Teachers

Music Together® teachers are passionate about music and the development of children.

They create a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.

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Director & Teacher Louise-Marie Mennier (aka Loulou) trained classically but has spent most of her career working in Musical Theatre, touring across Canada and the US in shows such as Phantom of the Opera and on Broadway in the Hal Prince Tony Award-winning revival of Showboat. She also performed frequently off-Broadway as a bilingual member of UBU Repertory Theatre.   After moving to Boston, she sang with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus - the official chorus of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and has been a soloist with various ensembles such as the Boston Pops under Keith Lockhart.

She studied vocal performance at McGill University in Montreal and Music Theatre on full scholarship at the Banff Center for the Performing Arts. 

Louise-Marie became a registered Music Together teacher in 2004 and has taught at centers throughout Boston.  
In August 2008, she was awarded Music Together Certification Level I Status, having demonstrated outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education. The award was granted by the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ, Kenneth K. Guilmartin, Founder/Director.

     
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Greg Nikitas earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications/Media in 2008. He has been working with children for the past eight years. Greg studied voice for two years at the Indian Hill Music School. He has been playing music professionally as a solo acoustic artist and with a band for the past ten years. Greg learned to play the guitar at the age of nine and currently teaches guitar lessons and pre-school music classes along with our Music Together classes. Families have raved about his groovin' style!

Greg's energy is contagious and inspires children to enjoy music as much as he does!

     
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Rhonda Matson found in Music Together what she desired for many years, the opportunity to marry two great loves, working with children in early childhood, and doing it through music.  Rhonda has been involved in music her whole life but had never quite witnessed children learning music in the non-formal, participatory fashion that Music Together encourages.  She says, “Finding this program was kind of like finding home: it spoke to the child within, and immediately I felt thrilled to have the opportunity to share music in this way with our community.” 

Rhonda has been formally trained in voice and has worked in early childhood education as a preschool teacher. 

In March 2006, Rhonda was awarded Music Together Certification Level I for outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education.  She also received Certification I from the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association, an international organization of professional music educators.  She is a member of The Children's Music Network and has studied Dalcroze Eurythmics at the Longy School of Music.