, which lead to my opening of the first Ontario centre in January 2003. Music Together is now offered in over 41 countries worldwide.

photo Taryn McKinnon

Instructor, Certification level I, BMT, MTA

Music has always been a major part of my life. I grew up playing piano, cello and acting out Gilbert and Sullivan musicals with my sister. I was encouraged to consider music therapy as a career which combined my love of music and working with children perfectly. I earned my Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy with a Major in Psychology and am an accredited Music Therapist since 2003. I use cello, guitar, piano and voice in my lessons. I have worked with children with a wide variety of abilities, diagnoses and have a special interest in music as it links to language development. 

I came to Music Together when my eldest son was a toddler and got hooked. The philosophy of the program, with it's foundation of research, combined with music I loved to hear over and over (and over!) again on long car rides, all played a role. The many ways this program brings music into the family home, and beyond, is inspiring to me. I feel it's important to never lose the aspect of play and fun! I enjoy the energy I inherit when working with children.

photo Kris Moore

Instructor, B Ed

I was introduced to Music Together when my son was just a toddler. I have seen first-hand how early exposure to music can shape a child. My little guy is now a guitar and drum playing rock star, who  loves to create his own lyrics to songs he hears on the radio! What I loved most about our Music Together class time, was the natural bonding that occurs between us as we sing, dance and play together. Music classes were so much fun and provided a wealth of ideas and songs that we re-created at home. 

I have over 15 years experience as an elementary school teacher. Most recently, I taught primary core French, where I always incorporated music, movement and dance. It's such a great way to learn! 

I grew up singing in choirs, taking dance lessons and playing the flute. As an adult, I've begun guitar lessons and I sing with our church praise band.

photo Sarah DeHart

Instructor, Certification level I, MA in Community Music

Some of my earliest memories are of making music! I can remember leading friends around as a marching band, singing in the car with family and, of course my many years of training at the piano, both privately and at the post secondary level.

When I first walked into a Music Together room with my eldest child, I knew I had found something special! For years now we've been singing, dancing, acting silly, learning and making wonderful memories together as a growing family in our MT circle. I began teaching not long after I found Music Together, and it has been my profound pleasure to watch the children in our community explore, learn and grow; but also to watch their caregivers open up to the joy of music.

Inspired by all I was seeing in these circles, I attended Wilfred Laurier and graduated with a Masters degree in Community Music, and also began an all-welcome singing group for adults. I am always excited to make music, and grateful for the people (tall and small!) in our Music Together community!

photo Kara Botelho


When I took my daughter to our very first Music Together class in 2015 I remember thinking to myself, "I'd love to teach this program one day." I was so impressed with the flow of the class, the quality of the music, the use of instruments, the community environment, the level of participation I saw from all the parents, and the spirit in the children. I knew that I had stumbled upon a gem!  

My background is in musical theatre. I graduated from the Theatre-Dance program at Ryerson University in 1999 and went on to perform in over 25 professional shows including We Will Rock You (Mirvish Productions) and Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival). I also had the privilege to work with Drayton Entertainment for five seasons performing in Beauty and the Beast, 42nd Street and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, to name a few. 

It's a real joy to bring my enthusiasm for music and movement to this exceptional program. 

photo Nathan Frey


I first came to Music Together only knowing that it involved music and movement with children and their parents. After my first class I was hooked! What a joyful experience! It was so wonderful to see children and their parents having such a great time while learning in a very nurturing, fun and positive environment. I was eager to learn more about the incredible research and knowledge this program imparts to families.

The arts have always been a major part of my life. As a child growing up I was very fortunate to be able to experience it in many forms, from visual arts to dance, theatre, piano, guitar and singing in numerous choirs. Today, I continue to sing in numerous choirs, as well as write and perform music, whenever and wherever I can. 

photo Jes Persaud


I discovered Music Together while attending classes at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts with my daughter in 2018. I was immediately inspired by the program's "everyone is musical" philosophy. 

I bring a lifelong love of music to the program, that began with commandeering the family record player at an early age. Singing in a youth choir showed me the power of music to move, heal and uplift people; as well as the magic of singing in harmony.

I work as a paralegal, and live in the beautiful village of Hespeler with my partner, our three children and a rambunctious cat. I play piano and guitar, and love to sing and write songs. Our household is a musical one, as we all play and create music, together.

I am excited to be a part of the Music Together family, and hope to inspire others to recognize the musical ability inherent within their children, and themselves.