Our Teachers

  

photo Anna Simons

 

Director of Enchanted Music Together,  Teacher

Anna has a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Temple University. Anna completed her Music Together® teacher training in the summer of 2006, after a career of over fifteen years in the public school in Philadelphia.  Anna has two sons 29 and 20 and they continue to incorporate music in their own lives.  Anna finds that she is a good match with  Music Togethers' philosophy and goals. in August of 2009, Anna was awarded Music Together Certification Level I, and Certification Level II in 2015 for she demonstrated achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education. The awards were granted by the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ.  Music is to be shared. Music is for everyone.  Anna's own background of music started in childhood, supported from both sides of her family.  She has always felt privileged and humbled to teach the very young and to be a model for parents.  Adults in particular have found Anna to be stimulating and insightful. The energy and love she brings to her lessons are contagious, her manner is warm and welcoming.  Art and music are always present in her life and she feels strongly about sharing her love for music to small children and to the adults who love them.

 

 

 

 

     
photo Samantha McLeod Cunningham

 Teacher

Sam received her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Rowan University and went on to earn her Master of Music degree in Music Education from Temple University. Along with being registered Music Together teacher, she works as an elementary band and 2nd grade general music teacher in Galloway Township, NJ. She completed her Music Together teacher training in July 2010. In August of 2012, Sam was awarded Music Together Certification Level  I, having demonstrated outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education. Sam also teaches a course at Rowan University about child music development to pre-service teachers.

Sam loves to play the flute, and her flute often appears in class, especially at lullaby time. Sam loves teaching Music Together on Sunday mornings, and she is looking forward to sharing her love of music with young children and their families!

     
photo Anar Bhatt

Anar Bhatt started teaching Music Together in 2008. Anar loves the Arts. She grew up in a musical environment and has recorded 2 Indian albums. She is also a trained Bharathanatyam dancer (Indian Classical Dance Form) and loves to paint with acrylics. In 2009, she had an art exhibition in NYC illustrating her oil and acrylic paintings. In addition to being a registered Music Together teacher, Anar has an MBA in Marketing.

Anar took a hiatus from Music Together in 2013. After the birth of her daughter, in 2017, Anar returned to teach Music Together in the Fall of 2017. Anar is very excited to teach again in the winter of 2018 and be a crucial part of early childhood development for her students and their families.

     
  Krista Galley