Our Staff

 Our teachers are trained and registered by Music Together® LLC.  They are knowledgeable and passionate about early childhood music development and strive to create a fun, informal, social setting that encourages adult participation and supports each child's individual spiral of music learning.

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Nancy Nuttle, Director/Instructor, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. She completed 15 successful years of general music instruction in Montgomery County Public Schools and has sung professionally. Assistant Director for the Maryland Center for the Arts at Goucher College from 1985 through 1998, Nancy is also Administrative Assistant for the Maryland Artist/Teacher Institute.
Trained at the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, by Ken Guilmartin, she is a registered and certified Music Together Teacher. Nancy is the mother of three children.

     
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Liz Safley Brinker, Instructor, has BA, U. of Oklahoma, was enrolled in Music Together classes with her children from 1997 through 2001 and completed the course's training in summer 2002. She recently completed Music Together certification level 1 training. Liz enjoys choir singing and performing in musicals. She would like to pass her love of music on to others.

     
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Sue, Instructor/Administrative Assistant, has a BA degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Social Work from The Catholic University of America.  She has worked with children and families for over 20 years.  Sue successfully completed the Music Together Teaching Training in June 2003.  She is a talented vocalist and flutist, and is passionate about making music with young children and their families.  At home Sue loves to sing and dance with her son and daughter, who are Music Together veterans.

     
  to be annouced

Staffing for this class will be finalized by May 8th.

     
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Colleen Reed, instructor, has been enjoying Music Together classes with her son Lincoln since 2006 and completed Music Together teacher training in March 2008. A flutist for almost 30 years, she teaches flute and performs professionally. Colleen's performances include folk dances with her band Gypsy Meltdown and she loves to improvise. She has also performed in a fife and drum group, flute choirs and chamber groups. She is excited to make music together with you!

     
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Rose McConnell, Instructor, is a graduate of The Catholic University of America and The Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory. She has sung professionally and plays piano and guitar. She is a professional actor in DC and has performed at The Studio Theatre, Round House Theatre, Forum Theatre and others. She is a Company Member of Forum Theatre. Rose completed the Music Together teacher training in March 2010 and has loved taking Music Together classes with her two boisterous boys since 2003.

     
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Catherine Liddle, Instructor, spent six years as a Music Together parent participant before completing her teacher training in 2009. In 2014, she was awarded Music Together Certification Level I by the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ. Currently, most of the music she makes is with her two children, but she played organ for 15 years and sang in evensong choirs in college and graduate school. She has a Master's degree in Linguistics from the University of Oxford with an interest in children's language acquisition. She has been a member of Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity since 1984.

     
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David was introduced to Music Together through his daughter Liana, who has attended and enjoyed classes for the last 2 years. David has a background in music, theater, and English, and an MA in ESOL (English as a Second Language) education, which he teaches in the public school system. He has sung for several years in the choir Cantigas, and loves to sing, and play guitar and piano. He completed training to become a registered and certified Music Together teacher in March 2012. David is expecting a second child sometime in late July or early August, 2012, and is looking forward to adding more musical members to the family!

     
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Aimee Cunningham, Instructor, enjoys singing and dancing at home with her family. She and her children began attending Music Together classes in 2008. She rediscovered how much fun it is to make music with a community, something she hadn’t done since performing in musicals as a child. Aimee completed the Music Together Teacher Training in March 2012. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in journalism from New York University.

     
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Ellen has a B.Mus. from Oberlin Conservatory and an M.Mus. from the University of Maryland. She performs early music, cabaret, opera, operetta, musical theatre and chamber music throughout the Washington area, and can be heard weekly as a section leader and soloist at both All Soul's Episcopal Church in Woodley Park and St. Matthew's Cathedral. Her first love is education - she has spent more than 20 years running a private music studio, where she teaches voice, piano, music appreciation classes and sightreading. She went to her first Music Together class in 2008 with her oldest son, and was hooked right away; she completed Music Together teacher training in 2013, and continues to attend classes with her youngest child.

     
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Kristin has a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology and has been playing music for over 30 years. She plays the French Horn in several local groups including Prince George's Philharmonic and The Trinity Chamber Orchestra. Kristin has been bringing her two boys to Music Together since 2009—hooked after the first class! She completed her Music Together teacher training in 2013. Kristin loves singing, dancing and playing and is excited to make music with you!

     
  Special Guest Performer, Gerry Dignan

Special guest, star Music Together recording artist, Gerry Dignan, will perform a concert this October in downtown Silver Spring. Read more about Uncle Gerry on the Music Together website. Proceeds from this concert will benefit The Smile Train

     
  Liz & Nancy

Summer 2017, Liz will teach the first 3 weeks of 6 weeks and Nancy will teach the remaining 3 weeks.