Our Teachers


photo Stephanie

Beginning at a young age, Stephanie started with violin and has continued to lay the groundwork for a musical career. She completed her BM degree in Music Therapy from Arizona State University in 2011. As a board-certified music therapist, she has proficiency in violin, harp, guitar, ukulele, and piano, and has been involved in orchestras and small ensembles throughout her schooling and beyond. She continues to hone her talents at home with private lessons, and works part time as a music therapist with adolescents and adults who suffer from mental illness.

Stephanie discovered Music Together® through her clients and was amazed at the results of the program and its message. She felt compelled to take her journey toward the path of Music Together and share in the powerful connection of music-making with families. After teaching for several years, she recieved her 'Certification I' in music education proficiency from the Center for Music and Young Children and became a Center Director of Cottontail Kids Music Together, LLC in 2015. In her spare time, Stephanie loves to do yoga, travel, and be a mommy to her toddler Afton.

     
photo Zoe
Zoe has been teaching Music Together since January 2011, and has taught in MA, WA, and now AZ! Zoe grew up in a musical household, playing the violin and saxophone as a child before getting a Bachelor’s of Music from the University of Surrey in England. British born and bred, Zoe moved to the U.S. in 2009, acquiring an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education in 2012 and a Master’s in Elementary Education in 2014. A recent transplant to the East Valley, Zoe is excited to start exploring the area with her husband, dog and two cats.
 
Additional info you can include if you need more;
- in the process of obtaining a doctorate in educational leadrship
- love hiking, running, reading & kayaking
- love the sunshine! 
     
photo Karen (sub teacher)

Karen is a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC). She earned her BM in Music Therapy from Radford University in 2000. Working as a Music Therapist for 10 years providing services to children with developmental disabilities, she had the opportunity to use music everyday while motivating children to reach their highest potential.

Karen then became a stay-at-home Mom following the birth of her two children. She continues to teach private music lessons and maintain her Music Therapy board certification. After being introduced to Music Together last year she quickly realized leading music groups using this program is a natural fit, and is excited to teach!

Besides her passion for making music, seeing live music, and generally all things musical, Karen enjoys the outdoors. Running and hiking are frequent activities, as well as camping and off-road/exploring with her husband and family.

     
photo Kelly (Intern)

Kelly earned her Communications degree with a minor in Spanish from Purdue University in 2003. In middle and high school Kelly was in show choir, concert choir and the Secretary of her Girls' Glee Club.  She participated in a program called International Baccelaureate that required her to take Honors music theory class where she received college credit for the course.  She also participated in District and State Solo and Ensemble Contests in both IL and IN where she received many accolades for her large groups, small groups, solos and sightreading.

She moved to valley in 2011 and after several years working at a university she became a mostly stay at home mom.  Currently, she works with kids in many facets as a tutor, a child care provider,a community counselor for an aupair agency, as a fitness instructor for moms where she also uses her love for singing to keep the kids entertained while the moms workout, and lastly as princesses and characters for parties where you might find her singing a Disney tune!  After being introduced to Music Together, she decided it would be a great fit!

She loves to sing and dance! She also loves spending time with her family, pets, and friends.