Our Teachers

Our teachers have successfully completed the Music Together®® Teaching Workshop developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, Princeton, New Jersey. Music Together has been a curriculum pioneer since 1987, and applies the latest research in early childhood music development to its program.

photo Karen Crane

Karen is the director of Music Together of Davis. Passionate about music and dance from a young age, Karen began playing the accordion in elementary school (a traveling salesman from a local accordion school knocked on her parents' door, and the rest is history!). She later took organ lessons, as well as tap and ballet classes. As an adult she has sung and performed for many years in community choruses.

Karen received her MSW from UC Berkeley, and has extensive experience organizing social, educational, and community service programs. She became inspired by Music Together's innovative approach to early childhood music education while attending classes in Berkeley with her infant daughter, Molly. Karen completed her training in the summer of 2002; she is a registered Music Together teacher, as well as a licensed center director. In 2009 Karen was awarded Music Together Certification Level I by the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ, for outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education. Molly, now 15, is an enthusiastic singer and connoisseur of musicals.

     
  EmilyJune Wong

EmilyJune is a flautist who majored in Human Development and minored in Music at UC Davis (’00). After completing her teaching credential at Sac State, she taught in the primary grades for 3 years, and then became a K-5 music teacher in the public education sector for 4 years. In addition to recently completing her training as a Music Together instructor, she has Orff Level 1 certification.

EmilyJune was inspired to join the Music Together teaching community while attending classes with her son at his preschool in Davis; she saw the opportunities that the program gave to both of them, and wanted to offer that experience to other families. As a Music Teacher, she often was asked by parents of young students, "What can I do to encourage my child's music development before they're ready for piano lessons?" EmilyJune is thrilled to have discovered Music Together as that resource to offer parents and children. She loves creating that space for children and parents to sing, dance, and play music together in community.
     
  Georgia Wade