Our Teachers

All of our 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.

All teachers are professional performing artists and certified Music Together® teachers trained at the "Center for Music and Young Children" in Princeton, New Jersey.

Rosanna and her daughter Ashley through the years....... 

November 1993   Labor Day 2001

May 2005

Rosanna Magarelli,  Director

Rosanna holds a B.A. in Theater and Dance from New York University. She trained at the Joffrey Ballet School and danced with The Bristol Ballet Company. She went on to study acting at Circle in the Square and acted professionally in film, television, and theatre for many years. Today she finds great joy in performing in Cabaret shows around the city.

Following the birth of her daughter, Rosanna's attention turned to working with children. She became a Music Together teacher and witnessed the enrichment that "making music" can bring to a child's development and well being. She also introduced her daughter to Music Together (beginning at age 1-1/2), which provided the foundation for her daughter's later study in piano, ballet, and voice.

Rosanna brings a depth of experience to her leadership role as Music Together Director – both as a performer and a parent. For the past 19 years, she has created a nurturing environment for musical exploration, playfulness, and skill building for her Music Together students, families, and teachers.


photo Elizabeth Asti As a young child, Elizabeth’s mother played “So Long Dearie” from Hello Dolly, every night before bedtime. She’s positive that this constant musical reinforcement instilled a love of music and theatre which lead her to a career in performing and teaching.   She holds a BA in Music and a BA in Theatre from Bucknell University as well as an MA in Theatre Education from Emerson College.  She has taught all ages from 18 months to 18 years in musical theatre classes and singing lessons.  She adores watching each child develop musically in each different stage of life and is thrilled to work with young children through Music Together, bringing music into their lives. 


photo Jacques Stewart

Jacques Stewart is an award-winning director, choreographer, writer and performer, who has performed from Off-Broadway to stock, and internationally. The founder of Windsock Theatre camp for children 6 -16, he also is the Artistic Director for the Weathervane Theatre and for ArtBridge. Jacques plays guitar and has a high-energy, playful attitude. 


photo Joanna Levine

Joanna is very excited to be a part of the Music Together community! Joanna has a B.A. in Theatre Studies from York University in Toronto, an Associate's degree in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design in NYC. After many years of working with children, and many years of private music lessons, she is grateful to have found such a wonderful outlet for her creative passions.  Joanna has been teaching Music Together for over 3 years and feels truly privileged for the opportunity to guide so many children and caregivers and watch them bond, blossom and grow together through shared musical experience. Previously as an active singer, songwriter and performer to mainly adult audiences, Joanna has discovered how much she loves to play for younger audiences and has also recently been developing a children's music project called Joannas and Bananas with her new husband Rob - check them out on Facebook!

photo Shoshana Vogel

Shoshana Vogel studied ethnomusicology at UC Berkeley and World Arts & Cultures at UCLA.  In Los Angeles she was a teacher and facilitator of the Outside the Box Brain Development classes for babies and their parents.  The program focused on sensory stimulation and development. Shoshana's classes incorporated and emphasized music.  Shoshana returns to New York City after four years of teaching at Beverly Hills Music Together.  She is excited to return to teaching children and their families in New York!

photo Caroline Davis

Mobile since her birth in Singapore, Caroline Davis finds her creative voice as both an active musician and educator in New York City.  On the performance front, Caroline leads her own quartet with Mike Allemana and Matt Ferguson, members of Von Freeman's last working band in Chicago.  Her recent release, LIVE WORK and PLAY, got her in the ranks of  "best new artist" in JAZZTIMES.  She has shared the stage with jazz greats, Matt Wilson, Ellis Marsalis, Bobby Broom, Dennis Carroll, Von Freeman and Tom Garling.  As an educator, Caroline holds undergraduate degrees from University of Texas at Arlington in Psychology and Jazz Studies and a Ph.D from Northwestern University in Music Cognition.  Her knowledge of music psychology makes her a unique Music Together teacher - she always provides parents with new research findings in fun ways and looks forward to seeing the little ones grow each class!

photo Sandy Wilson

Sandra Dianne (Sandy) is a New York based actor.  She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Music Theater from Westminster Choir College, as well as an MFA in Acting from the Actor's Studio Drama School.  Sandy has also had the privilege of singing at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center here in New York, and at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia with the Westminster Symphonic Choir.  In addition to being a Music Together teacher, she also teaches preballet at Ballet Academy East on the Upper East side.  Sandy is very excited to make music with the families of Music Together in the City!   www.sandradiannewilson.com

photo Aaron Short

Aaron Short is a singer/guitarist/pianist from the English Countryside who now resides in Queens, NY.   Growing up in Suffolk, England, he began playing piano at age 7 and in his teens he fell in love with Britpop, began playing guitar, joined a band and began writing songs. He holds a Music Performance Degree from Thames University in London.  Aaron taught music in many different venues in London including  teaching children guitar as well as  leading music classes for very young children.  Besides being a performer all over the NYC circuit, Aaron's original compositions can be heard on television, film and radio.  Aaron loves the philosophy of Music Together and is happy to be teaching children and their families.

photo Stacie Levy

Stacie Levy is an opera singer, pianist and songwriter.  Being a part of a musical family, she developed a passion for music at a very early age.  She graduated with a BA in Music/Vocal Performance from Hartwick College in 2004 and since then she has sung internationally, as well as at multiple musical venues all over NYC and Long Island. Stacie fell in love with Music Together while talking to a family friend who was a teacher for the program  and then she was hooked!  She loves working with children and is passionate about sharing the joys of music with them as well as the adults who participate with them in class.  She enjoys teaching immensely and is thrilled to part of the Music Together Program. She currently lives in NJ with a guitar, a piano and her adorable cat Mozart.

photo Mary Knapp

Originally from Princeton, New Jersey, Mary Knapp is a singer, accordionist, pianist and songwriter living in Brooklyn.  She received her BA in music from Bard College in 2010.  In addition to performing regularly with her cabaret soul group, TOOT SWEET, Mary plays with The Main Squeeze Orchestra, the world's only all-female accordion orchestra, and has starred in theater projects for both the Fringe and Fringe Festivals.  Mary also works as a nanny and has over two years experience with children ages 0-4yrs. She's not a trained dancer, but loves to dance, especially in Music Together classes!