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.

photo Julie Capuano

Director and Teacher.  Julie has been teaching Music Together for over 20 years.   She holds a Certificate Level 2 from Music Together CMYC (the Center for Music and Young Children) in Princeton for demonstrating achievement in musicianship, movement, parent education, and teaching the Music Together program. Her background includes voice and piano. Julie has studied Creative Arts Therapy and Dalcroze Eurhythmics.

As a parent in the program, Julie claims she has taken her daughter to Music Together classes since she has been in utero as she taught up until her 8 mth of pregnancy. Her daughter Alexa, now 17, has studied dance, clarinet and piano.

Julie is very passionate about bringing Music Together to the families in the surrounding areas.  She would like to share with parents what she has learned about the importance of musical development in early childhood as well as the experierences and joy it has brought to her family and others who have taken the journey with their children.

     
photo Elise Miller

 As long as she can remember, Elise has been passionate about music. Music has always been a part of her life; her mother sang and played guitar and her father always loved to dance.  Her parents’ old records were an endless source of joy for Elise, who spent hours immersed in the lyrics, rhythms, and harmonies of everything from broadway musicals and the big band era to the Beatles and Moody Blues. A natural performer, Elise began playing the flute over 25 years ago and has since enjoyed studying and teaching music at all levels.  Elise holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from Central Connecticut State University and she has worked for many years as an early childhood educator. Elise is committed to ongoing professional development in order to gain a better understanding of children's musical development, Music Together program philosophy, and ongoing research in the field.  Elise regularly attends Music Together Songs and Skills workshops and was recently awarded her Certification Level 1 in teaching mastery from the Music Together CMYC (the Center for Music and Young Children) in Princeton for demonstrating achievement in musicianship, movement, parent education, and teaching the Music Together program.  Elise is thrilled to share her passion for music with young children and their families. She also attends Music Together classes with her husband Jordan and 2 year old daughter Lily.  She loves the way that making music as a family strengthens their family bond and how making music together with the families in her classes strengthens community bonds. 

     
photo Jessica Ferraday

Jessica Ferraday is a professional singer, dancer, actor, artist and teacher throughout CT.  She is a graduate of Penn State University with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre.Jessica has a dazzling presence and beautiful singing voice.  She has performed in musicals, theatre, and film for over 20 years, inlcuding 11 years as Princess Snowflake on the popular North Pole Express in Essex, CT.  These experiences, and the relationships that have blossomed as a result of her work, have inspired Jessica to follow her love of engaging with parents and children through teaching the Music Together program.  To see and hear more about Jessica you can visit her business page by clicking here.